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Revenue Recognition Manager



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Atlanta, GA, USA
Posted on Monday, February 12, 2024
Microsoft’s Corporate Accounting Revenue Recognition team is responsible for the accuracy for billions of dollars of revenue across the world for United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP) and local statutory reporting. We are looking for a highly motivated, collaborative people leader to join our team as Revenue Recognition Manager. If you are a leader who loves working with and developing people, values diverse perspectives and can solve large complex problems but also execute and get things done, this could be the role for you!

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.

In alignment with our Microsoft values, we are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment for all employees to positively impact our culture every day.


  • Lead a team of US Based Revenue Recognition specialists who evaluate customer agreements and document the proper revenue accounting under Accounting Standards Codification 606 (ASC 606).
  • Ensure contract review and accounting processes follow the company’s documented policies.
  • Build relationships with key stakeholders (legal, revenue operations, sales, finance & strategy, etc.) to collaborate on non-routine transactions, new product offerings and process improvements.
  • Serve as a key stakeholder in the design and implementation for new product launches.
  • Enhance existing operational processes to provide good service to our business partners while ensuring efficiency and accuracy and our results.
  • Review non-standard customer agreements to evaluate revenue recognition impacts and propose solutions that align with internal policies and company objectives.
  • Represent Revenue Recognition as accounting systems specialist for projects and within team to assist with contract review efforts.
  • Develop organizational enablement documentation and processes for global Revenue Recognition team.
  • Participate in key strategic initiatives and assist with other ad hoc projects.

Microsoft managers bring out the best in their people to achieve team and organization priorities by:

  • Modeling: Live the culture, values, and leadership principles. Share your management philosophy with your team and make it real through your words and actions.
  • Coaching: Enable others’ performance. Build management skills by completing your learning path and development opportunities.
  • Caring: Empower others to discover, connect, and grow. Have healthy, candid conversations (Connects, Perspectives, 1:1).

Personal Development

  • Ability to develop and grow in role and at Microsoft


  • Embody our Culture and Values


Required/Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Data Science or related field AND 8+ years of post-graduate financial analysis, accounting, controllership, or finance work experience
    • OR Master's Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Data Science or related field AND 6+ years of post-graduate financial analysis, accounting, controllership, or finance work experience
    • OR equivalent experience
Additional Or Preferred Qualifications

  • Technical revenue accounting knowledge of US GAAP and specifically ASC 606.
  • Ability to understand the needs of stakeholders within Microsoft and collaborate effectively across all levels
  • Written and verbal communication skills including active listening and the ability to articulate complex issues to a variety of audiences
  • Experience with accounting systems and tools and proficient excel skillls
  • Highly adaptable and able to work in a fast-paced environment while maintaining an emphasis on quality
  • Organizational skills, ability to prioritize competing projects and adhere to deadlines
  • People management experience and ability to build & sustain relationships at multiple levels across Microsoft
  • Ability to collaborate and be comfortable dealing with ambiguity, influencing across multiple complex organizations, and creating effecting partnerships; ability to make the complex simple
  • Professional accounting certification such as Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or equivalent.
  • Experience with technology industry
  • Experience managing direct reports

Controllership M5 - The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is USD $112,200 - $194,800 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 $142,200 - $213,200 per year.

Certain roles may be eligible for benefits and other compensation. Find additional benefits and pay information here:

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with applicable law, 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.

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