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Senior Manager, Tax Operations/U.S. Income Tax Reporting Team (Federal & State Income Taxes)

Boston Scientific's hybrid workplace includes remote and onsite roles. By applying to this position, you will have the opportunity to discuss your preferred working location with your Talent Acquisition Specialist.

Remote Eligible:  Hybrid
Onsite Location(s): 

Marlborough, MA, US, 01752


Diversity - Innovation - Caring - Global Collaboration - Winning Spirit - High Performance

At Boston Scientific, we’ll give you the opportunity to harness all that’s within you by working in teams of diverse and high-performing employees, tackling some of the most important health industry challenges. With access to the latest tools, information and training, we’ll help you in advancing your skills and career. Here, you’ll be supported in progressing – whatever your ambitions.


About the role:
Develops procedures to comply with all U.S. (federal, state & local) corporate income tax laws to satisfy all tax reporting requirements in a timely and accurate manner. Carries out objectives established by tax leadership for the Tax Operations team through the creation of mid- to long-range operating plans. Develops and communicates a vision for the team and builds consensus for operating goals. Identifies and pursues courses of action necessary to obtain desired results.  Develops procedures to provide U.S. income tax inputs for the quarterly and annual forecast and financial reporting and close processes. Monitors and analyzes proposed and enacted tax legislation, published regulations and rulings, court decisions, etc. and modifies procedures to accurately report corporate taxes. Recommends accounting methods, elections and other filing positions and interprets tax laws and regulations with a focus on minimizing Boston Scientific's tax liability while avoiding or minimizing tax authority adjustments, interest and associated penalties. 


Your responsibilities will include: 

  • Manages the preparation of all U.S. (federal, state & local) income tax returns such that all income tax reporting requirements (including returns, extensions and estimates) are met in a timely and accurate manner. Makes decisions regarding work processes and operational plans. Establishes and assures adherence to budgets, schedules, work plans and performance requirements. 
  • Manages the preparation of U.S. income tax inputs for the quarterly and annual forecast and financial reporting and close processes, including preparation of the year-end U.S. income tax provision (current and deferred tax computations). 
  • Assesses tax reporting options available to the company (such as tax accounting methods, elections and other claimed positions) to minimize company taxes and recommends actions consistent with objectives established by tax leadership. Evaluates the level of authority associated with claimed tax positions and communicates risks associated with uncertain positions.
  • Monitors and analyzes proposed and enacted tax legislation, published regulations and rulings, court decisions, etc. and modifies procedures, budgets and work plans to ensure accurate reporting of corporate taxes. Communicates material impacts of new requirements to tax leadership. 
  • Oversees the creation and retention of working papers, studies and other documentation that support the proper determination and reporting of taxes in each jurisdiction as well as to facilitate tax authority examination and avoid penalties. Engages with Tax Resolutions team for the effective transfer of completed work.
  • Continuously strives to improve tax reporting processes. Monitors and directs the implementation of information systems that improve the quality, accuracy and efficiency of tax reporting and works with our support teams to leverage the use of technology in our tax reporting cycle.  Develops and coordinates plans for integrating acquired companies into our tax reporting systems. 
  • Accomplishes results through subordinate managers who exercise significant latitude and independence in their assignments. Reviews completed work for adequacy of results ensuring that they are either aligned with expectations or that deviations are rationally explained. Evaluates performance of and assists in career development planning for subordinates.
  • Attracts and retains critical talent. Creates an inclusive, high-performance culture in which all team members can reach their full potential while in pursuit of organizational objectives. Demonstrates effective change leadership. 
  • Keeps the Company’s strategic imperatives and values at the core of decision making and action and shares knowledge and collaborates across the tax organization in support of our purpose.

Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Advanced degree in Accounting or Taxation 
  • 8+ years relevant tax experience (public accounting or industry) including direct oversight of U.S. income tax reporting matters 
  • Intermediate or advanced knowledge/experience in U.S. federal, state, and international taxation, including proficiency with laws related to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 and associated tax reporting 
  • Intermediate or advanced knowledge of ASC 740 and U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), including corporate tax provision experience (preferably with US multinationals) 
  • Demonstrated managerial experience, including coaching, personnel development and leadership competencies
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively drive change in a global organization
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


Preferred qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Taxation and/or CPA
  • Tax experience in med-tech industry
  • Broad exposure on transfer pricing matters 


Requisition ID: 563638

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.


Please be advised that certain US based positions, including without limitation field sales and service positions that call on hospitals and/or health care centers, require acceptable proof of COVID-19 vaccination status.  Candidates will be notified during the interview and selection process if the role(s) for which they have applied require proof of vaccination as a condition of employment.  Boston Scientific continues to evaluate its policies and protocols regarding the COVID-19 vaccine and will comply with all applicable state and federal law and healthcare credentialing requirements.   As employees of the Company, you will be expected to meet the ongoing requirements for your roles, including any new requirements, should the Company’s policies or protocols change with regard to COVID-19 vaccination.

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