Museum of Ice Cream

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Controller / Director of Finance

Corporate | New York, NY | Full Time

Job Description

Museum of Ice Cream is looking for a dynamic finance/accounting leader to build out a comprehensive in house accounting, financial and legal controls. In this role, reporting directly to MOIC’s co-founder, you'll work with the management team and department heads  to implement effective processes around P&L management, expense tracking and financial reporting and planning. This is a unique opportunity to help lead a rapidly growing company in NYC and across Museum of Ice Cream’s venues globally.


  • Design and implement company-wide and department budgets, financial controls, and quarterly and annual planning processes

  • Prepare financial statements, quarterly reports, and other analyses as needed for executive and board-level stakeholders

  • Manage corporate structuring and real estate leases

  • Oversee all corporate accounting functions including revenue, payables, payroll, cost accounting, and financial systems

  • Prepare forecasts, models and other analyses as needed to inform strategic-level company decision making

  • Be responsible for all internal and external financial reporting and analysis for the management team, the Board of Directors, and investors.

  • Ensure compliance with GAAP and statutory reporting requirements

  • Develop accounting processes, systems and controls to scale with business growth, including documentation of policies and procedures

  • Manage the monthly close and related reporting process

  • Lead the team through annual audits working closely with the company’s accountants

  • Advise founders on major partnership contract terms

  • Implement revenue recognition policies, expense management, and other financial processes

  • Manage all financial reporting, accounting systems, data integrity, general ledger reporting and optimization, and other compliance issues

Who you are:

  • You have a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration (CPA highly recommended)

  • Technical accounting experience

  • Deep working knowledge of U.S. GAAP and key principles of application for a wide array of finance and accounting areas

  • Detail oriented with superior organization skills

  • 8+ years of finance and accounting experience

  • Ability to manage all necessary third parties and compliance issues

  • Exceptional organization and accounting skills with obsessive attention to detail

  • Lover of intense start-up environments

  • Problem-solver, excellent communicator and experience dealing with multiple contractors, vendors and service providers; Must be able to make quick decisions and possess excellent conflict resolution skills

  • Strong ability to negotiate with vendors, manage budgets and deal with difficult contractors

  • Experience with real estate, corporate structuring and dealing with numerous entities


About Museum of Ice Cream:

Museum of Ice Cream is an interactive experience that evokes curiosity, inspires creativity, and unhinges the imagination. The wildly popular traveling exhibition launched in New York City in the summer of 2016, and is currently open in downtown Los Angeles. Dubbed “the Hamilton of LA,” by Forbes, Museum of Ice Cream has become a global phenomenon. By the end of 2017, more than a half a million guests will have visited the spaces, tasted the unique flavors and captured eye-popping photos of the dreamy, magical ice cream reality.

Museum of Ice Cream is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.