Intern - Finance

Foster City, CA, United States
Dec 15, 2020
Administration, Finance
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Intern - Finance
United States - California - Foster City

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based bio-pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. With each new discovery and investigational drug candidate, we seek to improve the care of patients living with life-threatening diseases around the world. Gilead’s therapeutic areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer and inflammation, and serious respiratory and cardiovascular conditions.

Making an impact on a global scale
Inclusion is one of the company’s five core values. That’s because we know that we are stronger and more innovative at Gilead when we are informed by a diverse set of backgrounds, experiences and points of view. Gilead Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative therapeutics in areas of unmet medical need. The company's mission is to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases worldwide.

When you join Gilead, you join our mission to change the world by enabling people to live healthier and more fulfilling lives. Come join a mission-driven bio-pharmaceutical organization that values inclusion and diversity, has a strong portfolio of products, and is constantly #CreatingPossible

The Development Finance team within Development Business Operations provides support for study and site-related processes associated with budgets and payments to vendors and investigative sites. In addition, Development Finance is involved in financial management of studies which includes budget development and forecasting, PO creation, vendor invoice review, and monthly and quarterly accruals. The team partners closely with the Clinical Operations and Vendor Outsourcing groups to ensure that all things contractual and financial go smoothly before, during, and after a study.

The Position

Ideal candidate will have interest and academic background in analytics, finance or accounting. An interest in contract law or the pharmaceutical industry is also desirable. Excellent communication skills and a strong work ethic are essential. The internship will include specific projects related to data validation for reporting as well as analyzing and accruing R&D expense accurately.

Job Responsibilities may include the following tasks:
Creating and updating spreadsheets for variance analysis and detailed Quarterly Financial Review spreadsheets
Validating and researching Purchase Order discrepancies & documenting processes for resolution
Researching payment inquiries and drafting responses
Assist in integration of Earned Value Analysis principles into Gilead financial review process
A research project to analysis specific expense types and lead to more accurate accruals
Data validation for accurate reporting of project expenses.

Summer Intern at least 18 years old
Undergraduate enrolled in a 4-year accredited university/college; including enrollment in Fall Semester after internship
Related Majors to Clinical Operations: Nursing, Pharmacy, Life Sciences, etc.
Ability to complete 10-12 consecutive weeks between May and September

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