Financial Analyst: Finance Rotation Program for University Students and Recent Graduates, Toronto, Canada



IT, Accounting & Finance
Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Monday, February 12, 2024
Every year, we welcome thousands of university graduates from every corner of the world to join Microsoft. You bring your aspirations, talent, potential—and excitement for the journey ahead.

As a Financial Analyst, you will join Microsoft’s Finance Rotation Program which incubates future business leaders through exposure to our two-year program consisting of four six-month rotations that build intellectual horsepower, drive for results, and self-awareness. Each rotation enbles financial analysts to build competencies across a spectrum of subjects including foundational learning, risk assessment, modeling, business processes, data analysis, and an understanding of Microsoft as a corporation.

While rotations differ from one to another, each rotation allows financial analysts to build business partnership, business acumen, and personal leadership skills through a variety of opportunities. With progression into subsequent rotations, financial analysts will strengthen their skills and knowledge and continue acquiring new and more complex proficiencies. Upon completion of the four rotations, the financial analyst will have accelerated their professional growth and developed network across the company.

Those hired into this role are invited to participate in Microsoft Aspire Experience, a two-year learning and development experience where you'll build your network, cultivate intentional capabilities and gain perspective into the career opportunities across Microsoft’s many exciting businesses.

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. Learn more about our cultural attributes.

Are you ready to join us and create the future? Come as you are, do what you love—start your journey with us today!


  • Learn about the various financial cycles as well as the precision and application of Profit & Loss to Microsoft decisions and analysis.
  • Develop data modeling skills by managing and manipulating complex data.
  • Gain an understanding around the focus and strategies of finance leaders, comprehend methods and practices in making executive decisions and further build on advanced modeling skills.
  • Identify the level of risk to both segments of the company and Microsoft as a corporation. Responsibilities include identifying root causes of risks and analyzing business processes and execution plans to provide a framework for improvement. You will also learn relationships and responsibilities of Microsoft’s worldwide subsidiaries, operating centers, and/or corporate entities through on-site engagements, while understanding how to effectively gather information and communicate complex findings.


Required/Minimum Qualifications

  • Currently pursuing or have completed a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Data Science, or related field.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous co-op internternship experience with Microsoft Finance organization in Canada preferred.
  • At least one year of classroom and/or finance internship work experience in financial risk analysis with demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Competency in MS Office, especially in Excel including pivot tables; certifications or relevant coursework preferred.
  • Power BI /Tableau or other data visualization experience preferred.
  • SQL/R/Python or other programming/data science experience preferred.
  • Proven ability, experience, and overall understanding of fundamental finance and accounting acumen including data modeling, data analytics, FP&A, forecasting, interpreting financial statements, and reporting.
  • Capable of working with high degree of ambiguity in a fast-paced environment .
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively with multiple business partners and teams.

Financial Analysis IC2 - The typical base pay range for this role across Canada is CAD $50,200 - CAD $97,200 per year.

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