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Finance Manager, PDM FP&A

Company: Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Location: San Mateo
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

Finance Manager, PDM FP&A
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

For Current Gilead Employees and Contractors:

Please log onto your Internal Career Site to apply for this job.

At Gilead we believe every employee deserves a great leader. As a people leader now or in the future, we expect that you will model and create an environment of inclusion, be intentionally focused on the hiring, development, growth and retention of talent, and empower teams to align and achieve goals.
Job Description

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 Global Supply Chain (GSC) organization in PDM. This position will be based in Foster City, CA and he/she will be responsible for providing financial management and value-based business partnering decisions.

Essential Duties and Job Functions
Provide financial support to the GSC 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 process for all GSC functional departments for operating expense/headcount/contract manufacturing fees/production volumes.
  • 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 communicated to business partners.
  • Support ad hoc requests and ongoing analytics support to assist the GSC 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: 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
      • 6+ years of relevant experience in Finance, having held positions of increasing scope and responsibility. 4+ years of relevant experience with an MS/MA.
      • A BS or BA is required; MBA or CPA is preferred.
      • Prior experience in biotech, pharmaceuticals industry or supporting manufacturing is desirable.
      • Experience working with supply chain, inventory and manufacturing strongly preferred.
      • 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, Hyperion, SAP S/4, SAC-P and advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.
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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.

        Following extensive monitoring, research, consideration of business implications and advice from internal and external experts, Gilead has made the decision to require all U.S., Canada, Australia, Singapore, and Hong Kong employees and contractors to receive the COVID-19 vaccines as a condition of employment. "Full vaccination" is defined as two weeks after both doses of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks since a single-dose vaccine has been administered. Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a sincerely held religious belief or a medical condition or disability that prevents them from being vaccinated, can request a reasonable accommodation.

        For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the 'Know Your Rights' poster.



        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:

        Please log onto your Internal Career Site to apply for this job.


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