Sr Accountant I

Gilead Sciences, Inc.
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Feb 10, 2021
Apr 12, 2021
Jobseeker Type
Organization Type
Full Time
Sr Accountant I
Ireland - Cork

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

As part of the GSIUC Pharmaceutical Develpment and Manufacturing (PDM) Finance team located in Carrigtwohill, reporting to the Assoc. Director, Finance - FP & A, this position will work primarily in the Financial Planning and Analysis area.

We are looking for an individual who will:

  • Foster and develop strong relationships with stakeholders and business partners.
  • Collaborate effectively within the workgroup and area of expertise; participate effectively on cross-functional teams; offers views and actively solicits ideas from others in seeking sound business solutions; demonstrates a very strong business partner focus.
  • Identify opportunities for process improvement and standardization.
  • Provide direction, policy guidance and issue resolution to business partners as needed; support the business in understanding all OPEX and forecast related matters as required.

Key Responsibilities / activities of the position

  • Partner with site functional leadership in the preparation of their annual budget & bi-annual forecasts. Provide insights on key variance drivers.
  • Preparation of site consolidation budget / forecasts & liaise with US consolidations team on group management reporting.
  • Analyze departments actual monthly / quarterly expenditure & compile site metrics. Partner with site functional leadership to review operations dashboards highlighting key variance drivers.
  • Review & compile site management quarterly reporting for US consolidations team.
  • Business partner with HR on monthly site headcount reporting & assist with the compilation of headcount metrics.
  • Provide direction, policy guidance and issue resolution to business partners as needed.
  • Business partner with the site operational excellence group to provide financial analysis for various initiatives & ensure monthly metrics are compiled for site MDI reporting.
  • Work closely with the Financial Services team for site purchase metrics & assist in the resolution of issues.
  • Support the annual standard costing update process for global inventory & other COE duties as required.
  • Actively participate in Finance team's Kaizen / Continuous Improvement processes.
  • Support global / site projects where necessary.
  • Perform other ad hoc duties as required.

Knowledge, experience, competencies

  • Accounting/ Finance / Business degree or MBA is required
  • ACA/ACCA/CIMA/CPA qualification is required
  • Relevant experience with PQE essential
  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP and IFRS, accounting principles and practices
  • Advanced Excel, PowerPoint & data visualisation skills required
  • Advanced knowledge and experience of ERP systems and Reporting Tools essential e.g. Oracle, SAP, Hyperion
  • Self-starter and able to act on own initiative with high levels of integrity, excellence and teamwork
  • Demonstrated success working in a deadline driven and multi-task environment and being able to adapt to a changing, fast paced environment
  • Proven analytical ability and creative problem-solving skills
  • Detail oriented with strong organizational skills. Must be fluent in English (written and spoken)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (oral, written, presentational), an inquisitive mind and ability to work effectively with multiple customers required
  • Project Management skills and experience is desirable
  • Experience in working in the biotech or pharmaceuticals industry and in a multi-national organization is desirable
  • Experience involving a large range of analytical responsibilities covering all aspects of supporting an EMEA manufacturing and distribution organization is desirable

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, sexual orientation, medical condition, veteran status, and age, unless such protection is prohibited by federal, state, municipal, provincial, local or other applicable laws). Gilead also prohibits discrimination based on any other characteristics protected by applicable laws.

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