June 10, 2021

Microsoft's Worldwide Commercial Business (WCB) Finance team is looking for Finance leaders. Our team works across all Microsoft products and services and influences sales teams world-wide. We are looking for leaders who can proactively partner with internal and external customers to have global impact with the goal of maximizing revenue, market share, and profit. We will empower and inspire you to lead and be a top performer while providing diverse career opportunities.
The WCB Enterprise teams are leading the company’s Industry go to market strategy. This Finance Manager will be an integral member of the WW Enterprise & Industry Finance team, driving deep insights and analysis to influence business decision making in partnership with Industry leaders focused on Financial Services, Healthcare, Education and Defense&Intelligence.
Our team values the following sets of skills, which this role will help you enhance:
  • Analytical:
    • Deep analytical and reporting capabilities which includes leveraging internal Microsoft tools, reporting cubes, BI tools and other financial systems
    • Passion to solve problems, working at multiple altitudes, from strategic and high-level framing to detailed analysis
    • A growth mindset to continue to sharpen our approach to new business challenges
  • Cross-Group Collaboration:
    • Leadership skills, proactively driving and delivering high-impact results through both individual and v-team effort
    • Strong partnering capabilities, influencing others without direct authority and appropriately pushing back when required
  • Project management:
    • Effectively managing and prioritizing multiple inputs, tasks and stakeholders, sometimes under tight deadlines
    • Comfort with ambiguity and uncertainty, in a business that evolves at a very fast pace
Core Job Responsibilities:

  • Partner with Industry team leaders to evaluate Industry performance, establish key metrics to evaluate progress, and identify risks/opportunities
  • Provide analytics to influence business decision making. Core accountabilities for this role include:
    • Subject matter expert for Industry trends and performance, including analytics down to the customer level to evaluate the effectiveness of sales strategies and to make actionable recommendations
    • Support monthly and quarterly Financial Planning & Analysis core deliverables, including new reporting and analytics to drive business insight
    • Analyze priority scenario and sales play adoption and identify repeatable patterns that scale could scale to accounts across the Industry
    • Ad hoc, project-based analytics to support various business initiatives
  • Support regular Senior Leadership Team and Industry Leadership Council reviews covering Industry strategy, performance and investments
  • Field training and enablement – help our Enterprise field controllers and their business partners understand performance with standardized reporting & metrics, benchmarking analysis, and partner performance. Provide training, facilitate best practice sharing, solicit input and provide centralized support
Required/Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor'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 Master's Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Data Science, or related field
    • OR equivalent experience.

Preferred Requirements/Qualifications
  • Driven, self-starter capable of effectively prioritizing and operating with a high degree of ambiguity in a fast-paced and changing environment
  • Proven ability to partner, build trust, communicate with and influence senior executives; ability to make the complex simple and influence through effective story telling
  • Team player - must have the ability to manage across organizational boundaries, influence others and build on the work of others
  • Proven expertise with complex financial modeling and analysis such as trend/time series analysis, regression, correlation, benchmarking, cohort analysis, sensitivity analysis, etc.
  • Proficiency combining, structuring and mining large volumes of data from disparate sources using tools such as SQL, Power BI, Excel, etc.
  • Expert Excel user familiar with advanced functions and charting capabilities
  • 3+ years of demonstrated work experience in financial analysis and ideally in the IT industry
BS/BA degree in Finance or Economics;
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