Group Accounting Manager - Cloud Cost Accounting (Atlanta, GA)

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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 Margin Strategy and Investment Optimization (MSIO) finance team 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 infrastructure accounting systems and processes, and continue to build the Atlanta MSIO team.
The team's charter is to partner with a broad group of stakeholders to build out the end-to end Microsoft Cloud Infrastructure, while optimizing investments and enabling accounting solutions that are scalable and mitigate risk. As a key member of the team you'll be responsible for designing and executing the accounting system and process solutions for new initiatives focused on the next generation of Microsoft's Cloud infrastructure. The role will be involved with a multi-billion dollar asset portfolio influencing the design of systems & processes, providing key insight to business partners, and executing monthly financial close processes. The role will collaborate with Microsoft partners globally, including Finance, Tax, Treasury, Trade, Sourcing and Business Operations to optimize systems, processes and accounting for Cloud Infrastructure .Responsibilities
  • Design and execute scalable accounting & reporting solutions to enable stakeholders with optimal and compliant systems and processes, and key analysis and insights.
  • Perform cost accounting and asset management to ensure timely and accurate financial reporting.
  • Partner with finance to drive insight and clarity on Cloud supply chain cost accounting and asset management guidance to help inform business decisions and financial planning (forecast, targets, long range planning).
  • Participate with a high performing team to add to thought leadership for Business Enablement.
  • Ensure compliance with GAAP/IFRS, SOX and MS Policy; enable controls to safeguard assets and accurate financial reporting.
  • Collaborate with global stakeholders to meet regulatory, statutory, audit and compliance requirements.
  • Build and manage close partnerships with teams across Engineering, Operations, Finance, and Business.
  • Embrace inclusion, a growth mindset, and enable culture and norms that support consistent quality partner experiences.
QualificationsRequired Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Data Science or related field AND 8+ 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 AND 6+ years post-graduate financial analysis, accounting, controllership, or finance work experience
    • OR equivalent experience.
  • Previous experience in Cost Accounting required
Additional or Preferred Qualifications:
  • 3+ years experience in multinationals with multi-product/multi-segment finance roles.
  • 3+ years work experience in matrix-based organization.
  • 3+ years work experience in the technology or software industry.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Association of Certified Chartered Accountant (ACCA) or equivalent certification.
  • MBA/CPA preferred
  • Previous accounting experience in Cloud, supply chain, fixed assets and/or multi-national companies preferred
  • People management experience required
  • Strong analytical, collaboration, and time management skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and verbal) with all levels of management
  • Strong understanding of GAAP, Internal Controls, and SOX
  • Demonstrated systems and process improvement experience
  • Must be extremely collaborative and comfortable dealing with ambiguity, influencing across multiple complex organizations, creating effective internal business partnerships
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects, have excellent attention to detail, and work effectively under deadlines
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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