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CenturyLink VP of GEAR Finance 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

This position will lead the Finance organization supporting the CenturyLink Strategic Enterprise and Public Sector businesses. Responsibilities include: driving business and financial performance, assessment and monitoring of key Revenue initiatives, budgeting, consolidation, complex business case development as well as financial M&A support. The foundational elements of the role are ensuring Business Group strategic & financial planning, decision support, defined financial management processes, controllership and financial integrity. The overriding objective is to drive value creation by partnering with the business/respective finance support teams and driving performance through a rigorous, constructive assessment of operating strategies and results; be a trusted advisor to drive financial outcomes in the business.

Job Description

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions) :

  • Provides advice and counsel to assigned business leadership on interpretation of operating results and trends. Assists with recommendations of action plans where required. Develops key business indicators and other quantifiable measurement tools to track results of business activities and regularly reports to the GEAR Business Group President who is a direct report to the CenturyLink CEO. Ensures rigorous assessment of proposed investments; drives understanding of achieved results.

  • Appraises operating results in terms of profitability, performance against budget and recommendation of general operating effectiveness improvements for the assigned business group, acting as an independent advisor to the management team.

  • Provides accurate and timely historical and projected financial and operational information and analysis to assigned business leadership including presentation of financial results compared to plan.

  • Manages all financial month end close and reporting activities for the assigned business group. Responsible for all financial forecasting/budgeting, including scenario planning for future growth. Recommends allocation of capex/opex resources to support the company’s financial goals.

Qualifications

Required:

  • 13+ years relevant experience in related field and minimum 5 years management experience.

  • Recognizable as a leader, possessing outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to quickly establish credibility and rapport with a broad set of executives and constituencies.

  • Strong results orientation with demonstrated track record of success.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, presentation and negotiation skills and ability to work in fast-paced and independent environments.

  • Ability in building and sustaining high performing teams.

  • Experience in liaising with multiple operational contacts at executive and senior management levels.

  • High degree of adaptability.

  • Strong quantitative and technical skills required.

  • Experience working for publicly held, US-owned, global corporation preferred.

  • Ability to support multiple locations.

Preferred:

  • MBA, CPA or equivalent strongly preferred.

Alternate Location: US-Colorado-Broomfield

Requisition # : 220703

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/

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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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