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Principal Accountant, Singapore & Vietnam Job

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Date: Nov 30, 2018

Location: Singapore, 01, SG

Company: Boston Scientific



Performs a variety of complex duties in general accounting such as analyzing accounts, preparing reports, reconciling intercompany accounts, and performing the monthly financial close and consolidation, initiating bank transfers, maintaining fixed assets and CIP, and maintaining & performing software interfaces with SAP. Measures performance against key performance indicators and metrics, and continually identifies ways to improve and streamline processes.



Accounting & Controls


  • Ensures that all accounting processes and controls are executed in a timely manner, in compliance with Corporate and local policies and deadlines. This includes Accounts Payable/Receivable, General Ledger, Month-end Close, and monthly/quarterly/annual reporting.
  • Maintains documentation of rationale and supporting evidence for accounting judgments
  • Ensures appropriate segregation of duties and mitigating control activities
  • Ensures controls over cash and bank accounts, including monthly cash flow forecasts, maintenance of manual and electronic bank signatories, etc.
  • Reviews and guides the work of Global Business Service team in India
  • Manages the annual external audit and statutory filings
  • Ensures timely and accurate completion of the Corporate tax return (including income tax and deferred tax provisions), and monthly/quarterly filings for GST and other taxes





  • Ensures that requirements of Corporate and Local compliance policies are embedded in local accounting procedures, and controls are adequate to prevent/detect compliance violations. Partners with APAC Legal & Compliance to ensure an adequate control environment.



Business Support


  • Provides insight into operating expense trends, as well as recommendations for expense reduction opportunities
  • Monitors Working Capital position and recommends/implements strategies to improve





  • Participation and/or leadership in both finance and cross-functional projects, at the local, regional, and global level. Implements and drives process improvements & efficiency
  • Establishes and communicates accounting policies by maintaining a thorough understanding of GAAP and new accounting guidance as appropriate.
  • Takes an active interest in seeking opportunities for continuous improvement, standardizing processes across multiple legal entities.


Qualifications & Experience


  • At least 7 years of relevant experience in accounting and finance roles, with increasing levels of responsibility
  • Degree in Accounting or Finance. Experience with US GAAP and Sarbanes-Oxley requirements preferred.
  • Demonstrated skills in leading teams and developing people
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel, Microsoft Word, and PowerPoint. Experience with SAP, Tableau, Hyperion and Smartview an asset.






If you are keen to apply, please apply via the Internal Careers Site by 14 December 2018


If you have any questions, please feel free to email ASEAN HR at



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