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Chief Financial Officer (CFO) / General Counsel (GC) at Art19
Oakland, CA, US

ART19 is an innovative technology company that is changing the way podcasts are distributed and monetized. The ART19 platform powers a significant percentage of the iTunes top 200 podcasts.

We are seeking a passionate, seasoned CFO/GC to join our fast-growing team. Our ideal candidate is excited by the prospect of rolling up their sleeves and working closely with the CEO, board, and sales team of a fast moving startup. This role would lead both the finance and legal departments of our organization.

At ART19 we are deeply committed to building a diverse team of mission-driven individuals to take our products and industry to the next level.

  • Full-time position

  • Oakland, CA  


  • Direct all aspects of finance and accounting operations

  • Lead existing members of the finance, accounting and HR team

  • Oversee the transaction processing system and implement best practices

  • Manage the process of the timely issuance of monthly, quarterly, and annual reports

  • Evaluate and report financial results to management and board of directors

  • Manage tax planning, preparation, and compliance

  • Build and maintain financial models used to inform business decisions

  • Develop performance measures that support the company's strategic direction and reviews financial results with respect to profits, trends, costs and compliance with budgets

  • Drive the financial planning process with an understanding of the company’s future growth plans while ensuring cash flow is appropriate to meet the needs of the company

  • Assist in the financial modeling necessary for fundraising plans

  • Manage capital needs and budgeting process

  • Work with other team members to understand revenue and cost drivers and define appropriate reports for tracking

  • Develop and coordinate relationships with lending/financial institutions.

  • Present financial analysis to board

  • Assist with due diligence and negotiations for new business opportunities and acquisitions

  • Monitor cash balances and forecasts

  • Manage relationships with insurance providers and ensure compliance

  • Ensure that accounting policies and systems, including general ledger and financial reporting comply with GAAP and any other applicable legal or regulatory requirements

  • Build FP&A and accounting departments as the company grows

  • Issue regular status and ad hoc reports to senior management

  • Other finance and administrative duties as required


  • Serve as lead lawyer/legal advisor on all major business transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures

  • Assume ultimate responsibility for ensuring that the company conducts its business in compliance with applicable SEC et al. laws and regulations

  • Advise on legal aspects of the company's financing, business structures, and legal entities (domestic and international)

  • Provide proactive, timely, high-quality analysis and pragmatic advice on legal and business issues

  • Participate in the definition and development of corporate policies, procedures, and programs

  • Lead and organize the Company's internal legal function and staff

  • Oversee the selection, retention, management, and evaluation of outside counsel

  • Provide expert and strategic legal advice to management

  • Set internal governance policies and manage the impact of external factors

  • Identify proactive solutions that will eliminate or mitigate risks

  • Support the Human Resource Department on employment matters

  • Provide employee training on issues related to employment and contract law and compliance

  • Maintain legal files and set up process and systems for contract administration and compliance


  • 5+ years of experience in the legal field, preferably working in the startup tech space

  • 5+ years of managerial accounting and financial management experience

  • Startup experience, able to work with and help grow small teams

  • Experience scaling a finance operation from profitable startup to at least $50 million in annual revenues

  • Experience opening international locations and/or working with international clients, specifically in Asia and Europe

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • High degree of professional ethics, integrity and gravitas

  • J.D. degree preferred

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or Business. CPA and/or CMA preferred but not required


  • Loves podcasts

  • Values being a team player and a self-starter with a sense of ownership

  • Fast learner and resourceful

  • Previous experience working in a fast-paced environment or at a startup

  • Friendly, professional, energetic, and outgoing personality