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ANZ Finance Manager (Channel & Small Business)

Microsoft Corporation
Auckland, NZ
Competitive Salary
Closing date
May 30, 2024

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Job Role
Finance Manager
Contract Type
Full Time
This role is part of the ANZ Finance team, which is a diverse and inclusive team, with team members based across both Australia and New Zealand. The role is also a key part of the broader Asia GPS & SMC Finance Community, who are all operating in similar roles across the full Asia Region and will be key partners in delivering the work needed.

Curiosity, ownership-mindset, ability to work with ambiguity and passion for the subject area will all be critical to success.

In MCAPS Finance, we drive shareholder value in 54 subsidiaries & 120 Sales Locations and carry the local accountability for the financials as well as statutory and compliance matters across all Microsoft commercial segments and products. We:
  • Land the company vision around the transformation of our business and customer orientation in the subsidiaries and externally.
  • Drive strategic resource allocation and investments through local insights, ensuring optimal returns aligned with our worldwide strategy. Key focus is on New Business and consumption with an industry and workload perspective.
  • Build trust to lay the foundation of long-term growth from a customer and shareholder point of view in a compliant way.
  • Empower and inspire our people to lead and be part of high performing impactful teams while providing diverse career opportunities.

Required/Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Data Science, or related field AND 10+ years of post-graduate financial analysis, accounting, controllership, or finance work experience
  • OR Master's Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Data Science, or related field AND 10+ years of post-graduate financial analysis, accounting, controllership, or finance work experience OR equivalent experience.
  • Experience in Finance with strong demonstration of (people) leadership, business partnering capabilities and analytical strength

Preferred Qualifications
  • Successful candidate ideally has experience in Business Partnering roles in a subsidiary/area & proven track record of achieving exceptional results through influence where no direct line authority exists.
  • This position involves a significant amount of exposure to executive and senior management and requires the ability to communicate ideas and analysis effectively, thereby influencing business decisions, so executive maturity, business acumen and presentation and communication skills need to be your strengths.

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. 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.

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.

Microsoft Asia is one of the 3 regions of Microsoft Commercial Business and covers 6 Areas: ANZ, India, Greater China Region, Japan, ASEAN, and Korea. All 6 areas of Asia have been a key enabler of the market IT growth through solid partnership with Governments, Enterprise, Small and Medium Corporates, as well as IT partners and consumer partners of the region. Microsoft Finance is a truly global finance team, and you will be part of the WW GPS/SMC community to make each other great and build on each other.
  • This role will be responsible for supporting and driving the Global Partner Solutions (GPS) Team and the Small, Medium & Corporate (SMC) business within ANZ (Australia & New Zealand) - it is a unique and exciting opportunity for deep business partnership with multiple stakeholders, both internal and external and will have a blend of rhythm-of-the-business (RoB) activities and analytics to drive business decision making.
  • This role will be responsible for understanding and driving the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) motion. As the hero motion for our Partners, and the SMC business, this role will be responsible for understanding the health of the business, understanding key levers to analyse and drive actionable insights to influence outcomes.
  • The role will be required to perform analysis on financial performance and investment ROI and provide clear actionable insights for the business to take to realise potential.
  • The role will be responsible for driving the end-to-end financial rhythm of business, undertaking all month end activities, analysing core KPI's to determine future performance and represent ANZ internally with key corporate stakeholders.
  • The role will also have a unique opportunity to represent Microsoft externally as we support the GPS Team to enable and drive our partner ecosystem.

  • Performs analysis and research of present and future financial performance, financial plans
  • Assists in the execution of annual business planning and forecasting process. Completes analysis, modeling, and research to support preliminary and adjusted forecast cycles; partners and solicits insight from business and commercial stakeholders.
  • Provides business leader support and actionable insights during financial close periods. Reviews recurring financial reporting and presentations; identifies trends, and formulates action plans. Determines financial results and conducts variance analyses; identifies variance causes and solutions. Collaborates to ensure execution of plans and accountability for results.

  • Provides business insights and recommendations to peers and stakeholders to achieve revenue and profitability goals and drive shareholder return, including; resource allocation, cost optimization, revenue generation, trends, and future requirements. Manages and executes processes through engagement with internal and external stakeholders. Collaborates with business leaders to define action plans for financial and business analysis findings.
  • Applies advanced understanding of Microsoft Finance and business (e.g., monetization strategy, market, key drivers, revenue channels, advanced technology, and business partner work context) to multiple situations to evaluate results and analysis. Develops and manages strategies to proactively mitigate, or reactively address, potential adverse effects of macroeconomic and/or geopolitical risks. Maintains working knowledge of Microsoft financial systems, policies, and processes to evaluate potential impacts of changes, and drives improvements in efficiency and accuracy.
  • Contributes to new and unconventional methods and approaches to data collection, analysis, interpretation, and financial models. Provides advice and direction to teammates and peers on data management and operations.
  • Leads efforts to leverage new technology, such as AI / Copilot to increase productivity and land at accurate conclusions.
  • Integrates varied data sources and assimilates the information into a comprehensive, clear narrative. Communicates results in a compelling and understandable message. Articulates understanding and awareness of business partner situation.

  • Ensures compliance with company policies, legal standards, and regulatory requirements by reviewing and monitoring accuracy of financial documents and business processes; drives corrective measures. Consults with business partners on sharing financial information, approved instruments and processes, and consistency with corporate policies. Collaborates with Compliance groups to ensure team is current on company policies and procedures.

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