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Job Description

Senior Financial Analyst I

pecific Job Responsibilities

  • Develops and maintains the PDM Finance Edmonton group processes, systems and policies.
  • Participate in PDM Finance projects along with team members
  • Be accountable for supporting delivery of key site processes and responsible for monitoring ongoing progress to ensure the site is on track to deliver its commitments to the business.
  • Participate in the implementation of policy and continuous process improvements
  • Ensure the adherence and implementation of SOX controls and processes
  • Perform ad-hoc business analysis and preparation of materials in support customer requests
  • Compile and deliver accurate and timely management reporting
  • Conducts comprehensive financial analyses when required to support business decisions
  • Provide direction, policy guidance and issue resolution to business partners as needed
  • Interacts and collaborates effectively within workgroup and area of expertise; participates effectively on cross-functional teams; offers views and actively solicits ideas from others in seeking sound business solutions; encourages others in fostering effective teamwork; demonstrates very strong customer service orientation
  • Responsible for monitoring inventory transactions within Oracle, to ensure they are done on a timely manner and in accordance with the policy and procedures.
  • Reconcile inventory balance on a regular basis.
  • Development & implementation of internal financial & operational controls.
  • Assist in preparation of annual budget process and periodic LE cycles.
  • Evaluating cost reduction initiatives.
  • Variance and PPV analysis, amortization and reporting.
  • Responsible for producing statutory reports or reports for regulatory authorities as required.

Key Responsibilities

Project Involvement:

  • Participates in cross-functional projects where required.
  • Participates in cross-functional projects with strategic objectives.

Key Differentiating Contributions:

  • Frequently interacts with business partners across Company functions.
  • Possesses extensive business and technical expertise that can be leveraged to make key decisions that can alter business operations.
  • Shows a strong understanding of the relationship between manufacturing finance and the overall strategic goals of the Company.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of Gilead core values and ways of working.
  • Participate in the accounting close and financial reporting process.
  • Prepares accounting transactions and account reconciliations, providing relevant fiscal information to managers.
  • Ensures financial compliance with the worldwide Controller’s manual and to all applicable laws and regulations.
  • Helps develop operational specifications for financial systems, supports various divisions, units, and functions for financial reporting.
  • Helps develop, maintain and assess internal controls related to Gilead’s accounting and financial reporting systems.
  • Provides technical and analytical support to upper management.
  • Interacts successfully with non-financial personnel as well by providing timely and accurate data and communication.

Knowledge & Skills

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.
  • In depth knowledge of local statutory and tax reporting requirements.
  • Strong proficiency in all aspects of accounting as well as project management.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills as well as the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Experience with project reporting, operational accounting and reporting is required.
  • Demonstrated success working in a deadline driven and multi-task environment.

Required Education & Experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting with a minimum of four (4) years of relevant experience in Finance.
  • A CPA or equivalent (or enrollment in program).
  • Held positions in Finance with increasing scope and responsibility.
  • Strong knowledge of ERP’s (SAP preferred).
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Word).

Preferred Education & Experience

  • Experience in manufacturing environment and cost accounting is a distinct advantage.
  • Experience in biotech or pharmaceuticals industry.
  • Experience in multi-national organization.

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About Gilead

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical 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.

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