Director, SEC Reporting - Remote, US

at Lumen in Dover, Delaware, United States

Job Description

About Lumen

Lumen connects the world. We are igniting business growth by connecting people, data and applications – quickly, securely, and effortlessly. Together, we are building a culture and company from the people up – committed to teamwork, trust and transparency. People power progress.

Lumen’s commitment to workplace inclusion and employee support shines bright. We’ve made the Newsweek 2024 Greatest Workplaces for Diversity list and achieved a perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for the fifth consecutive year. Plus, we’re the top employer in the communications and telecom industry, ranking 12th overall across all industries in The American Opportunity Index.

We’re looking for top-tier talent and offer the flexibility you need to thrive and deliver lasting impact. Join us as we digitally connect the world and shape the future.

The Role

The Director SEC Reporting will be responsible for leading Lumen’s SEC and all other external financial reporting. This person will work closely with the Assistant Controller to ensure the accurate compilation, analysis and reporting of accounting data with the primary focus on the annual and periodic SEC filings on Forms 10-K and 10-Q.

While managing a small team, this individual will interface with a broad range of individuals including executive management, Audit Committee members, the Board of Directors, external auditors and outside legal counsel.

The Main Responsibilities

Primary Responsibilities:

+ Complete ownership and management of three SEC registrants’ Quarterly and Annual Reports on Forms 10-Q and 10-K.

+ Manage the preparation of the quarterly earnings release and associated filing (8-K).

+ Coordinate and manage the content of financial reports that appear on the Company’s website.

+ Prepare quarterly financial reports to be presented to the Board of Directors.

+ Manage the XBRL process during the 10-Q and 10-K filings.

+ Manage the preparation of the year end and quarter end bondhonder reports.

+ Conduct accounting research on material issues affecting the Company and prepare accounting position memos on those issues.

+ Review contracts and provide guidance on accounting related to the contracts.

+ Communicate and explain accounting issues and evolving accounting guidance to the management team.

+ Design and draft accounting policies.

+ Manage communications with external auditors on external financial statements and accounting issues to ensure auditor agreement with company decisions on accounting disclosures and issues.

+ Assist with compliance with internal controls.

+ Train staff on new developments and new technology in a continuous improvement culture.

+ Special projects as requested by senior management.

What We Look For in a Candidate

Ideal SEC External Reporting Senior Manager Candidate Experience:

+ 7-10 years of SEC external reporting experience

+ CPA license is required

+ 5-7 years of experience in Big 4 public accounting firm preferred

+ 3-5 years of experience with XBRL

+ 5-7 years of experience in managing multiple staff

+ Bachelors or Masters in Accounting

+ Strong accounting acumen and knowledge of US GAAP

+ Strong project management experience

+ Must have the ability to interact with C-level executives, operations and external auditors

+ Bachelor’s degree in Accounting with a Master’s of Business Administration Preferred.** CPA Required with extensive experience in public reporting.Excellent verbal and written skills


The starting salary for this role differs based on the employee’s primary work location. Employees typically do not start at the top of the range, though compensation depends on each individual’s qualifications.

Location Based Pay Ranges

$128310 – $171080 in these states: AR, ID, KY, LA, ME, MS, NE, SC, and SD.

$135060 – $180080 in these states: AZ, AL, FL, GA, IN, IA, KS, MO, MT, NM, ND, OH, OK, PA, TN, UT, VT, WV, WI, and WY.

$141820 – $189090 in these states: CO, HI, MI, MN, NV, NH, NC, OR, and RI.

$148570 – $198090 in these states: AK, CA, CT, DE, DC, IL, MD, MA, NJ, NY, TX, VA, and WA.

As with the pay range variety that’s based on the region of a country, specific offers are determined by various factors such as experience, education, skills, certifications and other business needs.

Requisition #: 332639

Background Screening

If you are selected for a position, there will be a background screen, which may include checks for criminal records and/or motor vehicle reports and/or drug screening, depending on the position requirements. For more information on these checks, please refer to the Post Offer section of our FAQ page ( . Job-related concerns identified during the background screening may disqualify you from the new position or your current role. Background results will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Equal Employment Opportunities

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, gender expression, 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.


The job responsibilities described above indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not intended to include a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities for this job. Job duties and responsibilities are subject to change based on evolving business needs and conditions.

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This information reflects the anticipated base salary range for this position based on current national data. Minimums and maximums may vary based on location. Individual pay is based on skills, experience and other relevant factors.

This position is eligible for either short-term incentives or sales compensation. Director and VP positions also are eligible for long-term incentive. To learn more about our bonus structure, you can view additional information here. ( We’re able to answer any additional questions you may have as you move through the selection process.

As part of our comprehensive benefits package, Lumen offers a broad range of Health, Life, Voluntary Lifestyle and other benefits and perks that enhance your physical, mental, emotional and financial wellbeing. You can learn more by clicking here. (

Note: For union-represented postings, wage rates and ranges are governed by applicable collective bargaining agreement provisions.

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Job Posting: JC257897201

Posted On: Apr 05, 2024

Updated On: Apr 27, 2024

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