Group Manager Revenue Recognition (Atlanta, GA)

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Microsoft's Operations Finance Revenue Recognition team is responsible for the accuracy for billions of dollars of revenue across the world for US GAAP and local statutory reporting. We are looking for a highly motivated, collaborative people leader to join our team that thrives in a dynamic and complex environment. If you are a leader who loves working with and developing people, values diverse perspectives and can solve large complex problems but also execute and get things done, this could be the role for you!ResponsibilitiesResponsibilities:
  • Lead a team of US Based Revenue Recognition SMEs who evaluate customer agreements and document the proper revenue accounting under ASC 606.
  • Ensure contract review and accounting processes follow the company's documented policies.
  • Guide team during pre-deal negotiation engagement with Deal Desk and through completion of complex reviews
  • Review teamwork product and sign off on completeness and accuracy.
  • Proactively anticipate program challenges and collaborate across functional teams and organizations to solve.
  • Lead global processes such as prioritization and innovation functional areas to ensure capacity optimization and deliver on time, quality quarterly close results.
  • Ensures the KPIs of the program are met on time and report results to management.
  • Serves as a sounding board for accounting, compliance, business consultations with stakeholder LT.
  • Enhance existing operational controls and processes
  • Drive innovation and define system requirements to ensure scalable process and reportable data is available for org management.
  • Participate in hiring activities and onboard
  • Lead on process improvement initiatives to proactively address business change.
  • Manage and monitor vendor engagement to optimize productivity and manage cost.
  • Develops the tactics to setup processes and procedures to capture, track, and report productivity metrics.

Microsoft managers bring out the best in their people to achieve team and organization priorities by:
  • Modeling: Live the culture, values, and leadership principles. Share your management philosophy with your team and make it real through your words and actions.
  • Coaching: Enable others' performance. Build management skills by completing your learning path and development opportunities.
  • Caring: Empower others to discover, connect, and grow. Have healthy, candid conversations (Connects, Perspectives, 1:1).

Personal Development
  • Ability to develop and grow in role and at Microsoft
Qualifications Qualifications
Required/Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Accounting/Finance, or related field AND 7+ years accounting or finance experience
    • OR Master's Degree in Business, Accounting/Finance, or related field AND 6+ years accounting or finance experience.
Additional or Preferred Qualifications
  • Strong people and project management skills.
  • Ability to understand complex business structures and collaborate effectively across all levels
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills including active listening and the ability to articulate complex issues to a variety of audiences
  • Highly adaptable and able to work in a fast-paced environment while maintaining an emphasis on quality
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to prioritize competing projects and adhere to deadlines
  • People management experience and high emotional intelligence, ability to build & sustain relationships at multiple levels across Microsoft
  • CPA designation, or equivalent international certification
  • 8+ years of experience working in a combination of auditing & revenue accounting in the software industry
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Accounting/Finance, or related field AND 10+ years of accounting or finance experience AND 3+ years experience managing direct reports
    • OR Master's Degree in Business, Accounting/Finance, or related field AND 9+ years accounting or finance experience AND 2+ years experience managing direct reports.
  • Professional accounting certification such as Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or equivalent.
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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