Based in New York, Crozier Fine Arts is an industry-leader in art storage and logistics and an advocate for worldwide commercial standards. A component of the Adjacent Businesses segment within Iron Mountain, Crozier provides services that support the art management lifecycle, from initial purchase to final sale; including secure storage, climate-controlled vaults, viewing areas, consultation, installation and project management services, and international shipping capabilities for art industry professionals and collectors all over the world.
The Adjacent Businesses Finance team is a growing team that reports to the VP, Corporate Services Group and Adjacent Businesses Finance. The team works within Iron Mountain’s Adjacent Businesses serves as a financial hub between Iron Mountain corporate, the core businesses, and senior management. The team covers a wide variety of finance related responsibilities, from defining and driving budgeting and forecasting, monthly accounting and financial reporting, conducting ad-hoc analyses, providing capital and business case support, and managing relevant financial controls.
As a leader within this team, the organization is looking for a person that possesses accounting, financial, strategic, and analytical skills and the talent to be a business unit accounting leader for our Crozier Fine Arts (Crozier) business headquartered in New York City, a growing $35m business unit of Iron Mountain, Inc.
The ideal candidate will possess the ability to analyze problems, actively strategize to resolve such problems, have good attention to detail, supervisory experience, solid organization skills, the ability to teamwork and strong communication skills (both written and oral).
In addition, qualified candidates will have excellent spreadsheet (Excel) and word processing (Word) skills. The ideal candidate will have a strong comfort level in communicating with senior management. Qualified candidates must have an excellent understanding of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) including, but not limited to revenue recognition and acquisition accounting. Ability to analyze results with an eye to both completeness as well as ease of understanding is critical.
This role will interact heavily with personnel headquartered at our centralized accounting services center located in shared service centers (they will be primarily responsible for all transaction processing, including accounts payable, fixed assets, sales/use tax, journal entries, etc.) as well as corporate management and peers within each of the corporate departments.
Next to excellent accounting knowledge the ideal candidate must be performance driven with a good understanding of the main business drivers, having solid analytical and reporting capabilities.
Important prior experiences required:
Education – Undergraduate/graduate degree in Accounting and/or Finance or a MBA.
While specific knowledge of the information management and protection services business is not required, the qualified candidate will have a minimum of 7 years of experience including at least 3 years of prior “Big 4” public accounting experience. Qualified candidates should have a CPA and experience (either in industry or in public accounting) with large (greater than $100 million in revenues), publicly-held, multi-national organizations. An ideal candidate would have experience in accounting operations, SEC reporting experience and experience with technical accounting issues. Experience with enterprise-wide applications, accounting and reporting systems (such as Oracle and Hyperion), and billing systems is required and experience with multinational companies and a shared accounting service center is a definite plus. Previous exposure to FP&A processes and business performance management represents an advantage.