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Manager, SOX Compliance and Controls (Global Accounting, Advisory and Reporting)

Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Foster City, CA
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Feb 2, 2024

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Manager, SOX Compliance and Controls (Global Accounting, Advisory and Reporting)
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

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At Gilead, we're creating a healthier world for all people. For more than 35 years, we've tackled diseases such as HIV, viral hepatitis, COVID-19 and cancer - working relentlessly to develop therapies that help improve lives and to ensure access to these therapies across the globe. We continue to fight against the world's biggest health challenges, and our mission requires collaboration, determination and a relentless drive to make a difference.

We empower our leaders to step up, share ideas, listen, learn, and lead. We're welcoming bright, diverse, and imaginative minds; we're nurturing them to foster an environment of inclusion and growth where innovation is encouraged. We expect our people leaders to model that environment, and to focus on creating inclusion, developing talent, and enabling teams.

Every member of Gilead's team plays a critical role in the discovery and development of life-changing scientific innovations. Our employees are our greatest asset as we work to achieve our bold ambitions, and we're looking for the next wave of passionate and ambitious people ready to make a direct impact. Join Gilead and help create possible, together.
Job Description

Specific Responsibilities
The SOX Compliance team is part of the Controllership group at Gilead and is responsible for the SOX internal controls over financial reporting. This is an audit advisory role with cross-functional involvement with U.S. and international finance teams and business partners. Key area of responsibility include: design of key controls (business processes, interfaces, and IT application controls), identification of audit process improvements, financial reporting risk mitigation, and remediation of control deficiencies.

As part of this unique business structure, the SOX PMO group works closely with external auditors and Gilead Internal audit teams to ensure that the global SOX audit program applies the appropriate audit scope, evaluation of financial risk, development of controls over complex processes and application of best practices. The team is also responsible for facilitating audit process improvement and leveraging the use of technology to drive efficient and effective audits.

The SOX PMO team is currently working on a multi-year global SAP implementation that involves the redesign of key processes, leveraging ERP enhancements, evaluation of sophisticated boundary systems, and building well designed control frameworks.

This role offers a very good opportunity for team members to transition from public accounting and gain in-depth knowledge over the biopharmaceutical industry, overall accounting processes, and complex accounting areas. We foster a strong and collaborative learning environment and are looking for candidates that are interested in developing their knowledge of SAP implementations and working through complex projects.

Each day is different and interesting as team members work through various projects and accounting areas of focus.

Essential Duties and Job Functions
Keys to succeed in this role include:
  • Having relevant working experience on internal controls and SOX compliance
  • Partnering with the business process owners during design, modification, or streamlining of processes and controls for a more efficient/effective control environment
  • Ensuring appropriate documentation of internal controls analysis to comply with SOX requirements and/or internal policy.
  • Partnering with and/or becoming the liaison between business process owners and Internal Audit and External Audit during resolution of control findings
  • Developing and producing reports on SOX related project status, trends, and remediation of deficiencies, as needed
  • Partnering with IT SOX team to ensure appropriate IT controls design on current and/or future state processes.
  • Maintaining a positive attitude and embracing change -- learn new technology (SAP, data analytics, and reporting tools)
  • Being a self-starter that can solve problems independently and works proactively to identify, advocate for, and execute improvements.
  • Interest in joining and fun and dynamic team
  • Desire to learn on a daily basis.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills
  • A BS or BA in business, Finance or Accounting is required.
  • 6+ years of relevant experience, having held positions of increasing scope and responsibility. 4+ years of relevant experience with an MBA/MS or MA.
  • An active CPA is required.
  • Big 4 public accounting firm is strongly preferred.
  • Experience in designing, monitoring, or evaluating internal controls and SOX compliance programs for a multinational organization.
  • Strong planning, project management and analytical skills
  • Excellent leadership, communication and influencing skills.
  • Proficiency in US GAAP and general accounting policies and procedures is required.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft tool (Excel, Outlook, and Word) required.

The salary range for this position is: $133,280.00 - $172,480.00. Gilead considers a variety of factors when determining base compensation, including experience, qualifications, and geographic location. These considerations mean actual compensation will vary. This position may also be eligible for a discretionary annual bonus, discretionary stock-based long-term incentives (eligibility may vary based on role), paid time off, and a benefits package. Benefits include company-sponsored medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans*.

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* Eligible employees may participate in benefit plans, subject to the terms and conditions of the applicable plans.

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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.

For Current Gilead Employees and Contractors:

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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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