Network Cost Analyst


Golden, CO, US, 80401

Brand:  Lightpath
Requisition #:  1145

Lightpath is one of the largest competitive local exchange carriers in the tri-state area. We own and operate our infrastructure "from the ground up" by deploying over 20,000 route miles connecting 13,500 on-net/LIT buildings, With a strong portfolio of cutting edge solutions for Internet, WAN, Voice, SD-WAN, Security & Cloud services, we enable Enterprise customers of all sizes the ability to react to new challenges while developing best practices for the future. With Lightpath’s continued focus on network excellence and a “customer first” service commitment, we are building a workforce of the best talent that will meet the needs of our customers and reflect the diverse communities we serve.

Job Summary

The Network Cost Analyst will work with all aspects of cost management of Lightpath’s colocation and data centers and will report to the Cost Management Director. This role will be responsible to become the SME (subject matter expert) on all cost related to colocations and data centers and will be able to effectively manage changes and work closely with key contributors across multiple departments (Operations, Optimization, Accounting, Contract Management/Legal) to ensure consistent and accurate financials. This role will also require engagement with 3rd party vendors to work through resolutions and keep our account in good standing; sometimes including complex reconciliation efforts.


  • Responsible for invoice approvals for all sites including validation of billing to contracts, escalations/CPI, reconciliations, disputes for wrongful billing, and change management.
  • Responsible for updating the ACS842 lease application, Costar, for accurate accounting procedures
  • Manage inventory of data centers and colocation sites
  • Maintain vendor contracts in Salesforce, validate expense against vendor quote and vendor orders against SF approved purchases
  • Month end accounting/financial responsibilities will include accruals, variance analysis and presentation of results
  • Work directly with outside vendors to resolve issues
  • Ad hoc requests as needed


  • 2+ years of experience in cost analysis
  • Advanced level MS Office applications, especially Excel
  • TEOCO (invoice management system) experience preferred
  • Ability to interpret contractual obligations
  • Experience using preferred
  • Adept with analysis, troubleshooting, and problem solving
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments simultaneously and collaborate across multiple business units
  • Work well under pressure to meet deadlines and function with minimal supervision
  • Ability to establish and manage effective relationships at all levels
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to work well within a team environment and independently
  • BA/BS Degree (or equivalent business experience) in a related discipline

Lightpath is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to recruiting, hiring and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds regardless of gender, race, color, creed, national origin, religion, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.

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Nearest Major Market: Denver