Senior Manager, Real Estate Accounting

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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 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.


Responsible for the general ledger and consolidation function of the North American Digital product lines.  Tasks will also include review and reporting of judgmental reserves, monitoring of revenue recognition issues, business information reporting to senior management, ongoing monitoring and reporting of results and accounting issues, review of purchase accounting, and the overall review of the Digital product line and North American consolidation for further consolidation into the Worldwide results.  This role will interact heavily with personnel headquartered at our centralized accounting services center located in Collegeville, PA (they will be primarily responsible for all transaction processing, including accounts payable, cash application, collections, fixed assets, sales/use tax, etc.), other Digital product line teams located in Sunnyvale, CA and Norcross, GA as well as North American and corporate management and peers.

  • Consolidation – responsible for oversight of the consolidation of all Digital product line operations, including revenue recognition for International Digital.  Includes understanding/reviewing the consolidation for any US GAAP issues.
  • Proactively identify, assess and implement preventative controls and process improvements, specifically around the closing and revenue processes.
  • Responsible for contributing to the creation of a long term plan that will progressively minimize time to close time and required resources.
  • Responsible for the accumulation of accurate and relevant data and analysis of Digital product line operations, for the purposes of communicating results, trends, and issue identification and resolution through presentation preparation and reporting to upper management as required– including senior management, North American and corporate accounting, treasury, tax, financial analysis and financial planning. Implement comprehensive reviews of results with other functions during the close.
  • Represent the accounting function on cross functional core product teams to provide guidance on implications of new products and enhancements on revenue recognition, billing, capitalization, and asset impairments.
  • 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.
  • Oversee maintenance of all accounting policies (including revenue recognition) for Digital product lines and guidelines for reviewing contracts for revenue recognition.
  • Provide expertise on all Digital product line revenue recognition practices and decisions for accounting, financial planning and analysis, sales, contract staff, and operations.
  • Purchase Accounting – Oversee preparation of opening balance sheets and purchase reserves of acquired 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 accounting information systems requirements, including appropriate participation during systems implementations, and coordination with appropriate internal resources.
  • Coordination of all internal Sarbanes Oxley related requirements associated with IM Digital product lines, including review of business processes, testing, and remediation plans as necessary.
  • Participation in the ongoing integration of the Digital product lines into the North American business unit.


  • 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 solid 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 expert knowledge of revenue recognition issues in general and software and high-tech revenue recognition specifically (SAB 104, ASC 605-25 (formerly EITF 08-01) and ASC 985-605 (formerly SOP 97-2)), asset impairment, capitalization of internal use software, foreign currency, acquisition accounting, etc. Ability to analyze results with an eye to completeness, current as well as ease of understanding is critical.
  • This position may require periodic travel to our centralized accounting services center located in Collegeville, PA.
  • Education – Undergraduate/graduate degree in Accounting and/or Finance.
  • 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 $500 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 (such as Hyperion), accounting systems (such as Oracle), and billing systems (such as NetSuite) is required and experience with multinational companies and a shared accounting service center is a definite plus. 
  • This role has direct oversight over a staff of 4 people. In addition, this role is primarily responsible for the monthly close and provides direction to the rest of the Digital Accounting staff (approximately 10 people) located in Sunnyvale, CA and Norcross, GA. In addition, the close process is dependent on teams in the shared service center, corporate and with in the functional departments of North America and this role most coordinate with these teams with no direct supervising authority. Outside of the recurring monthly close responsibility the position should have appropriate relationships throughout the division to address accounting issues as they may arise.
  • This position requires a large amount of proactive problem identification and problem solving. This takes the form of identify possible technical accounting issues and recommending actions. On a recurring basis, the position requires the timely resolution of problem within monthly recurring time constraints and frequently within the structure of the systems and processes available. 
  • This person will be regularly communicating with external and internal customers from senior management to departmental staff and they will need to have strong interpersonal skills.
  • Total travel: Less than 10%, Overnight travel: Less than 10%
  • Education / Experience: 4-year College Degree / 6 – 10 Years

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