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Gilead Sciences Inc.

Fixed Assets Sr Accountant

Gilead Sciences is continuing to hire for all open roles. Our interview process may be conducted virtually and some roles will be asked to temporarily work from home. Over the coming weeks and months, we will be implementing a phased approach to bringing employees back to site to ensure the health and safety of our teams.

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Job Description

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company that has pursued and achieved breakthroughs in medicine for more than three decades, with the goal of creating a healthier world for all people. The company is committed to pursuing scientific invention to prevent and treat life-threatening diseases, including HIV, viral hepatitis and cancer. Gilead has operations in more than 35 countries worldwide, with headquarters in Foster City, California.

You will be part of a team that is helping millions of people live healthier, more fulfilling lives. We are a close community where every individual matters and everyone has a chance to enhance their skills through ongoing development. Inclusion is one of our core values, which means we are creating and fostering a work environment where our differences are valued, and everyone feels respected and empowered to bring their authentic selves to work. By joining Gilead, you will further our mission to discover, develop and deliver innovative therapeutics for people with life-threatening diseases.

The Gilead Business Services center in Raleigh’s Research Triangle region will be home to some of the company’s critical shared service teams in North America, including Information Technology, Global Financial Solutions, HR Operations and Procurement Services Desk. These functions provide the necessary support to ensure Gilead’s business runs effectively and efficiently. The center will also be a catalyst for standardization of processes, digital transformation and technology optimization.

Position Overview:

The Fixed Assets Sr Accountant will be responsible for recording asset additions, depreciation, disposals, and capitalization of construction in progress (CIP) in the US region. In addition, the Sr Accountant will provide support to FP&A Analysts for the recording of fixed assets and monitoring of construction in progress.

The ideal candidate will be proactive, self-motivated, results-oriented, and possess a high attention to detail while still being able to meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Review fixed asset supporting documentation and record fixed asset acquisitions and capital projects in in the ERP system

  • Review the compilation of project costs in the CIP accounts, and reconcile the CIP accounts to the general ledger monthly

  • Provide accounting support to Functional FP&A Analysts for any questions relating to capitalization rules

  • Review account coding on Purchase Orders for Capital Spending prior to management approval

  • Monitor the closure of CIP projects once the related projects have been completed

  • Run depreciation for Fixed Assets, review for reasonableness, and post to the general ledger

  • Reconcile the balance in the fixed asset sub-ledger to the general ledger

  • Conduct periodic impairment inquiries for capital assets

  • Maintain SOX controls, desktop procedures for capital assets

  • Recommend any updates to accounting policies related to fixed assets as appropriate

  • Conduct a periodic review and analyses of the Fixed Assets Register

  • Prepare fixed asset schedules for Internal Audit, SOX, and SEC teams, and respond to inquiries

Basic Qualifications:

  • High school and nine years' experience or Bachelor’s degree andfiveyears’ experience or Master' degree andthreeyears’ experience

  • Must be able to apply accounting knowledge to day-to-day operations and assigned projects

  • Strong technical expertise in area of responsibility

  • Ability to identify trends through analysis of various data
  • Proficiency with Microsoft tools (Excel, Outlook, and Word)

  • Strong written, presentation and interpersonal skills are required

  • Excellent organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Able to work in a fast-paced, changing environment, meeting deadlines in an accurate and timely manner

  • Process development and process improvement experience required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of SAP

  • Experience in a multinational organization

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As an equal opportunity employer, Gilead Sciences Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. Employment decisions regarding recruitment and selection will be made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state and local laws. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact [email protected] for assistance.

For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the ‘EEO is the Law’ poster.



Our environment respects individual differences and recognizes each employee as an integral member of our company. Our workforce reflects these values and celebrates the individuals who make up our growing team.

Gilead provides a work environment free of harassment and prohibited conduct. We promote and support individual differences and diversity of thoughts and opinion.

For Current Gilead Employees and Contractors:

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