Senior Manager, Finance - Accounting

Foster City, CA
Nov 26, 2021
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Senior Manager, Finance - 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

Overview: As a key member of the U.S. Controllership, he/she will work closely with the U.S. finance organization, oversee the accounting, control and reporting activities of the region, drive the quality of the information reported in the regional financial statements and other management reporting packages by establishing strong collaborative relationships with the various business partners.Essential Responsibilities:
  • Oversee the U.S. accounting close and reporting process
  • Oversee/support various teams on interpretation/accounting of complex arrangements
  • Manage accounting issues and communicate effectively and timely
  • Support interpretation of internal policy and U.S. GAAP accounting standards
  • Coordinate and manage internal/external audits and balance sheet reviews
  • Review financial results for completeness/accuracy and drive for operational efficiency
  • Ensure effective financial controls across the region and oversee compliance with Corporate SOX requirements
  • Lead, execute or support various ad hoc projects/initiatives
Knowledge, Experience and SkillsImportant skills, capabilities and prior experience requirements include:
  • 8+ years of relevant experience with a Bachelor's Degree or 6 years relevant experience with a Master's Degree.
  • Proven technical accounting expertise (e.g., strong knowledge of U.S. GAAP and SOX).
  • Proven ability to evaluate and interpret complex arrangements and integrate activities
  • Proven ability to present/lead discussion of results/insights in a collaborative and efficient manner to individuals with diversified background and experience
  • Attention to detail, organized and thorough
  • Strong problem solving, analytical and communication skills
  • Self-motivated with a strong sense of ownership
  • A track record of consistent success in different environments preferred
  • Proficiency with systems such as Oracle and related analytical applications preferred
  • A combination of Big 4 CPA and hands-on operational experience in a multi-national organization preferred

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