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CenturyLink Sr Director Financial Planning & Analysis in BROOMFIELD, Colorado

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) at 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 for more information.

Job Summary

Leads global budgeting, consolidation, and financial performance monitoring for the Global Accounts Management (GAM) organization. The foundational elements of the role are ensuring good corporate financial planning and decision support, defined financial management processes, discipline, and global policy adherence. The overriding objective is to drive value creation by partnering with GAM leadership and respective Finance teams and drive performance through a rigorous, constructive assessment of operating strategies and results; being a trusted advisor so recommendations are adopted by the business. This position is responsible for quarterly, annual, and long term financial planning processes for the GAM division. As a key strategic partner to leaders in the organization, this position is responsible for delivering insightful analysis in order to identify areas of opportunity for the Company.

Job Description

Forecasting, budgeting, and long-range planning

Deep understanding of revenue growth drivers

Convert growth drivers into short term revenue forecasts

Develop mid and long range strategic plans

Ensure GTM strategies support growth expectations

Incorporate external market factors into planning cycles

Partner with business unit executive to manage budget and supporting activities

Decision Support on initiatives and investments

Evaluate capital and resource investments; provide recommendation

Track business case results with closed loop to forecast and budget

Assess corporate initiatives for impact (+/-) to business unit forecast

Performance analysis and management reporting

Produce Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) with scorecards

Perform analysis on all operating metrics and KPI’s

Results vs. budget with variance analysis and explanation

Evaluation of gap closure initiatives with tracking

Identify and drive profitability and cash flow improvements

Business unit and Route To Market (RTM) profitability

Return on Invested Capital (ROIC) analysis by business unit, RTM, and Market

Margin, EBITDA less CapEx by RTM, Market, and Product

Average Revenue Per User (ARPU), Pricing, and Unit cost trend analysis

Drive process and organizational efficiency initiatives



Bachelors’ degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, or related field

10+ years of related experience

5+ years management experience

Recognizable as a leader, possessing outstanding communication and interpersonal skills

Ability to quickly establish credibility and rapport with a broad set of executives and constituencies

Strong results orientation with demonstrated track record of success

Strong presentation and negotiation skills

Ability to work in a fast paced and independent environment

Ability to build and sustain high performing teams

Experience in liaising with multiple operational contacts at executive and senior management levels

High degree of adaptability

Strong Excel, quantitative, and technical skills

Experience working for publicly held, US owned, global corporation

Ability to support multiple locations



SAP experience

Alternate Location: US-Colorado-Broomfield; US-Louisiana-Monroe

Requisition # : 208548

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