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Rent The Runway // designer dresses & accessories rental
Brooklyn, NY (Rent the Runway HQ)    Posted: Thursday, July 07, 2022
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About Rent the Runway:

Rent the Runway (RTR)  is transforming the way we get dressed by pioneering the worlds first Closet in the Cloud. Founded in 2009, RTR has disrupted the $2.4 trillion fashion industry by inspiring women with a more joyful, sustainable & financially-savvy way to feel their best every day. As the ultimate destination for circular fashion, the brand now offers infinite points of access to its shared closet via a fully customizable subscription to fashion, one-time rental or ownership. RTR offers designer apparel, accessories & home decor from 700+ brand partners & has built in-house proprietary technology & a one-of-a-kind reverse logistics operation. Under CEO & Co-Founder Jennifer Hymans leadership, RTR has been named to CNBCs Disruptor 50 five times in ten years, & has been placed on Fast Companys Most Innovative Companies list multiple times, while Hyman herself has been named to the TIME 100 most influential people in the world & as one of People magazines Women Changing the World.

About the Job:

As the Accounting Manager you will play a key role on our Accounting Merchandise (rental product) team during this exciting period of high growth & process transformation.  Reporting to the Senior Manager of Accounting, you will have an exciting opportunity to contribute to & manage the financial close process for rental product. You will be responsible for collaborating across many business areas such as fashion, operations, procure-to-pay & reporting.

What Youll Do:

  • Assist in the timely management of the month- & quarter-end financial statement close process of all areas related to RTRs rental product including, but not limited to, fixed assets rental product, revenue share & A/R for third party liquidation.
  • Review & approve journal entries & reconciliations prepared by junior staff accountants on a weekly & monthly basis
  • Perform a detailed review of expense accounts for proper accruals, coding & accounting
  • Investigate reporting discrepancies / anomalies & communicate issues as they arise in a timely manner 
  • Continually develop, scale & improve month end close & financial reporting procedures to support the reduction of the close timeline
  • Communicate with various internal & external partners at various levels
  • Support the year-end financial statement audit, as well as any statutory audits that may arise
  • Participate in special projects relating to ERP enhancement projects & ad hoc analyses as requested
  • Mentor & train junior accountants

About you:

  • Bachelors degree in Accounting
  • CPA license preferred
  • 5+ years of relevant accounting experience, potentially including a mix of private & public accounting
  • Strong understanding of US GAAP
  • Experience working with ERP systems - Microsoft Dynamics 365 is a plus
  • Very strong Excel skills & are comfortable with analyzing & manipulating large data sets
  • Highly organized detail-oriented self-starter with the ability to work independently & within a team environment
  • An investigative & curious nature, loving problem-solving & utilizing your analytical skill set
  • A strong work ethic & a can-do positive attitude


At Rent the Runway, were committed to the wellbeing of our employees, & aim to create a workplace that fosters both personal & professional growth. Our inclusive benefits include, but are not limited to:

  • Paid Time Off including vacation, paid bereavement, & family sick leave - every employee needs time to take care of themselves & their family.
  • Universal Paid Parental Leave for both parents + flexible return to work program  - because we know your newest family member(s) deserve your undivided attention.
  • Paid Sabbatical after 5 years of continuous service - Unplug, recharge, & have some fun!
  • Exclusive employee subscription & rental discounts -  to ensure you experience the magic of renting the runway (and give us valued feedback!).
  • Comprehensive health, vision, dental, FSA & dependent care from day 1 of employment - Your health comes first & weve got you covered.
  • 401k match - an investment in your future.
  • Company wide events & outings - our team spirit is no joke - we know how to have fun!
  • Hybrid Work - our corporate employees have the option to work remotely 3 days a week, in accordance with Company policies.


RTR is requiring all US corporate employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 in order to work in person, unless an employee requires a reasonable accommodation for medical or religious reasons.  If you believe that you may require an accommodation, please apply for any roles that interest you & if hired, you will receive information on how to request a reasonable accommodation after your start date. RTR will evaluate all such requests in accordance with Company policy & applicable law.   

Rent the Runway is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with applicable law, we prohibit discrimination against any applicant or employee based on any legally-recognized basis, including, but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, lactation, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, age (40 & over), national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing & characteristics), veteran status, uniformed service member status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

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