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Date: Aug 6, 2019

Location: Kerkrade, LI, NL

Company: Boston Scientific




Purpose and Passion • Comprehensive Benefits • Life-Work Integration • Community • Career Growth

At Boston Scientific, you will find a collaborative culture driven by a passion for innovation that keeps us connected on the most essential level. With determination, imagination and a deep caring for human life, we’re solving some of the most important healthcare industry challenges. Together, we’re one global team committed to making a difference in people’s lives around the world. This is a place where you can find a career with meaningful purpose—improving lives through your life’s work.


About the role:

Delivers strategic and business decision support towards the Global Customer Service transformation program, spanning our 5 regions, as well as to the EMEA Supply Chain organization. Acts as a key business partner to the Vice President Global Customer Service and EMEA Supply Chain. Provides support to the Finance organizations in Global Operations and EMEA in establishing and maintaining a robust control environment and internal and external financial reporting. Provides functional leadership and directions to the Finance staff.


Your responsibilities include:

  • Implements and drives process improvements.
  • Participates in cross-functional teams addressing alternate business practices.
  • Identify key financial issues; report, interpret and translate them into terms meaningful to business partners and functional managers.
  • Anticipates financial needs of business partners; proactively develops financial solutions to those requirements.
  • Recruit, retain and develop finance staff.
  • General Accounting: Oversees financial and accounting processes to ensure compliance with Corporate and local policies, statutory requirements and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles/Standards and ethical standards with unyielding integrity; Serves as the primary contact with independent auditors and audit-related accounting matters; Oversees month, quarterly and year end close process to ensure timely close and financial reports preparation.
  • Reporting and Analysis: Prepares financial reports meeting Corporate and Regional financial reporting requirements on a timely basis; Analyzes, interprets and reports operating results to management and makes specific recommendations to achieve cost effectiveness and profit improvements; Provides cost center reporting and analyses; Anticipates management needs and develop analyses in response to those needs and in support of management decisions.
  • Taxation: Liaises with Corporate Tax on transfer pricing issues; Liaises with Ernst & Young (external) to ensure audit compliance.
  • Controls: Implements accounting policies, procedures and internal controls in support with business processes and decisions; Ensures all activities comply with relevant Acts, legal demands, ethical standards and the internal Quality Management System.
  • Balance Sheet and Assets Management: Works with Financial Shared Services personnel to achieve effective balance sheet and assets management; Participates in development and carrying-out of inventory control procedures, including physical stock-take, audit and control of regional warehouses.
  • Compliance: Drives compliance in all finance related matters (GIA, SOX, Statutory, monthly Closing); Participates in implementing Quality requirements in all aspects of the Finance Process.


What we are looking for:

  • Master degree in Financial Accounting and/or Controlling (or equivalent)
  • Minimum of 10 year experience in finance leadership position in complex international business environment
  • Proven functional track record in both financial accounting as well as financial controlling
  • Preferable experience in working as respected Finance partner for large scale international Supply Chain/Distribution functions
  • Successfully operated in a complex matrix organization, managing various stakeholder relationships and achieving results through others
  • Demonstrated high degree of integrity, professionalism and the ability to establish credibility across the organization
  • Strong people management skills, focused on helping teams and individuals to grow and reach their full potential
  • High sense of urgency and commitment to execution and decision making
  • Fluent in English

Located on site at Kerkrade, the Netherlands


About us

As a global medical technology leader for more than 35 years, our mission at Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) is to transform lives through innovative medical solutions that improve the health of patients. If you’re looking to truly make a difference to people both around the world and around the corner, there’s no better place to make it happen.


If you are interested in this position please apply through the company website.

Requisition ID: 450395


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