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CenturyLink Senior Manager of Revenue Technical Accounting - Broomfield, CO 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

The Senior Manager of Revenue Technical Accounting (Sr Manager, Accounting) will be a member of the North America Revenue Accounting and Reporting team and will interface with Legal, Sales, Business Finance, Tax, SEC Reporting, Billing, Technical Accounting, regional accounting teams, internal and external auditors, and individuals at multiple levels and locations in the organization.

This position is responsible for CenturyLink’s global technical accounting matters related to revenue recognition, ensuring that all accounting policies and practices associated with revenue and related financial account balances are in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (U.S. GAAP). Activities for this role include maintaining a thorough understanding of current accounting pronouncements and emerging issues (including Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 606 implementation requirements and issues), acquiring and reviewing “non-standard” contracts, applying the appropriate accounting guidance when preparing accounting memos (prescribing a specific/detailed accounting treatment and incorporating into the Company’s revenue accounting policies as needed), presenting prescribed accounting treatments (memos) to the Senior Director of Accounting Transformation, Assistant Controller and Controller , maintaining a non-standard contract review and sign-off log, and guiding/training Revenue Accounting and regional accounting team members in the proper accounting for non-standard contracts (i.e. operationalizing the systems/processes/policies necessary for non-standard contract accounting).

Job Description

Provides clear, concise technical guidance on new and emerging accounting and reporting issues from regulatory bodies (FASB, AICPA, SEC, NAIC, and IASB) to internal business partners and management where there are implications for CenturyLink revenue accounting.

Leads/assists business in implementing new requirements to facilitate proper revenue accounting treatment, including any changes in accounting principles, policies or estimates. ,

Provides technical accounting guidance to global business areas (NA, APAC, EMEA and LATAM) related to transactions and/or other relevant circumstances or events. Areas of research may include but are not limited to: M&A activity, complex investment/sale transactions, capacity and exchange agreements, and evaluation of appropriate accounting for long-term contracts or amendments thereto.

Responsible for collaborating with the SEC Reporting and Business Process teams to update accounting policies and CenturyLink’s technical research database for recent developments and research work performed.

Provides training as needed to CenturyLink Finance staff on appropriate revenue accounting methods.

Research technical accounting matters associated with review of material or non-standard customer contracts and prepare supporting memos (containing both a conclusion and proposed approach to implementing the recommended treatment).

Collaborate with other teams (e.g. Legal, Sales, Business Finance, Tax, SEC Reporting, Billing, Technical Accounting) to provide accounting/reporting guidance or assistance with projects (e.g. forecasting, financings, valuations, migrations, etc.).

** The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed in this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, and additional responsibilities may be assigned, as required, by management.


Basic Qualifications

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) required. Bachelor's Degree and 6-8 years of relevant job experience with similar essential duties. Excellent verbal and written skills.


Alternate Location: US-Colorado-Broomfield

Requisition # : 213448

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.


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.