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Moda Operandi // luxury retailer for runway collections
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Moda Operandi is an e-commerce platform transforming the way people discover & shop for designer fashion. Through its innovative mix of commerce & content, Moda allows women to shop for whats new & whats next in designer fashion from the worlds leading emerging designers & luxury brands. Founded in 2011, Moda Operandi's mission is to make it easy for designers to grow their businesses & consumers to realize their personal style. Today, Modas platform carries more than 1,000 brands & designers across fashion, fine jewelry & home, shipping to 125 countries.

The Chief Financial Officer acts as the primary finance business partner to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Board of Directors, Executive Leadership Team, Finance organization & all Moda associates,  customers & vendors. The Chief Financial Officer supports accurate, complete & timely management & optimization of all financial matters for the company including, but not limited to, revenue recognition, cash flow, profitability, project financial performance, company financial performance, resourcing, customer support & other needed financial matters.

Position Requirements include:


  • Partner with CEO & other members of the executive team to develop strategic growth initiatives & oversee the development of market plans
  • Identify opportunities for top-line growth & drive profit improvement, not just through the traditional methods of cost control, but through examples such as product category/regional profitability analysis & benchmarking against industry peers
  • Provide data-driven insight to critical business matters to drive profitable growth, leading long term planning processes, & Company-wide updates of KPI's, etc.
  • Contribute actively to the evolution & execution of strategic business plans, including M&A, organic growth, & business development strategies

Investor Relations:

  • Responsible for financial aspects of fundraising activities, with relevant experiences in equity, debt & convertible financing
  • Create board materials, fundraising materials & other key financial reporting to advise investors & key stakeholders on overall company progress & financial health
  • Play a leading role in negotiating with banks & lenders during fundraising stages & manage lender relationships
  • Act as a liaison & forge relationships between the Company & the BOD, potential Investors, Banks etc.
  • Ensure the fiscal integrity of the business through enhancement & management of accounting systems & controls

Operational Finance:

  • Draw on strong operational & inventory management finance skills to advise & add value
  • Oversee working capital, investment of funds, & work with internal & external resources to raise additional capital as required

Financial Planning & Analysis:

  • Provide overall leadership to the management reporting, financial planning, forecasting, & budgeting processes
  • Lead efforts to drive the analytical rigor of the finance team so that business decisions throughout the organization are informed by analytical insight while improving the organization's ability to leverage & manage data


  • Oversee, lead & manage the finance, control & accounting functions with a strict eye for cash flow inputs/outputs
  • Responsible for all reporting, including monthly forecasting vs. actual cycle & reconciliation of variances
  • Quarterly & year-end closing & reporting (for BOD & Investors)
  • Annual budget & planning process, & 3-5Y forward planning

Efficiency / Process Improvement:

  • Leverage an already strong operations platform to produce better data & insights & streamlines processes where possible
  • Continuously examine opportunities for sustainable cost efficiencies that are consistent with the operating & growth strategies of the business


  • Provide effective leadership to the finance organization, ensuring the development of the required financial capabilities for the Company, & the development of talent within the organization
  • Ensure the function is properly resourced & organized, & develop an inclusive business partnership mindset across the organization


  • Manage outside advisors such as auditors & tax advisors to assure compliance with federal & state law; as well as compliance with banking agreements

Education & Experience:

  • Broad financial background from a retail environment with complex inventory management
  • Prior experience as a CFO & experience working with growth-oriented businesses with revenues greater than $200M
  • Proven ability to operate at both high & low elevations, being hands on when necessary with ability to lean into & drive the business forward
  • 10+ years of experience in financial management & leadership with increasing strategic responsibility
  • Bachelors degree in Accounting or Finance, MBA preferred
  • CPA preferred
  • Public company experience preferred, with private to public experience a strong plus
  • Strong GAAP experience required
  • Proficiency with accounting software (NetSuite preferred) & large dataset Excel spreadsheets
  • Experience within an international organization highly advantageous
  • Proven ability to influence & build alignment across senior leadership
  • Hybrid role, NY based (Brooklyn office space)

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $250,000 - $300,000 per year. Bonus & Equity Eligible


  • 401(k) with Company Match
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance Benefits
  • Company Paid Life Insurance Benefit
  • Voluntary Supplemental Insurance Benefits (STD, LTD, Accident, Critical Illness)
  • Unlimited Paid Time Off (Exempt & FT)

The above statements describe the general nature of work being performed in this role, they are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties & skills required. Additional responsibilities may be required from time to time.  As an Equal Opportunity Employer, qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, disability, veteran, or other protected status.

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