Technology Lead, IT SOX Manager

Raleigh, North Carolina
Jul 21, 2021
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
Technology Lead, IT SOX Manager
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

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company that has pursued and achieved breakthroughs in medicine for more than three decades, with the goal of creating a healthier world for all people. The company is committed to pursuing scientific invention to prevent and treat life-threatening diseases, including HIV, viral hepatitis and cancer. Gilead has operations in more than 35 countries worldwide, with headquarters in Foster City, California.

You will be part of a team that is helping millions of people live healthier, more fulfilling lives. We are a close community where every individual matters and everyone has a chance to enhance their skills through ongoing development. Inclusion is one of our core values, which means we are creating and fostering a work environment where our differences are valued, and everyone feels respected and empowered to bring their authentic selves to work. By joining Gilead, you will further our mission to discover, develop and deliver innovative therapeutics for people with life-threatening diseases.

The Gilead Business Services center in Raleigh's Research Triangle region will be home to some of the company's critical shared service teams in North America, including Information Technology, Global Financial Solutions, HR Operations and Procurement Services Desk. These functions provide the necessary support to ensure Gilead's business runs effectively and efficiently. The center will also be a catalyst for standardization of processes, digital transformation and technology optimization.

This position sits within the Information Technology function at Gilead and provides IT Stakeholders with auditing and controls expertise to ensure effective design of IT General Controls and manages the coordination of IT SOX Program requirements with Internal and External Auditors.

Essential Duties & Job Function: Coordinate with internal and external auditors and ensure IT system owners are trained and aware of IT operating procedures and how these impact SOX control objectives. Report status of audits, open actions items and remediation efforts. Provide auditing and controls expertise to IT to support implementation of controls in new IT systems. Support the general IT Risk & Controls objectives by participating in security, compliance and risk management activities.

  • Assist in the efforts to scope and evaluate the design of Internal Controls over Financial reporting (ICFR) specific to IT systems in compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) while supporting an efficient and effective process
  • Liaison with the Company's external and internal audit to provide expertise and consultation for a smooth and effective audit
  • Assist in the assessment of the impact of audit findings, provide consultative support to system managers and support teams, and monitor remediation and action plans
  • Coordinate with 3rd party service provider's as it relates to quality assessments of control execution, and the review of changes and assessments of SOX systems
  • Conduct training and awareness of IT system key controls framework of policies, procedures, standards and guidelines
  • Work closely with business process owners, SOX PMO and Internal Audit on implementation, execution and compliance with IT system key controls
  • Participate in IT project risk assessment reviews to support development of new and/or modification of existing application
  • Support operational controls for new and emerging areas of risk

Knowledge and understanding of auditing and controls and has experience working with IT operating procedures preferably in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry. Experience in information and IT services including knowledge of auditing principles, auditing standards and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) requirements. Experience working with IT general computer controls. Knowledge of application access and configuration controls and reviews in an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) applications environment (e.g., Oracle EBS) is strongly preferred. Project Management skills are required.

Problem Solving: Independently evaluates and develops approaches to complex problems. Thinks creatively and applies facilitation skills to achieve resolution.

Discretion / Latitude: Works under minimal direction and work products require minimal review.

Supervisory Relationships: Leads a centralized functional activity and is encouraged to effectively oversee temporary workers or consultants. Takes accountability for the achievement of business objectives. Applies project management principles to drive teams to achievement of agreed deadlines.

Basic Qualifications:

High School Degree and Eleven Year's Experience OR Associates Degree and Nine Year's Experience OR Bachelor's Degree and Seven Years' Experience OR Masters' Degree and Five Years' Experience
Preferred Qualifications:
  • 4+ years of experience with functional and technical aspects of IT compliance and auditing principles
  • Experience with coordination of internal and external audits (e.g., SOX IT or quality system audits)
  • Strong business and technology acumen; solid grasp of general IT computer and application controls, IT platforms and related services
  • Skills/experience in planning, coordinating and implementing information technology policies, procedures and practices in regulated computing environments
  • Certification highly desired (CISA, CISSP). Project management certification or relevant experience preferred.
  • Knowledge and understanding of general computer controls, IT process management (i.e., ITIL) including incident, problem, change and release management
  • Highly organized, results-oriented and attentive to details
  • Ambitious, proactive, independent and responsive
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, presentation, facilitation and diplomacy skills

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