Determines operating expenses compared to expected budget and projections. Identifies variances to provide insights to management and inform future projections. Verifies headcount accuracy.
Assists in the execution of annual business planning and forecasting process. Gathers insight and contributes to analysis and research to support preliminary and adjusted forecast cycles.
Serves as contact for questions related to transactions, reporting, planning, analysis, and compliance (e.g., close coordination, expenses, compliance with tax, statutory, and accounting regulations, filing requirements, etc.). Provides input for managing.
Serves as contact for questions related to transactions, reporting, planning, analysis, and compliance (e.g., close coordination, expenses, compliance with tax, statutory, and accounting regulations, filing requirements, etc.). Provides input for managing Profit and Loss (P&L), including discussions to optimize operating expenses and headcount.
Applies foundational aspects of Microsoft Finance and Controllership (e.g., financial policies, accounting systems, key metrics, relevant statutory, tax, and accounting procedures, reporting, filing, and forecast requirements, etc.) to collect information, maintain compliance requirements, perform technical analysis, and complete standardized reporting. Assimilates impact of external factors and trends to offer insights.
Assembles and summarizes data through data mining and business intelligence to structure reports and financial models for decision support. Leverages statistical analysis, predictive analytics, and financial modeling techniques to conduct sophisticated analyses. Acts as subject-matter-expert for data management and operations. Understands history of data procurement, methods, and actions taken.
Leverages best-in-class technology (e.g., Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Predictive Analytics etc.) to accomplish goals. Improves current methods used in collecting data, developing automated financial reporting and forecasting tools, and creating standard and ad-hoc reports. Learns how advanced technology is implemented in Finance and across Microsoft to provide greater depth of analysis.
Communicates results in a logical, compelling, and understandable message.
Reviews financial and budgetary reports to ensure accuracy and support of internal controls. Monitors accuracy of financial documents and execution of control processes. Performs corrective measures.
Ensures documentation and reporting is accessible for internal and external auditors (e.g., local governments). Facilitates dialogue between business stakeholders and internal audit team (shift partner organizations).
Ensures compliance with company policies, legal standards, and both regulatory and statutory reporting requirements by reviewing and monitoring accuracy of financial documents and control processes. Drives corrective measures. Prepares reports and filings for all country, federal, state, and local regulatory agencies. Prepares timely and accurate completion of all statutory and tax filings. Supports questions regarding documentation, policy adherence, and sharing of financial data and information.
Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Data Science or related field AND 2+ years 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.
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Association of Certified Chartered Accountant (ACCA) or equivalent certification.
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