Sr Accounting Manager (G&A, S&M Accruals, Lease, Prepaids)

Raleigh, NC, United States
Mar 19, 2021
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
Sr Accounting Manager (G&A, S&M Accruals, Lease, Prepaids)
United States - North Carolina - Raleigh

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 Sr Accounting Manager (G&A, S&M Accruals, Lease, Prepaid),Global Financial Solutions, will be responsible for cash accounting, operating expense accruals, reclassifications, lease accounting, prepaid accounting, and respective reconciliations for the US. The Sr Accounting Manager will provide accounting support in accordance with US GAAP.

Essential Duties and Job Functions:

  • Manage 3-4 direct reports to ensure successful accomplishments of individual and team goals and objectives
  • Provide hands-on managerial leadership and guidance to staff. Work with employees to promote development and optimize workload distribution within the group.
  • Partner with FP&A colleagues to coordinate and execute the monthly accrual process. The functional areas include: Sales & Marketing, General & Administrative, Manufacturing, Facilities, Technical Accounting as well as external vendors
  • Ensure Leasing activities are recorded in accordance with ASC 842.
  • Thorough review of journal entries, following up with requestors for any additional support or understandings if necessary. Ensure accrual balances are reviewed and supported.
  • Thorough review and approval of account reconciliations. Prepare Balance Sheet Flux analysis and provide commentary.
  • Maintain a control environment in which the processes are consistent with the requirements of Sarbanes-Oxley and company policies
  • Identify and lead process improvements and participate in or lead cross-functional initiatives to implement best practices
  • Maintain a great working relationship with all business partners. Provide accounting guidance and training to staff and business partners as required.
  • Review accruals with FP&A business partners in advance of the quarter closes
  • Lead implementation of bank reconciliations for new bank accounts in the bank reconciliation module
  • Interact with internal and external auditors to ensure the quarterly review and audit activities are executed on time
  • Support ERP enhancements, reporting enhancements, and UAT testing

Basic Qualifications:
  • High school and twelve years' experience or Bachelor's degree and eight years' experience or Masters' degree and six years' experience
  • Previous supervisory experience.
  • Able to apply accounting knowledge to day-to-day operations and assigned projects
  • Strong technical expertise in their area of responsibility
  • Proficiency with Microsoft tools (Excel, Outlook, and Word)
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Able to work in a fast-paced, changing environment, meeting deadlines in an accurate and timely manner
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Experience in process development and process improvement

Preferred Qualifications:
  • CPA
  • Experience with SAP
  • Accounts Receivable experience
  • Experience in a multinational organization
For jobs in the United States:
As an equal opportunity employer, Gilead Sciences Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. Employment decisions regarding recruitment and selection will be made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state and local laws. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact for assistance.

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