As Microsoft’s Senior Finance Director in Corporate Accounting, Rick Lawlor is responsible for leading the global implementation of the New Leases Accounting Standard. Corporate Accounting is responsible for ensuring sound financial reporting and internal controls at the Microsoft.
For the past 2 years, Rick has led the Central Finance team for Microsoft’s Cloud Infrastructure Finance team, transforming and managing Financial Planning & Analysis, Reporting & Systems, Standard Cost Allocations and Controls & Compliance across Microsoft’s commercial and consumer cloud businesses.
Previously, Mr. Lawlor led the finance team for Microsoft’s Global Foundation Services division that delivers the cloud infrastructure and foundational technologies to power Microsoft’s online businesses worldwide. He was responsible for a team of 60 who managed the financial planning & analysis, operations, and accounting for cloud infrastructure and foundation technologies that powers Microsoft’s online businesses worldwide.
Lawlor joined Microsoft in 2005 and previously led Strategy Sourcing and Procurement in the Windows & Online Services Divisions. Prior to Microsoft, he served as the CFO for Travelport a subsidiary of Cendant, where he was responsible for the financial management of more than $1B in annual revenue and was deeply involved in the company’s successful acquisition of Orbitz. Prior to Travelport/Cendant, he led a variety of finance and business developments roles at two technology start-ups. Also he was a management consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers and auditor for Deloitte & Touche.
Mr. Lawlor graduated from The American University in 1993 and 1995 with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a Masters of Business Administration respectively. He passed the Certified Public Accounting Exam (CPA) in 1995. Rick lives in Kenmore, Washington with his wife, Kirsten and his two children, Reese and Tate.