Microsoft Corporation Sr. Finance Manager - Business Applications in Redmond, Washington
Business Applications is a key focus and investment area for Microsoft, combining an extensive portfolio of cloud business application technologies with the breadth and reach of the Microsoft Cloud in a way that no other provider can. Dynamics 365 and the Power Platform are one of the fastest growing set of Microsoft cloud services and serve as the foundation for the overall Microsoft Cloud -- allowing organizations to gain a holistic view of their business from marketing to sales to back office operations and modernize legacy business process.
The Business Applications Finance Team is chartered with building a sustainable & high growth cloud business. The team helps establish and drive both tactical and strategic business execution, assesses business performance, generates critical insights, forms investment and trade-off decisions, and shapes business transformation.
We are looking for an experienced and highly motivated individual to join our Product Health Team. A successful candidate will be intellectually curious, enjoy using data-based analytics to influence decision making, and seek to drive impact in a growing business. This role will partner with the engineering and product marketing teams to identify opportunities to drive success of nascent businesses including Industry Solutions and will establish cross platform frameworks to accelerate growth.
• Performs analysis and research of present and future financial performance, financial plans
(e.g., expected returns, resource allocation, pricing, investment opportunities) and economic
transactions (e.g., customer deals, commercial partnerships, acquisitions, etc.).
• Assists in the execution of annual business planning and forecasting process. Completes
analysis, modeling, and research to support preliminary and adjusted forecast cycles;
partners and solicits insight from business and commercial stakeholders.
• Provides business leader support and actionable insights during financial close periods.
Reviews recurring financial reporting and presentations; identifies trends, and formulates
action plans. Determines financial results (e.g., revenue, profitability, OPEX, etc.) and
conducts variance analyses; identifies variance causes and solutions. Collaborates to ensure
execution of plans and accountability for results.
• Develops and leverages relationships with customers and partners to bolster sales, and to
understand and manage business risk; collects customer feedback data and applies data
analysis techniques to improve customer experience; builds strong relationships with
customers at senior levels; designs and negotiates solutions to complex financial issues with
customers; engages with customers and partners on their wider relationships with Microsoft;
serves as advocate for Microsoft and its customers; understands customers' businesses to
plan growth; manages balance between customer centricity, enablement of sales, and cost
• Provides business insights and recommendations to peers and stakeholders to achieve
revenue and profitability goals and drive shareholder return, including; resource allocation,
cost optimization, revenue generation, trends, and future requirements. Manages and
executes processes through engagement with internal and external stakeholders.
Collaborates with business leaders to define action plans for financial and business analysis
• Applies advanced understanding of Microsoft Finance and business (e.g., monetization
strategy, market, key drivers, revenue channels, advanced technology, and business partner
work context) to multiple situations to evaluate results and analysis. Develops and manages
strategies to proactively mitigate, or reactively address, potential adverse effects of
macroeconomic and/or geopolitical risks. Maintains working knowledge of Microsoft
financial systems, policies, and processes to evaluate potential impacts of changes, and
drives improvements in efficiency and accuracy.
• Contributes to new and unconventional methods and approaches to data collection,
analysis, interpretation, and financial models. Provides advice and direction to teammates
and peers on data management and operations.
• Leads efforts to leverage technology to increase productivity (e.g., report optimization) and
to ensure accurate conclusions.
• Integrates varied data sources and assimilates the information into a comprehensive, clear
narrative. Communicates results in a compelling and understandable message. Articulates
understanding and awareness of business partner situation.
• Ensures compliance with company policies, legal standards, and regulatory requirements by
reviewing and monitoring accuracy of financial documents and business processes; drives
corrective measures. Consults with business partners on sharing financial information,
approved instruments and processes, and consistency with corporate policies. Collaborates
with Compliance groups to ensure team is current on company policies and procedures
• Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Data
Science, or related field AND 4+ years of post-graduate financial analysis,
accounting, controllership, or finance work experience
OR Master's Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance,
Economics, Data Science, or related field AND 2+ years of post-graduate
financial analysis, accounting, controllership, or finance work experience
OR equivalent experience.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
• Detail Oriented
• Diversity Promotion
• Financial Analysis
• Financial Modeling
• Quality Assurance
• Written Communication
Culture and Values
• Learn more about Microsoft’s Culture:https://microsoft.sharepoint.com/sites/Culture/ (http://Microsoft%20Culture)
• Microsoft Values: Respect, Integrity, Accountability
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 (https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/accommodationrequest) .
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