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CenturyLink Senior Manager Financial Planning and Analysis in BROOMFIELD, Colorado

About CenturyLink

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) at http://www.centurylink.com/ 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

Finance leader responsible for the end to FP&A processes and business partnering aligned to a combined cost and capital budget of $800M. Lead and drive the development of business partnering in Infrastructure FP&A to establish a true culture of business partnering, data insight and support strategic decisions making re investments. The overriding objective is to drive value creation by driving performance through constructive assessment of operating strategies and results and be a trusted adviser so recommendations are adopted by the business.

Job Description

  • Understand and influence strategic investment and operating plans to enable decision-making and ensure best value return on investment

  • Develop a data rich, data driven decision culture by upskilling the team and working in conjunction with financial intelligence utilize tools such as PowerBI to enable better analytics / insight and greater level of ‘self service’ management information

  • Collaborate with senior management and operational teams to develop and implement relevant metrics and measurements to ensure cost optimization and effective investment decision making

  • Develop a team with strong forecasting skills, based on combination of system automation, analytical rigor, relevant internal / external factors and business issues

  • Develop & support a robust cost analysis (unit costing) model delivering product, customer and location profitability information.

  • Build and lead a best in class FP&A and business partnering team with a focus on succession planning and development.

  • Return on investment analysis

  • Access Management; strategy support and ensuring reporting, metric and analysis deliver best value for the pnl


  • Proven ability to take high level direction and produce results which show thought leadership and drive value creation for the business with limited supervision.

  • Develops analytical frameworks and performs analysis to help facilitate senior-level decision-making on business issues and/or problems (either individually or through team members).

  • Hands on approach and good at getting into the deep detail

  • Leadership – Build trust with colleagues, take people with you, influence decisions and develop talent

  • Partnering and collaboration – world class business partnering to the senior leadership team

  • Thrive on change and continuous improvement - simplifying and automatic processes using technology

  • A strong communicator, able to build relationships

  • Excellent commercial insights and a creative approach to problem solving

  • Ability to be self-motivated, manage and prioritize multiple deadlines and deliverables

  • Predisposed to look for root causes and implement lasting change, rather than quick fixes

  • A hands on approach to getting the job done and an ability to influence effectively. Predisposed to look for root causes and implement lasting change, rather than quick fixes

  • High attention to detail and ability to spot underlying trends and inconsistencies in financial data and analysis.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience

  • Education Level: Bachelor's Degree

  • Field Of Study: Finance, accounting, business, or similar

  • A combination of education and experience is acceptable: Yes

  • Attention to detail with good organizational capabilities.

  • Ability to prioritize with good time management skills.

Alternate Location: US-Colorado-Broomfield; US-Kansas-New Century; US-Louisiana-Monroe

Requisition # : 216271

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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