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Date: May 2, 2019

Location: Marlborough, MA, US, 01752

Company: Boston Scientific

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

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 Company:

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.


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 sites, consultants and tax auditors.  This position requires exceptional analytical skills, an attention to detail, strong system oriented, 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 the company’s Business Licenses, Annual Reports and Property Tax Returns
  • Supporting merger/acquisition projects and analyzing impacts on Indirect Tax area
  • Overseeing the maintenance of the company’s Exemption Certificate Management system and related compliance
  • Become main point of contact for any Indirect Tax related issues
  • Reconciling monthly/yearly Sales and Use Tax general ledger accounts
  • Reviewing and analyzing Use Tax Accruals
  • Reviewing customer’s tax credits and preparing state tax refund requests
  • Updating and maintaining Sales tax systems
  • Planning and supporting 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
  • Providing support to other departments, customers and sites
  • Requesting letter rulings from state tax authorities if needed
  • Supporting a system of internal controls with respect to Sales, Use, and Other Indirect Taxes
  • Coordinating with all areas of the company where overlap exists to develop efficient procedures to stream-line processes and to satisfy department 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
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong accounting background
  • Exceptional attention to detail, able to multi-task and work independently
  • Requires the 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 need


Preferred Qualifications:

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


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: 443861


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