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Corporate Development & Finance Associate

New York, NY

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In the time it takes you to read this job description, RapidSOS will have handled ~1,380 emergencies.

At RapidSOS, we are committed to using technology to build a safer, stronger future and working together to save lives. We're in an exciting phase of growth, welcoming new members from across the globe to our mission-driven, ambitious, and inclusive team. Our work is founded on our values of trust and safety, pioneering, urgency, and purpose over pride, all of which support a company culture where people can innovate, collaborate, grow, and, above all, make an impact. If that sounds like an exciting opportunity, we want to hear from you!

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In partnership with public safety, RapidSOS has created the world's first intelligent safety platform that securely links life-saving data from 500M+ connected devices directly to 911 and first responders in an emergency. Through the platform, we're providing intelligent data that supports over 15,000+ 911 and first responder agencies across North America, protecting 95%+ of people in the US, across 165M+ emergencies annually.

What this role is about:

As the Corporate Development & Finance Associate, you will apply thought leadership, analytical skills, and business judgment to create models and other materials to help define strategic priorities, deliver operational excellence, and foster innovation and growth for RapidSOS. The Corporate Development & Strategy team uses strategic, financial, investment, and operational frameworks to identify, develop and execute strategic acquisitions, projects, and operational initiatives in close collaboration with the Leadership Team. You'll excel in this role if you enjoy wearing multiple hats, have an analytical mindset, thrive at solving strategic and operational challenges, and are mission-driven with a low ego.

What you'll do:

  • Develop and present materials which translate the learnings from research and analysis into an effective presentation and discussion materials for relevant internal and external stakeholders
  • Own our growth model from the bottom up - Model revenue growth, track and model key SaaS metrics, analyze long-term margins, and conduct scenario analysis for critical investor and board reporting and to gauge business unit health
  • Support the company leadership in executing strategic plans, facilitating relationships with prospective and current investors, managing board dialogue, and other special projects
  • Collaborate with the sales, finance, and operations teams to track actuals & support the interlock between revenue recognition and billing during a key phase of the business growth; serve as a trusted finance partner across the company to operationalize our go-to-market strategy
  • Assist in the development of strategic budgets and forecasts, providing specific, actionable, and forward-looking insight into the various changes as well as guidance on potential risk and opportunity items
  • Provide ad hoc financial and operational modeling and business case analysis in areas such as M&A and new product development
  • Drive continuous process improvement, including working cross-functionally, to create repeatable, consistent best practices that enable scale

What we're looking for in our ideal candidate:

  • 2-4 years of relevant experience in investment banking or other similar fields
  • Exceptional analytical skills; high attention to detail with polished visual, written, and oral presentation skills - fluency in Excel and PowerPoint
  • BS/BA in Finance, Accounting, Economics, or equivalent experience
  • Pioneering: The tenacity to work effectively as part of a team and independently to overcome obstacles and problem-solve to the desired outcome
  • Trust & safety: Unimpeachable personal integrity, relentless curiosity, and commitment to our mission and values
  • Purpose over pride: Strong work ethic, self-starter, attention to detail, and the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
  • Open to coming into the NYC office once a week with flexibility depending on projects at hand

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

If you're curious to learn more about RapidSOS, you can check out

Starting pay for a successful applicant will depend on a variety of job-related factors, which may include experience, relevant skills, training, education, location, business needs, or market demands. The salary range for this role is $105,000 - $115,000. This role will also be eligible to receive equity options.


Interested in the role but you don't meet 100% of the requirements? We'd love to hear from you! We encourage you to apply; we'd be excited to see if your unique skill set and experience could be a match.

Client-provided location(s): New York, NY, USA
Job ID: Rapid_SOS-R353
Employment Type: Other

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • FSA
    • HSA
    • Fitness Subsidies
    • Pet Insurance
    • Mental Health Benefits
    • Virtual Fitness Classes
  • Parental Benefits

    • Family Support Resources
  • Work Flexibility

    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Remote Work Opportunities
    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Commuter Benefits Program
    • Casual Dress
    • Happy Hours
    • Snacks
    • Some Meals Provided
    • Company Outings
    • Holiday Events
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Paid Vacation
    • Unlimited Paid Time Off
    • Paid Holidays
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Leave of Absence
    • Summer Fridays
  • Financial and Retirement

    • 401(K)
    • Company Equity
    • Performance Bonus
    • Financial Counseling
  • Professional Development

    • Learning and Development Stipend
    • Promote From Within
    • Mentor Program
    • Shadowing Opportunities
    • Access to Online Courses
    • Lunch and Learns
    • Leadership Training Program
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program
    • Founder led