Sr Finance Analyst

Date: Aug 7, 2019

Location: BROOMFIELD, CO, US, 80021

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) 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 for more information.

 

Job Summary

 

 

This position provides capital expenditure financial analysis and reporting support to various teams in North American Operations.  The role includes but is not limited to preparing periodic financial reports for capital expenditures, budgets and forecasts as well as evaluating capital project business cases and the underlying assumptions of those cases.  The role works with varying levels of management on other requests as necessary and with various teams to validate data integrity from multiple sources to provide insight and provide recommendations.  The role may also include assisting the teams with ensuring that capital spend is approved and working to ensure that all capital projects have the correct and requisite approvals assigned to them to ensure that spend is properly tracked. 

Job Description

 

 

* Interpret financial data to determine trends of the overall Business Unit financial performance. 
* Anticipates process obstacles and decides next steps. 
* Utilizes multiple systems to bring data together and provided analysis on operational activities
* Detailed knowledge of business they support and how their role impacts the Business Unit. 
* Provide professional advice, guidance and service to internal or external clients. 
* Financial and analytical support to Access Management Organization
* Responsible for major elements of the close process including journal entry evaluation, results variance explanation, reporting, communicating and explaining results to clients and Business Unit leadership. 
* Budgeting and forecasting using drivers. 
* Partner with internal clients to provide financial data, consultation and make recommendations regarding completion of objectives, and improving operational effectiveness. 
* Gather and organize data used to prepare financial/business reports. 
* Establish, interpret and analyze financial data including monthly financial results, recommendations or preparing statements for business partners/stakeholders. 
* Perform financial data analysis to support Business Unit in analyzing corporate financial targets and operational objectives. 
* Generate special ad hoc reports and perform analysis as requested by supervisor, business partners/clients, and other Business Unit stakeholders. 
* Improve partnerships with key internal clients by identifying changing business needs, service expectations, quality and format of data provided, and identify opportunities to improve service levels. 
* Leads multiple, complex, and financial/business analysis projects. 
* Review and revise processes as financial and business conditions change. 
* Works on complex issues which require input from multiple sources and innovative problem solving. 
* Acts in a multi-discipline project leadership role working towards the development of new solutions, processes, tools and systems. 
* Interfaces to negotiate and exchange information with all levels of management. 
* Focus on company-wide processes and initiatives.
* Step in for management when called upon to help lead meetings
* Support organization through training other analysts and business partners on key reporting and forecasting processes

Qualifications

 

Bachelor's degree or higher in Business or relevant field or equivalent experience. 
* Minimum 5 years related experience. 
* Strong financial and analytical skills. 
* Ability to use advanced Excel functions. 
* Ability to structure and convey ideas and information, both verbally and in written presentation form, in a concise, effective and persuasive manner to bring clear understanding to the target audience. 
* Ability to examine data from multiple sources to determine whether correlation and linkage exist between data sets. 
* Ability to organize and manage work in an efficient and effective manner to ensure task, milestones and goals are met according to defined timelines.
 
Preferred Qualifications: 
* Strong organizational and problem solving skills.
* Prior work experience in regulatory or accounting.
* Knowledge of SAP software applications.
* Ability to work in a team environment

 

Education
Bachelors or Equivalent in Accounting or Finance
Masters or Equivalent in Accounting or Finance

 

Alternate Location: US-Colorado-Broomfield

Requisition #: 211927

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.

Disclaimer

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.


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