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Subsidiary Finance Lead, Austria GSMO

Job Description

Microsoft Finance organization purpose Global Sales Marketing and Operations (GSMO) Finance is driving shareholder value in 60 subsidiaries and carries the local accountability for the financials as well as statutory and compliance matters across all segments and products. We:

• Land the company vision around the transformation of our business, consumption 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 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 top performing teams while providing diverse career opportunities.



Key accountabilities and objectives


People - Foster a Microsoft Company owner mindset. Develop your own capabilities to bring deeper internal and external awareness of customers, competitors and industries. Maximise the potential of our finance organization by working effectively beyond reporting lines and geographies. Functional Lead of country dedicated Finance resources.


Prioritization - Drive longer term planning, set strategies and align to resource allocation for maximum return & long term growth in the local market aligned to propensity. Ensure FRA, AMR and controllable costs are met on a quartlerly basis and deliver performance goals across the 4 solution areas. Simplify & reduce time spent on internal ROB.

Partnership - Leverage deep actionable insights to drive topline revenue, customer adds, and consumption growth, by industry based on the propensity model. Special focus on T400 advanced workload consumption. Engage externally directly with BDMs and Partners in line with these priorities & help land customer wins. Drive programatic collaboration with BD with the target to optimize deal economics across discounting, ECIF, Financing, credit concessions and ensure high quality DWR submissions.


Protect – Compliance leadership & tone, monitor and support management’s responsibility to mitigate risk with special focus on preventing corruption, unethical sales, spend management, privacy and concession & discounts. Leverage One Finance, Centers of Excellence and external advisors to anticipate and mitigate emerging statutory, tax and fiduciary risks. Deliver timely and accurate financial and tax filings. Represent Microsoft in the local market when required.

Measures of success

Improve ROI of resourcing and opex and drive productivity across all 4 solution areas
Ensure FRA, AMR and controllable costs are met on a quartlerly basis
Deliver budget in total & cloud revenue & consumption/usage & customer adds targets. T400 ADS consumption
Win wires involving finance
Improve deal economics by reducing concessions and driving down exit discounts
Improved compliance dashboard and audit results
% of OLC cases founded reduced
Deliver timely and accurate financial and tax filings

Specialist Experience

3+ years of active experience in similar role

10+ years of experience in finance / finance leadership positions Experience in Multinationals with multi-product/multi-segment finance roles is recommended

Fluent in English BA/BS or MBA degree in Finance, Economics, CPA/CA preferred





Please note that all information in this job description is accurate at the time of posting. Please be aware that companies may change details and/or closing dates without notice.


Job Summary

  • Austria
  • Technology
Job Type
  • Full-time
  • Negotiable
30 January 2019
Applications Deadline
09 March 2019

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