Internal Audit Manager - SOX Compliance

Date: Jul 25, 2019

Location: BROOMFIELD, CO, US, 80021

About CenturyLink

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) 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


Proactively assists with risk assessment and scoping exercises considering regions, legacy companies, classes of transactions, and areas of risk.  Plans and conducts multiple, concurrent rounds of testing over different process areas to assess the existence and effectiveness of the company's internal controls over financial reporting.  Leads testing team in planning and understanding risks and related controls.  Assists in the assessment of severity of identified control deficiencies.  Provides ongoing status updates / tracking of progress against annual testing plan.  Provides development opportunities for staff and provides performance feedback.

Job Description


Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in internal audit, external audit, risk consulting, and/or industry accounting. Minimum of 3 years of experience managing SOX testing in large, complex environment.

Manages multiple ongoing testing efforts (by process area), including work paper review, to ensure effective and efficient testing results. Demonstrates and applies strong project management skills.

Assists in leading risk assessment and scoping activities and develops testing plans. Implements the testing plan.

Communicates with SOX Compliance and Internal Audit management regarding testing status, deficiencies, other issues, and deadlines. Communicates testing results and open deficiency status to management, with limited assistance.

Identifies and evaluates severity of control deficiencies and works with control owners to obtain management’s remediation plans.

Identifies opportunities for improving internal controls over financial reporting.  Works with process owners to design and implement new controls and best practices, as appropriate.

Builds and maintains effective relationships with the business areas, including understanding changes to business processes and procedures and discusses impacts to the control environment.

Leads process-based testing teams, delegating responsibilities and providing growth opportunities as required. Reviews performance, providing feedback, and guiding development plans.





5+ yrs of direct SOX experience

3+ yrs supervisory experience

telecom experience a plus



Bachelor's Degree

Accounting, business, or related


Other Job Requirements

A relevant master’s degree and/or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification is preferred. Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) may be considered. Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in internal audit, external audit, risk consulting and/or industry accounting.  Ability to travel up to 25% a plus.

Minimum of 3 years of experience managing concurrent teams and/or audit projects. Large accounting or consulting firm experience preferred. Telecommunications experience preferred. Demonstrated experience managing and working in teams performing financial or operational functions or audits is required. Demonstrated ability to take initiative in a fast paced, constantly changing environment, with an exceptional eye for detail. Requires multi-tasking, problem solving, and prioritizing, as well as demonstrating excellent communication skills. Strong computer skills with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Demonstrated experience with audit software such as TeamMate, ACL, Access, and/or SQL is preferred.

Alternate Location: US-Colorado-Broomfield

Requisition #: 213834

This job may require successful completion of an online assessment. A brief description of the assessments can be viewed on our website at 

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