Finance Manager

Microsoft   •  

Redmond, WA

Industry: Enterprise Technology


5 - 7 years

Posted 64 days ago

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The Corp HQ Finance team is looking for a finance professional to support MS Services leaders for all finance-related services and activities. If you love challenges, have a passion for results, cross-group collaboration, and business analytics; we want you.


Finance Rhythms of Business: Drive Services Corp HQ finance ROB for target setting, budgeting, and forecasting. Develop a calendar in sync with the corporate and business timelines. Communicate required deliverables clearly and facilitate reviews and trade-off discussions with the Services leadership. Understand the strategy adopted by Services and maintain financial hierarchies to mirror how the team views its business.

Business Partnership: Effective collaboration with Senior Services leaders, HR & Staffing partners, and a diverse group of delivery & operations leaders, technical project leads, and business managers.

P&L Analysis & Financial Modeling: Analyze Cogs & Opex results to understand performance against plan. Monitor trends and key levers, such as HC growth and vendor investment against plan/forecast assumptions. Perform ROI analysis for operations & delivery models. Recommend a course of action if risk is present.

Financial Reporting: Publish executive-grade monthly financial summary highlighting risks and opportunities impacting bottom lines in a timely manner. Clearly communicate results and recommendations to senior business leaders. Automate and improve reporting processes as much as possible with the available resources & tools.

Month End Close: Ensure monthly financial results are stated accurately and in accordance with MAP and GAAP. This includes preparation and posting of journal entries for expense accrual and reclassification. Ensure adequate internal controls are in place and audit guidelines are adhered to. Identify and implement process improvements as needed.


  • BA/BS in Accounting or Finance with a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience. CPA or MBA is a plus.
  • Strong competency with Excel and PowerPoint. PowerPivot a plus. Hands-on knowledge of MS finance tools (MSRA, Mercury, PlanCast, BWB, MBRT, JEDOX, MSS/HeadTrax, etc.), controls, and systems is beneficial.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to manage multiple and competing projects/priorities.

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