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Rent the Runway Staff Accountant in New York, New York

Staff Accountantat Rent the Runway(View all jobs)

New York, NY (Rent the Runway HQ)

About Us:

Rent the Runway is transforming the way modern women get dressed and disrupting the $2.4 trillion global fashion industry by enabling women to rent, versus buy, clothing. Founded in 2009 with a vision to build the world’s first living closet, RTR believes that women everywhere will soon have a subscription to fashion. Rent the Runway has pioneered a new industry by transforming the traditional model of clothing consumption, making apparel rental an indispensable utility while also powering women to feel their best every day. RTR offers apparel, accessories and home decor from over 700 designer partners and has built in-house proprietary technology and a one-of-a-kind reverse logistics operation. Under CEO and Co-Founder Jennifer Hyman’s leadership, Rent the Runway has been named to CNBC’s “Disruptor 50” five times in ten years, and has been placed on Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies list multiple times.

About the Job:

As the Staff Accountant, you will play a key role in the day-to-day operations of our growing Accounting team, reporting directly to the Accounting Manager. You’ll have an exciting opportunity tosupport the month end close fora fast-paced, extremely successful and high energy company.

What You’ll Do:

  • Support the month end close by preparing ongoing journal entries and accruals for revenue, expense and balance sheet accounts

  • Maintain weekly and monthly schedules performing reconciliations of balance sheet accounts

  • Investigate reporting discrepancies / anomalies and communicate issues as they arise in a timely manner

  • Review invoices, expense reports, and capital expenditures as needed to ensure proper coding and accounting treatment by Accounts Payable

  • Liaise with business partners for proper accounting for accruals

  • Assist in the preparation of support for the year-end financial statement audit, as well as any statutory audits that may arise

  • Support the planning and budgeting team during the planning and budgeting processes by compiling ad-hoc reports and schedules

  • Assist in special projects as assigned

About you:

  • You have a Bachelor’s degree in accounting

  • You have 2+ years of relevant accounting experience in either public accounting and/or relevant private industry experience

  • You have your CPA license

  • You are a highly organized detail-oriented self-starter with the ability to work independently and within a team environment

  • You have exceptional Excel skills and are comfortable with analyzing and manipulating large data sets

  • You can execute and follow-through on multiple tasks simultaneously

  • You have experience with a major ERP system preferred

  • You have a strong work ethic and a can-do positive attitude


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

  • Generous Paid Time Off including vacation, paid bereavement, and family sick leave - every employee needs time to take care of themselves and 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, and have some fun!

  • Exclusive employee subscription and rental discounts - to ensure you experience the magic of renting the runway (and give us valued feedback!).

  • Comprehensive health, vision, dental, FSA and dependent care from day 1 of employment - Your health comes first and we’ve got you covered.

  • Industry leading 401k match - an investment in your future.

  • Company wide events and outings - our team spirit is no joke - we know how to have fun!

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 and over), national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), veteran status, uniformed servicemember status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.