Senior Manager FP&A

Foster City
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July 08 2021
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Senior Manager FP&A
UAE - Dubai

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. Gileads 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 companys five core values. Thats 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

The Senior manager FP&A will provide finance business support to the Middle East finance and commercial and will be supervising the finance activities for 10 countries. This role will report into the Finance Director and will be managing two contractors.The position will play a dynamic role by combining the roles of financial planning & analysis, monthly reporting and operational analysis to support the Middle East business. The individual must be able to meet deadlines for multiple priorities and projects drawing on disciplines from finance and accounting. The individual will be able to establish strong relationships within the business and finance, and with assisting Gilead teams to deliver analytical results using financial and operating metrics.

Essential Duties and Job Functions

Provide financial support to the organization including but not limited to the following:

  • Support month end close/ reporting activities and variance analytics. Develop an in-depth understanding of key business drivers to incorporate into monthly commentaries.

  • Support the coordination and delivery of accurate and timely monthly/quarterly business reporting packages. Present financial results to business partners.

  • Support the annual budgeting and forecasting planning process for each functional area for operating expense/headcount/capital expenditure.

  • Develop a good understanding of key performance drivers & issues relating to budget and actual results ensuring key issues, risks, and business drivers are understood and highlighted to management.

  • 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.

  • Ensure robust financial controls and management of risks by working closely with Regional finance teams - Controllership, Tax, Treasury etc

  • Experience in VAT reporting in the Middle East specially in UAE and Saudi Arabia

    Key Competencies

  • Business Partnership and Collaboration: The candidate must demonstrate an ability to build strong relationships with Finance and non-Finance business partners and work collaboratively to deliver meaningful analyses and decision support.

  • Results Orientation: The ideal candidate will be results-driven and must thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. He/ She must have the ability to deliver results and possess a strong drive to meet and exceed goals and be willing to take ownership of problems and make sound decisions. A can-do attitude is an absolute must.

  • 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.

  • Independent Worker with Cross-Functional Orientation: The candidate must be an independent self-starter and a proactive leader demonstrating strong influencing capabilities with business partners while maintaining open and transparent communication within Gilead's matrixed organization.

  • Continuous improvement: The individual will leverage expertise of functional groups and best practices to recommend systems and process improvements.

  • Provide Forward Thinking: The individual will be able to identify the interdependencies across different organizations and proactively address the potential impact of issues with relevant parties.

    Knowledge, Experience and Skills

  • 10+ years of relevant experience in Finance, having held positions of increasing scope and responsibility

  • Prior experience in biotech or pharmaceuticals industry or supporting manufacturing is a must

  • People management skills

  • A BS or BA is required. Any additional certificate in finance will be an added value

  • Strong analytical skills and significant knowledge and understanding of US GAAP is required

  • Demonstrated success working in a deadline driven and multi-task environment.

  • Excellent interpersonal (team player/ability to work cross functionally) skills required

  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Must have familiarity with Oracle and Hyperion and advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint

  • Arabic language is a must

    Gilead Core Values

  • Integrity (always doing the right thing)

  • Teamwork (collaborating in good faith)

  • Excellence (working at a high level of commitment and capability)

  • Accountability (taking personal responsibility)

  • Inclusion (encouraging diversity)


    Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)
    It is the policy of Gilead Sciences, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively "Gilead" or the "Company") to recruit select and employ the most qualified persons available for positions throughout the Company. Except if otherwise provided by applicable law, all employment actions relating to issues such as compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, returns from layoffs, company-sponsored training, education assistance, social and recreational programs are administered on a non-discriminatory basis (i.e. without regard to protected characteristics or prohibited grounds, which may include an individual's gender, race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, marital status, medical condition, veteran status, and age, unless such protection is prohibited by federal, state, municipal, provincial, local or other applicable laws including nationalization and residency restrictions and requirements). Gilead also prohibits discrimination based on any other characteristics protected by applicable laws.

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