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Microsoft UK • Romsey/London, United Kingdom

Finance Manager (Azure Fiber)

Employment type:  Full time

3 days/week at home

Fully flexible hours

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Job Description


Microsoft’s Mission is to empower every person and organization on the planet to achieve more. That’s what inspires us, drives our work and pushes us to challenge the status quo every day. Through our Cloud-first strategy, we strive to deliver solutions that are optimized for the world and enable customers to drive their business more successfully. The Margin Strategy and Investment Optimization (MSIO) finance team is an exciting and fast-evolving finance team at the forefront of Microsoft’s Cloud-first strategy.

The Azure Fiber team is looking for a talented and motivated individual to help shape the future of our accounting processes and procedures as we look to expand the production of Hollow Core Fiber manufacturing and deployment.

The team’s charter is to partner with a broad group of stakeholders to build out the end-to end Microsoft Cloud Infrastructure, while optimizing investments and enabling accounting solutions that are scalable and mitigate risk. As a key member of the team you’ll be responsible for assisting the business in managing total cost of ownership and cost in a manufacturing industry and working on solutions for new initiatives focused on the next

generation of Microsoft’s Cloud infrastructure. The role will collaborate with Microsoft partners globally, including Finance, Engineering, Azure Core Business, Procurement, and Business Operations.


• Develop and own the total cost of ownership for Hollow Core fiber production and deployment

• Analysis of supply chain planning and outsourcing to third party partnerships for Hollow Core Fiber production

• Partner with the Finance and Azure Fiber teams to understand results, deliver connected business insights, relevant analytics and provide forward -looking estimates on cost per unit and total cost of ownership

• Liaise with land, build, and infrastructure planning teams to provide detail on availability and implementation of Hollow Core Fiber

• Assist in the execution of annual business planning and forecasting process complete analysis and modelling working with other business, finance, engineering, and outsourcing teams

• Partner with the business and DC networking teams to quantify impact of Hollow Core Fiber in the planned DC deployments

• Partner in monthly close reporting on costing trends and identify areas of growth and automation

• Embrace inclusion, a growth mindset, and enable culture and norms that support consistent quality partner experiences



  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Data Science or related field AND proficient experience in financial analysis, accounting, controllership or finance, or related field OR Master's Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Data Science or related field AND experience in financial analysis, accounting, controllership or finance, or related field
  • OR equivalent experience.
  • Previous experience in cost per unit reporting and manufacturing/production materials finance.
  • Preliminary understanding of Total Cost of Ownership, Cost per Unit, and Manufacturing processes
  • Excellent analytical, collaboration, and time management skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and verbal) with all levels of management
  • Demonstrated systems and process improvement experience
  • Must be extremely collaborative and comfortable dealing with ambiguity, influencing across multiple complex organizations, creating effective internal business partnerships
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects, have excellent attention to detail, and work effectively under deadlines

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.

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

Company benefits

Wellbeing allowance
Health insurance
Dental coverage
Gym membership
Mental health platform access
Buy or sell annual leave
Shared parental leave
Matched pension contribution
Charity donation scheme
Employee assistance programme
Employee discounts
Volunteer days
Fertility treatment leave
Open to compressed hours
Open to job sharing
Fertility benefits
Enhanced sick pay
Enhanced sick days
Compassionate leave
Travel insurance
20 days annual leave + bank holidays
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Adoption leave
Childcare credits
Carer’s leave
Cycle to work scheme
Faith rooms
Annual bonus
Annual pay rises
Company car
Open to part-time employees
Pregnancy loss leave
Life insurance
Equity packages
Financial coaching
Relocation packages
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Employees feel that they can mostly manage how they get their own work done

Working at Microsoft UK

Company employees

Globally: 220,000

Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

London, Reading, Cambridge, Romsey, Manchester, Edinburgh

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

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