Sr Financial Analyst - FP&A - La Verne

La Verne, CA
Oct 06, 2021
Administration, Finance
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Sr Financial Analyst - FP&A - La Verne
United States - California - La Verne

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

About usGilead 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 advancing innovative medicines to prevent and treat life-threatening diseases including HIV, viral hepatitis and cancer. Gilead operates in more than 35 countries worldwide, with headquarters in Foster City, California.Being here matters. Together we deliver life-saving therapies to patients in need. With the commitment and drive you bring to the workplace every day, you will be part of a team that is changing the world and helping millions of people live healthier, more fulfilling lives.

Gilead Sciences is currently seeking a Senior Financial Analyst to join the PDM FP&A team. The SFA will be a key business partner to the Pharmaceutical Development and Manufacturing (PDM) organization; specifically, the successful applicant will be responsible for providing financial management and value-based business partnering decision support to the Manufacturing Organization in La Verne, CA. This position reports to the Finance Manager in La Verne.

Essential Duties and Job Function

This role will support month end close/ reporting activities and variance analytics. The Sr Financial Analyst will:
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of key business drivers to incorporate into monthly commentaries.
  • Support the coordination and delivery of accurate and timely monthly/quarterly business reporting packages. Present financial results to business partners. Supports consolidation of Pharmaceutical and Biologics Operations management reporting packages.
  • Support the annual budgeting and forecasting planning process for each functional area for operating expense/ headcount/capital expenditure.
  • Pull together detailed actuals by Capital Project (POs / Invoices) to help Project Owners review status of their projects.
  • Monthly metrics and tracking of major inventory and cost drivers
  • Support the development of standard costing and annual maintenance
  • Monitor and reconcile inventory reserves and obsolescence
  • Provide ongoing analytical support to assist management with tactical and strategic decision-making processes.
  • Develop a good understanding of key performance drivers & issues relating to budget and actual results ensuring key issues, risks, and business drivers are understood and highlighted to management.
  • Drive continual improvements to processes, systems, financial tools and documentation.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills
  • 4+ years of relevant experience in a financial planning and analysis role, and a BA or BS degree.
  • Experience with project reporting, operational accounting and reporting is required.
  • Previous manufacturing finance and cost accounting experience a plus.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills are must.
  • Demonstrated success working in a deadline driven and multi-task environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal (team player/ability to work cross functionally) skills required.
  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Familiar with financial software Oracle, Hyperion, Tableau and proficiency in spreadsheet/workbook and database structures are required.
  • Experience in biotech or pharmaceuticals industry a plus.

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