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Lumen Manager of Technical Accounting in Topeka, Kansas

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

This position at Lumen supports global technical accounting matters related to revenue recognition, ensuring compliance with U.S. GAAP. The role involves understanding current accounting pronouncements and emerging issues, reviewing non-standard contracts, preparing accounting memos, presenting prescribed accounting treatments, maintaining a contract review log, and guiding/training others in proper accounting for non-standard contracts. The ideal candidate is a CPA with at least 6 years of experience, including 3 years in public accounting, and has a strong understanding of U.S. GAAP and SEC financial reporting requirements, as well as excellent analytical, communication, and teamwork skills.


This role has been designated as fully remote in the U.S.

The Main Responsibilities

  • Providing technical guidance on new and emerging accounting and reporting issues.

  • Leading/assisting business in implementing new requirements.

  • Providing ASC 606 trainings.

  • Consulting with product, legal, sales, etc. teams over revenue treatment for new or non-standard agreements.

  • Providing technical accounting guidance to global business areas.

  • Collaborating with the SEC Reporting and Business Process teams.

  • Assisting with quarterly analysis and reviews.

  • Leading/assisting business in recording and documenting the quarterly credit losses estimate.

What We Look For in a Candidate


  • Has a strong understanding of current U.S. GAAP and SEC financial reporting requirements (including ASC 606, 842 and 326 requirements), with comprehensive knowledge and experience with revenue recognition, lease and credit loss accounting concepts and guidance.

  • Has strong analytical skills and excellent written and verbal communication skills, and is able to clearly and articulately present the company’s views and opinions to internal contacts as well as auditors and other external contacts

  • Is deadline-focused with the ability to understand how the details impact the overall reporting. Self-motivated with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and learn new systems and reporting tools.

  • Should have a high level of integrity and ability to work effectively in a cross-functional, team-oriented environment to achieve desired results.

  • Is able to use wide-ranging experience and specialized knowledge of technical principles, theories, and concepts in the area of revenue recognition to resolve highly unique and complex business and accounting issues in creative ways.


  • Certified Public Accountant (“CPA”)

  • 6 years (with at least 3 years of public accounting experience)

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting.


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 #: 333974

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 (https://jobs.lumen.com/global/en/faq) . 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. (https://jobs.lumen.com/global/en/compensation-information) 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. (https://centurylinkbenefits.com)

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

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