Senior Manager, SOX Risk and Compliance - Corporate Accounting and Advisory

Foster City, CA
Dec 01, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Senior Manager, SOX Risk and Compliance - Corporate Accounting and Advisory
United States - California - Foster CityUnited 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's Corporate Accounting Advisory and Reporting team which has responsibility for Technical Accounting, External Financial Reporting and SOX, is looking for a strong player that wants to grow his/her knowledge and skills across our teams. We are seeking an outstanding candidate who is intellectually curious and has a broad interest in learning and working on these unique and complex areas.

This role offers a very good opportunity for team members to transition from public accounting and gain in-depth knowledge over the pharmaceutical industry, overall accounting processes, and complex accounting areas.

The initial role will focus on the SOX Risk and Compliance team that is part of the broader Controllership group.

We are seeking an exceptional candidate who has:
  • A track record of consistent success in dynamic environments
  • A strong sense of ownership and pride in high performance teams
  • Unquestionable ethics
  • An affinity for specialized, technical work and non-routine work (e.g, research of complex topics, process-oriented mindset, etc.)
  • A business partner focused approach to problem solving
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A positive, team player and relationship builder
  • A growth mindset - embraces learning and development
  • A focus on execution and navigation up/down levels to ensure success
  • Alignment with Gilead's mission and culture

Skills, competencies, experience requirements include:

  • Bachelor's Degree qualified in business, accounting or finance with 8 + years of relevant work experience, ideally a combination public accounting firm and experience in the Controllership function of a public company or a Master's Degree with 6+ years of relevant experience.
  • Subject matter expertise in SOX and US GAAP standards
  • Success in leading process improvements and positively influencing change
  • Experience building strong partnerships with key stakeholders across various functions
  • CPA preferred

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