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This role is an exciting opportunity to help shape the future, drive change, and be at the center of the action. If you are looking for exciting business and finance challenges, and an opportunity to make an impact supporting the Gaming team and the Gaming sales strategy and execution, then this role is for you.

The Gaming Controller will work in close partnership with stakeholders across the Consumer Sales Organization (CSO). This role will collaborate across Microsoft, engaging with Engineering Finance, Micosoft Cloud Innovations and Operations, Microsoft Consumer Business Finance, Engineering and Marketing teams. This position will help drive the strategy, analytics and insight into the Gaming Content Portfolio on all first-party Storefronts.

This is a high impact position with the opportunity to deliver direct and significant impact to the Gaming and Microsoft P&L (Profit & Loss). The position has a high level of exposure to Experiences, Devices, and Marketing (EDM) Finance leadership team. It requires financial and business acumen as well as excellent analytical and communication skills.

Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. As employees we come together with a growth mindset, innovate to empower others, and collaborate to realize our shared goals. Each day we build on our values of respect, integrity, and accountability to create a culture of inclusion where everyone can thrive at work and beyond.

Embody our Culture and Values


  • Financial P&L Management:  Lead Key Financial ROB that includes working closely with many different work stream owners to meet P&L objectives and report results thru close, MBR, and Quarterly reviews and Earnings. 

  • Financial Reporting & Analysis:  Analyze and present executive quality financial results performance to leadership teams. This includes monitoring P&L trends, key drivers, revenue, and resource investments against plan/forecast assumptions.

  • Proven ability to look beyond the numbers. Effective at cultivating diverse data outlets and connecting the information into a cohesive qualitative story. Ability to objectively formulate opinions and defend viewpoints with business partners instead of just reporting out what partners think.

  • Challenge existing norms or courses of action, facilitating fully informed decision making. Creates constructive friction by fearlessly asking the right questions and challenging assumptions.

  • Establish an in-depth knowledge of our products to support detailed financial analysis

  • Perform ad hoc financial analysis and modeling

  • Delivers Results through Teamwork: Work through others and across teams, establishing high standards of performance and creating a climate of mutual accountability that delivers expected business results.

  • Helps institute balanced decision making, driving the business to identify both risk and opportunity. Acts as a good steward of the business by acting as the conscience of the company and approaches problems with an entrepreneurial mindset.

  • Does not just work within established process but recognizes opportunities to fundamentally improve how we operate and acts as an agent of change, using both formal and informal authority to mobilize others.

This role requires Planning, Analysis and Business Skills, Cross Functional Collaboration skills, excellent Communication and Organizational skills and ability to thrive in an ever-changing environment with frequent new challenges.


Required/Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Data Science or related field AND 4+ years 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 2+ years experience in financial analysis, accounting, controllership or finance, or related field

    • OR equivalent experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CPA or MBA

  • Ability to communicate complex analysis in a simple way

  • Effective written and oral communication with a variety of levels of personnel including CVP’s

  • Analytical and problem solving skills and attention to reporting accuracy

  • Knowledge of MS Finance tools and policies

  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects and competing tasks/priorities

Financial Analysis IC4 - The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is USD $91,800 - $178,800 per year. There is a different range applicable to specific work locations, within the San Francisco Bay area and New York City metropolitan area, and the base pay range for this role in those locations is USD $117,900 - $195,000 per year. Certain roles may be eligible for benefits and other compensation. Find additional benefits and pay information here: Microsoft will accept applications for the role until April 13th, 2024.

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

  • Industry leading healthcare

  • Educational resources

  • Discounts on products and services

  • Savings and investments

  • Maternity and paternity leave

  • Generous time away

  • Giving programs

  • Opportunities to network and connect

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, immigration status, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran or military status, race, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application process, read more about requesting accommodations.