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CenturyLink Director SEC Reporting - Broomfield, CO 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

The Director SEC Reporting will be responsible for leading CenturyLink’s SEC and all other external financial reporting. This person will work closely with the Assistant Controller to ensure the accurate compilation, analysis and reporting of accounting data with the primary focus on the annual and periodic SEC filings on Forms 10-K and 10-Q.

While managing a small team, this individual will interface with a broad range of individuals including executive management, Audit Committee members, the Board of Directors, external auditors and outside legal counsel.

Job Description

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Complete ownership and management of three SEC registrants’ Quarterly and Annual Reports on Forms 10-Q and 10-K.

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

  • Coordinate and manage the content of financial reports that appear on the Company's website.

  • Prepare quarterly financial reports to be presented to the Board of Directors.

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

  • Manage the preparation of the year end and quarter end bondhonder reports.

  • Conduct accounting research on material issues affecting the Company and prepare accounting position memos on those issues.

  • Review contracts and provide guidance on accounting related to the contracts.

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

  • Design and draft accounting policies.

  • 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 internal controls.

  • Train staff on new developments and new technology in a continuous improvement culture.

  • Special projects as requested by senior management.


Ideal SEC External Reporting Senior Manager Candidate Experience:

  • 7-10 years of SEC external reporting experience

  • CPA license is required

  • 5-7 years of experience in Big 4 public accounting firm preferred

  • 3-5 years of experience with XBRL

  • 5-7 years of experience in managing multiple staff

  • Bachelors or Masters in Accounting

  • 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

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting with a Master's of Business Administration Preferred.** CPA Required with extensive experience in public reporting.Excellent verbal and written skills

Alternate Location: US-California-San Francisco; US-Colorado-Broomfield; US-Colorado-Denver; US-Illinois-Chicago; US-New York-New York; US-Pennsylvania-Philadelphia

Requisition # : 211994

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/

EEO Statement

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, ancestry, citizenship, national origin, religion, veteran status, disability, genetic characteristic or information, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, family status, pregnancy, or other legally protected status (collectively, “protected statuses”). We do not tolerate unlawful discrimination in any employment decisions, including recruiting, hiring, compensation, promotion, benefits, discipline, termination, job assignments or training.


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