The Cloud and AI Controller Team is looking for a leader of the AI and Research (AIR) Finance team to create clarity and positive energy while delivering results consistent with the company's strategy. The AIR Engineering team works on some of the most exciting innovative technology at Microsoft. As the Director of the Finance team supporting AIR, you will partner closely with engineering to help them be successful as they think about business strategy, resource allocation, and budget management. This is a unique position that provides an opportunity to partner on many innovative technology before it is released to the rest of the company and world!
To be successful in this role you will: Create clarity around challenging and new technology and business ideas Deliver success with AIR engineers through thoughtful resource allocation, financial planning, and the budget Generate positive energy through collaborative partnership with engineering, building talent on the team, and working across Finance to build a successful business Be curious about the business and want to learn new things Strive for excellence in accuracy and on-time deliverables Responsibilities include: Primary partner of the AIR engineering team to ensure operating expenses
BA/BS in Accounting or Finance, or other relevant field. CPA or MBA is a plus 10+ years of work experience, with a focus on strong partnership and finance Proven ability to develop talent with examples of specific leadership skills, including practicing a growth mindset Solid process management skills with ability to shift between attention to detail and executive messaging Very strong collaboration, interpersonal, and communication skills (effective written and oral communication with a variety of levels of personnel including CVP's) Analytical and problem solving skills and strong attention to