Group Finance Manager, MCAPS

Group Finance Manager, MCAPS

Microsoft Corporation | Fargo, ND, 58102, US

Posted a month ago

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Microsoft's Industry Solutions organization is accountable for leveraging deep industry and technical expertise to enable sales teams and partners to deliver relevant, customized industry solutions and services, built on a secure, integrated cloud platform, to empower our customers to digitally transform their businesses. It's no longer just about one simple software solution; it's about creating a connected, secure, efficient, and scalable digital ecosystem.

Our team culture is centered on embracing a growth mindset, inspiring excellence, inclusive workplaces, and encouraging teams and leaders to bring their best each day. In doing so, we create life-changing innovations that impact billions of lives around the world.

The Industry Solutions Delivery (ISD) finance team is within the Industry Solutions & Partner Finance team. This team operates as a trusted partner to the ISD leadership team. We encourage diverse perspectives and seek to continuously build an inclusive environment, while valuing work-life flexibility. The ISD Finance team partners across corporate leadership groups and with various field communities on a worldwide basis, responsible for helping customers adapt or migrate to Microsoft's cloud ecosystem and making the market for Microsoft technology in the Enterprise. We closely collaborate on sales, strategy, delivery and operation challenges across products (Azure, Biz Apps, Modern Work), industries, and customer segments. Microsoft Industry Solution Delivery is a worldwide team of 10,000+ Consultants, Architects, and sales professionals who live and work across 100+ countries, engaging in customer and partner interactions to drive digital transformation.

This position will focus on driving thought leadership and track financial performance mainly on Regional Delivery teams but may span across newly form Service Lines and complex strategic deals. In this role, you will partner with key stakeholders, senior business leaders, leaders across Field, Corp as well as Finance stakeholders across Microsoft.

Required/Minimum Qualifications

* Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Data Science, or related field AND 6+ 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 AND 4+ years of post-graduate financial analysis, accounting, controllership, or finance work experience
* OR equivalent experience.

Preferred Qualifications

* 6+ years of stakeholder management
* Demonstrates leadership skills and decision-making ability
* Understanding the technology industry, particularly in commercial cloud services, business models and economics
* Ability to influence, establish credibility, trust, and partnership at all levels of the organization (across geographies and organization)
* Excellent communication skills including the ability to articulate key messages concisely and clearly, while leveraging appropriate visual tools
* Strong attention to detail and data accuracy with a heightened sense of urgency
* Demonstrated ability to understand complex business models and derive business insight to help strategic decision making
* Strong analytical skills: the ability to see beyond the what and understand the why and intellectual curiosity
* Team player - must have the ability to manage across organizational boundaries, influence others and build on the work of others
* Proven expertise with complex financial modeling and analysis such as trend/time series analysis, regression, correlation, benchmarking, cohort analysis, sensitivity analysis, etc.
* Organized and proficient at managing multiple tasks under tight turnaround deadlines

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

* Accounting
* Analytical Skills
* Audits
* Budgeting
* Business Acumen
* Business Analysis
* Business Profitability
* Compliance Management
* Conflict Resolution
* Consulting
* Corporate Partnerships
* Creativity
* Data Analysis
* Data Integration
* Decision Making
* Detail Oriented
* Diversity Promotion • Economics
* English Language Proficiency
* Executive Relationships
* External Awareness
* Financial Analysis
* Financial Forecasting
* Financial Modeling
* Financial Reporting
* Financial Statements
* Financial Variance Analysis
* Industry Trends and Emerging Industry Solutions
* Internal Controls
* Key Performance Indicators • Microsoft Products
* Negotiation
* Oral Communication
* Presentation Skills
* Problem Solving
* Project Management
* Quality Assurance
* Regulatory Compliance
* Revenue Forecasting
* Risk Analysis
* Root Cause Analysis
* Statistics
* Strategic Thinking
* Tax
* Tax Planning
* Trusted Advisor
* Written Communication

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.

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.


* Performs and reviews analysis of present and future financial performance, financial plans (e.g., expected returns, resource allocation, pricing, investment opportunities) and economic transactions (e.g., customer deals, commercial partnerships, acquisitions, etc.). Prepares and summarizes recommendations.
* Works directly with business partners to translate top-down targets to an accountable budget for each group. Completes and reviews analysis, modeling, and research to support preliminary and adjusted forecast cycles. Partners and solicits insight from business and commercial stakeholders.
* Delivers results through tracking performance, report accuracy, and partnering with business leaders to ensure execution of plans and accountability for results. Manages the rhythm of the business for area of responsibility including monthly close, recurring business review preparation, and budgeting. Generates relevant and actionable insights to drive the business forward.
* Develops and leverages relationships with customers and partners to bolster sales, and to understand and manage business risk. Collects customer feedback data and applies data analysis techniques to improve customer experience. Builds strong relationships with customers at senior levels. Designs and negotiates solutions to complex financial issues with customers. Engages with customers and partners on their wider relationships with Microsoft. Serves as advocate for Microsoft and its customers. Understands customers' businesses to plan growth. Manages balance between customer centricity, enablement of sales, and cost effectiveness.


* Shares business insights and advances solutions and action plans to drive business and commercial leader goals and short-term accountabilities. Provides credible insights into industry benchmarks and consumer trends, performance improvements, and growth. Facilitates to resolve complex issues. Manages and executes processes through engagement with internal and external stakeholders.
* Applies understanding of the broader Microsoft context to offer solutions to ensure organizational objectives are met. Develops and manages strategies to proactively mitigate, or reactively address, potential adverse effects of macroeconomic and/or geopolitical risks. Articulates a comprehensive view of financial results and approaches leaders can implement based on deep understanding of business partner and counterpart work context and situation. Considers competing views and alterative solutions when formulating recommendations for financial plans and forecasts.
* Conceptualizes and designs new approaches to how financial data is collected and evaluated to impact future outcomes and decisions.
* Drives improvements in data management through automation. Applies understanding of advanced technology to accomplish business goals and to provide greater depth of analysis.
* Understands the interconnections between data, information, and results and translates this into forward looking narratives and forecasts. Provides clarity and alignment with senior leaders. Implements creative ways to show patterns and draw conclusions to help drive decisions and clearly communicate findings. Generates actionable plans based on complex results, ambiguous findings, and multi-year time horizons. Articulates understanding and awareness of business partner situation.


* Drives the right tone from executive leadership and ensures strict adherence and understanding of Microsoft policies on risk and compliance. Influences leadership to ensure compliance is a top priority and modeled throughout the organization. Drives a compliant culture through actions and decisions to instill trust. Advocates, educates, and promotes best practices and new developments. Encourages asking questions and identifying risks to compliance. Champions Microsoft privacy, security, and ethical standards. Advances key compliance initiatives.