Microsoft Corporation Sr Controller CZSK/HU CDS in London, United Kingdom
Microsoft Finance organization purpose
Consumer and Devices Sales (CDS) and Finance is based on six new regions, each responsible for the revenue and accountability margin in their regions. Within the six regions, we have 13 sub-regions that are managing our allocation of resources across those geographies based on market conditions, opportunities and return on investment profiles. We:
• Land the company vision around the transformation of our business, consumption and customer orientation in the subsidiaries.
• Drive strategic resource allocation and investments through local insights, ensuring optimal returns aligned with our worldwide strategy.
• Are the conscience of the business, building trust, to lay the foundation of long-term growth, from a customer and shareholder point of view
• Empower and inspire our people to lead and be part of top performing teams while providing diverse career opportunities.
Microsoft CEE – Central and Easter Europe
Microsoft CEE is an Sub Region that includes 4 clusters and 33 countries. The Sub Region is mainly made up by emerging markets that have high potential to grow in the IT space and specifically in the Cloud. The CEE Sub Region 4 clusters have been key enabler of the IT market growth through solid partnership with Governments, Enterprise, small and medium as well as IT partners and consumer partners in all of countries in the region. CEE Sub Reginal Finance team has the responsibility to partner with the Sub Regional sales and marketing teams, with the Finance teams in the 4 clusters and with EMEA TZ and MS Corporation in Redmond. Microsoft Finance is a truly global finance team and you will be part of the WW community to make each other great and build on each other.
This role is a leadership position within both Finance and Consumer and Devices Sales (CDS) teams and is a major contributor to the success of the CDS business.
This individual will be responsible for establishing processes, driving impact by reporting on key financial metrics, providing insightful financial analysis to drive business decisions in a compliant way and finally establish the long term economic vision for the CDS organization.
The position is responsible for an end-to-end management of the CDS P&L.
The position will be responsible for Czech/Slovakia/Hungary Cluster Controlling in CEE CDS.
Culture & Behavior
Are you a problem solver? Do you thrive on driving results & simplifying the complex? Are you motivated by delivering real tangible impact by removing blockers, unlocking insights and facilitating time & focus spent in the right areas? The CSH Cluster Controller is an excellent opportunity to do all this working in the fast-moving consumer devices and services world!
The CEE CDS Finance team is looking for a highly motivated and experienced Finance professional with strong finance & business acumen to play a leading collaboration and facilitation role to enable our team and our business reach its full potential. This role will partner directly with the SR CDS Finance Lead and Cluster CDS LT to land key growth initiatives, collaborate with the EMEA CDS Finance team and our Sub-Region peers finance team to develop robust scalable insights & analytics that result in business action and align with the SR and EMEA teams (FP&A and Category Controllers) to facilitate a productive Sub Region / EMEA engagement model.
- Manage the present
o Drive the overall finance performance and forecast accuracy for the Cluster working with the Cluster LT and region teams to understand the drivers and the levers available to influence - proactively flagging upsides, risks, actions needed and managing the overall cluster investments and Gross Margin.
o Ensure a strong culture of compliance across the Cluster leveraging data and analytics to identify our risks and treat audits as learning opportunity
o Drive utilization of Standard Reporting to minimize the use of local reporting partnering with EMEA/MSA Category controller role to flag areas for further simplification/centralization that addresses finance/business needs.
o Succesfully leveage EMEA Power BI, predictive analytics, etc. to bring sharp insights, objectivity and stability to how we assess and anticipate business performance and actions needed
o Contribute to key financial process (outlook, forecast, budget) in conjunction with the EMEA/MSA Category controller role - be the voice of Field, champion simplicity, drive consistency, focus & prioritization on what matters, provide objective risk / upside assessment - ensure all of this is delivered within the existing standard CDS finance processes
o Establish a consistent rhythm of communication with Cluster LT
o Partner with the other EMEA Clusters Controllers to ensure alignment on how they manage and measure the business, how they partner across CDS and CDS Finance
o Delivers Results through Teamwork: Work through others and across teams, aligning people and resources, utilizing the community that delivers expected business results
- Drive Growth
o Identify opportunities to grow above budget and overall, challenging business - being voice of reason for the company, deeply understand the business through analysis and insights, transferring them into the business discussions.
o Improve Business Productivity leveraging best practice sharing and ROI analysis across Geo
o Leverage Category Controllers insight and MSA Category Controller to systematically identify opportunities and prompt the discussion on how to realize them.
o Manage the investment strategy in the cluster - challenge ROI, ensure long / short term balance, alignment with EMEA strategy. Drive accountability on results including identifying key learnings and how we can scale
- Key indicators of success:
o visibly demonstrate that you influence the business, you challenge, you drive a good discussion, you spot opportunities and see them through, strong P&L accountability all with focus to compliance and you make others successful.
6-8 years of demonstrated work experience in financial analysis and/or financial planning/business advisory or similar in multinational companies, tech industry preferred
A degree in finance/business administration or an MBA degree
Proven experience of working in a complex matrix environment in geographically distributed teams, leading virtual teams
Strong understanding of consumer business segment in tech industry
Ability to drive the transformation
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Strong ability to analyze, interpret, and explain business results
Experience and comfort presenting to Senior Management and working with senior stakeholders
Excellent organization skills
Demonstrated ability to thrive in complex environments. Ability to manage multiple and competing tasks/priorities
Technical capabilities: advanced Excel skills, SQL databases and queries, PowerBI
Competitive salary + annual bonus + benefits package
Closing date for applications: May, 14, 2018