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Senior Director, Finance

Hong Kong, Hong Kong | Gilead Sciences

  • Industry:
    Pharmaceutical / Biotech
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Finance (Internal)
    General Management
  • Experience:
    12-15 years
Job Description:
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Job Description

Gilead Sciences is currently seeking an experienced Finance Director for its regional Asian headquarters based in Hong Kong covering Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan and Korea.The Finance Director position based at Gilead region Asia HQ is a critical role within the Asia 5 Regional leadership team as well as the regional finance leadership team. The Regional Senior Finance Director will report to the Executive Director International Finance and support the Vice President and General Manager, commercial operations of the Asia 5 region. 

The Senior Finance Director will also ensure the quality of the team and the morale within the Asia 5 Region leading to enhanced business performance in the critical markets.

Key responsibilities include:

Is an effective and aligned member of the leadership team working cross functionally to ensure that business performance is optimized. Works with the senior management teams to produce stretch but deliverable budgets and forecasts and provides high quality analysis to support projections and any variances to local management and U.S. headquarters. Acts as a counsel to the General Manager on all key business decisions. Keeps abreast of business issues by monitoring and understanding changes in business environment particularly as they relate to healthcare in Asia. Champions compliance across the organisation and region while taking into account the multiple country specific financial regulations and controls. Ensures that theworking relationship between the business and the CFO organisation is proactive and focussed on improving process efficiency and accuracy Ensures the highest standards of financial control and compliance within the region and affiliates in line with the Gilead Controller’s Manual Ensures all local statutory reporting, tax audits as well as internal and external audits and ensures compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act Builds, leads and develops a high quality finance team within the Asia 5 region ensuring staff have robust and stretch development plans. Is a pro-active member of the Finance Leadership Team setting the strategic direction for Finance in Asia.

Key Attributes 

Strong technical finance experience internationally including US GAAP.

Previous experience of senior regional finance roles with a strong aptitude for business partnering within a senior management team.

Strong leadership, problem solving, management and communication skills.

Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with multiple functions.

Ability to lead and influence cross functional teams.

Good written and spoken English language skills.


12 years of relevant experience and a BA or BS degree.

Strong people management experience.

Experience in a multi-national company.

Chartered accountant or CPA certification preferred.

MBA degree preferred.

Pharmaceutical or Biotech experience preferred

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