Financial Analysis & Controls Manager

Last updated 3 days ago
Location:Redmond, Washington
Job Type:Full Time

Become a key member of Microsoft’s award-winning Investor Relations organization and join the small team responsible for managing Microsoft’s relationships with Wall Street. The IR Group Manager partners with senior stakeholders within Finance, Engineering Groups, Sales, Marketing, and the Corporate Center to help drive Microsoft’s investor messaging and shape shareholder perception of Microsoft. This role represents the voice of the shareholder back to Microsoft’s leadership to influence policy and direction. If you like being on the front lines with line of sight into the diverse businesses that make up Microsoft, this is the opportunity for you.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Partner closely with a business to lead the communications strategy to investors regarding the financial health, strategic rationale, and business prospects of that product group, and of Microsoft in general, as investors assess MSFT as a holding in their portfolios.
  • Attend the most leveraged forums to reach investors for their Microsoft business partners, including Wall Street conferences, industry events and direct investor meetings.
  • Maintain a sharp external eye on tracking competitor actions and industry trends.
  • Develop a deep understanding of Microsoft’s business models, especially for her or his primary product group, and craft external communications & messaging for that business.
  • Serve as an expert within the IR team on product, technical, financial, and business issues for a certain Microsoft product group.
  • Foster and grow professional relationships with Wall Street, Investors, and Financial Analysts
  • Maintain proactive, timely, and regular interaction with financial analysts and institutional shareholders to help them understand the company business models, strategies, risks, opportunities, and long-term potential to help them make informed decisions about investing in Microsoft.
  • Represent the shareholder perspective to Microsoft senior management and consult with them in developing communication strategies and presentations to financial analysts.
  • Develop external presentations and other communications to investors for Investor Relations, CEO, CFO, product group leadership, and other executives. These materials will be used for events such as the quarterly earnings releases, annual financial analyst meeting, annual shareholder meeting, investor conferences, investor visits to campus, and daily conversations with investors and financial analysts.
  • Preparation and delivery of Microsoft’s quarterly earnings results. This includes attending the quarterly CFO Review and product group close meetings to gain insights directly from the company’s CFOs about the quarter’s results, reviewing underlying numerical details to identify key drivers and themes behind the results, and preparing comments for the earnings call itself as well as preparing executives to field live questions on the earnings call.
  • Drive analysis around investor expectations for Microsoft’s financial performance, analysis on the financial health of Microsoft competitors and large cap peers, and other financial modeling.



  • To be successful, this position requires creativity, discipline, an understanding of investor expectations for financial performance, Wall Street research, comparable valuation metrics, company business models, industry structure, competitive dynamics and trends, reported earnings results and financial guidance, Microsoft’s business and technology strategy and outlook, and other factors
  • Ability to summarize key issues and takeaways from a variety of analyses and major Microsoft, competitor, & industry announcements
  • Excellent analytical, quantitative and critical thinking skills, enabling the identification of key business drivers and insights
  • Strong written, verbal, and graphical communication skills, enabling concise and simple communications of complex concepts
  • Ability to build collaborative internal & external relationships
  • Organized, action-oriented team player
  • Strategic assessment skills as well as attention to detail to ensure accuracy and flawless output given public exposure of results
  • High degree of intellectual curiosity
  • Solid judgment in assessing trade-offs and making decisions
  • Appetite for working on high profile projects, often with added pressure from time constraints, with tenacity and, ideally, a sense of humor
  • Positive, can-do attitude
  • 6 to 9 years of prior work experience in controllership, investment banking, public accounting, consulting, treasury, or other financial support and partner roles
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics or another quantitative field; MBA, CFA, CPA preferred

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.

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