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CenturyLink Accountant in LONDON, United Kingdom

About CenturyLink

CenturyLink at http://www.centurylink.com/ (NYSE: CTL) 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 is an Accounting role that will focus on month end reporting and variance commentary for movements in fixed assets, project and inventory. It will also involve statutory reporting under local GAAP EMEA legal entities including financial statements preparation. In addition, the position will involve preparation and compliance of balance sheet reconciliations.

Job Description

Monthly accounting & reporting responsibilities for EMEA Fixed Assets and Inventory

Projects (Work In Progress) and Inventory analysis and review in conjunction with FP&A and Operations teams

Statutory reporting under local GAAP (IFRS) for EMEA legal entities incl financial statements prep

Monthly entries and variance commentary for movements in Operating Expense

Preparing monthly balance sheet reconciliations using Blackline

Working with North American accounting team counter-parts on day to day tasks/ reporting/ any issues

Performing periodic controls

Close working with EMEA tax team on tax comps and VAT returns

Assisting the Lead Accountant, Manager & EMEA Controller with ad-hoc projects and tasks where required


The required candidate for this role would preferably have worked in a multinational company or accountancy practice and have strong analytical skills. The candidate should have good Microsoft Office skills and ability to work on their own initiative as well as part of a team. The job requires excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Part-Qualified ACA, ACCA or CIMA or qualified AAT and working towards next qualification

Microsoft Office – intermediate-advanced Excel – the successful candidate must be confident with organizing and analysing large data sets

Experience of SAP highly desirable but not essential

Experience of fixed assets accounting or area of similar complexity would be an advantage

Candidate should have strong attention to detail and analytical skills, be confident with excel and handling large volumes of data - self-motivated with a "hands-on" approach to getting things done.

The ability to organize tasks effectively, be logical and to plan and prioritise are also important alongside the desire to seek continuous process improvement.

Strong Excel skills are required. Must be able to work with filters and pivot tables. Experience with VBA for Excel is preferable. Experience using Oracle and Hyperion Essbase or equivalent system. Experience testing software code changes as they relate to accounting processes is a plus. Strong problem-solving skills and strong written and verbal communication skills are required.

Alternate Location: UK-London-Fleet Place

Requisition #: 219805

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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We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, religion, colour, sex, age, disability or sexual orientation or any other status protected by local or national law. We do not tolerate unlawful discrimination in any employment decisions, including recruiting, hiring, compensation, promotion, benefits, discipline, termination, job assignments or training. We participate in the A-Check Pre-employment Screening Program or the Electronic Employment Verification Program, depending on location.

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