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Date: Jan 11, 2019

Location: Marlborough, MA, US, 01752

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:

The Senior Internal Controls and IT Analyst will report to the Manager of Internal Controls and Sarbanes Oxley Compliance within the Corporate Accounting group at Boston Scientific Corporation. This key position is responsible for supporting the execution of all components of the company's Global SOX 404 Program with primary responsibilities focused on IT related activities serving as the principal interface with the Office of IT regarding SOX IT audit related matters. This role is part of a small team which is responsible for managing the SOX audit and compliance efforts associated with key business and IT processes and for providing guidance to stakeholders on risk and control considerations.


The successful candidate will excel in business partnering as this position will require frequent collaboration and communication with leaders and business control owners across the company to continuously improve business processes and controls. In addition to the core responsibilities, this position will be expected to continually seek a greater understanding of business processes to be able to identify opportunities to refine and improve the company’s control environment and ensure continued compliance with our programs in a constantly changing environment.


Key responsibilities include:

  • Work with Office of IT to ensure that appropriate IT controls are in place, operating effectively and tested for SOX compliance
  • Assist in defining root cause remediation and mitigation for SOX deficiencies; track remediation progress and provide guidance, support and subject matter expertise to the Office of IT and assist in the facilitation of external audits
  • Provide regular updates to the Manager of SOX Compliance regarding the status of the SOX testing plans, the issues identified, and the decisions regarding the solutions to address the identified problems
  • Perform detailed reviews of compliance testing performed by management, including SOX IT General Controls testing
  • Assess SOX testing results and prepare timely, concise and accurate status reports for executive level presentation
  • Assist in the annual SOX 404 scoping exercise to monitor changes to IT applications or related processes which should be considered to determine what is in scope for SOX 404 purposes
  • Evaluate systems used in executing control activities to ensure standardization globally where applicable & identifying whether the most effective systems/reports are being utilized
  • Provide internal control expertise, training and/or guidance on financial, business process, compliance, and operating issues
  • Support the SAP provisioning process and role design to help ensure appropriate segregation of duties and assignment of compensating and mitigating controls.
  • Manage the SOD analysis component of the SAP provisioning software to ensure that the tool is appropriately configured to prevent SOD violations from being created and applying and approving compensating or mitigating control where needed
  • Support the Office of IT in their SOC 1 strategy ensuring timely deliverables to external auditors
  • Undertake a significant role in the implementation of major projects and initiatives related to SOX compliance tool to manage governance tasks and SOX reporting functions


What we’re looking for:

Minimal qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems and/or Accounting, or related degree.
  • CISA, CIA, CISSP and/or CPA preferred.
  • 2-5 years of progressive experience with a Big Four Public Accounting Firm, or combined experience with a large, complex multi-national company.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of COSO, COBIT, IIA International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF), Sarbanes-Oxley and SOC 1 / SSAE 16 standards
  • Solid understanding of the relationship of internal controls and business processes with financial statements and financial statement risks and assertions
  • A continuous improvement, proactive and strategic thinking mindset
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong time management skills with the ability to organize and handle multiple priorities
  • Strong written and oral presentation skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Willingness and ability to travel approximately 10-15% of the year.


Preferred qualifications:

  • CISA, CIA, CISSP and/or CPA preferred
  • Experience with SOX Compliance Tools, SAP, Hyperion and other BSC systems a plus


** Please note: This position may be filled at the Senior Analyst or Analyst II level depending on experience. 


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.


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


Requisition ID: 439152


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