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Assistant Controller

About Our Company

It’s not just a job. It’s a mission. If you’re as passionate as we are about empowering the small businesses of America, then you’ll be right at home with us.

Rapid Financial Services (dba "RapidAdvance") was listed as a 2016 Top Workplaces by The Washington Post. We’re the nation's leading provider of business financing when traditional sources of funding are out of reach for small and mid-sized businesses. By providing this access to working capital, RapidAdvance opens doors for small business owners and helps growing businesses go above and beyond.  

Our company is expanding. We’re aggressively investing in our people and technology to create a best-in-class experience for our clients. Let us invest in you.

About the Opportunity

RapidAdvance is looking for an Assistant Controller to join our Accounting Team. An ideal candidate will have at least 8 years of accounting experience in the financial services sector with the ability to lead and develop our rapidly growing accounting team. As our Assistant Controller, you will work within a team to manage the entirety of our monthly close, payables/receivables. If you are someone who likes a fast paced environment where no two days are alike, you’ll fit right in with RapidAdvance.

This position will be located at our home office in Bethesda, Maryland.  

A day in the life of our Accounting team under the Assistant Controller’s leadership may include:

  • Resolve daily accounting operations by monitoring activity and diagnosing issues which will include but will not be limited to the following: (funding, payables/receivables, payroll)       
  • You tackle the preparation monthly financials and complex reconciliations all within accordance with US GAAP
  • You will manage and direct team of 7 ensuring a timely monthly close from beginning to end
  • Resolving US GAAP discrepancies by researching, drafting, and issuing policy memos and financial reporting that will include the following:
    • ASC 310 and allowance for loans                              
    • Debt and equity capital structure                               
    • Transfers of financial assets                                               
    • Proactively identify and resolve any other accounting issues that may arise                            
  • Automation of complex accounting processes throughout the organization by working with multiple teams internally
  • Manage treasury functions by reviewing and clearing cash transactions that will be summarized into various reports to key stakeholders     
  • Navigating through a variety of complex accounting issues by meeting time sensitive deadlines delivering complex reporting to key stakeholders.
  • Develop current team members by implementing a plan for upward mobility internally.                                           

 About You

  • You have 8+ years Accounting experience, including 3+ years leading Corporate Accounting functions
  • You are an active Certified Public Accountant with experience working in the financial services industry
  • You have robust knowledge of US GAAP
  • You have at least 4 years managing people in a preferable accounting environment.         
  • You have prior experience in one of the following roles or positions that are similar; Controller, Assistant Controller, Director or Manager in Accounting
  • You have a proven track record prioritizing responsibilities for both your individual and team goals
  • You can manage through complex issues and communicate clearly to management and internal and external stakeholders with updates on progress

Sound like you?  You’ll be a serious contender if:

  • You are adaptable.  You can be flexible and enjoy working in a team environment. Expect a fast pace, energy, and the occasional flying ping pong ball.
  • You want to make an impact.  We are a rapidly growing business, and you will have the opportunity to make a significant impact on our clients, our culture, and our future.
  • You share our passion for the small businesses of America and have a desire to be part of something bigger than yourself.
  • You understand that change is constant.

Why RapidAdvance?

RapidAdvance seeks the best and brightest.  To us, finding and keeping A-talent is as important as closing a million-dollar deal. That’s just one of the reasons why we have been so successful, growing more than 20 percent every year.

Our team benefits from a commuting or parking allowance, employer-matched 401(k), tuition reimbursement, paid time off, and more.  Just steps from the metro, our beautiful new office includes a modern open floor plan, free on-site fitness center, a gaming area, stocked kitchen, and other cool amenities. 

Discover what a career with RapidAdvance can do for you.  Visit our careers page today to learn more about the other opportunities we currently have available. 

The Disclaimer: This job description is an outline of the primary responsibilities of this position. As with everything in life, things change. The tasks and responsibilities can be changed, added to, removed, amended, deleted and modified by a variety of similar adjectives at any time by the leadership team. 

RapidAdvance is an equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse workforce.



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