Sr. Finance Manager - Revenue Recognition

Microsoft

Location: Redmond, Washington

Job Type: Full time

Posted

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- Reshma Saujani

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced accounting professional to work in a high performing team at a world-class company. The Microsoft Operations Finance Revenue Recognition team is responsible for the reporting accuracy of billions of dollars of revenue across the world for both US GAAP and local statutory reporting. We have the privilege of helping to shape some of the largest and most strategic deals for the company. If you enjoy working on a highly collaborative team, enjoy a fast pace combined with complex challenges, and you have a deep desire to learn, consider joining our team of revenue recognition professionals.

Responsibilities

  • Prepare and reviews complex contract reviews in compliance with Microsoft’s ASC606 accounting policies and guidelines to document accounting conclusions and calculate revenue adjustments
  • Engage with deal desk for upfront consultation on deals to influence deal construct and drive compliance within MS empowerment guidance
  • Review peer work product for completeness and accuracy
  • Perform quality control checks over material revenue adjustments
  • Act as global lead for aspects of Quarter-end Revenue Close Process
  • Represents functional point of view in critical cross-functional and cross-company forums
  • Develop deep understanding of MS revenue policies to effectively field complex questions from business partners and leadership.
  • Prepare and review contract and consultation data to drive consistent policy application, identify business trends, and prepare summaries for management
  • Investigate and resolves business partner inquiries, accounting deviations, and other data anomalies
  • Contributes to process-improvement efforts by collecting and reviewing business partner and team feedback and incorporating industry best practices.
  • Assist with internal and external audit queries on revenue recognition.
  • Identify and assess financial statement risk to provide input on initiatives to enhance control compliance with US GAAP and SOX.
  • Subject matter expert to represent Ops Finance in support of global or regional projects.

Personal Development

  • Ability to develop and grow in role and at Microsoft

Qualifications

Required/Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Accounting/Finance, or related field AND 4+ years accounting or finance experience
    • OR Master's Degree in Business, Accounting/Finance, or related field AND 3+ years accounting or finance experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in multinationals with multi-product/multi-segment finance roles.
  • Experience in the technology or software industry.
  • Project Management experience
  • Professional accounting certification such as Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or equivalent.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Accounting/Finance, or related field AND 7+ years of accounting or finance experience
    • OR Master's Degree in Business, Accounting/Finance, or related field AND 6+ years accounting or finance experience.
  • Spanish and/or Portuguese language capabilities is a plus.
  • Professional accounting certification such as Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or equivalent.
  • Strong communication skills to influence business partners and deliver complex messages with clarity
  • Critical thinking, comfortable dealing with complexity and ambiguity with tenacity to find answers and reach conclusions and operational excellence.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills with ability to work under tight deadlines.
  • Ability to effectively interact and communicate across a broad spectrum of audiences.
  • Experience with complex systems, processes, and programs.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team player.
  • Strong Microsoft Office application skills, especially Excel.

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.

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