Margin Team Accounting Manager

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

Lumen has an opening for a senior accounting professional with a positive attitude, strong work ethic and a desire to lead a fast-paced, results driven accounting team. This position will oversee the monthly close process and manage a team of 8-10 accountants, interacting regularly with accounting leadership, FPA, and internal and external auditors. Additional opportunities include enhancing internal controls, streamlining and automating procedures, and challenging the status quo to create an efficient, tech-savvy environment. You will be part of a team that is responsible for Lumen’s Margin accounting and reporting.

The Main Responsibilities

+ Contribute to the monthly close process, including preparing and reviewing journal entries, variance analysis, and reporting.

+ Prepare and review reconciliations of General Ledger accounts.

+ Direct a team of professionals on the Margin team.

+ Ownership of the general ledger for certain expense accounts.

+ Partner with FP&A to help drive business decisions.

+ Prepare supporting schedules for footnotes and MDA in the 10-Q and 10-K.

+ Support financial statement audits.

+ Maintain internal control integrity and related SOX documentation and compliance.

+ Use critical thinking and attention to detail to help ensure financial statements are free from misstatement.

+ Work on complex issues which require input from multiple sources and innovative problem solving.

+ Assist with tasks related to mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures as applicable.

+ Create and/or maintain standard operating procedures (SOPs) for all tasks performed and review SOPs to identify opportunities to streamline and automate processes.

+ Assist with Ad hoc analysis and research as needed.

What We Look For in a Candidate


+ Extensive knowledge and application of generally accepted accounting principles.

+ Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.

+ Minimum of 6 years of total accounting experience with at least three years in a public company with a large ERP system.

+ Minimum of 3 years of supervisory experience

+ Ability to work in a complex environment.

+ Excellent analytical skills

+ Advanced Microsoft Excel skills

+ Oral and written communication skills.

+ Ability to work with minimal supervision with a continuous improvement mindset.


+ Certified Public Accountant.

+ Public accounting experience, Big-4 preferred.

+ Experience in technology industry


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

$94420 – $125890 in these states: AR, ID, KY, LA, ME, MS, NE, SC, and SD.

$99390 – $132510 in these states: AZ, AL, FL, GA, IN, IA, KS, MO, MT, NM, ND, OH, OK, PA, TN, UT, VT, WV, WI, and WY.

$104360 – $139140 in these states: CO, HI, MI, MN, NV, NH, NC, OR, and RI.

$109330 – $145770 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.

What to Expect Next

Based on your job application information you may be given the opportunity to complete a video interview immediately after applying. This will include a set of questions for you to record a response to in addition to Game Challenges. Completion of this video interview is a requirement in order to be considered for our open position. Now not a good time? No worries, we will also send you an email with a link to complete the video interview. We strongly recommend that you complete this within 5 days of your application date.

Requisition #: 333254

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: JC258861146

Posted On: Apr 25, 2024

Updated On: Jun 03, 2024

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