• Manager - Acquisition Accounting and Integration

    Job Location(s) US-MA-Boston
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  • 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.




    Based in Boston, MA, the Manager, Acquisition Accounting & Integration is a key member of the Global Controllership team with global platform responsibility for:  The establishment and development of a “center of excellence” pertaining to accounting for acquisitions, which will ensure consistent application of accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (US GAAP) across the global organization.


    Managing all end-to-end aspects of accounting for acquisitions (inclusive of input in pre-deal due diligence, opening balance sheets, valuation, integration, purchase accounting, etc.).

    Collaborating with regional accounting leads, local accounting teams, and shared service center accountants to advise, oversee and operationalize a global process over recording opening balance sheets and purchase accounting valuation adjustments for acquisitions.

    Developing and documenting policies and procedures for acquisition accounting and legal entity restructuring transactions based on current US GAAP, with continual monitoring and refinement for updates to US GAAP guidance.

    Providing analysis and guidance to regional accounting leads for various legal entity restructuring transactions, while working closely with the Tax, Legal, and Treasury departments to ensure timely execution.


    Managing the annual goodwill impairment testing process, including coordination with regional management, Enterprise FP&A, external valuation advisors, and external auditors.

    Driving standing meetings with global leads in Tax, Treasury, Legal, Corporate Development and Accounting to identify and analyze significant transactions.



    Primary responsibilities include:



    • Monitor acquisitions in all pre-close stages to ensure relevant finance and accounting teams are aware of potential timing and financial impact to the quarterly close process in each relevant period.
    • Provide accounting support and guidance to the Corporate Development team during pre-deal due diligence for acquisitions.
    • Coordinate with regional accounting leads, local accounting teams, and shared service center accountants to ensure that acquisitions are accurately recorded and ongoing monitoring responsibilities are clearly communicated.
    • Review valuation models and provide guidance to regional and local accounting teams for valuation procedures and assumptions.
    • Coordinate with the Tax, Treasury, Legal and Accounting teams to communicate, prepare, and execute on various transactions related to legal entity restricting, debt restructuring, acquisition funding, etc.
    • Research technical accounting issues related to various acquisitions, mergers, divestment or restructuring transactions and coordinate with the technical accounting team in the preparation of technical memorandums.
    • Manage the coordination and preparation of the global annual goodwill impairment testing process.
    • Analyze organizational restructuring activity for impact to changes in reporting units and segment reporting.
    • Act as primary contact to the global audit team for significant acquisition support, legal entity restructuring transactions, debt restructurings, and various ad-hoc technical issues.


    Education and Experience:

    • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, or other related area is required. Graduate degree in a related field is preferred. 
    • Requires 7+ years of broad business experience with an emphasis on accounting.
    • 6+ years of “Big 4” public accounting experience with large ($500M+ revenues) publicly held, multi-national organizations.
    • CPA with experience researching complicated accounting issues.
    • Strong technical expertise in accounting for acquisitions in accordance with US GAAP.
    • Career progression should indicate positions of increasing scope and responsibility.
    • Experience with enterprise-wide applications and accounting systems (such as Oracle and Hyperion) are a definite plus.


    Critical Competencies:

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in order to interface effectively with clients, peers across Iron Mountain
    • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
    • Demonstration of ability to work both independently as well as within a team structure
    • Strong influencing skills through the use of facts and logical arguments
    • Ability to deal with conflict in a constructive manner
    • Ability to brain storm in teams and think outside of the box
    • Good relationship building skills
    • Ability to work productively in environment requiring multi-tasking and working against deadlines
    • Attention to detail with the ability to analyze the quality and completeness of results quickly and accurately.
    • Strong analytical skills with ability to develop strategies to resolve problems at their source
    • Ability to design and deliver process as well as reengineer process


    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