Senior Business Analyst Manager, Americas


$91K — $195K *

Lascassas, TN 37085
+ 7 other locations

More than 4w ago


5 - 7 years of experience

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Job Description


We are looking for a Senior Business Analyst Manager to join Americas team, the largest and most dynamic commercial business in Microsoft, to partner with core teams to drive Finance Transformation through a planful and holistic approach to resource allocation and execution, optimizing. This role will oversee a team that works, builds and supports planning and forecasting cycles.

In this role we are looking for someone who excels in agile cross-group collaboration, drives transformation, skilled in executive presentations, and business insight. We are looking for a collaborative finance professional with leadership and ability to drive business impact to drive performance, clarity, and predictability in complex business models. Success attributes critical to the role include:

  • Drive process optimization and simplification for core financial rhythms (Budget and Forecast).
  • Advance excel skills, together with financial modelling (Visual Basics for Application and Macros is a plus).
  • Deep collaboration skills across different areas of the business and finance.
  • Ability to drive results through and with others.
  • Effectively communicate across multiple stakeholders to ensure successful end to end understanding of processes, tools, and planning.
  • Help to shape decisions and outcomes with deep financial insights and analytics.


Required/Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Data Science or related field AND 6+ years 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 4+ years post-graduate financial analysis, accounting, controllership, or finance work experience
  • OR equivalent experience.

Additional or Preferred Qualifications

  • 1+ year(s) experience in multinationals with multi-product/multi-segment finance roles.
  • 1+ year(s) work experience in matrix-based organization.
  • 1+ year(s) work experience in the technology or software industry.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Association of Certified Chartered Accountant (ACCA) or equivalent certification.

Controllership IC4 - The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is USD $91,800 - $178,800 per year. There is a different range applicable to specific work locations, within the San Francisco Bay area and New York City metropolitan area, and the base pay range for this role in those locations is USD $117,900 - $195,000 per year.

Certain roles may be eligible for benefits and other compensation. Find additional benefits and pay information here:



  • Determines operating expenses and conducts variance analyses. Identifies causes and recommendations. Prepares analytical findings and modeling (e.g., headcount, Profit and Loss (P&L) optimization, etc.). Contributes to headcount forecasting process, identifies opportunities for optimization and prioritization.
  • 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 stakeholders. Drives rhythm of the business activities for area of responsibility including budgeting and forecasting.
  • Provides business leader support during financial close periods, budgeting, and forecasting process. Reviews recurring financial statements, reporting, forecasts and presentations. Identifies trends, and formulates action plans. Determines financial results and conducts variance analyses. Identifies causes and solutions. Prepares analytical findings and modeling (e.g., Profit and Loss (P&L) optimization, investment opportunities, forecast adjustments, etc.). Drives rhythm of the business activities for area of responsibility including monthly close and recurring business review preparation.


  • Provides recommendations to team members and business leaders for managing Profit and Loss (P&L), including discussions to optimize operating expenses and headcount.
  • Applies advanced understanding of Microsoft Finance and business (e.g., monetization strategy, market dynamics, key metrics, Finance and Accounting reporting requirements, rules, and regulations. Accounting, tax, and control strategy) to multiple contexts and situations to evaluate results, financial models, and forecasts, and to complete all filings and reporting. Assesses potential impacts of changes.
  • 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.
  • Develops new approaches to leverage best-in-class technology (e.g., Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Predictive Analytics etc.) to accomplish goals. Leads efforts to implement 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.


  • Reviews, analyzes, and interprets financial and budgetary reports to ensure accuracy and support of internal controls. Monitors control processes and procedures regarding accounting, stat, non-financial disclosures, tax, and regulatory filings. Recommends and executes corrective measures.
  • Ensures collaboration between business stakeholders and internal audit team. Meets with internal and external auditors to discuss audit procedures, respond to questions, and provide information and records.
  • Manages accounting and financial compliance, including the collection of data, accurate record-keeping, and coordinating with local Finance, Regional, and Corporate teams to implement accounting and reporting processes and ensure compliance with local legislations and statutory requirements. Reviews all reports and filings for all country, federal, state, and local regulatory agencies (including US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings and disclosures). Advises and consults with peers and stakeholders regarding documentation, policy adherence, and sharing of financial data and information to minimize risk. Translates accounting, statutory, and regulatory changes to address impacts on business operations.


  • Embody our culture and values

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

Industry leading healthcare

Educational resources

Discounts on products and services

Savings and investments

Maternity and paternity leave

Generous time away

Giving programs

Opportunities to network and connect

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, immigration status, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran or military status, race, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application process.

Microsoft Corporation is a multinational technology company that develops, licenses, and sells computer software, consumer electronics, and personal computers. The company is headquartered in Redmond, Washington and was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen in 1975. Microsoft is best known for its Windows operating system and Microsoft Office suite of productivity software, but the company also produces a wide range of other software and hardware products. Microsoft is one of the largest technology companies in the world, with a market capitalization of over $2 trillion as of August 2021.
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