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CenturyLink Senior Manager Accounting - Littleton, CO in LITTLETON, Colorado

About CenturyLink

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) at is the second largest U.S. communications provider to global enterprise customers. With customers in more than 60 countries and an intense focus on the customer experience, CenturyLink strives to be the world’s best networking company by solving customers’ increased demand for reliable and secure connections. The company also serves as its customers’ trusted partner, helping them manage increased network and IT complexity and providing managed network and cyber security solutions that help protect their business.

Job Summary

Responsible for the overall management and administration of the intangible assets, depreciation/amortization expenses, asset retirement obligation, goodwill impairment assessments, capital leases (Accounting and Reporting), operating vs. capital expense rulings, and related technical accounting memos. This position directs the work activities of a broad group of business units and corporate functions supporting other areas of the company. The position also ensures compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) internal control requirements by developing, maintaining and testing documentation and processes around the accounting activities and controls.

Job Description

Oversees the Intangible Assets and Depreciation/Amortization Accounting Team:

  • Oversee the proper and accurate accounting for depreciation, amortization, intangible assets, capital leases and asset retirement obligations

  • Oversee the proper accounting for additions, retirements, transfers and disposals of intangible assets

  • Oversee the annual asset life study for the group asset depreciation model

  • Work with the Corporate Finance to support the quarterly depreciation/amortization forecasts

  • Provide support for depreciation/amortization for quarterly SEC Reporting

  • Provide quarterly “PBC” information timely to external auditors

  • Perform required annual goodwill and other indefinite lived intangible asset impairment analysis and other analysis, as needed

  • Perform quarterly asset impairment review and prepared related memo


  • 10-15 years of fixed asset accounting and financial reporting experience

  • 7-10 years of experience managing staff

  • Strong Technical Accounting skills with emphasis on segments, goodwill allocations and impairment assessments

  • Strong knowledge of valuation concepts and techniques

  • Strong knowledge of GAAP internal developed software requirements

  • 7-10 years of experience working with large public company ($1B+ in revenue) and/or large public accounting firm

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

  • Bachelors or Masters in Accounting

  • Excellent verbal and written skills

  • CPA license preferred

  • SAP experience preferred


Bachelors or Equivalent in Accounting

Masters or Equivalent in Accounting

Alternate Location: US-Colorado-Broomfield; US-Colorado-Littleton

Requisition # : 212707

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The above job definition information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Job duties and responsibilities are subject to change based on changing business needs and conditions.