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Microsoft Corporation Services Project Controller in Redmond, Washington

Microsoft Services is dedicated to delivering on Microsoft’s mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more – to help customers and partners get the most out of their technology investments. The Services Controllership team, part of the Corporate Finance and Services Organization (CFS), contributes directly to this mission by designing and delivering financial capabilities for compliant, scalable and profitable growth

We are looking for experienced Controllers to drive Controllership, Financial Close and Compliance for each of our key Sales Areas. You will be the Services controller for a defined Area/ Geography and will be responsible for all accounting requirements from Contract setup through to month end close and compliance. You will engage with the Enterprise Services Domain Business partners to provide actionable insight for the business to leverage in decision making.

A key focus of the role will be leading the month end close coordinating across Operations, Field, Sales and Domain Delivery teams ensuring all accounting adjustments are reflected accurately in the books and records of MS. Finally, all controllers will be expected to participate in global initiatives as required including Process Standardization and BPO optimization.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced accounting professional to work on a high performing team at a world class company. If you enjoy a fast pace combined with complex challenges and ample opportunities to grow your career and make an impact, consider joining a growing team of revenue recognition experts that is responsible for billions of dollars in revenue.

Responsibilities

  • As a Project Controller you will be responsible for Leading the close process for Services by ensuring the accuracy and Integrity of the of each of the projects within a given portfolio. The Controller will proactively work with the business to ensues that all the Financial attributes for their portfolio of project are correctly accounted for.

  • Monitoring and analyzing key performance indicators during the month. These KPIs form the backbone of the financial review process and are used to drive overall compliance and project health across the portfolio.

  • Stakeholder engagement. MS Services has a breadth of stakeholders, within the finance, operations and sales organizations. This role will be required to liaise across these pillars to highlight risks, address concerns and drive overall project health and compliance.

  • Manage contract financials within SAP and execute controls including but not limited to ensuring accurate setup, execution of key financial controls, analysis and interpretation of the project financials and project closure.

  • Anticipate and act on key risk & opportunities, and support business partners by understanding & communicating key adjustments.

  • Participate in Global projects as required.

Qualifications

  • Candidates with US citizenship preferred due to data security restrictions

  • Minimum 7 years of finance controllership experience in a large organization

  • Accounting degree; advanced degree or certification preferred

  • Strong working knowledge of IFRS and U.S. GAAP

  • Ability to work effectively across multiple groups, responsive with strong customer service orientation

  • Strong controls and compliance experience

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with demonstrated ability to work effectively across multiple groups, responsive with strong customer service orientation.

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 at https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/accommodationrequest .

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