Group Finance Manager

Microsoft Corporation Redmond , WA 98053

Posted 2 months ago

The goal of Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis (CFPA) team is to provide key insights that help Microsoft make better financial and business decisions. Our team is at the hub of Microsoft's financial activities, being a key strategic partner to all sides of the business and serving a diverse set of stakeholders: CFOs, Senior Leadership Team, engineering groups, and sales and marketing teams.

Finance Managers in our team help us transform the way we measure business performance, manage resources and lead financial activities using business intelligence, modelling and analytics. As a Finance Manager, you will have a unique opportunity to use your insights and strategic thinking to partner with leaders on financial decisions, investments, efficiency and process transformation projects.

Business Purpose

Our team is responsible for delivering comprehensive P&L reporting as well as messaging and forward guidance to investor relations, senior management, finance leadership, and the board of directors. We are looking for a strong finance professional with a deep understanding of financial statements, ability to connect dots, understand and explain a big picture story with an eye for details, complimented with extraordinary cross group collaboration skills.

We are looking for a finance professional to support total company operating expenses. The role will partner closely with the other finance teams across the company to understand the results and outlook for the business, summarize the key insights for management and provide recommendations for external guidance ranges. We are looking for a highly-motivated individual who possesses ability to delve deep, drive data driven decisions, collaborate well with others, and synthesize complex business drivers.

Qualifications

  • Systems, tools and technology savvy; financial reporting and Excel expertise is a must

  • Detail oriented & thorough, with ability to think 'big picture' and understand the key trends and levers that drive Microsoft's business

  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, particularly strong with cross-group collaboration and executive presence

  • Finance, accounting, or business degree. MBA/ CPA preferred.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.

Responsibilities

The successful candidate's background is likely grounded with an understanding of Microsoft systems, an ability to listen and build relationships effectively and an ability to clearly communicate recommendations to management. You will do great in this position if you are solid on quantitative analysis while being able to communicate the high-level financial impact of results and forecast. The role will include the following responsibilities:

  • Provide monthly analysis of operating expense performance particularly in sales and marketing organizations

  • Synthesize messages based on analytics of operating expense drivers

  • Prepare insightful monthly and quarterly executive level reporting

  • Support quarterly board of directors and external investor deliverables

  • Run effective quarterly forecast rhythm and collaborate to understand projections and independently evaluate risk/ opportunities

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