HRDD Risk Manager - LATAM


Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Job Type: Full time

Last updated

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Our Commercial Solutions Execution Team (CSET) sits within the Worldwide Commercial Finance team and owns the foundational operational and execution strategy as well as policy and compliance infrastructure for the organization.

We are seeking experienced professionals to join our Global High-Risk Deals Desk (HRDD). The HRDD has been established to manage a robust set of controls and provide compliance oversight to drive improvements in Microsoft’s exposure for high-risk deals. The HRDD team member will be the first line of defense for anti-corruption controls by performing compliance checks for Microsoft’s highest risk deals. This role will require significant coordination with multiple internal stakeholders to gather information on the deal and ensure all risks are effectively managed. The role also involves driving significant process and program improvement to further reduce risk exposure.


  • Own and drive key strategic pillars around controls, people, processes, systems, reporting and policy.
  • Own area and Corporate relationships up to CVP level to evangelize the role and impact of HRDD and to drive the right compliance culture across the company
  • Risk Management: Perform compliance controls to make meaningful reductions in Microsoft’s risk exposure in high risk deals. Recommend corrective actions to resolve non-compliant deals. Manage communications and escalations, provide deep insight into outcomes of deal reviews.
  • Risk Management: Identify and drive improvements in HRDD controls and deal review processes. Work with policy owners to drive program improvements to further drive improved compliance.
  • Program, Process and Project Management: Own global process, system and compliance projects.
  • Cross-functional collaboration: Build relationships with multiple internal stakeholders across the deal lifecycle (e.g. Commercial Executive, Commercial Manager, Licensing Executives, Account Executives, Program Owners, CELA, Controls and Compliance groups, Operations) to help advance a strong culture of governance and compliance in Microsoft.
  • A mentor, coach and escalation point to other members of the HRDD team for processes, controls and tools you own.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance or related field AND 2+ years of financial compliance experience
    • OR equivalent experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of Licensing/Services businesses
  • Experience in deal risk management, legal / regulatory controls, policy creation, or enforcement
  • Operated roles involving leading people or global processes and projects
  • Language skills: English, Spanish, Portuguese (nice to have)

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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