The goal of Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis (CFPA) team is to provide key insights that help Microsoft make better financial and business decisions. Our team is at the hub of Microsoft's financial activities, being a key strategic partner to all sides of the business and serving a diverse set of stakeholders: CFOs, Senior Leadership Team, engineering groups, and sales and marketing teams. Finance Managers in our team help us transform the way we measure business performance, manage resources and lead financial activities using business intelligence, modelling and analytics. As a Finance Manager, you will have a unique opportunity to use your insights and strategic thinking to partner with leaders on financial decisions, investments, efficiency and process transformation projects. Business Purpose Our team is responsible for delivering comprehensive P and L reporting as well as messaging and forward guidance to investor relations, senior management, finance leadership, and the
Responsibilities The successful candidate's background is likely grounded with an understanding of Microsoft systems, an ability to listen and build relationships effectively and an ability to clearly communicate recommendations to management. You will do great in this position if you are solid on quantitative analysis while being able to communicate the high-level financial impact of results and forecast. The role will include the following responsibilities: Provide monthly analysis of operating expense performance particularly in sales and marketing organizations Synthesize messages based on
Qualifications Systems, tools and technology savvy; financial reporting and Excel expertise is a must Detail oriented and thorough, with ability to think 'big picture' and understand the key trends and levers that drive Microsoft's business Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, particularly strong with cross-group collaboration and executive presence Finance, accounting, or business degree. MBA/ CPA preferred.