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Senior Finance Manager

Empower every person and organization on the planet to achieve more. That’s what inspires us, drives our work and pushes us to challenge the status quo every day. Through our Cloud-first strategy, we strive to deliver solutions that are optimized for the world and enable customers to drive their business more successfully. The Margin Strategy and Investment Optimization (MSIO) finance team is an exciting and fast-evolving finance team at the forefront of Microsoft’s Cloud-first strategy.

The Margin Strategy and Investment Optimization (MSIO) org is responsible for driving Microsoft cloud & AI capacity, margin excellence and resource allocation rigor across Microsoft’s portfolio. Within MSIO, the Investment Optimization Strategy finance team is seeking a Senior Finance Manager to join an exciting and fast-evolving team that partners deeply with engineering leaders to ensure $20B+ resources across are continuously aligned to strategic engineering priorities.

**Why is this the right place for you?**

+ Now is the time and place to accelerate your career development and velocity by understanding and driving the strategic importance of cost leadership, a core competency for future finance leaders.

+ Develop a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) mindset and influence leadership to drive expense management and resource allocation decisions – continuously aligning investments and costs with a prioritized engineering product roadmap.

+ Bring fresh energy and innovation to solve complex short and long-term problems in the new AI transformational age.

+ Build deep trusted relationships to collaborate across a wide variety of teams at Microsoft including engineering leaders, Product Revenue and Margin teams, Central Finance Team, Global Workplace Services, Procurement and Human Resources.

+ Highly driven team with an emphasis on fun!

The position requires a motivated and agile system thinker who can demonstrate intellectual curiosity and navigate ambiguity and complexity to be the trusted finance advisor to our engineering leaders and drive success for our business partners.

Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. As employees we come together with a growth mindset, innovate to empower others, and collaborate to realize our shared goals. Each day we build on our values of respect, integrity, and accountability to create a culture of inclusion where everyone can thrive at work and beyond.


This role supports the Productivity engineering teams within Experiences + Devices (E+D) and works closely with the Engineering groups as well as the central E+D Investment Optimization & Enablement Finance teams.

+ **President and Corporate Vice President Decision Support:** Apply strategic and systems thinking into resource planning to maximize Return-on-Investment, including scenario and sensitivity analyses. Setting up analysis frameworks and processes that consider the impact of external factors, size of addressable markets, market landscape and existing commitments.

+ **Business and Finance Partnership:** Provide strategic leadership to top Engineering and Finance leaders to drive operating leverage through resource allocation and investment optimization by giving visibility to the current resource landscape, analyzing macro-level results, and applying systems thinking to identify and recommend levers. Gain a deeper understanding of product development roadmaps and how changes throughout the product development lifecycle impact financial accountability.

+ **Business Health:** Drive process excellence while partnering across Engineering and Finance to continuously assess the overall health of the business and understand key drivers to identify opportunities, risks, and tradeoffs. Ensure resources and investments are constantly aligned with business strategy, product engineering roadmaps, and company priorities.

+ Embody our culture and values


**Required Qualifications**

+ Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Data Science or related field AND 4+ years experience in financial analysis, accounting, controllership or finance, or related field

+ OR Master's Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Data Science or related field AND 2+ years experience in financial analysis, accounting, controllership or finance, or related field

+ OR equivalent experience.

**Preferred Qualifications**

+ Advanced certification such as Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

+ Ability to influence and impact without authority, operate in ambiguity, and solve difficult problems, combined with the ability to prioritize and function well in a dynamic and matrixed environment

+ Proven communication & presentation skills. Can easily present complex financial issues to non-finance executives

+ Proven interpersonal and cross group collaboration skills. Ability to drive simplicity within a complex and matrix environment.

+ Proven technical skills (excellent Excel skills required, Power BI and SQL skills preferred)

+ Demonstrated experience in developing complex financial models, excellent quantitative analysis and forecasting skills

Financial Analysis IC4 - The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is USD $94,600 - $183,800 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 $122,000 - $200,500 per year.

Certain roles may be eligible for benefits and other compensation. Find additional benefits and pay information here:

Microsoft will accept applications and processes offers for these roles on an ongoing basis.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with applicable law, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, immigration status, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran or military status, race, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application process, read more about requesting accommodations ( .

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