Finance Manager - Financial Analysis

Last updated 2 days ago
Location:Redmond, Washington
Job Type:Full Time

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The Finance team partners company-wide with organizations to deliver financial expertise that drives high business impact. Whether analyzing the economics of a product, conducting in-country performance management, or diving into technical accounting and tax intricacies, they enable profitability and long-term growth for the company.

Microsoft’s Finance vision is focused on how business partnership leads to outcomes and how we drive impact. We do this through our core values – People, Prioritization, Partnership and Protect.

Responsibilities

  • Performs analysis and research of present and future financial performance, financial plans
    (e.g., expected returns, resource allocation, pricing, investment opportunities) and economic
    transactions (e.g., customer deals, commercial partnerships, acquisitions, etc.).
  • 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 and commercial stakeholders.
  • Provides business leader support and actionable insights during financial close periods.
    Reviews recurring financial reporting and presentations; identifies trends, and formulates
    action plans. Determines financial results (e.g., revenue, profitability, OPEX, etc.) and
    conducts variance analyses; identifies variance causes and solutions. Collaborates to ensure
    execution of plans and accountability for results.
  • Provides business insights and recommendations to peers and stakeholders to achieve
    revenue and profitability goals and drive shareholder return, including; resource allocation,
    cost optimization, revenue generation, trends, and future requirements. Manages and
    executes processes through engagement with internal and external stakeholders.
    Collaborates with business leaders to define action plans for financial and business analysis
    findings.
  • 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.
  • Leads efforts to leverage 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. Articulates
    understanding and awareness of business partner situation.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Data
    Science, or related field AND 4+ years of 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 2+ years of post-graduate
      financial analysis, accounting, controllership, or finance work experience
    • OR equivalent experience.

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