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Senior Finance Manager



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Accounting & Finance
Redmond, WA, USA
Posted on Monday, February 12, 2024
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 and partners to drive their business more successfully. The Commerce Controllership team is an exciting Corporate Accounting team at the forefront of Microsoft’s digital transformation, responsible for the financial compliance of product launches and for the accuracy and completeness of Microsoft Online Financial Reporting.

Microsoft’s Online Commerce platform supports billing, payment and collection, developer payouts and fulfillment through all of Microsoft’s online marketplaces (Azure, Office, Xbox, Microsoft.com, etc.). As we modernize our commercial offerings, the volume of transactions on the platform is experiencing very significant growth.

We are looking for a Senior Finance Manager with Accounting Controllership and Financial Analysis experience to close our financial records for period ends (month, quarter, year). The team’s goal is to ensure the Company’s financial records are valid, complete, and accurate. In this role you will partner closely with Business owners and Engineering to drive the enablement of new system functionality that improves automation and delivers high quality financial reports. The candidate will also be responsible for all related monthly and quarterly financial close processes and associated controls.


The Senior Finance Manager scope will include, but not limited to, the following:

  • Close Process: Reviews complex accounting records in compliance with accounting policies and guidelines. Complete month-end close activities, own content for Monthly Business Review/Quarterly Business Review leadership presentations, and assist in internal and external audit queries.
  • Review and maintain Operational and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) controls and monthly inter-Systems reconciliations.
  • Design financial dashboards to develop key business insights. Translate those business insights into stakeholder write-ups and presentations; Ability to synthesize the complex and influence through effective storytelling.
  • Develop an understanding of end-to-end processes, data flows, control environment, and financial systems supporting Online Commercial revenue.
  • Perform end to end risk assessment activities and investigations of identified system and financial issues within the end-to-end reporting processes. Work with business and engineering partners to solve open issues and ensure risks are mitigated with appropriate financial processes and have sound internal controls in place.
  • Drive the design, implementation, and testing of new features and system functionality by partnering with Financial System Engineering team to ensure all financial reporting and compliance requirements are met.
  • Design and execute manual processes to bridge any system gaps that both planned and unplanned.
  • Develop relationships with business partners and take a leadership role on cross-group initiatives to improve business and reporting processes and solve problems. Provide guidance to stakeholders to ensure all risks and issues are appropriately captured, mitigated, and managed.


  • Embody our culture and values


Required/Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance or related field AND 4+ years of finance or financial compliance experience
    • OR equivalent experience.
Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in Finance
    • OR related field AND 6+ years of finance
    • OR financial compliance experience.
  • Professional accounting certification such as Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or equivalent
  • Experience communicating complex analyses in a simple (bottom line upfront) way.
  • Ability to partner, build trust, communicate with and influence key stakeholders toward a common goal.
  • Demonstrated analytical skills, financial modeling capabilities
Finance Compliance IC4 - The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is USD $91,800 - $178,800 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 $117,900 - $195,000 per year.

Certain roles may be eligible for benefits and other compensation. Find additional benefits and pay information here: https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/us-corporate-pay

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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