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  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Moscow


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Job Description

Finance Head Russia

Specific Responsibilities

Gilead’s finance function in EMEA is a uniquely structured centre of Excellence, where finance professionals and business stakeholders are given the opportunity to build genuine value-add partnerships in a close collaborative environment. The team’s unique operational model supports those who want to own their careers and grow their experience and responsibilities whilst allowing each individual to make a genuine and visible impact on the business and ultimately an impact on our ability to deliver life changing therapeutics to those in need.

We are seeking the Finance Head for our growing organisation in Russia reporting to the Regional Finance Lead. The Finance lead will primarily support the General Manager, and more broadly the Russian leadership team on all aspects of commercial, strategic and financial decision-making, acting as ‘right-hand’ and facilitator, as well as challenging decisions in a constructive and value-adding manner.

Essential Duties and Job Functions

Supports the General Manager in delivering optimal performance from Russia and ensure all risks are understood by Regional and EAME Management. Ensures High Forecast accuracy.
Partners’ regional & local leadership teams focusing on strategic issues across multiple functions developing business/operational plans and drive their implementation.
Develops and leads strategic initiatives that can impact the long-term goals of the affiliate, region and Company.
Member of Regional and Worldwide Finance Leadership Team. Expected to take a lead role in company-wide Finance projects, for example in ensuring the EAME finance operating model is fit for purpose, efficient & scalable, as well as well-controlled and with deep, best-in-class expertise centres.
Ensures optimal and consistent Finance processes are in place leveraging the International Shared Service Centre and central FP&A Centre-of-Excellence (CoE).
Works with the Financial Shared Services (FSS) center to ensure robust country-level Accounting, Controllership, Tax, Treasury and Procurement including robust financial controls and management of risks, facilitated by strong collaborative relationships.
Responsible for setting direction for the improvement, implementation and general maintenance of the finance systems and process that support multiple functions.

Assure compliance with governmental regulations, and industry standards. Responsible for the effective coordination and conduct of all Institute audits: internal and external.

Provide strategic direction, develop and lead a team of 1 direct report ensuring robust development of Finance staff. Inputs to talent management, strategic resourcing and succession processes.

Regularly interacts with Gilead’s senior management

Knowledge, Experience and Skills

With a unique Company culture, strong core values, operating in an industry with complex reimbursement policies and regulatory environments, we are seeking an experienced individual with proven cultural adaptability and relevant industry experience, preferably at an operational level as country Finance Director. Ideally the candidate will have gained exposure to working within a US corporate environment.

Detailed requirements include

BA or BS degree in accounting or equivalent with a CPA, CA or similar accounting qualification. Relevant experience at a supervisory level. Tax, Treasury and Financial Accounting experience required.
Excellent interpersonal skills, an inquisitive mind, and the ability to work effectively in a matrix organisation with multiple functions, together with a positive attitude and strong work ethic required.
Strong, proven business partnering mentality; has the maturity and awareness to strike a balance between facilitating and challenging the business.
Results oriented with the ability to facilitate and ensure Country GM and other Leadership members are best placed to achieve success. Be optimistic but realistic in your approach.
Must have a significant in-depth proficiency in all aspects of accounting and finance, including technical aspects (SOX and USGAAP included).
Ability to quickly establish credibility with diverse audiences and be perceived as a leader yet is hands-on when necessary. Consistently retains a sense of the ‘bigger picture’.

Possess an open and transparent approach to working with colleagues, combined with the ability to work and succeed in a non-political way.
Experience in life sciences, healthcare, biotech would be an advantage, as would exposure to US corporate environments.
An in-depth knowledge of Oracle or equivalent ERP system and proficiency with Microsoft Office tools.

Fluent English

About Gilead

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercialises 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.

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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About the company

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. Our worldwide staff of more than 8,000 people is a close community where you can see the tangible results of your contributions, where every individual matters, and everyone has a chance to enhance their skills through ongoing development.

Our scientific focus has resulted in 23 marketed products that are benefiting millions of people, a pipeline of late-stage drug candidates and unmatched patient access programs to ensure medications are available to those who could otherwise not afford them.

Today, Gilead's research and development effort is the largest it has ever been evaluating compounds with the potential to become the next generation of innovative therapies for HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer, inflammatory and respiratory diseases and cardiovascular conditions. The commercial success of Gilead's portfolio of 23 products has provided the company with the vital resources to support the development of new therapeutic advancements.

Working at Gilead provides you with plenty of opportunities for career advancement in a growing and agile environment while working with highly respected teams.

We would like to invite you to be a part of an organization that has helped millions of people around the world live healthier and more fulfilling lives

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