Senior Manager, Accounting - Crozier

US-NY-New York
Requisition #
2017-15978
Category
Finance
Type
Full-Time
Work From Home (Virtual)
No

Overview

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.

Responsibilities

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.

  • Responsible for the accurate accounting of the results of Crozier through oversight of monthly close process including general ledger reporting, judgmental reserves, and revenue cycle functions. Including understanding/reviewing for any US GAAP issues and ensuring accounting activity is reported and accounted for in compliance with Iron Mountain real estate investment trust requirements.
  • Proactively identify, assess, and implement preventative controls and process improvements, specifically around the closing and revenue cycle processes. Responsible for driving continuous process improvement will progressively minimize time and effort to close.
  • Responsible for comprehensive reviews of results within Crozier during the close.
  • Converting data into information and analysis of Crozier performance, for the purposes of communicating results, trends, and issue identification and resolution through presentation, preparation, and reporting to upper management.
  • Oversee communication and maintenance of all accounting policies including coordination with Iron Mountain’s Corporate Accounting Policy team.
  • Specific revenue cycle close responsibilities include, but are not limited to, ownership of certain account reconciliations, oversight of unique customer billing transactions, monitoring of deferred revenue, trend and variance reporting and accounting for some complex accounting areas,
  • Purchase Accounting – Oversee preparation of opening balance sheets and purchase reserves of acquired Crozier entities in accordance with US GAAP. Participate in due diligence and integration efforts as they pertain to accounting areas.
  • Responsible for participating in the assessment and effective communication of Crozier accounting information systems requirements, including appropriate participation during systems implementations, and coordination with appropriate internal resources.
  • Lead as the Finance business process partner for the Crozier order entry, revenue, inventory, and billing system, including participating in system improvements. Collaborate cross functionally with other departments to maintain and improve Crozier revenue and billing processes.
  • Proactively build relationships with sales and project management personnel to establish strong lines of communication and documentation flow supporting Crozier revenue and billing processes.
  • Review and analyze Crozier bad debt reserves, credit memo reserves, and any other revenue related reserve requirements and reconciliations and adjust as necessary.
  • Participate in the balance sheet review process including analysis of deferred and unbilled revenues.
  • Proactively identify, assess and implement preventative controls and process improvements and take responsibility for compliance with all internal Sarbanes Oxley related requirements.
  • Coordination with auditors on key issues on a day to day basis and in conjunction with the Iron Mountain Inc. audit as needed for the sign-off on Iron Mountain Inc. financial statements.
  • Supervise activities and development of assigned staff.

 

Qualifications

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.