Chief Financial Officer

Posted 2 weeks ago
Market: NY - New York
Industry Segment: Digital Fashion
Category: Finance
Seniority: President/C-Suite
Job Type: Full time
Pay Range: $250,000 - $300,000 annually

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Chief Financial Officer
Moda Operandi
Digital Fashion
Full time
Posted 2 weeks ago

Marketplace Role

As a service to our candidates we present 1000’s of luxury industry roles as part of our Marketplace offering. For these jobs you will be forwarded to the brand to apply directly.

Job Description

Position Requirements include:


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

Investor Relations:

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

Operational Finance:

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

Financial Planning & Analysis:

  • Provide overall leadership to the management reporting, financial planning, forecasting, and 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 and manage data


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

Efficiency / Process Improvement:

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


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


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

Education and Experience:

  • Broad financial background from a retail environment with complex inventory management
  • Prior experience as a CFO and experience working with growth-oriented businesses with revenues greater than $200M
  • Proven ability to operate at both high and low elevations, being “hands on” when necessary with ability to lean into and drive the business forward
  • 10+ years of experience in financial management and leadership with increasing strategic responsibility
  • Bachelor’s 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) and large dataset Excel spreadsheets
  • Experience within an international organization highly advantageous
  • Proven ability to influence and build alignment across senior leadership
  • Hybrid role, NY based (Brooklyn office space)


  • 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)

About Moda Operandi

Moda Operandi was founded in 2010 out of the idea to empower people through exceptional fashion design. As a former Vogue editor, Moda co-founder Lauren Santo Domingo noticed a disconnect between the bold, expressive fashion from the runways and what she saw in stores. Then, she saw an opportunity.

Today, it is our mission to make it easy for fashion designers to grow their business and consumers to realize their personal style. Moda is the only place in the world where fashion designers can sell their most creative work, including less commercial and one-of-a-kind pieces to a global audience of fashion-engaged consumers who want to shop them.

The Moda Operandi platform carries hundreds of brands and designers across women’s, men’s, fine jewelry, and home. Moda has over 400 employees globally, ships to 125 countries, and has raised nearly $300 million in funding from top-tier investors.

Join us as we build the world’s leading e-commerce platform for fashion discovery.