Senior Accountant

US-MA-Boston
Requisition #
2017-16315
Category
Finance
Type
Full-Time

Overview

Founded in 1951, Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM) is the global leader in storage and information management services. Iron Mountain is committed to storing, managing and transforming what our customers value most, from paper records to data to priceless works of art and culture. Providing a full suite of solutions – records and information management, data management, digital solutions, data centers and secure destruction – Iron Mountain enables organizations to lower storage costs, comply with regulations, recover from disaster, and protect their data and assets from a complex world. Visit the company website at www.ironmountain.com for more information.
 
Iron Mountain enables 94% of the Fortune 1000 to smartly and securely manage their physical and digital information assets. With unmatched innovation and collaboration, our teams create information management solutions for our customers’ data, no matter what format, location or lifecycle stage it’s in and no matter where it’s kept. We are more than 17,000 people strong and growing. We’ve been a trusted records management leader since 1951.
 
Iron Mountain is an equal opportunity employer, and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity characteristics or expression, disability, medical condition, U.S. Military or veteran status or other legally protected classifications in making employment decisions.
Iron Mountain Canada is an employer broadly committed to providing an inclusive work environment that welcomes all people.  Globally, we believe it is our diversity that contributes to our companies’ shared success. We work hard always to avoid discriminating on any grounds other than capability to perform the requirements of the job.

Responsibilities

The Senior Accountant’s job responsibilities will entail recurring and technical accounting as well as ad hoc projects and initiatives.  The Senior Accountant is primarily responsible for supporting the Controller of Developed Markets in the completion of the North American consolidation and related regional reporting. 

 

The Senior Accountant will be responsible for supporting the North American business segment and in this role will work closely with the centralized accounting services and the global controllership team to oversee and implement various areas of accounting. This role provides oversight and review for revenue related areas (i.e. revenue recognition, customer incentives, deferred revenue), certainly yearly analysis (i.e. MFN, CRV) and audit request support, with opportunities to expand into other areas based on interest. The Senior Accountant is also responsible for supporting the Senior Manager, Accounting in the completion of the North American consolidation through the performance of close responsibilities, including but not limited to review of certain account reconciliations and rollforwards, preparation of reporting, oversight of some unique customer billing transactions, trend and variance reporting, customer incentive capitalization and other revenue topics (i.e. gross v net reporting, credit memo reserves, etc.). This role also interacts with the external auditors and will be responsible for maintenance and coordination of the auditor request lists.

 

The Senior Accountant primary duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

  • Compliance with adoption of newly released accounting 606 guidance for the accounting of revenue recognition and support for new reporting requirements.
  • Review of reconciliations and updating assumptions for certain accounts (i.e. bad debt reserves, credit memo reserves, deferred revenue rollforward, AR non-trade, etc.). This will include coordination and coaching with the shared service center which is responsible for completion of these items prior to review.
  • Preparation and accumulation of supplemental reporting for North America to support the consolidated footnote disclosures included in the Company’s quarterly and annual public filings. This includes but is not limited to completion of the quarterly North America cashflow and annual reserves rollforwards, quarterly DSO and deferred revenue reporting for this region.
  • Assistance with the preparation of supporting schedules (PBC’s) for our quarterly reviews and annual audit and internal Sarbanes compliance activities, including coordination with the shared service center of revenue testing support.
  • Coordination and completion of the annual functional allocations for the North America and Corporate segments.
  • Ensure the proper revenue recognition in accordance with the revenue policy and generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) including, but not limited to multiple-element arrangements, gross v net, customer incentives and acquisition costs, software licenses and maintenance.
  • Provide supporting expertise on North American revenue recognition practices and decisions for accounting, financial planning and analysis, sales, product management, legal, billing and contracts administration, and operations.
  • Review and approve pricing models related to certain customer incentives and ensure appropriate accounting when the deal is signed.
  • Proactively build relationships with various departments within the organization, particularly the shared service center personnel handling the processing of transactions to ensure compliance with policies and procedures and customer service group who owns the billings close, collections and customer implementation.
  • Perform technical accounting research regarding complex topics, review contracts and write memo’s documenting conclusions and proper accounting treatment as required. Additionally, involvement in writing, researching or teaching our global accounting policies will be expected as part of this role.
  • Proactively identify, assess and implement preventative and detective controls and process improvements, as well as take responsibility for compliance with all internal Sarbanes Oxley related requirements. There are a number of process improvement initiatives under way and this role will be expected to actively participate and lead some of these initiatives.
  • Partner with revenue cycle participants to identify transactional requirements and assist IT in the design of accurate, effective and efficient system changes to automate processing.
  • Review and approve bill codes for new initiatives/programs, which ensure including the automation and set up will support revenue recognition.
  • Review and analyze North American bad debt reserves, credit memo reserves, and any other revenue related reserve requirements and reconciliations at least annually. Will also support analysis of bad debt and credit reserves for certain acquisition in North America.

Qualifications

  • Qualified candidates will possess a good understanding of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) including, but not limited to revenue recognition, cashflow presentation, reserves requirements, etc., as well as the ability to research topics and weigh in on policies as required.  In addition, qualified candidates will have solid spreadsheet (Excel) and word processing (Word) skills. 
  • Experience with enterprise-wide applications and accounting systems (such as Oracle, GL Wand and Hyperion) and experience with multinational companies are a definite plus.  The ideal candidate will possess the ability to analyze problems, actively strategize to resolve such problems, have good attention to detail, solid organization skills, the ability to teamwork, a proven track record of process improvement and standardization and good communication skills (both written and oral).  Qualified candidates will also demonstrate a track record of instituting policies and procedures that will maintain or enhance a strong control environment.
  • This position may require infrequent travel to our centralized accounting services center located in Royersford, PA and possibly to businesses acquired. 
  • Important prior experiences required:
  • Education –Graduate degree in Accounting required. CPA preferred.
  • While specific knowledge of the information storage and protection services industry is not required, a qualified candidate will have approximately five years of experience including at least 2 years of prior “Big 4” public accounting experience with experience/exposure to revenue recognition, financial reporting (private or public companies), financial analysis, account reconciliation and the close process.  An ideal candidate would be a CPA with large (greater than $500 million in revenues), publicly-held, multi-national organization experience. 
  • Experience with enterprise-wide applications, accounting and reporting systems (such as Oracle and Hyperion) is required and experience with multinational companies are a definite plus. 

Compliance Obligations:

 

It is the responsibility of every Iron Mountain employee:

  • to comply with all applicable laws, rules, regulations, and company policies
  • to exhibit ethical behavior in accordance with our Code of Ethics and Business Conduct 
  • to complete required training within the allotted time frame