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Tax Analyst II (Indirect Tax Group) Job

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Date: Nov 14, 2021

Location: Marlborough, MA, US, 01752

Company: Boston Scientific

Location: Marlborough, MA


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A career with Boston Scientific is more than just a job. It’s personal. As a leader in medical science, we’re committed to solving the challenges that matter most – united by a deep caring for human life. If you’re a natural problem-solver with the imagination, courage and spirit to make a meaningful difference, there’s no better place to build your career.


The Tax Function:

  • Combining Purpose and Passion - We’re fueled by innovation – and that doesn’t stop with our R&D team. We encourage our people to fulfill their true creative potential by speaking up with their ideas and solutions to problems that matter. That means promoting a culture where people are ready to take measured risks and are unafraid to learn from failure.  Our success allows additional company resources to be invested in innovative medial solutions.
  • Opportunities to Grow – Thrive in a culture that prioritizes learning, development, and progression. We have a strong track record of mentoring and developing our tax team, positioning individuals for a broad range of internal opportunities. And our company continues to grow through acquisitions, providing challenging and complex experiences.
  • Rewards – Enjoy a workplace that recognizes success and rewards performance. We offer summer hours and provide opportunities for flexible work arrangements. Our state-of-the-art corporate office has amenities including an on-site daycare with discounted tuition rates, a fitness center, outdoor athletic fields, access to 12.5-mile multi-use trail, and for Boston commuters, a free luxury commuter shuttle bus with Wi-Fi and TV! Benefits include a 6% 401K match with immediate vesting.
  • Recognized as a Great Place to Work – We are proud to be recognized for our workplace culture and our contributions to communities around the world. A sample from just 2018 includes: Forbes Most Innovative Companies; Forbes list of Best Employers for Women; Forbes list of Best Employers for Diversity; FORTUNE World’s Most Admired Companies; Glassdoor Employees' Choice Best Places to Work; Working Mother "100 Best Companies"; Fatherly Top 50 Places to Work for New Dads; Newsweek’s Top Green Companies.



The Role:

The Tax Analyst II will play a key role within the Corporate Tax Department’s Indirect Tax Group.  This position requires a highly motivated individual with a strong analytical background as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills.  The individual will provide support to different people and departments at all levels within the organization and will often work with external customers, various operating sites, consultants, and tax auditors.  This position requires advanced analytical skills, an attention to detail, a strong system orientation, as well as an ability to define problems and issues independently while using a logical approach to develop and implement appropriate solutions.  The individual in this position will often work with and occasionally oversee the work of other tax analysts and department administrative staff.


Key responsibilities include:

  • Preparing and filing Sales & Use Tax, Excise Tax, Business Licenses, Annual Reports and Property Tax Returns and coordinating payments within filing deadlines
  • Preparing, extracting, and analyzing data to support all indirect tax compliance calculations
  • Reconciling monthly/yearly Sales and Use Tax general ledger accounts
  • Reviewing and analyzing Use Tax Accruals
  • Supporting and maintaining the Indirect Tax Mailbox inquiries
  • Overseeing the maintenance of the company’s Exemption Certificate Management system and related compliance
  • Validating exemption certificates from customers and supplying exemptions certificates to vendors
  • Serving as one of our principal points of contact for Indirect Tax related questions
  • Reviewing customer’s tax credits and preparing state tax refund requests
  • Updating and maintaining Sales tax systems and bot processes
  • Managing and coordinating Sales Tax audits and working with external tax auditors through the course of their review of the company’s Indirect Tax filings
  • Corresponding with State tax authorities
  • Researching and maintaining taxability of new/existing customers and products
  • Reviewing and issuing tax credits
  • Providing ad hoc support to other departments, external customers, and various operating sites
  • Requesting letter rulings from state tax authorities
  • Staying current with tax law changes and changes in the business activities of the company that impact Indirect Tax
  • Supporting a system of internal controls with respect to Sales & Use and other Indirect Taxes
  • Coordinating and streamlining process improvements to satisfy departmental needs
  • Serving as lead tax analyst resource on projects to identify and implement Indirect Tax process improvements
  • Assisting on various other projects and issues as required


Minimal Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance /Accounting or equivalent experience (MST, MBA, CPA a plus)
  • 3+ years of sales and use tax related experience
  • Experience in Vertex/Quantum software
  • Proficiency in research tools such as RIA and CCH
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills and attention to detail
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong financial accounting background with the ability to analyze and interpret adjustments posted to the general ledger or other specific accounts
  • Ability to multi-task and work independently
  • Ability to meet the demands of the work schedule. May occasionally be required to work outside of regularly scheduled hours. Schedules may vary based on business needs


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with SAP, Hyperion, Avalara (Exemption Certificate Management)


Requisition ID: 484057


As a leader in medical science for more than 40 years, we are committed to solving the challenges that matter most – united by a deep caring for human life. Our mission to advance science for life is about transforming lives through innovative medical solutions that improve patient lives, create value for our customers, and support our employees and the communities in which we operate. Now more than ever, we have a responsibility to apply those values to everything we do – as a global business and as a global corporate citizen.


So, choosing a career with Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) isn’t just business, it’s personal. And if you’re a natural problem-solver with the imagination, determination, and spirit to make a meaningful difference to people worldwide, we encourage you to apply and look forward to connecting with you!


At Boston Scientific, we recognize that nurturing a diverse and inclusive workplace helps us be more innovative and it is important in our work of advancing science for life and improving patient health. That is why we stand for inclusion, equality, and opportunity for all. By embracing the richness of our unique backgrounds and perspectives, we create a better, more rewarding place for our employees to work and reflect the patients, customers, and communities we serve. Boston Scientific is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.


Boston Scientific maintains a drug-free workplace. Pursuant to Va. Code § 2.2-4312 (2000), Boston Scientific is providing notification that the unlawful manufacture, sale, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance or marijuana is prohibited in the workplace and that violations will result in disciplinary action up to and including termination.


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