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VP of Finance

New York, NY / Remote

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.

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

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 15,000+ 911 and first responder agencies across North America in over 165M emergencies annually.

RapidSOS has raised over $250M, powers safety, security, health and emergency response services for 90+ tech companies, and grew over 100% last year. RapidSOS is backed by top VCs, strategic investors, and current and former leadership of the largest tech and telecom companies in the United States. RapidSOS has been featured across national media including WSJ, NYT, CNN, Fox, CBS, Wired, and CNET, was named to Forbes 30 Under 30 and Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies list, and has HBS, MIT, HBR case studies written about it.

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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!

What this role is about:

As the VP of Finance, you will lead and grow the Finance organization at RapidSOS, which includes strategic finance, FP&A, accounting, and financial operations. In this position, you will help set the strategic direction of the company, in close partnership with the CEO and COO, as well as other members of the Leadership Team. Your work will enhance internal decision-making and help ensure resources are allocated efficiently to support growth. In this role, you will have the opportunity to not only influence the forward-looking vision of the business but also help responsibly grow the business through advanced financial modeling and development of business cases for strategic growth opportunities.

What you'll do:

  • Serve as a strategic thought partner to the CEO on capital financing options, M&A opportunities, corporate financial strategy, transactions, and other strategic opportunities
  • Provide timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial reports, and financial trends in order to assist the CEO, Board, and other senior team members in performing their responsibilities - creating a finance function that is viewed as a strategic asset to all areas of the organization
  • Establish 'best-in-class' financial operations, which includes timely and accurate financial closing and reporting and streamlined Accounts Receivable / Accounts Payable processes
  • In partnership with the controller, develop and maintain necessary accounting policies and systems
  • Coordinate, prepare and review monthly, quarterly, and annual reports; present financial updates at quarterly board meetings
  • Oversee daily operations of the Finance team; monitor and analyze monthly operating results against budget.
  • Hire and attract exceptional talent for the team, as the team needs expand
  • Mentor and develop members of the Finance
  • Serve on the Leadership Team and be a thought partner to key leaders throughout the organization

What we're looking for in our ideal candidate:

  • Experience with strategic and corporate finance, including transactions and financing events
  • Strong quantitative and analytical capabilities, and extensive experience in financial planning, forecasting, modeling, and data analysis
  • Experience managing teams, ensuring you set clear goals and expectations, track progress against established goals, provide feedback and updates, and communicate and address issues promptly.
  • Strong track record of mentoring and growing team members
  • Success in creating a finance function that is a business partner to the organization
  • Experience working cross-functionally, both inside and outside of Finance, to collaboratively develop budgets/plans and promote financial discipline
  • Confident communication skills, with experience presenting to boards, potential investors/lenders, bankers, and partners.
  • Bachelor's degree; MBA a plus
  • Investment banking experience a plus
  • At least 10+ years of finance experience, with a portion of that time in a senior operating role within a startup
  • Preference for NYC-based applicants, though not required

What we offer:

  • Work with a passionate team pioneering an industry to solve one of the largest challenges globally
  • Rapid pace consistent with a company growing significantly and serving the largest tech companies in the world
  • 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 $200,000 - $260,000. This role will also be eligible to receive equity options and bonus compensation.

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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-R347
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