Lead Finance Analyst - Sales Compensation - Broomfield, CO

Date: May 10, 2019

Location: LITTLETON, CO, US, 801200000

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 role will work closely with CenturyLink Enterprise sales teams, WIN, IGAM, GEAR, and the Product Specialist Organizations to develop and deliver performance and expense forecasting reporting and analysis of Sales Compensation Plans and Incentive programs, communication and collaboration with key stakeholders, and guiding the business in financial-impacting decisions. This position will also perform special projects and provide senior management reporting as needed.


Job Description

 Lead financial analyst on the Sales Compensation Design & Reporting Team.  Responsible for design input and reporting on overall Sales compensation performance.  (Sale Compensation budget is $200M+)

  • Model (Design/test/analyze) plan design scenarios using historical performance with @RISK’s Monte Carlo simulation modeling for expense/cost probabilities and Tableau to support core plan design.
  • Develop and deliver monthly performance reports to FP&A and BU Leadership.
  • Support SPIFF/On Top Incentives by providing costing and effectiveness evaluation.
  • Assist FP&A with accrual budgeting on sales compensation expenses.
  • Conducts rigorous financial analysis and uses findings to help guide the business in making decisions.
  • Designs and develops complex financial models (i.e. Compensation estimator for plan participants).
  • Builds professional relationships with key stakeholders throughout the organization.
  • Supports departmental reporting requirements on an as-needed basis.




Thorough understanding of accounting concepts, financial statement components, and financial analysis metrics. Track record of rigorous financial analysis to guide business decisions. 

Strong analytical skills with the ability to translate large amounts of data into actionable information.

Strong communication skills, including the ability to articulate complex business issues in a clear and concise manner.  

Must be driven to identify issues, drive understanding of the drivers, and provide options for overcoming. 

Highly proficient in Excel and Powerpoint.  Experience with Tableau, Monte Carlo simulation modeling (@Risk software), Hyperion Essbase(Financial Data) a plus.

Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or related field with 5+ year’s experience



MBA with 3+ years’ experience


Alternate Location: US-Colorado-Broomfield; US-Colorado-Denver; US-Colorado-Littleton

Requisition #: 211682

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

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