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Brenda D. Alexander

Brenda D. Alexander

Exelixis Inc
Senior Director, Finance & Assistant Controller
South San Francisco, CA, USA


Brenda Alexander is the Senior Director, Finance & Assistant Controller for Exelixis, Inc. At Exelixis, she expanded her role of SEC and SOX Compliance into one of managing many technical and operational areas of accounting. She has been part of two new drug launches, ensuring the revenue, cost accounting and SOX processes were developed appropriately as Exelixis transformed from a R&D company into a commercial organization.

Prior to working at Exelixis, Brenda has held other SEC and statutory reporting roles. With respect to revenue recognition, she has provided technical accounting guidance for insurance contracts, reinsurance arrangements, IP licensing, product sales, milestones, collaboration arrangements and gross to net accounting. She has also managed the accounting for other technical areas such as carved out financial statements, restructuring, convertible debt, contingencies, intangible assets, segment reporting, sale-leaseback transactions and others.

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