Meet Anisha Gupta, Financial Analyst at Roche
Tell us a bit about yourself
I mostly grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. I went to school in beautiful Santa Cruz, where I took up hiking in my free time. I come from a background in public accounting, where I worked on my technical financial and accounting skills. I wanted to work in a health care industry where I make an impact on people’s lives every day. Hence, when I got the opportunity to work at Roche, I was more than excited to be part of the Roche family.
In which Roche location do you currently work and what can you tell us about that location as a work environment?
Since, I mostly grew up in California; it is great to work close to my family and friends. Pleasanton, CA is located in Bay Area, which has awesome weather all year round, and beautiful hiking trails. Furthermore, Pleasanton is also a quick BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) ride to San Francisco, if you are in mood for some great concerts and food.
Why did you decide to join Roche and why at this location?
I chose Roche Sequencing, Pleasanton - USA, as I wanted to work for a company that believes in innovation. As we move into era of a personalized medicine, Roche is in the forefront to develop new sequencing technologies. I wanted to be part of the building a business that will have a great impact on the future of medicine. Being part of a new business comes exciting challenges, which makes no day the same as the next.
What is your current position at Roche?
I currently support the Sequencing Unit’s finance teams locally and globally. My role consists of supporting the R&D, M&D and Legal departments locally in Pleasanton. I also do global reporting for the Sequencing Unit, which mainly consist of forecasting. This position has several key benefits, including contact with senior management across various departments, exposure to colleagues all over the world and building the foundation for a new business, which makes no day the same as the next.
How would you describe Roche as an employer?
In the short time I have been here, my colleagues are always there to answer my questions and provide me guidance, allowing an easy transition into my role. Furthermore, Roche invests in their employees by providing excellent professional development trainings and focusing on mobility for employees by providing rotation programs locally and internationally.
How are you getting to know your colleagues, not only at your site, but other sites?
In addition to supporting local finance, my role also consists of global finance reporting. This constantly keeps in touch with the finance teams in Madison, Wisconsin- USA, Branchburg, New Jersey- USA, Basel, Switzerland and Penzberg, Germany. Furthermore, I have had opportunities to attend conferences and dinners with leadership teams from other sites.
How is your job connected to “doing now what patients need next”?
My role at Roche is an excellent example of “doing now what patients need next”. By supporting the Sequencing Unit, I am impacting the future of medicine every day, as the world moves towards personalized health care. It is great to work for a company who not only believe their mission, but proactively work towards their company’s mission.