Microsoft Nigeria Intern Opportunities for Students – Finance

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At Microsoft our mission and values are to help people and businesses throughout the world realize their full potential.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Intern Opportunities for Students: Finance

Job Number: 918647
Locations: Lagos, (Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa), Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
Travel: 0-25 %
Profession: Finance
Role type: Individual Contributor
Employment Type: Internship

Business Analyst Intern:

  • Are you looking forward to a career in finance? Microsoft’s finance internship opportunity has the training you need to get your career in finance underway.
  • You will have the opportunity to develop strong business acumen, enhance your personal management competencies and walk away with a valuable transferable skill set.
  • We know you will find the work at Microsoft both challenging and rewarding, and we believe your contribution will be meaningful – one that will offer a high level of personal satisfaction.

The Business Analyst role has 3 primary functions; Revenue Reporting, Large Projects, and Analysis. Typical activities and impact within these 3 functions include:

  • Prepare, update and maintain standard management reporting to meet the needs of customer groups within the Canadian subsidiary.
  • Create and modify business processes, reporting metrics and ad hoc reports for various end customers to drive financial results
  • Update daily/weekly/monthly suite of revenue analysis reports directed towards Senior levels of Management.
  • Provide monthly close analysis on revenue variances, growth and key metrics
  • Partner with management and the Analyst team to maintain the relevance and accuracy of reports within a diverse and dynamic business environment
  • Assist internal business groups by troubleshooting data issues and perform variance analysis; analyze causes and provide resolutions
  • Provide support to business analysts and internal business groups as required through tailored ad-hoc queries and reporting for detailed financial analysis during product launches and marketing campaigns
  • Manage, update and maintain the Canadian Finance intranet site to facilitate cross-functional collaboration
  • Examples of projects could include Fiscal Year Rollover (May – July), Monthly Business Reviews, Budget/Planning (April – June), and Forecasting (Monthly/Quarterly). (Degree of involvement in projects may also depend on business need.


  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Statistics, Economics, Commerce, Business or related field (pursuing with at least one quarter/semester remaining after the internship).
  • Available for an 6-8 month consecutive internship starting Winter 2021.
  • Intermediate to advanced levels in Microsoft Excel, Power BI and Access.
  • Knowledge of Pivot Tables and formula creation is a necessity.
  • Knowledge of macros, spreadsheet modeling and database skills are definite assets.
  • Strong business/accounting acumen, with excellent analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Proactive and goal-orientated; able to meet deadlines, manage time effectively and adopt responsibility for projects.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Self-motivated and able to work both independently and work effectively within a team environment.

Application Closing Date
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