Job number  545068

Microsoft is looking for a forward-leaning, positive and ambitious finance professional to join the Danish team as our new Statutory Accounting and Tax Controller!


The right candidate will join a global company and finance function, with big opportunities for career development, skills growth and flexibility.
We are hoping to find a candidate with the attitude, knowledge and communication skills to quickly succeed in the role, but also someone who sees this as the chance to build a long term career in Microsoft with the willingness to take on new challenges at the right time.


We Work To

Microsoft Global Sales, Marketing and Operations (GSMO) Finance drive shareholder value in 60 subsidiaries and carries the local accountability for the financials as well as statutory and compliance matters across all segments and products.

·   Land the company vision around the transformation of our business, consumption and customer orientation in the subsidiaries and externally.

·   Drive strategic resource allocation and investments through local insights, ensuring optimal returns aligned with our worldwide strategy

·   Build trust to lay the foundation of long-term growth from a customer and shareholder point of view in a compliant way

·   Empower and inspire our people to lead and be part of top performing teams while providing diverse career opportunities


The Stat & Tax Controller reports to the CFO and is responsible for all statutory compliance for Microsoft companies in Denmark and Iceland, driving financial stewardship of these companies through adherence and compliance to Microsoft Accounting Policies, Local and International Accounting Standards and tax legislation.

The role involves training Finance and business stakeholders on tax or statutory requirements and working with external service providers such as Accenture, EY and KPMG as well as external parties such as the external auditors or the tax authorities.



Financial Control

·   Managing relationship with our outsourced service provider for outsourced statutory accounting processes

·   Responsible for managing the entity income statement and balance sheet, including management and review of all account reconciliations

·   Assess the financial implications of the business and understand the risks associated with any change

·   Manage the smooth transition of projects into a business as usual state

·   Assess any changes in tax laws, local company law and accounting policies to assess impact and ensure compliance

·   Business partnering and active advisory work on tax and commercial matters


Direct & Indirect Tax Compliance

·   Responsibility for managing corporation tax and indirect tax processes and computations, taking responsibility to ensure accuracy of computations and timely filing with tax authorities

·   Maintain effective relationship with our professional tax and accounting advisors leveraging these relationships to mitigate financial and compliance risk

·   Responsible to understand and maintain local transfer pricing file

·   Manage relationship with European Tax Director


Statutory Accounts

·   Management of an efficient statutory audit process, working closely with our external auditors to ensure timely completion and filing of the annual statutory external audit and accounts for Microsoft legal entities


·   Responsible to understand and maintain local transfer pricing file

·   Manage and co-ordinate monthly payroll review, approval and sign-off

·   Responsible over incentive compensation accruals and processes

·   Ensuring technical information and employee communication is relevant and up to date, together with HR

·   Effective management of outsourced payroll providers

·   Management of ad-hoc queries relating to monthly payroll



·   Strong ability to work independently and manage several internal and external stakeholders and parties

·   Master’s degree in finance/accounting related field preferable

·   5-10+ years relevant experience with proven track record of delivering strong results

·   Understanding of US GAAP and Local GAAP, Accounting, Controlling, Transfer pricing and Tax

·   Audit / Advisory experience seen as a benefit

·   Experience from Multinationals seen as a benefit

·   Fluent in English and interested to learn danish


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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