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Manager Finance - FP&A Clinical, Inflammation

Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Foster City, CA
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Mar 12, 2023

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Manager Finance - FP&A Clinical, Inflammation
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.

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Manager Finance - FP&A Clinical, Inflammation
Gilead Sciences is looking for a Finance Manager - FP&A Clinical to join our FP&A team in Foster City, CA. In this important role, you will partner with Clinical Operations to support Inflammation clinical spend. To achieve this, you will work closely with the Inflammation TA Clinical Ops team, driving the forecast and budget process, performing month-end close, helping with decision support and analysis, and producing management reporting.

What you will do:
  • Establish strong business partnerships with the Inflammation Clinical operations team to provide comprehensive financial support and ongoing analytics for clinical study spend.
  • Lead the month-end and LE process for Inflammation, ensuring accuracy and streamlined processes.
  • Drive development of meaningful financial analyses and create effective presentations to communicate conclusions and recommendations to senior leadership.
  • Drive development and implementation of key process improvement initiatives. Proactively engage with Finance colleagues and business partners to develop continuous process improvements to planning, analyses and reporting.
  • Monitor and ensure compliance with internal controls, company policies and procedures, including Financial Disclosures for NDA and NDA filing.
  • Ad hoc analyses as needed

The key competencies for this candidate are:
  • Business Partnership and Collaboration: The candidate must demonstrate an ability to build strong relationships with Finance and non-Finance business partners. The candidate should be a proactive leader exhibiting strong influencing capabilities and a willingness to maintain open and transparent communication across the organization.
  • Results Oriented: The ideal candidate will be results-driven and must thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. The candidate must have the ability to lead and meet deadlines for multiple priorities and projects and take ownership of issues and resolve them in a timely manner. A "can-do" attitude is paramount.
  • Willingness to be hands-on: The individual must have a willingness to become involved in operations to understand the processes so that the person can be viewed as the financial partner by the business.
  • Provide Forward Thinking: The individual must be able to identify the interdependencies across different parts of the organization and proactively address the potential impact of issues with relevant parties.
  • Business Savvy and Financial Acumen: The candidate will possess exceptional financial, analytical and problem-solving skills. These skills must be balanced by sound business judgment.
  • Project Management: The candidate must possess the ability to actively manage the execution of projects that involve cross-functional stakeholders. This includes providing guidance on project scope and timelines, integrating the work of multiple teams into project deliverables, and ensuring quality and timeliness of deliverables.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills:
  • A BS or BA is required.
  • 6+ years of relevant experience in Finance, having held positions of increasing scope and responsibility. 4+ years with an MBA/MS or MA.
  • Must have advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint with familiarity in Oracle, Hyperion, and Tableau preferred.
  • Experience with project reporting, operational accounting and reporting is required.
  • A CPA or master's degree, and prior experience in biotech or pharmaceutical industry supporting R&D are strongly preferred.
  • Solution oriented, with good analytical capabilities.
  • Demonstrated success working in a deadline driven and multi-task environment.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently and as an effective member of our team.

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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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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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