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Manager, Global SOX Compliance and Controls

Company: Gilead Sciences
Location: Raleigh
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Gilead Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative therapeutics in areas of unmet medical need. - The companys mission is to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases worldwide. - Headquartered in Foster City, California, Gilead has operations in North, South and Central America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. - Gilead makes it a priority to increase access to its medicines for people who can benefit from them, regardless of where they live or their economic status. -Manager, SOX Compliance and ControlsSpecific ResponsibilitiesThe Manager, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Compliance and Controls is part of the team that oversees internal control over financial reporting for the Company. The SOX Compliance and Controls team is responsible for oversight and reporting on the internal control design. He/she will be responsible for the maintenance and preparation of clear, detailed and accurate SOX documentation, including narratives/process flow diagrams, control descriptions, risk control matrices and partners with Internal Audit in planning the SOX compliance testing program and deficiency analysisAs part of this unique business structure, the SOX PMO group works closely with global cross-functional teams to ensure that the SOX program is appropriately designed and executed. In this role, we also expect team members to be actively involved in key projects like system implementations which include assessing the future state controls and risk areas and reviewing relevant system testing strategies. He/she will help make valuable recommendations on controls and influence changes and decisions. He/she will help drive cross-functional initiatives to ensure compliance and work to improve existing processes.This role offers a very good opportunity for team members to transition from public accounting and gain in-depth knowledge over the pharmaceutical industry, overall accounting processes, and complex accounting areas. -Essential Duties and Job FunctionsKeys to success in this role include:

  • Having relevant working experience on internal controls and SOX compliance -
  • Partnering with the business process owners during design, modification, or streamlining of processes and controls for a more efficient/effective control environment
  • Ensuring appropriate documentation of internal controls analysis to comply with SOX requirements and/or internal policy
  • Partnering with and/or becoming the liaison between business process owners and Internal Audit and External Audit during resolution of control findings
  • Developing and producing reports on SOX related project status, trends, and remediation of deficiencies, as needed
  • Partnering with IT SOX team to ensure appropriate IT controls design on current and/or future state processes
  • Maintaining a positive attitude and embrace change -- learn new technology (robotic process automation, data analytics and new systems)
  • Being a self-starter that can solve problems independently and works proactively to identify, advocate for and execute improvements
  • Having the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environmentKnowledge, Experience and Skills
    • Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance or Accounting with 6 years of relevant experience or 4 years of experience with a master's degree.
    • CPA with a Big 4 public accounting firm is strongly preferred
    • Experience in designing, monitoring, or evaluating internal controls and SOX compliance programs for a multinational organization
    • Strong planning, project management and analytical skills -
    • Excellent leadership, communication and influencing skills
    • Proficiency in US GAAP and general accounting policies and procedures is required
    • Proficiency with Microsoft tool (Excel, Outlook, and Word) required

Keywords: Gilead Sciences, Raleigh , Manager, Global SOX Compliance and Controls, Executive , Raleigh, North Carolina

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