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Sr. Manager, Finance Collaborations Accounting

Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Foster City, CA
Start date
Nov 25, 2022

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Administration, Accounting, Finance
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Job Details

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. Headquartered in Foster City, California, Gilead has operations in North, South and Central America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. Gilead makes it a priority to increase access to its medicines for people who can benefit from them, regardless of where they live or their economic status. As a key member of the U.S. Controllership, he/she will work closely with cross-functional business partners, 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:
  • Manage the end-to-end collaboration accounting and reporting process
  • Review and on-board new collaboration arrangements and manage the accounting for day-to-day collaboration related financial activities, including milestone payments, cost sharing, royalties, and other contractual right and obligations
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams including Alliance Management, FP&A, Corporate Development, Technical Accounting, Legal and various internal/external business partners
  • Manage accounting issues on complex collaboration arrangements 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
  • Lead, execute or support various ad hoc projects/initiatives
Knowledge, Experience and Skills Important skills, capabilities and prior experience requirements include:
  • 8+ years of relevant experience with a bachelor's degree or 6 years of 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
  • 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 (e.g., Alliant, Oracle/SAP, Hyperion) preferred
  • A combination of Big 4 CPA and hands-on operational experience in collaboration and alliance arrangement preferred

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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. Headquartered in Foster City, California, Gilead has operations in North America, Europe and Australia.

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