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Microsoft Corporation Sr. Finance Manager - Windows Planning in Redmond, Washington

Empower every person and organization on the planet to achieve more. That is what inspires us, drives our work, and pushes us to challenge the status quo every day. Embracing our cloud-first strategy, we deliver solutions that are optimized for the world and enable customers to drive their business more successfully. Margin Strategy and Investment Optimization (MSIO) Finance 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 Microsoft’s end-to-end 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 will support long term bets and drive competitive intelligence to keep Microsoft Cloud ahead of competition, while enhancing transparency into cloud infrastructure investments, and safeguarding shareholder value.

The MSIO Experiences and Devices (E&D) Finance team is responsible for margin strategy and investment optimization.


We are looking for a highly motivated Sr. Finance Manager to closely partner with engineering and business leaders to deeply understand, influence, and manage the gross margin health of several key Windows workloads. This individual will work with engineering to scope growth areas and find efficiencies across the Windows P&L. A successful candidate will:

  • Work closely with various engineering leaders and their teams to support end-to-end product planning and long-term steady state profitability strategies for the evolution of Windows.

  • Perform analysis and research on new and existing Windows features and size their impacts.

  • Continuously improve and evolve COGS and Gross Margin with insights garnered through financial results and KPIs with goal of influencing/impacting business in positive manner and crisp story telling.

  • Display thought leadership by continuously improving financial modeling as business evolves.

  • Partner with Business Planning on pricing strategies for new product offerings.


Minimum/Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Data Science, or related field AND 4+ 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 Qualifications

  • Strong analytical skills, financial modeling capabilities and strategic thinking

  • Self-starter who thrives in ambiguous, fast moving environments with evolving technology and business model trends

  • Ability to communicate complex analysis in a simple way. Executive level oral and written communication skills.

  • Proven leadership skills, with demonstrated results in proactively driving and delivering high value/high-impact project results through both individual and v-team efforts

  • Strong partnering capabilities, with the ability to influence others without direct authority and appropriately push back when required

  • Comfort working at multiple altitudes, from strategic/high-level projects to detailed COGS analysis

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks under tight deadlines, quickly prioritize for impact and the resourcefulness to deliver

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 ( .

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