Sr Finance Manager WCB

Last updated 29 days ago
Location:Redmond, Washington
Job Type:Full Time

Sr. Finance Manager – Pricing and Margin (Consulting)

Consulting & Cross Industry Solutions (CXIS) is a worldwide team of ~10,000+ total consultants, Digital Advisors and sales professionals live and work across 150+ countries engaging in customer and partner interactions to drive digital transformation.

Consulting & Cross Industry Solutions (CXIS) acts as a sparring partner for Microsoft Enterprise business, a multiple billion $ unit. The experiences span from digital transformation envision dialogs with customers, to delivery of services, customer support and engagement, customer lifecycle involvement driving to customer success. The team partners heavily with corporate leadership groups and with various field communities on a worldwide basis.

This role requires an experienced finance professional to partner with key stakeholders: senior business leaders, leaders across Field and Corp as well as other Finance stakeholders within Microsoft. The position will report to the Director Finance – Strategy, Sales and Go-to market of WW Services Finance, and be a key part of the team, contributing to making critical decisions to drive business impact.

Join us as Pricing and Margin Manager for Enterprise services Consulting business, where you work together with your business partners in a dynamic and challenging environment.

Responsibilities

  • You will be working on:
    • Defining the pricing and offerings strategy for Microsoft consulting business
    • Work together with Strategic Marketing, Business Desk and Delivery Finance to optimize world-wide pricing framework and billing rates, considering external market rates as well as internal benchmarks
    • Drive implementation of pricing framework and set of KPIs for price realization and margin to track initiatives throughout organization & guide field controllers
    • Set targets for discount/margins and assess impact of price on financial results across Consulting business
    • Deal assessment: partner with Business Desk and Controls & Compliance to assess deal economics of large complex constructs
    • Drive business scenario modelling and derive implications for Long-Range-Planning (LRP)
    • Drive the Financial rhythm of the business:
      • Develop RoB & reporting framework on pricing & discounting, drive adoption in HQ & field
      • Provide clear controls processes in support of the business to ensure compliance
      • Ensure integrity, accuracy, understand the data and drive insight.
    • Support key stakeholders and business partners:
      • Partner with stakeholders and leaders across Services, Field, Corp Business and Corp Finance.
      • Provide excellent business partnership by enabling insight, providing smooth processes, and problem solving

Our team values the following sets of skills, which this role will help you:

Analytical:

  • Passion to solve problems, working at multiple altitudes, from strategic and high-level framing to detailed analysis
  • Strong strategic and critical thinking skills, ability to abstract and synthesize data & industry information
  • Strong business modeling capabilities

Project management:

  • Effectively managing and prioritizing multiple inputs, tasks and stakeholders, sometimes under tight deadlines

Cross-Group Collaboration:

  • Leadership skills, proactively driving and delivering high-impact results through both individual and v-team effort

Crisp oral and written communication skills

Qualifications

Qualifications required

  • Master’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Commerce, or another related field
  • 7+ years of experience in the relevant field of Finance, Accounting, Controllership, Reporting, or business analysis
  • Proven skills in business modelling in a large multi-national company
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent cross group collaboration skills including the ability to comfortably communicate with executive management at Microsoft
  • Understanding of the technology industry, particularly in commercial cloud services, business models and economics

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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