Finance Manager- Cloud Emerging Technologies at Microsoft

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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 Microsoft Cloud Infrastructure Finance team is an exciting and fast-evolving team at the forefront of Microsoft's Cloud-first strategy. We are looking for a talented and motivated individuals 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 gross margin growth. As a crucial member of the team, you'll also support long term investments and drive competitive intelligence to keep Microsoft Cloud ahead of competition. All while enhancing transparency into Cloud Infrastructure investments, safeguarding shareholder interest.

Responsibilities:
The Cloud Hardware and Emerging Technologies team is responsible for the GM health of the different cloud businesses through a focus on emerging technologies and hardware solutions.

The Cloud Emerging Technologies Finance Manager is a critical part of this team, ensuring the Microsoft Cloud businesses achieve the gross margin targets by proactively optimizing our newest and groundbreaking investments. This includes decision support for new offerings, technologies, programs and investments, defining financial models, developing and managing KPI's, comprehensive long range planning, ROI analysis for optimization, and margin accountability.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual who has curiosity to learn the Azure business and wants to make impact through strong partnership with key finance and engineering partners, continuous process improvements, and driving business insight.

This role is a great opportunity to:
  • Provide insightful feature, technology and program analysis focused on long-range planning and roadmap to gross margin targets.
  • Partner with the architecture, and strategic planning teams to define and support end-to-end planning and profitability strategies.
  • Contribute to stage-gate processes to drive accountabilities and track progress towards and improvements to investments.
  • Partner with engineering and other finance teams driving product profitability by Identifying and drive cross-functional efficiencies.
  • Continuously improve and evolve insights through crisp financial analysis and KPIs influencing and impacting the business.
• Articulate findings into deliverables to enable decision making across executive engineering, business, and finance leaders.

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

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 AND 2+ years of post-graduate
financial analysis, accounting, controllership, or finance work experience
• OR equivalent experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Established leadership skills with strong analytical modeling and strategic thinking
  • Proven data and financial modeling capabilities and ability to work with financial systems
  • Ability to communicate complex analysis in a simple way. Executive level oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated results proactively driving and delivering high value/high-impact project through both individual and v-team efforts
  • Self-starter driving best-in-class decision support in ambiguous environments
  • Strong partnering capabilities, with the ability to influence others without direct authority and appropriately push back as 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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