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Lumen Lead Accountant in Boston, Massachusetts

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 purpose of this job is to provide accounting technical support for the revenue accounting area including project management. The objective is to assist in making sure all revenues are being recorded accurately and timely as well as being the liaison for revenue accounting on various projects. The position will not only include accounting analysis and reporting, but it will also require project management and leadership skills. Month over month, quarter over quarter, and year over year variance analysis will also be an important part of duties.

The Main Responsibilities

  • Develop resolutions to complex accounting problems that require the frequent use of very high level analysis.

  • Use judgment within broadly defined policies and practices.

  • May influence the company's strategic direction and contributes to development of company objectives and principles.

  • Mentor and support team members to help meet monthly close deadlines while ensuring accuracy.

  • Communicate effectively and professionally with both internal and external customers.

  • Process internal system revenue and credit accrual extracts in Oracle monthly.

  • Review non-recurring charge ensuring accuracy of recognition.

  • Analyze and prepare monthly journal entries.

  • Analyze and prepare monthly revenue variances for Controller Flash.

  • Review and approve monthly balance sheet reconciliations in OneStream.

  • Prepare quarterly Deferred Roll Forward schedules for Disclosures.

  • Support audit functions for Internal/External/SOX Compliance.

  • Develop presentations for management and other internal stakeholders regarding financial results.

  • 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 5+ years of related experience

  • Good oral and written communication skills.

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

  • Must have the ability to interact with various other groups and levels within the company.

  • Must have the ability to deal with large volumes of data and be savvy with various data systems and reporting tools.

  • 2-4 years of experience working with large public company ($1B+ in revenue).

  • Advanced/Expert SQL, Access, Hyperion Essbase, Oracle, or similar database tools.


  • Certified Public Accountant.

  • Public accounting experience, Big-4 preferred.

  • Experience with SAP

  • 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

$80,510 - $107,340 in these states: AR ID KY LA ME MS NE SC SD

$84,740 - $112,980 in these states: AL AZ FL GA IA IN KS MO MT ND NM OH OK PA TN UT VT WI WV WY

$88,980 - $118,630 in these states: CO HI MI MN NC NH NV OR RI

$93,210 - $124,280 in these states: AK CA CT DC DE IL MA MD NJ NY TX VA 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 #: 334130

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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