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The Senior Manager of Accounting Policies and Controls (Sr
Manager, Accounting) is a member of the North America Accounting
and Reporting team and interfaces with corporate and regional
accounting, information technology, accounts payable, payroll, tax,
internal and external reporting, internal and external auditors,
financial intelligence, revenue assurance, and individuals at
multiple levels and locations in the organization.
This position is responsible for the direction and supervision
of CenturyLink’s global accounting policies and controls, which
includes administration and oversight of Lumen's balance sheet
account reconciliation and task management software and global
accounting policy SharePoint site (and workflows). This position
reports to the Senior Director, Accounting Transformation and
Revenue Accounting, and works closely with other members of the
Accounting leadership team.
The Main Responsibilities
Directs and supports Lumen's global balance sheet account
reconciliation process, including maintenance of related policy,
operating procedures, and training materials, and administration of
the Company’s balance sheet account reconciliation software.
Administration of the Company’s balance sheet reconciliation
software includes management and review of user access and
permissions, validating and approving configuration changes, and
providing monthly written reconciliation compliance status updates
to Finance leadership (including the Company’s corporate Controller
and Assistant Controller and regional CFOs and controllers).
Ensures the account reconciliation software remains in
compliance with the Company’s policies and procedures, in addition
to working closely with CenturyLink’s internal and external
auditors during their testing cycles to investigate and remediate
deficiencies in collaboration with responsible teams.
Collaborates with various teams and personnel to ensure
continued focus on timeliness and quality of balance sheet account
reconciliations to drive improvements in the effectiveness of
Supports the technical accounting and reporting team in
providing information and analysis related to balance sheet
reconciliation differences and potential errors or misstatements in
terms of their financial impact to consolidated and individual
filer level financial results.
Manages revisions and updates to the Company’s financial close
management task tracking tool, including key milestones and
deadlines, to ensure Lumen's monthly accounting and reporting
close remains on track.
Coordinates and supervises the Company’s quarterly review cycles
for its accounting policy library and ensures any off-cycle review
is conducted in a timely manner for any significant changes to
existing accounting policies or changes triggered from accounting
Ensures appropriate organizations with the Company are consulted
for accounting policy changes that may impact other functions or
reporting (for example, tax, regulatory accounting, treasury or
Identifies potential accounting policy gaps or new accounting
standards (or modifications) that may warrant changes to existing
Understands recent regulatory developments and trends regarding
Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and identifies potential impacts to the
global accounting organization’s processes and controls.
Communicates any necessary changes and partners proactively with
responsible teams and internal auditors to implement.
Provides training and direction as needed to Lumen accounting
staff on Sarbanes Oxley requirements and recommendations for
effective internal controls over financial reporting, including
partnering with internal or external audit resources as needed.
** 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.
What We Look For in a Candidate
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) required with strong working
knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley compliance framework and requirements
and U.S GAAP and SEC reporting requirements. Experience with
BlackLine (or other similar balance sheet account reconciliation
software), SAP, and/or SharePoint sites (and workflows) preferred.
Bachelor's Degree and 6-8 years of relevant job experience with
similar essential duties and/or public accounting experience.
Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel,
Powerpoint). Excellent management and verbal and written
Requisition #: 229431
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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.