Sr Finance Manager

Microsoft Corporation Bellevue , WA 98009

Posted 3 months ago

Microsoft's "Search, Ads and News" division is an exciting, fast growing business unit that is responsible for driving the company's overall advertising strategy across Bing, MS News, Outlook and other first party and third party publishers.

The group is responsible for delivering advertising that seek to empower our users by bringing them closer to the people and information that matter most to them. Bing is the single largest AI application from Microsoft presently.

The Finance team provides end-to-end support of the Bing, Bing Affiliate, Yahoo (Oath), MS News, and Native/Display Advertising.

The team provides product analysis, forecasting, target setting, performance management and planning. We aim to be the trusted advisors to the various Product and Engineering groups in driving key business decisions. We also partner closely with the business development team to provide deal modeling and guidance across the entire MSFT publisher portfolio.

  • 5+ years of Financial Planning & Analysis experience, with focus on delivering strategic projects a plus

  • Experience leading a team or v-team in which your leadership skill were required and proven

  • Experience forming cross-group and cross-functional partnerships to achieve goals with strong business partnering skills with ability to influence others and create impact without direct authority

  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and uncertainty in a business that evolves rapidly

  • Ability to communicate complex analysis in a simple way

  • Bachelor's degree

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.

The Senior Finance Manager will manage revenue growth for two crucial native demand initiatives Microsoft Audience Network (MSAN) and Verizon Media (VM). This will include full P&L ownership, results analysis, revenue forecasting, contract modelling, and thinking outside the box to explore growth areas. This candidate will partner with teams at MS News, Bing Engineering, Search Sales and also with VM Finance. The key to being successful in this role will be to deeply understand the rapidly growing Native advertising business and how MSAN and VM can be successful in that journey.

  • Financial and business P&L performance management growing net revenue and margin as defined in fiscal year target goals

  • Financial reporting as needed for MS News business team and Partnership team

  • Cross-group partnering to create holistic product for the publisher, partners and partner mgmt. team

  • ROB such as target setting, budgeting, forecasting, scorecards, quarterly/monthly reporting

  • Financial modeling, scenario analysis, and opportunity sizing

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