Finance Manager, PDM FP&A Finance

Foster City
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October 10 2021
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Finance Manager, PDM FP&A Finance
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. Gileads therapeutic areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer and inflammation, and serious respiratory and cardiovascular conditions.

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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

['Finance Manager, PDM FP&A Finance (Foster City)Gilead Sciences is currently seeking a Finance Manager to join the Pharmaceutical Development & Manufacturing (PDM) FP&A team.

Specific Responsibilities and skills for Position:The Finance Manager will be a key member of the FP&A team supporting the Pharmaceutical Development & Manufacturing (PDM) organization and will be based in Foster City, CA. The individual will be responsible for partnering with the Chemical Manufacturing & Development Operations organization and providing decision support and analytics, driving the forecast and budget process, developing management reporting packages, and supporting process improvement initiatives. The position reports to the Sr. Finance Manager in PDM Finance.

Essential Duties and Job Functions Provide financial support to PDM 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.
  • Support ad hoc requests and ongoing analytics support to assist the PDM organization with tactical and strategic decision-making processes.
  • 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.

Key Competencies
  • Business Partnership and Collaboration: must demonstrate an ability to build strong relationships and establish credibility with diverse audiences and work collaboratively to deliver meaningful analyses and decision support.
  • Results Orientation: 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: possess exceptional financial analytical and problem-solving skills balanced by sound business judgment.
  • Independent Worker with Cross-Functional Orientation: independent self-starter and a proactive leader demonstrating strong influencing and communications capabilities.
  • Continuous improvement: leverage expertise of functional groups and best practices to recommend systems and process improvements.
  • Provide Forward Thinking: identify the interdependencies across different organizations and proactively address the potential impact of issues with relevant parties.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills
  • 7+ years of relevant experience in Finance, having held positions of increasing scope and responsibility. 5+ years of experience with an MBA.
  • A BS or BA is required and a CPA is preferred.
  • Strong analytical skills and significant knowledge and understanding of US GAAP is required.
  • Experience with project reporting, operational accounting and reporting is required.
  • Prior experience in biotech or pharmaceuticals industry and/or in high-growth multi-national organization is a plus.
  • Demonstrated success working in a deadline driven and multi-task environment.
  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Must have advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Familiarity with Oracle, Hyperion and Tableau are a plus.

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