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Microsoft Corporation Finance Manager in Redmond, Washington

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. We are looking for a talented and motivated individual to help shape the future of our cloud products.

The team’s charter is to build out end to end Microsoft Cloud Infrastructure while driving down unit cost of capacity, ensuring cloud services achieve both profit and gross margin growth. As a crucial member of the team you’ll also support long term bets and drive competitive intelligence to keep Microsoft Cloud ahead of competition. All while enhancing transparency into Cloud Infrastructure investments, safeguarding shareholder interest.

The MSIO - Infrastructure Finance team provides financial leadership and transparency across Microsoft’s cloud supply chain, DC and networking infrastructure businesses, enabling end to end cloud planning and strategy.

We are looking for a Finance Manager who will work closely with leaders in engineering, planning, sourcing and operations to oversee decision support for our server supply chain. This is a rare finance opportunity to gain broad visibility into the operational and business aspects of Microsoft’s cloud business and contribute towards its success

Responsibilities

This role is a great opportunity to:

  • Perform FP&A Close / Forecast / Budget / LRP for Capex and spares spend

  • Develop rolling forecast model with operations to improve accuracy on spares

  • Design spare's getrics to drive operational efficiency

  • Ad hoc analysis and KPI and financial metrics to business for decision making

  • Enhance transparency into end to end cloud infrastructure and operations costs to drive accountability

  • Continuous learning of Microsoft Cloud services, infrastructure, operations, go-to-market, and long-term cloud economics

Qualifications

Our team values the following set of skills, which this role will help you enhance:

  • Bachelor's degree in finance, business, economics or related field, MBA or equivalent work experience to a MBA program preferred.

  • 3+ years of relevant experience in financial planning & analysis with experience in data cubes and BI reporting. Experience in data center infrastructure a plus.

  • Proven advanced Excel skills

  • Prior project management experience and strong leadership skills is a plus

  • Thorough and detailed oriented

  • Comfortable handling ambiguity and uncertainty in a business that evolves at fast pace

  • Excellent written and verbal communications

  • Able to manage multiple work streams and prioritize as needed

  • Strong partnering capabilities, collaborative and inclusive when working with others

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form at https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/accommodationrequest .

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