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Microsoft Corporation Group Manager, Finance Compliance Lead in Atlanta, Georgia

Are you a highly motivated finance professional and thought leader with excellent collaboration skills and the ability to drive impact? Do you have a passion for learning and talent development? Does the opportunity to digitally transform financial and operational capabilities intrigue you? The Microsoft Operations Controllership Team may be the next step you’ve been looking for in your career journey.

This high-impact people manager role reports to the Finance Director and is part of the Operation Controllership Leadership team. This role leads a team of seasoned compliance professionals to drive financial compliance forward across the large number of areas supported by Operations Finance.

A successful candidate is highly collaborative, working in close partnership with Microsoft Business Operations, C+E Engineering, Corporate Accounting, Microsoft’s regional operating centers, and Operations Finance teams in the US, Ireland, and Singapore, and the Area & Subsidiary compliance network around the world.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities

  • Lead a team of professionals to design control infrastructure focusing on quote-to-cash and revenue recognition cycles. Support audits and guide remediation efforts and communicate results to business partners and executives.

  • Actively influence design and fulfilment of launches and projects to ensure that new processes, capabilities, and launches are financially compliant with compliance built-in by design.

  • Engage international stakeholders to ensure processes and controls comply with local regulations and statutory requirements, provide feedback to Corp and drive improvement.

  • Influence for compliant decisions and prioritization with large and varied groups of stakeholders, including senior leaders across business, engineering, operations. Evaluate new risk pipeline, optimize controls and monitoring, and use data-driven insights to transform compliance processes and solutions.

  • Actively contribute to Microsoft Compliance Community to learn and share insights and best practices.

  • Follow Microsoft’s management philosophy of Model, Coach, Care, creating an inclusive work environment for the team and supporting career growth and development. Effectively communicate team vision and goals, while proactively managing team through priorities in a fast-paced environment.

Qualifications

Required/Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance or related field AND 6+ years of financial compliance experience

  • OR equivalent experience.

Additional or Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in Finance or related field AND 8+ years of financial compliance experience.

  • 15+ years of accounting or finance experience

  • Knowledge of SOX, quote-to-cash process, and international finance

  • Professional accounting certification such as CPA or equivalent.

  • Experience in leading Finance or operational transformation projects and developing data insights preferred

The successful candidate will also exhibit the following characteristics:

  • Strong ability to influence for compliant decisions and prioritization with large and varied groups of stakeholders and senior executives

  • Demonstrated drive and agility, including ability to effectively manage multiple projects, dynamically shift prioritization, and work effectively against multiple/competing deadlines and priorities

  • A positive, can-do attitude and passion for learning and people development.

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 (https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/accommodationrequest) .

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