Senior Finance Manager

Microsoft Corporation Bellevue , WA 98009

Posted 3 months ago

Microsoft Artificial Intelligence and Research Finance team (AI+R Finance) is an exciting and fast paced finance team at the forefront of Microsoft's emerging technologies (incl. artificial intelligence, healthcare and various other research projects) with the following focus: * Driving strategic financial planning and deal management * Keeping pulse on market trends and competition to support company's long-term bets * Support successful landing of new products in the market with the goal to expand long-term profitability * Enhance transparency into financial implications of investments, product and partnership decisions to drive the right behaviorThe Senior Finance Manager role is a terrific opportunity to understand new emerging technologies and support efforts to achieve Microsoft's leading position. The ideal successful candidate will be self-motivated, results oriented, possess ability to identify business drivers, work around ambiguity and exhibit maturity to influence leadership decision making. The position has a high level of exposure to AI+R Finance, Marketing and Engineering leadership, and requires strong financial and business acumen as well as excellent analytical and communication skills. * Bachelors degree in Finance, Business, Accounting, Economics or related field. * Approximately 7 - 10 years of demonstrated work experience in strategy, investment banking or corporate finance* A track record of influence the business through initiative and in bringing financial analysis and insight * Excellent communication skills (written and oral), including an ability to communicate effectively with senior management. * Experience forming cross-group and cross-functional partnerships to achieve goals with strong business partnering skills with ability to influence others without direct authority * Ability to juggle multiple projects and priorities and re-prioritize as necessary in order to align with current business objectives * Self-starter; strong facilitator * Ability to communicate complex analysis in a simple wayKey Success Criteria: * Financial/economic analysis & modeling skills. This role requires a hands-on approach and the individual must be comfortable in rolling up her/his sleeves and diving in * Ability to thrive in a dynamic and sometimes ambiguous environment: The individual must be able to work in an environment where everything is not fully defined. The ability to work in fluid setting, define things and strategize is critical * Proficiency in excel and use of pivot tables, data tables, and modeling techniques is a must * Great collaboration, team work and business partnership: Extremely important for the person in role to possess great collaboration skills and able to build networkMicrosoft 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.*
  • Financial modeling: Build robust, driver-based financial models to support investment prioritization as well as deal/partnership negotiations * Market research and economic analysis: Conduct market analysis to provide insight into industry trends, competitors including earnings coverage * Financial P&L Management: Lead Key Financial ROB that includes working closely with many different work stream owners to meet P&L objectives and report results thru close, Scorecard, MBR, and Quarterly reviews. * Financial Reporting & Analysis: Analyze and present executive quality financial results performance to leadership teams. This includes monitoring P&L trends, key drivers, revenue, and resource investments against plan/forecast assumptions. * Complete and lead special projects, as needed
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