Financial Assistant II

Foster City, CA
Oct 07, 2021
Administration, Finance
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Financial Assistant II
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 Gilead Sciences Undergraduate CFO Development Rotational Program is for university and college graduates seeking entry into biotech by providing a rotational opportunity within the CFO functions of Gilead Sciences. The CFO organization is inclusive of Finance, IT, Operations, and Corporate Development and Strategy. Finance is a unique function that supports every area of the business by providing financial leadership, setting company strategy, and managing the financials by helping to analyze budgets and forecast and maximize profits.

Upon hiring, participants will rotate through two assignments over the course of 2-3 years, with each assignment providing an opportunity to learn about the different finance functional areas. After completion of the rotations, participants will continue to develop their careers by aligning to an open position in Gilead.

  • Responsible for the delivery of accurate and timely monthly management reporting including monthly financials, revenue reporting, and functional expense reporting.
  • Conduct analyses for middle and upper management and makes recommendations on reporting changes, entries and adjustments, pricing strategy, and/or forecasts.
  • Participates in the development and coordination of the annual planning calendar, budget and forecasts.
  • Recommends improvements to planning processes and systems.
  • Support Gilead's on-going close and forecast activities.
  • Participate in compliance record keeping.
  • Contribute effectively to cross-functional project teams and teams across the CFO organization.

Product / Service:
  • Understand how Gilead advances patient care through research and development
  • Learn how Gilead provides physicians with resources to better care for their patients
  • Gain exposure into how Gilead Commercial Operations reaches our patients

Personal Development:
  • Gain an understanding of the Pharmaceutical/Biotech industry
  • Work in a corporate finance environment
  • Develop planning, organizational and time management skills.
  • Increase knowledge of computer skills and technology.
  • Develop team-based work competencies.
  • Develop interpersonal skills in order to communicate with employees.
  • Develop interpersonal skills in order to communicate with day-to-day business contacts through follow up calls
  • Develop interpersonal skills in order to communicate with external clients.

Candidate / Student Requirements:
  • Graduate with a 3.5 GPA or better.
  • Interest in the health care industry
  • Energetic, organized and detailed skilled with today's technology.
  • Ability to dedicate 40 hours per week to the program.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work thrive in a team-based environment
  • Independent worker.

Program Incentives:
  • Opportunity to start a career in the biotechnology industry after graduation.
  • Participants will have sufficient knowledge after rotations necessary to determine the direction of their finance career.
  • You will develop skills vitally important in today's business environment including Team - based interaction, the ability to manage outcome without having direct authority over others and the capability to aid in the definition and the direction of the local firm's initiatives.
  • You will gain a full understanding of the day-to-day operations of a biotechnology organization.

  • This role is based in the Gilead Sciences headquarters (Foster City, California)

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