Microsoft Corporation Enterprise Services Controller (Sweden and Finland) in Finland

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.

Microsoft Sweden and Finland

Microsoft Sweden and Finland are part of Western Europe Area and both countries are key enabler of the market IT growth through solid partnership with Governments, Enterprise, small and medium 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 Western Europe and WW community of Services Controllers to make each other great and build on each other.

Job’s Purpose

The Enterprise Services Controller’s main objective is to drive action-oriented business insight for MS Services business to helps customers realize their full potential through their Digital Transformation by driving their adoption and productive use of Microsoft technologies.

In his/her capacity, the Services Controller identifies new opportunities for revenue growth and resource optimization to ensure the profitability of the business as well as the compliant conduct of business activities through a close partnership with the Enterprise Services Lead.

Culture & Behaviour

You have a growth mind-set, act as an entrepreneur that drives business impact, and continuously learn and innovate. You have a capability to actively contribute and build strong collaboration within diverse and virtual teams. You are action oriented and able to build and deliver strong results through others beyond the team as well.

You drive digital transformation in the finance function towards data driven (Machine Learning) forward-looking insights. You also engage directly with customers and business partners.

You simplify and inspire through storytelling and excellent communication skills.

Microsoft values and ethical behaviour are a corner stone in our culture.

Job’s Details

Business Partnership:

  • Drive business transformation to the Cloud by focusing on Digital Transformation Wins and New Business Models

  • Provide actionable insights on NWS, PCB and Microsoft Unified Support, Selling DM, Net Revenue, AAD COGS/Opex to ensure Services delivers on its financial and business accountabilities

  • Build strong and mutually trusted relationships with key stakeholders at all levels (Services Lead, Services Sales Manager and Digital Advisors Lead, Timezone and Domain Finance) to

  • Deal review and Selling Margin: Ensure profitability and correct NWS/Rev rec with focus on large and complex deals shaping in partnership with Domains

  • Effectively connect Sales, Delivery, Enterprise Partner Group (EPG) team to drive One Microsoft culture within the team to achieve sales, delivery and operational excellence

Finance & Business Excellence:

  • Lead the financial ROB (rhythm of business) for the Services business such as monthly/quarterly forecast, annual budget, as well as month-end and quarter-end actual performance analysis

  • Support the centralization of the Month End Close to CFS

  • Work with the FC and Stat Controller as well as the external auditors to ensure accurate statutory balance sheet and P&L in relation to Services.

Compliance

  • Drive the tone of compliant culture within the Services business in alliance with Services Lead and Compliance & Control team

  • Leverage Proactive Risk Management to continuously monitor and mitigate risk in a manner that balances business needs, compliance imperatives and fiduciary responsibility

Key indicators of success

  • Forecast Accuracy leveraging pipeline & Predictability on New Work Sold incl. decrements, PCB and landing Volta

  • Selling Margin VTT and Cloud mix, ES NR, AAD COGS and HC and Opex VTB/VTF

  • Digital Advisors Utilization Rate and Digital Wins

  • Digital Transformation Deal Construct; end-to-end visibility of top deals (size/Cloud size) to enable holistic high quality decision making on deal, discount, margin. Understand customer proposition, link to account plan and related decisions (Credit & Collections, partner involvement e.g.)

  • Compliance Excellence – Quality of compliance dashboard and corporate audits

Qualifications

  • 10+ years of experience in finance / finance leadership positions and active experience in a similar business controlling position.

  • Experience in a finance role within global professional services/consultancy business preferred

  • Fluent in English

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

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