Spotlight on Joel Bonina
Where did you go to school? What did you study?
I went to Babson College in Wellesley, MA, graduating in 2011 with a BS of Business Management, concentrating in Finance and Economics.
What led you to Boston Scientific?
I interned in Boston Scientific’s Urology and Women’s Health division prior to my senior year, and at the completion of my internship was extended an offer to join the finance rotation program.
What are some of your current responsibilities in your current role?
In CA&C, our internal audit department, my role as an auditor is to plan, organize, and execute internal audits throughout BSC. We perform financial, operational, compliance, consulting, fraud investigation, and IT system reviews throughout BSC’s global entity. The global entity includes corporate, divisional, manufacturing plants, distribution centers, and regional sales offices.
What are some key things that you have learned in your time at Boston Scientific?
Having gone through the finance rotation program has taught me the importance of continuing to rotate in order to improve your skillset throughout your career. The opportunities at BSC have allowed me to grow as a professional and explore a wider variety of roles in my few years since graduation. Plus, the support of the company to attend graduate school part-time and continue my education was a key motivator to join BSC.
What are your career goals for the future?
In the short-term, I would like to finish my MSA degree and pass the CPA/CMA exam. Long-term I would like to gain an exposure to M&A and Business Development activities, and hope to one day work in acquisitions.
What is your favorite thing about working at Boston Scientific?
The people. In my short time at BSC I have had the opportunity to work with a diverse group of individuals throughout my various roles. The team-orientated atmosphere and educational mindset that my coworkers employ keeps work fresh and rewarding. Even when work is hectic or stressful, I look forwarding to working with my team every day and know I can use the network I have built as support.
What advice would you give to someone interested in joining the rotational program?
Make sure the company you decide to join does something that you find interesting. The medical device world is fascinating and challenging, but may not be for everyone. The benefit of a career in corporate finance and accounting is that virtually every company must have these functions in one capacity or another. So, make sure you don’t settle for a role in a company that does not interest you personally.