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CFO MBA Intern

Company: Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Location: San Mateo
Posted on: November 19, 2022

Job Description:

CFO MBA Intern
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

Gilead Sciences is continuing to hire for all open roles. Our interview process may be conducted virtually and some roles will be asked to temporarily work from home. Over the coming weeks and months, we will be implementing a phased approach to bringing employees back to site to ensure the health and safety of our teams.

For Current Gilead Employees and Contractors:

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Job Description

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company founded in 1987. Together we deliver life-saving therapies to patients in need. With the commitment and drive you bring to the workplace every day, you will be part of a team that is changing the world and helping millions of people live healthier, more fulfilling lives. Our worldwide staff is a close community where you can see the tangible results of your contributions, where every individual matters, and everyone has a chance to enhance their skills through ongoing development. Our scientific focus has resulted in marketed products that are benefiting millions of people, a pipeline of late-stage drug candidates, and unmatched patient access programs to ensure medications are available to those who could otherwise not afford them. By joining Gilead, you will further our mission to address unmet medical needs and improve life by advancing the care of patients with life-threatening diseases.

Gilead Sciences - CFO MBA Internship Program - Finance, Operations, IT & Strategy

The Gilead Sciences CFO MBA Internship Program is for first year MBA candidates seeking entry into biotech by providing an opportunity within the CFO organization at Gilead Sciences. The CFO organization at Gilead is expansive and includes a variety of groups and departments: Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), IT, Tax, Treasury, Controllership, Operations, Internal Audit, Investor Relations, Corporate Development and Strategy. The CFO organization supports every area of the company by providing financial analytics, operational expertise (i.e. procurement, project management), fiscal planning, budget forecasting, strategy development and deal execution (i.e. joint venture, partnership, acquisition) as well as managing financial reporting and engagements with external audiences. Program participants will have the opportunity to gain valuable cross-functional experiences with exposure to senior leaders, challenging high impact initiatives, and diverse networking opportunities.

Upon hiring, participants will spend 10-12 weeks working with a single group within the CFO organization at Gilead. The assignment is designed to be an opportunity to learn more about a specific financial, operational, IT and/or strategic area of the company. After completion of the internship, program participants will be evaluated for a full-time offer in the CFO MBA Leadership Program.

Duties, roles and responsibilities will vary based on the interest and capability of the participant as well as business needs. The duties include but are not limited to:


  • Conducts advanced analyses for middle and upper management and makes recommendations such as reporting changes, corporate strategy, pricing strategy, and forecasts
  • Participates in the development and coordination of the annual planning calendar, budget and forecasts
  • Responsible for the delivery of accurate and timely monthly management reporting including monthly financials, revenue reporting, and functional expense reporting
  • Procurement, Strategic Sourcing
    • Build strong relationships with Procurement organization and operational teams to manage overall execution of active sourcing and procurement programs and projects to ensure that they meet goals and deliver targeted results.
    • Liaise with Procurement category teams to identify, recommend, and implement improvements to process and technology (and monitor associated results).
    • Support creation of programs and tools to help organization adapt to change and foster a diverse and inclusive culture
    • Corporate Engineering and Facilities, Strategic Planning
      • Provide financial cost-benefit analysis for OPEX reduction initiatives.
      • Create a contingent worker spend dashboard and identify cost-reduction drivers.
      • Leverage six-sigma process improvement methodologies (process mapping, SIPOC, DMAIC).
      • Corporate Project Management Office
        • Manage critical business focused projects including creating dashboards and reports that communication progress, risk and achievements.
        • Organize projects in terms of scopes of work, schedules, business plans and cost estimates.
        • Create and publish dashboards and reports that communicate project progress, risk and achievements.
          Internal Audit
          • Work on multi-disciplinary internal audit and special project teams under the direction of audit managers and senior associates to build your skills, relationships and experiences
          • Participate in audits; learn audit methodologies, concepts and assist with controls testing
          • Hands-on participation in any program aspect when required
            Investor Relations
            • Write and shape investor communications such as press releases and executive scripts
            • Manage earnings call process and coordinate deliverables with Finance, Legal, and Public Affairs
            • Work closely with the Treasury group to support capital initiatives including meetings with fixed income investors and ratings agencies
              IT - Business Analyst
              • Identify opportunities, solve business objectives leveraging modern tools and provide accurate Return on Investment analysis
              • Capable of building analytical models that evaluate business situations and provide recommendations.
              • Participates in requirements discussions and design review of system enhancements
                Corporate Development & Strategy
                • Potential investment, drug licensing, partnerships, acquisition projects as well as coordination of technical diligence efforts for opportunities of interest
                • Creation of business case presentations for senior leadership
                • Direct and support corporate strategy projects focused on our strategic ambitions and priorities
                  Tax - CPA or Masters in Taxation Preferred
                  • Develop understanding of the company's business and transaction flows, and how it impacts and interacts with the IP and commercialization structures
                  • Work closely with cross-functional business partners, as well as external advisors, to develop and maintain an efficient and defensible tax structure that support Gilead's evolving business needs and initiatives, including supporting business development efforts
                  • Participate in planning and implementation of initiatives in response to U.S. tax reforms and evolving international tax landscape
                    Treasury - CFA preferred but not required
                    • Balance sheet, cash flow and risk-based capital monitoring, forecasting and analysis for the consolidated entity and its subsidiaries
                    • Provide assessment of issues, perspective on results, and recommendations (e.g., regarding trends that might impact target setting or how a proposed acquisition might impact regulatory capital)
                    • Management reporting regarding balance sheet, cash flow and capital.
                      • Conduct advanced analyses or benchmarking financial and reporting processes to support decision making
                      • Prepare financial reports for internal and/or external reporting purposes
                        Product / Service:
                        • Understand how Gilead advances patient care through research and development
                        • Learn how Gilead provides physicians with resources to better care for their patients
                        • Gain exposure into how Gilead Commercial Operations reaches our patients
                          Personal Development:
                          • Gain an understanding of the Pharmaceutical/Biotech industry.
                          • Work in a corporate finance, planning, and strategy environment.
                          • Develop planning, organizational and time management skills.
                          • Increase knowledge of computer skills and technology.
                          • Practice team-based work competencies.
                          • Develop effective communication skills with executives, business contacts, and external clients click apply for full job details

Keywords: Gilead Sciences, Inc., San Mateo , CFO MBA Intern, Executive , San Mateo, California

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