Director, FP&A - Corporate

Location: Foster City, California US


This position is no longer open.

Job Number: 1632

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Job Description
About us

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.

Being here matters. 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.

About the Role

This key position will be responsible for helping to lead the delivery of programs and projects associated with Gilead's multi-year functional transformation and will have a primary focus on championing implementation and success for our Data Governance project.

Gilead Sciences has a newly created position of Director, FP&A - Corporate FP&A, Center of Excellence (CoE). This role is critical to driving the constant enhancement of Gilead's FP&A function. Reporting to the Executive Director FP&A - Corporate FP&A, you will be responsible for the successful implementation of our Data Governance project. The successful candidate will ensure the timeliness and quality of deliverables whilst collaborating with cross-functional stakeholders globally including, but not limited to, FP&A, Controllership, Tax, HR, Purchasing, IT and external consultants. Longer term, this role will drive global data and analytics to enable decision making.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Define and execute the overall data management and analytics strategy including data governance, collection, transformation, modeling, quality and reporting.
  • Design and implement data management and analytics to drive decision making.
  • Oversee the management financial reporting hierarchy, including periodic review of financial data governance process and management of the cost center chart of accounts.
  • Evaluate the necessity and accuracy of financial hierarchy and chart of accounts changes resulting from various business changes, including business structure changes and acquisitions.
  • Monitor management reporting to ensure compliance with management financial reporting governance policies, processes and controls; work with financial system administrator to ensure accurate and consistent financial reporting.
  • Create and implement methods for monitoring and reporting any data incidents.
  • Maintain the applicable definition documentation; manage the process to ensure all additions and changes are vetted, aligned, and effectively managed and communicated.
  • As required, support budgeting and forecasting activities and lead non-routine special projects.

  • Comprehensive knowledge and industry experience of finance systems, master data management (MDM), data and attributes.
  • Excellent strategic thinking, planning and problem-solving skills with the ability to respond to changing priorities.
  • Extensive experience of Data Governance related projects and technology-driven solutions,
  • Proven success in developing and executing business vision or strategies, continuous improvement, analytics & advanced technologies to improve core governance values.
  • Proven track record of understanding business challenges and translating them into value-add solutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to make sound business decisions using good business judgment and innovative and creative problem-solving.
  • Proven leadership capabilities, effective stakeholder management and capacity to defend strategic decisions with respect to data governance.
  • A track record of success in anticipating the future data needs of the organization.
  • Demonstrated abilities around communicating, reporting, and presenting to leadership.
  • Proficiency with relational databases and structure design.
  • Proven ability to manage, supervise and motivate others.
  • Track record of success managing multiple projects at once.

Knowledge / Skills:
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, Finance, Information Technology, Computer Science, Data Science or related area. MBA a plus, Project Management a plus
  • 12+ years of finance reporting and analysis and/or accounting work experience, with 3-5 years of management and systems experience. 10+ years relevant experience with MS/MA or MBA
  • Database fundamentals, including Modifying SQL queries, connecting to Open Source databases.
  • Excellent problem solving, and analytical abilities combined with advanced Excel spreadsheet skills.
  • Superior communication, presentation, change leadership and management skills are required.
  • Highly motivated, committed to driving change and to continually improving processes and results.
  • Commercially aware and adept at communicating across a wide number of departments and at managing priorities and multiple tasks to meet deadlines in time critical periods.
  • Must be an independent self-starter who is effective in a fast-paced environment with the ability to quickly establish credibility with, and influence, diverse audiences.
  • Experience with Hyperion Planning, Essbase and Oracle EBS preferred.
  • Experience in dashboard platforms (Tableau, Power BI, Spotfire).
  • Must be fluent in English (written and spoken).

Gilead Core Values:
  • Integrity (Doing What's Right);
  • Inclusion (Encouraging Diversity);
  • Teamwork (Working Together);
  • Excellence (Being Your Best);
  • Accountability (Taking Personal Responsibility)

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