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