Microsoft Corporation Business and Sales Analyst CEE in Budapest, Hungary

The Business and Sales Analyst, as a member of the Central Reporting Team CEE, provides analysis and decision support for the planning, analysis and reporting function for the CEE organization (across Sales Segments, Subregions and Product Business Groups). The provided service includes monthly, quarterly, and annual reports and analysis that can be utilized as the basis for making informed business decisions. Performs analysis and planning activities for operations including pipeline, revenue, forecasting, actual and metrics attainment reporting, primarily focusing

The Business and Sales Analyst will be able to document data findings, provide details, and present findings with recommendations to management. The individual will enhance the running of reports and automate and standardize each as necessary. The goal is to create one single source of truth when it comes to data reporting across the CEE Area.

The position will also involve creation and maintenance of complex spreadsheets as well as BI dashboards and the ability to create reports or presentations from the results. This includes heavy data analysis and research, with the ability to manipulate, analyze, and trend the results.

In addition, this person must create new methods of communicating financial analysis and reporting to assist the greater executive management team in understanding their business.

Primary Duties / Responsibilities

Ensures availability and provision of relevant revenue, pipeline and forecast reports and dashboards to management

Perform analysis of revenue, forecast rollups, pipeline, and trending

Assists management across the CEE organization with specific report and dashboard requests to support strategic and tactical initiatives

Create dashboards highlighting business trends for management

Analyze and manage data for metrics for senior management and executives

Respond to ad-hoc reporting requests and prioritizes against competing efforts

Supports establishment of Sales Process rigor and drives related actionable reporting cadence

Facilitate and assists with the CEE business review cadence

Qualifications and Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent) in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or similar field or equivalent experience

3-4 years of Business Operations or Financial Analysis or equivalent experience

Experience working in the European market

Software industry background

Fluent in written and verbal English. Additional language skills preferred

Advanced level of expertise using Microsoft Office suite

Especially advanced Excel skills with strong technical ability to automate Reports (Pivots, Vlookups, Macros)

Experience with financial modelling and analytical tools such as Excel, databases, etc. Nice to have: experience using Microsoft Dynamics (or an equivalent CRM system), SAP and analytics tools

Ability to take a process from start to finish, including analyzing and understanding the nature of the tasks required to complete the process

Ability to handle multiple tasks and manage conflicting priorities and to complete assignments under aggressive time constraints, independently.

General understanding of Sales Systems and knowledge domains relevant to specific processes and practices (within their application track)

Excellent analytical, problem-solving skills, required

Has an understanding of the people, processes, technology issues and a passion regarding customer service (internal and external) and delivery/execution

Ability to work effectively with a variety of organization, management levels, cultures, and personalities

Strong drive and will to succeed

Flexibility and ability to adjust on the fly to new demands; sense of urgency

Business programs & operations