Stat & Tax Controller

Microsoft Corporation
Jun 13, 2024
Jul 06, 2024
Work Mode
Work from office
Full Time
Organization Type
This role delivers shareholder value and investor confidence by ensuring sound financial reporting and internal controls at Microsoft.

This role reports to the Director Finance, Stat & Tax and has ownership for the overall books of accounts, statutory compliances, direct & indirect tax compliance, tax reporting and insights processes for two legal entities of Microsoft in India - Microsoft Global Delivery and Microsoft research.

The oversight and coordination aspects of the role give it a unique left-to-right view across the various statutory and tax compliances on the legal entity. The role also contains

significant senior external consultants, auditors, banker's exposure through close partnership on various tax compliance matters.

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.
  • 8+ years of experience in finance / finance leadership positions.
  • Chartered Accountant, BA/BS or MBA degree in Finance, Economics, CPA preferred.
  • Experience in Multinationals with multi-product/multi-segment finance roles is recommended.
  • Analytical mindset and passion for process excellence.
  • Fluent in English

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. 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.

Statutory Accounting Integrity and Accuracy
  • Prepares, analyzes, and reviews consolidated results to ensure compliance with USGAAP, local GAAP
  • Provides leadership and technical guidance for compliance with accounting and other regulatory requirements, including assessing risk and developing control processes.
  • Develops and maintains accounting policies and consults and provides guidance to stakeholders to ensure compliance and to support business decisions.
  • Provides technical accounting research and analysis; oversees the review, interpretation, and implementation of new and proposed accounting regulations.
  • Manages or reviews the execution of accounting activities Commission, Fixed Assets. Enablement and Process Improvement
  • Leads process-improvement efforts by soliciting and reviewing stakeholder and team
  • feedback, leading process workflow design sessions, redesigning workflows, and updating processes.
  • Identifies, evaluates, and leverages technology that could automate or speed up complex internal processes, and brings on relevant vendors.
  • Shares SOX expertise and leads risk assessment and gap analysis activities
  • Researches and documents complex accounting standards, guidelines, and policies.

Stakeholder Management
  • Ensure the best ROI from key contributors (including OneFinance, FinOps, Ops Finance etc.) with high level oversight of Stat & Tax work.
  • Ensures Outsourced functions (One Finance, One Payroll, RE&F, GPG, etc) accountability for agreed SLAs for the Area and additionally serves as SME for one of those specific subjects for all Areas (will be key point of contact for Corp owner for that SME and work with Corp to get a solid process for all Areas)
  • Serves as an escalation point of contact to resolve multicomplex issues when governing vendors.
  • Manage external advisor relationship in relation to statutory accounting and tax compliance and advisory.
  • Partners with auditors, bankers, external consultants.
  • Manage the ongoing relationship with local tax authorities and other government agencies.
  • Advocates Microsoft's filing position with auditors. Documents audit findings and shares results and actions with impacted groups.

Other Statutory Reporting and Advisory
  • Resolves issues in collaboration with multiple business partners, team members, or vendor leadership.
  • Land global and local projects, with proper statutory accounting infrastructure and registration, and in compliance with local tax regulations & MS global processes. Provide support for the local business operations on the implementation of these projects.
  • Assist with creation and drive closure of statutory entities as required, (partnering with CELA) and ensure finance readiness of legal entities in country.