CenturyLink SEC External Reporting Lead in Broomfield, Colorado

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) at http://www.centurylink.com is a global communications and IT services company focused on connecting its customers to the power of the digital world. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, big data analytics, managed security services, hosting, cloud, and IT consulting services. The company provides broadband, voice, video, advanced data and managed network services over a robust 265,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 360,000-route-mile international transport network. Visit CenturyLink at http://www.centurylink.com/ for more information.

Job Summary

Consulting-level professional with a full understanding of accounting principles and specialty. Recognized both internally by the company and externally by the business community as having broad expertise or unique knowledge.

Job Description

  • Manage the preparation of the Quarterly and Annual Reports on Forms 10-Q and 10-K and manage the internal and external review for these documents

  • Manage the preparation of the quarterly earnings release filing (8-K)

  • Create and maintain SEC calendar to inform parties of necessary deadline adherence for the following processes: segment tables, drafts and 10-Q and 10-K

  • Manage the XBRL process during the 10-Q and 10-K filings

  • Manage the preparation of the year end and quarter Embarq Corp and Subs Bondholder Reports

  • Monitor and ensure timely identification and compliance with evolving accounting guidance, provide US GAAP interpretation and prepare technical memorandums that document issues in a clear, logical and comprehensive manner

  • Communicate and explain accounting issues and evolving accounting guidance to the management team

  • Manage communications with external auditors on external financial statements and accounting issues to ensure auditor agreement with company decisions on accounting disclosures, and issues

  • Assist with compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley requirement

  • Train staff on new developments and new technology

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or equivalent education and relevant experience.

  • Minimum 6-8 years of related experience and advanced degree preferred.

  • 3-7 years of SEC external reporting experience

  • CPA license is required

  • 3-7 years of experience in Big 4 public accounting firm preferred

  • Strong accounting acumen and knowledge of US GAAP

  • Strong project management experience

  • Must have the ability to interact with C-level executives, operations and external auditors

  • Excellent verbal and written skills

Education

Bachelors or Equivalent

Masters or Equivalent

Alternate Location: US-Colorado-Broomfield

Requisition # : 194217

This job may require successful completion of an online assessment. A brief description of the assessments can be viewed on our website at http://find.centurylink.jobs/testguides/

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Disclaimer

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