Principal Accountant – Cardiac Diagnostics

Company Name: Boston Scientific

Location: Houston, TX, US - 77001

Job Duration: 2024-05-14 to 2024-06-13


Additional Location(s):  N/A

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:
Boston Scientific is seeking a Principal Accountant to support our growing Cardiac Rhythm & Diagnostic Services (CRMDx) business.  Reporting to the Accounting Manager, this individual will be responsible for performing a variety of complex duties in general accounting such as analyzing accounts, preparing external and internal reporting, working with the team on performing the monthly financial close activities, using interfaces with Dynamics 365 and Xifin, actively coordinating on internal and external audits and support SOX management testing procedures. Measuring performance against key performance indicators, and continually identifying ways to improve and streamline processes.


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Oversee financial and accounting process and work closely with finance, FP&A and GBS teams, with a high focus on controls.
  • Perform tasks related to revenue recognition and reporting. 
  • Support internal functions, through Dynamics 365 and Power Bi knowledge to drive reporting and process improvements. 
  • Perform various duties and tasks related to supporting the team with month end closing activities.
  • Support internal, external audits and audit-related accounting matters.
  • Perform SOX management testing and support SOX reporting and remediation plans.
  • Perform internal quality checks on manual journals and reconciliations and provide recommendations on potential improvements related to these checks/testing performed.
  • Optimize current financial accounting process in coordination with stakeholders.
  • Drive compliance in all finance-related matters and ensure compliance with Corporate and local policies, statutory requirements, and GAAP principles. 
  • Participate in implementing quality requirements in all aspects of the financial process.
  • Identify and implement process improvement and standardization.
  • Ensure all activities comply with legal demands, ethical standards, and the Internal Quality Management System.
  • Ad Hoc reports and projects as needed. 


Required qualifications:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting
  • Minimum of 5 years relevant experience
  • Strong analytical and accounting skills 
  • Hybrid role based in Houston, TX; Ability to be in the office 2-3 days per week for business partnering and to drive key review meetings


Preferred qualifications: 

  • Higher education (MBA or CPA)
  • Dynamics 365 and Power Bi experience a plus
  • Xifin experience a plus
  • Experience with SOX environment and external audit are a plus.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly organized and capable of managing multiple priorities in a fast-paced and dynamic environment autonomously while adhering to deadlines and having attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal skills which provide the ability to establish and build working relationships with individuals throughout the organization. 
  • Excellent computer skills (financial modeling, Excel, PowerPoint)

Requisition ID: 581512

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 prohibited substance 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.