Director, Accounting- Collaboration Royalty Accounting

Foster City, CA
Oct 27, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Director, Accounting- Collaboration Royalty Accounting
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

Gilead is seeking a dynamic leader to lead its Collaborations Accounting team.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Lead the end-to-end collaborations accounting, reporting, and forecasting process
  • Lead the review of new collaboration/alliance agreements and manage relevant financial activities (e.g. accounting, reporting, and payments related to milestones, cost share, royalties and other contractual rights and obligations)
  • Responsible for producing management reporting and business insights for senior leadership and various stakeholders
  • Work closely with Alliance Management, Corporate Development, FP&A and various internal/external business partners
  • Collaborate with cross-functional business partners to identify and drive continuous improvement opportunities and/or optimize collaborations accounting operations
  • Lead and/or develop a high-performing team where inclusion and diversity of thought are leveraged for innovation and continuous improvement
  • Coordinate and manage internal and external audits and reviews
  • Lead/support other company and/or CFO organization initiative and projects

Knowledge, Experience and Skills

Important skills, capabilities and prior experience requirements include:

  • BA/BS degree and 12+ years of relevant experience or MA/MS with 10 years of relevant experience
  • Technical accounting skills required
  • Experience developing and managing teams
  • Strong analytical and communication skills
  • Attention to detail, organized and thorough
  • Self-motivated with a strong sense of ownership
  • Ability to adapt to and be flexible in a fast-paced environment
  • Experienced with systems (e.g., Alliant, Oracle/SAP, Hyperion) is preferred
  • CPA or MBA with hands-on operational experience in collaboration and alliance arrangements is preferred
  • Big 4 experience is desired
  • Experience in a Life Sciences company is a plus

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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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Our environment respects individual differences and recognizes each employee as an integral member of our company. Our workforce reflects these values and celebrates the individuals who make up our growing team.

Gilead provides a work environment free of harassment and prohibited conduct. We promote and support individual differences and diversity of thoughts and opinion.

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