Sr. Finance Manager - Office Commercial

Redmond, WA, United States

Are you looking for a transformative cloud revenue role? Do you aspire to work in a highly collaborative environment helping to drive our most visible cloud workloads to new heights? If yes, and you’re motivated by a dynamic and constantly evolving marketplace, this role is for you.

 

Business Overview: Launched in 2011, Commercial Office 365 has grown into the flagship of the Microsoft Cloud and, in Q4 FY17, “for the first time, [has] surpassed revenue from our traditional licensing business.” With the launch of Microsoft 365 and having made significant new investments in our field- and enterprise-sales engines, we are poised for tremendous growth yet again in FY19.

 

Job Overview: The Commercial Office Finance team is accountable for building driver-based, top-line revenue targets, executing near- and intermediate-term forecasts used to support external guidance processes, providing clear line of sight to business performance via regular business reporting, and identifying key opportunities for future growth. The current opening for a Senior Finance Manager will support our Enterprise business and partner closely with our Product Marketing teams and WCB / GSMO Finance. This is a phenomenal opportunity to support a critical pillar of our cloud strategy and provides the candidate broad visibility to and influence over Microsoft’s shift toward cross-product platform go-to-market strategies.

Responsibilities

 

  • Business partnering: Partner with Engineering Group (EG) Finance, Product Marketing (PMG), and WW Marketing and Operations (M&O) teams to drive clear planning discussions that incorporate product roadmaps, revenue strategies, and strategic investments. Work closely with Worldwide Commercial Business Finance and Modern Workplace teams to ensure consistent performance dialog
  • Financial modeling: Build robust, driver-based financial models to guide decision-making on business structure, strategy, pricing, revenue, and strategic direction. Effectively manage multiple demands across Marketing and Sales with the ability to focus effort on core drivers and simplifying when appropriate
  • Financial analysis: Conduct financial analysis to provide health of business readouts and trends, and articulate those findings to finance and marketing leadership to support decision making
  • Rhythm of business: Conduct regular revenue and key performance indicators reviews, develop quarterly forecast and target in partnership with Office Commercial FP&A team, and support business reviews

Qualifications

 

  • Synthesize and communicate complex analyses; craft straight-forward story-lines for senior management and key business partners (non-Finance and Finance, alike)
  • Thorough and detail-oriented, yet able to “see the forest for the trees” when assessing what the numbers mean
  • Experience with managing a regular, time-constrained process, including a passion for continuous improvement
  • Able to handle multiple stakeholders and workstreams and prioritize as needed [including pushing back]
  • Ability to handle a high degree of ambiguity, and fast-paced change management
  • Prior experience with MS Sales, reporting cubes, pivot tables and other tools ideal
  • 7 or more years of relevant work experience in financial analysis, forecasting, budgeting, controllership with a strong analytical foundation
  • BS/BA or Master’s degree in Business, Accounting or Finance.

 

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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