Intern Opportunities for MBA Students (Summer of 2021): Finance Manager Intern – Reno

Last updated 2 days ago
Location:Reno, Nevada
Job Type:Full Time

Do you want to work on meaningful and impactful projects make a difference? Are you willing to learn from others and open to new ideas? Do you want to support others to succeed and operate in a highly collaborative and global environment? If this sounds like you, Microsoft would like to invite you to come join us as you are, where you can find more than just a job.

Operations Finance is part of the Corporate Finance and Services organization led by Alice Jolla, Corporate VP of Finance and Administration. Operations Finance supports the Microsoft Operations Sales & Marketing group, whose activity spans the entire company, covering product launch, agreement-to-cash, and supply chain processes for Microsoft Business Operations, field readiness, and incentive compensation. Operations Finance also collaborates with the Engineering groups, Legal, Corporate Tax, Corporate Accounting, Internal Audit, and other teams that impact the various operations processes.

Operations Finance is a global organization with a regionalized model – tax structures and local jurisdictions require different delivery models in the various regions for services offered. Operations Finance strives to drive cost optimization, the highest level of strategy development and implementation, execution of transaction processing and stakeholder reporting, and compliance with statutory, revenue recognition, and tax models. Operations Finance has a global footprint with teams located in Redmond, Reno, Ft. Lauderdale, Puerto Rico, Singapore, and Dublin.


As a Finance Manager Intern, you will be a part of our world class MBA internship program which is an immersive 12-week experience as part of our Operation Finance Team. Operations Finance in Reno, Nevada is responsible for finance activities including statutory accounting, revenue recognition, Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) compliance, advertising operations, and customer licensing contract compliance for the Americas. Operations Finance plays a support role to Microsoft Business Operations teams through providing financial expertise. Responsibilities include accounting monthly close, contract review and consultations, and process control design.

Interns will be hired for Operations Finance in Reno and have project-based assignments in these various areas of finance based on business need and candidate skillset.


  • MBA degree (pursuing with at least one semester/quarter remaining after internship)
  • Proven ability to work in a global and diverse business environment
  • Strong financial, accounting, compliance, and problem solving skills
  • Strong analytical skills and proven ability to do “deep dives” in numbers and discover root causes and business drivers that are not so evident or obvious
  • Team player with demonstrated collaboration skills across multi-disciplinary teams
  • Proven ability to communicate clearly and effectively (oral and written) across a broad spectrum of audiences, establish trust quickly, and create win-win situations across stakeholders
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and to prioritize and manage multiple deliverables
  • Ability to manage through ambiguity to deliver impactful results
  • Relevant industry, CPA, or big 4 accounting firm experience

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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