Finance Rotation Program Analyst

Job Summary

Are you looking forward to a career in finance? At Microsoft, you will have the opportunity to partner with and learn from the best while building career-enhancing skills as you explore the many facets of finance operations at a Fortune 100 company. Our Finance Rotation Program Analysts participate in a two-year program consisting of four, six-month rotations that helps build the future finance leaders of Microsoft and give analysts a strong foundation in the business world.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Entry level
  • Experience Length: No Experience/Less than 1 year

Job Description/Requirements

Microsoft’s Finance Rotation Program incubates future business leaders through exposure to our two-year program consisting of four six-month rotations that build intellectual horsepower, drive for results, and self-awareness. Rotations enable analysts to build competencies across a spectrum of subjects including foundational learning, risk assessment, modeling, business processes, data analysis, and an understanding of Microsoft as a corporation.  

 

Through on-the-job learning, learning from others, and formal learning, the Finance Rotation Program offers participants the opportunity to explore a diverse set of organizations, experiences, skills, and competencies that will hone their financial and business acumen while accelerating their careers. After completing the two-year program, analysts graduate and move into a permanent role within the finance organization.  

Responsibilities

While rotations differ from one to another, each rotation allows analysts to build business partnership, business acumen, and personal leadership skills through a variety of opportunities. With progression into subsequent rotations, analysts will strengthen their skills and knowledge and continue acquiring new and more complex proficiencies. Upon completion of the four rotations, the analyst will have accelerated their professional growth and developed a very strong network across the company.  

 

Opportunities may include: 

 

  • Learning about the various financial cycles as well as the precision and application of Profit & Loss to Microsoft decisions and analysis.  
  • Developing data modeling skills by managing and manipulating complex data.  
  • Gaining an understanding of the focus and strategies of finance leaders, comprehending methods and practices in making executive decisions, and further build on advanced modeling skills.   
  • Identifying the level of risk to both segments of the company and Microsoft as a corporation. Responsibilities include identifying root causes of risks and analyzing business processes and execution plans to provide a framework for improvement. You will also learn the relationships and responsibilities of Microsoft’s worldwide subsidiaries, operating centers, and/or corporate entities through on-site engagements while understanding how to effectively gather information and communicate complex findings.
Qualifications:
  • Currently pursuing or have completed a bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, economics, or business
  • At least one year of classroom and/or finance internship work experience in financial risk analysis with demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills 
  • Strong competency in MS Office, especially in Excel including pivot tables; certifications or relevant coursework preferred 
  • Power BI /Tableau or other data visualization experience preferred  
  • SQL/R/Python or other programming/data science experience preferred 
  • Proven ability, experience, and overall understanding of fundamental finance and accounting acumen including data modeling, data analytics, FP&A, forecasting, interpreting financial statements, and reporting 
  • Capable of working with high degree of ambiguity in a fast-paced environment 
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively with multiple business partners and teams 
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy 

 

Starting date: July 2022, Full-Time Employment

 

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.

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