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Senior Finance Manager

Redmond, WA

Aspire to develop the ultimate skill set of a Chief Financial Officer (CFO)? We make Microsoft here in Core Financial Planning & Analysis. Our team is responsible for finance-wide leadership of key processes and technical analyses. Process leadership includes coordinating hundreds of controllers, across dozens of businesses and channels, through our core rhythms, such as financial data management (managerial accounting to interpret results and support business decisions on resource allocation) and planning (target-setting, budgeting, forecasting, and reporting).

Analytical leadership includes assessment of company-wide impact related to foreign exchange rate fluctuations, statutory tax exposure, cash flow and capital strategy, consolidated forward-looking guidance, valuation of businesses for accounting and strategy, and financial benchmarking across peer companies and the technology landscape.

Our stakeholders comprise the Board of Directors, Wall Street analysts and shareholders, the Senior Leadership Team (Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and Executive Vice Presidents, executive staff (Corporate Vice Presidents), finance leadership (CFOs and controllers), and functional teams across the company (Corporate Strategy and central teams).


As a Senior Finance Manager on our Planning team, you will empower business partners to deliver timely, accurate, accessible, and complete information in our financial systems. You will collaborate with finance & tools teams across all aspects of the company and set timelines and milestone workbacks that enable business planning rhythms for Microsoft. 

Your leadership will integrate diverse business models into end-to-end corporate planning, forecasting, and reporting processes. 

You will partner closely with both engineering and field finance teams to assess the impact of incorporating new drivers, business models, performance indicators, non-financial disclosures, and other financial analysis and reporting requirements into existing systems and processes.


Successful candidates for this role will understand how to structure planning processes (target-setting, budgeting, forecasting, and reporting) as well as financial hierarchies and systems.

This includes experience demonstrating communication skills to collaborate with different finance & tools teams and set dates, deadlines and deliverables that enable planning processes for the company.

This role offers both breadth and depth, requiring the ability to scale big processes that flow financial data across multiple organizations as well as detail orientation to anticipate underlying dependencies.


Example Responsibilities:

  • Lead partnership across diverse roles in finance, accounting, engineering, services, and other organizations to deliver end-to-end business processes
  • Manage change and drive opportunities for efficiency and automation across financial rhythms of business (ROB)
  • Synthesize consolidated reports and analysis for budget and forecast to facilitate business decisions with executive leadership 
  • Enable the release of planning & forecasting tools by sponsoring feature reviews and user acceptance testing (UAT)
  • Apply judgment and manage multiple workstreams to create clarity in ambiguous scenarios

Embody our Culture and Values


Required/Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Data Science or related field AND 6+ years 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 4+ years post-graduate financial analysis, accounting, controllership, or finance work experience
  • OR equivalent experience.

Additional or Preferred Qualification

  • 3+ years of work experience in finance, accounting, and/or developing business processes in partnership with engineering teams
  • Comprehensive Excel skills 
  • Experience with financial policies and tools used at Microsoft (e.g. MS Sales, Mercury, OneCentral, MSRA, BPC, PlanCast, Zoltar, Alfred). 
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively across groups, applying written and verbal communication, with responsiveness and drive to help others
  • Attention to detail in process and project management (designing deliverables, establishing calendar, ensuring quality, managing reviews and data audits)
  • Energy for a high-performing team culture, working through large-scale challenges, delivering fast with quality and a growth mindset
  • Familiarity / experience with core Microsoft financial analysis, planning, forecasting, and reporting processes 

Controllership IC4 - The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is USD $91,800 - $178,800 per year. There is a different range applicable to specific work locations, within the San Francisco Bay area and New York City metropolitan area, and the base pay range for this role in those locations is USD $117,900 - $195,000 per year.

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