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Date: Aug 8, 2019

Location: Marlborough, MA, US, 01752

Company: Boston Scientific

Requisition ID: 448589



Senior Analyst, Global Internal Audit


The Senior Analyst, Global Internal Audit (GIA) will be responsible for planning, organizing and executing internal audits throughout the Company (including financial, operational, compliance, SOX and IT) as well as performing consultative activities.  This role reports directly to the Senior Manager responsible for our Global Divisions and Corporate functions and is a highly visible role.  Primary audit entities include corporate functions, global divisions, global business services (GBS) service centers, manufacturing plants, distribution centers, international sales offices as well as 3rd party distributors and sales agents.

The Senior Analyst may occasionally perform books and records reviews in support of investigations. 


Key Responsibilities:

The Senior Analyst, Global Internal Audit, will be expected to:

  • Ensure that the organization fulfils its statutory and regulatory obligations in accordance with professional accounting and auditing standards.
  • Perform various audit procedures to assess the following objectives as they relate to the areas under review:
    • To evaluate compliance with key company policies and procedures,
    • To assess the efficiency and effectiveness of internal controls and business processes over selected financial and operational cycles,
    • To benchmark controls and procedures against generally accepted and leading industry practices,
    • To review the accuracy and completeness of reporting and utilize data analytics to identify unusual trends or anomalies,
    • To identify opportunities for enhancement,
    • Other focus areas on an as needed basis.
  • Lead internal project teams as assigned and/or participate as a team member on projects requested by audit management.
    • Apply the audit methdology consistently to all engagements and contribute innovative ideas in an effort to continuously improve the methodology.
    • Obtain an understanding f the business areas under review, and the business and compliance risks associated with those areas, in order to develop effective risk-based audit approach.
    • Understand an integrated view of controls over business processes, including financial, operational and IT general controls.
    • Work closely with functional and regional GIA managers to develop and document the project risk assessment for the project plan and scope, and draft applicable audit procedures.
  • Document to re-performance standards the execution of specific audit procedures as defined by the engagement objectives and planned audit approach.
  • Ensure work papers are complete and accurate and performed in a timely manner for the Manager’s review.  
  • Assess the impact/risk associated with any areas of concern identified through the audit process and propose recommendations to address these risks.
  • Partner with management to develop appropriate corrective actions for any areas of concern. 
  • Work effectively and efficiently in a team environment
  • Communicate and present effectively, in a collaborative manner, both formally with business management as well as informally within GIA.
  • Prepare or review deliverables to ensure they are presented in a clear, concise manner that effectively communicate issues to all relevant levels of management.
  • Develop business partnering relationships with various levels of management, acting as a problem-solving resource, while continuously sharing best practices and recommending areas for improvement.
  • Partner with Corporate and local management to improve company policies & procedures.
  • Work with external auditors and the Corporate SOX team as required through SOX 404 and year-end audit processes.
  • Proactive identify opportunities where GIA can add value to the Company as well as ways in which GIA can internally improve.
  • Participate in the development of less experienced staff by setting an example and providing coaching.
  • Assist in staff recruiting and training activities
  • Exhibit enthusiasm in taking on special projects at management’s request.
  • Exhibit flexibility and agility in their daily tasks and overall schedule.
  • Build quality into all aspects of work by maintaining compliance to quality requirements and IIA guidelines.


Education and Work Experience:

Minimal qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting and/or finance required.
  • 2 – 4 years of progressive experience with a Big Four Public Accounting Firm, or combined experience with a large, complex multi-national company. 
  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP accounting and internal controls.
  • Fluency in English required. Solid understanding of the relationship of internal controls and business processes with financial statements and financial statement assertions, as well as the fundamentals of SOX 404 controls and requirements.
  • Strong project/time management skills with the ability to organize and handle multiple priorities.
  • Strong written and oral presentation skills – experience presenting to members of Senior Management required (e.g. persuasion, influence, conflict resolution)
  • Experience leading audits, including planning, execution and reporting phases of the audit and directing more junior staff.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Willingness and ability to travel approximately 20-30% of the year


Preferred qualifications:

  • CPA, CIA or equivalent and/or CISA designation.
  • Additional language skills and experience living/working abroad.
  • Experience with SAP, Hyperion, Tableau and other BSC systems or electronic work papers.




Boston Scientific, a $10B Fortune 500 Company, is dedicated to transforming lives through innovative medical solutions that improve the health of patients around the world. Our work is guided by core values that define the Boston Scientific culture and empower our employees.


Boston Scientific is bringing shared value to customers, employees, communities and shareholders. We have the privilege and responsibility to use our expertise and resources to help advance science, improve patient health, enrich communities and create a working environment that promotes healthy and engaged employees.


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

–     Career Growth – We are focused on career growth with a strong track record of mentoring and developing our tax team to position individuals for a broad range of internal opportunities.

–     Community – Be part of a collaborative global team.  Locally, we also have fun! We host happy hours, schedule offsite events, volunteer within the community, organize a company softball team and much more!

–     Never a Dull Moment – Our Company continues to grow through acquisitions providing interesting and complex accounting and finance work.

–     State-of-the-Art Corporate Office – Just a few amenities of the Corporate office campus are an on-site day care offering discount tuition rates, a fitness center, outdoor athletic fields, access to 12.5 mile multi-use trail, on-site banking, and dry-cleaning services. Our Marlborough corporate office is our first site to receive Gold certification for its best-in-class green construction

–     Quality of Life – Summer hours and opportunities for flexible-work arrangements.

–     Other Amazing Perks! – 6% 401K match with immediate vesting, tuition reimbursement, and for Boston-area commuters, a free luxury commuter shuttle bus with Wi-Fi and TV that even upper management uses!

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.


Boston Scientific is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Disability, Veteran



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