New York City, NY, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Accounting/Finance
  • Post Date: 03/04/2021
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  • Company Address: 3 Park Avenue, Floor 22, New York, NY, 10016

About RapidSOS

U.S. public emergency response system moves to the cloud and leverages mobile / digital health data to optimize first responder efficiency in medical and safety emergencies

Job Description

It's fun to work in a company where people truly BELIEVE in what they're doing!
We're committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business.


RapidSOS is hiring! Join an advanced emergency technology start-up in transforming emergency response for hundreds of millions of people globally.

Working with 4,000+ first responders and with $150M+ of investment, RapidSOS is transforming the technology backbone for emergency response (see John Oliver on the Challenge). Today, RapidSOS supports 150 million+ emergencies annually in partnership with leading tech companies such as Apple, Google, Uber, and Microsoft, among many others.

RapidSOS is backed by top venture capital firms and the former C-suite of Apple, AT&T, Verizon, Vodafone, Virgin Group, Lucent, Raytheon, the FCC, Harvard Data Initiative, and MIT.

Video: RapidSOS 3-Min Summary Video

RapidSOS in last 20 months:

Grew from 10k users to 350M
Launched in multiple countries internationally
Grew team 3x+
Grew revenue 10x+
Raised $89M ($150M+ in total)
Managed 150m+ emergencies, saving over 6,000 lives

What this role is about:

RapidSOS is looking for a Controller to join our growing team. Reporting to the Head of Finance, the Controller will put into practice accounting processes and procedures across the organization. The ideal candidate will have deep Accounting expertise and will work closely with the team to ensure the proper controls are in place, followed, and documented. You will be hands-on in implementing and managing day-to-day accounting operations, including the month, quarter, and year-end close processes.

What you’ll do if chosen for this role

Be a trusted advisor to the Head of Finance, providing technical accounting leadership and guidance on significant and complex accounting matters, especially those related to revenue recognition for a dynamic and evolving SaaS business – creating a world-class accounting function that is viewed as a strategic asset to all areas of the organization
Maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures; implement a system of controls over accounting transactions to minimize risk
Oversee the production of periodic financial reports; ensuring that the reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles and international financial reporting standards
Build a detailed and meaningful monthly reporting package to report to the executive team and investors
Collaborate with internal and external parties such as auditors, consultants, and investors and help build out an accounting department as the company grows
Ensures compliance with local, state, and federal government requirements

What We Offer:

The chance to work with a passionate team on solving one of the largest challenges globally

Competitive salary and benefits and equity participation
A dynamic, flexible and fun start-up work environment with a highly talented team
Flexible startup work environment and a fun atmosphere

Experience and Requirements:

CPA required with strong technical accounting skills
5+ years, in-house accounting experience
2+ years, Public Accounting experience, preferably in a Big 4 firm
Understanding of GAAP revenue recognition practices, financing models, and cash flow preparation
Prior acquisition experience, including accounting for business combinations, asset purchases, and joint ventures, as well as managing business integration
New systems and software implementation experience
Proven ability to remain pragmatic in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
Highly proficient with various software systems (Workday, Salesforce, Excel, etc.)

If you're curious to learn more about RapidSOS, you can check out our full press list!

If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!

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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.