Director of Finance

| Greater LA Area

Stem enables independent artists to turn their passion into a business. Our tools empower individuals to distribute their music to digital streaming platforms including Spotify and Apple Music, collect royalties, and provide tools to manage, analyze, and promote their creative catalog. 

We are looking for a talented finance director to join our team and lead FP&A, accounting, and royalty payments for our company. This is an exciting opportunity to join a respected startup operating at the intersection of music and technology. Our company is driven by a vision to change the music industry for the better by making financial transparency for musical artists and their teams the new normal, and by making it easier for independent artists and labels to pay their collaborators. 

This role is full-time and based in Los Angeles, CA at our West Hollywood office.

What you’ll do:

  • Lead the financial planning process and provide financial reporting, forecasts and comprehensive budgets to executive team and board
  • Manage accounting processes, including the monthly financial close, accounts receivable and accounts payable
  • Oversee timely monthly royalty reporting and payments to users
  • Provide analysis and recommendations to increase revenue and reduce costs
  • Manage tax strategy (corporate tax provisions, R&D tax credits, and securing other tax incentives as the business grows)
  • Partner with the CEO on investor relations and fundraising
  • Ensure other company-level requirements are met, including corporate insurance, 401k administration, office leases, and equity plan administration

Our Ideal Candidate has:

  • 7+ years of progressive finance or accounting experience in high-growth environments, preferably venture-backed tech businesses
  • Conversant in U.S. GAAP accounting rules and U.S. tax structures (CPA preferred)
  • Strong financial modeling and Excel skills
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or related field (MBA a plus)
  • Experience with music royalties and/or fintech a plus
  • Demonstrated leadership experience in driving cross-functional success
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Detail and results-oriented

**Stem is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, parental status, age, or disability status. We also prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind and are committed to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.**

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We are near the Fairfax and Melrose shopping areas in West Hollywood. There are tons of pleasant places to eat and caffeinate in our neighborhood.

An Insider's view of Stem Disintermedia

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The vibe in the Stem office is very familial. I come to work everyday and always feel like I can be myself - which I believe is very hard to find at a company nowadays. We tackle projects in the office as a team and I feel very grateful to feel so supported in the day to day!


Artist & Label Strategy Lead

What projects are you most excited about?

It is a very interesting time to work at the intersection of music and technology. There are wild inefficiencies across music that can be solved with technology, more specifically financial technology. We are building offerings that can radically change music's market dynamics.

Kristin Graziani

VP of Artist & Label Relations

What makes someone successful on your team?

An ideal team member is someone with excellent communication skills, both internally and externally. An individual's success is often measured by their dependability with their clients and their colleagues. Having a curious mind certainly helps as well!

Bobby Davin

Manager, Artist & Label Relations

What projects are you most excited about?

What motivates me day to day here is knowing that my work is helping others pursue their dreams. When our initiatives help an early bet artist become a true star and successful earner it definitely makes the late nights worth it.

Deondray Sambolin-Randolph

Account Manager

What are Stem Disintermedia Perks + Benefits

Stem Disintermedia Benefits Overview

Stem offers competitive benefits & perks including 100% paid health insurance premiums for employees and 60% for dependents. We also have unlimited PTO, flexible remote work policies, student loan paydown programs, paid parental leave, and 401K matching.

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Highly diverse management team
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
We cover 100% of employee premiums and 60% of employees' dependent premiums.
Vision Benefits
We cover 100% of employee premiums and 60% of employees' dependent premiums.
Health Insurance Benefits
We cover 100% of employee premiums and 60% of employees' dependent premiums.
Team workouts
Yoga breaks led by people ops.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
We fully match your first 3% and match half of your 4th and 5th%
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
We have an annual "Take Your Kids to Work Day" at Stem for all our employees' sprouts.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Employees get free lunch on Wednesday.
Pet Friendly
Acme Co.'s pet policy is dog friendly daily.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
We host lunch-and-learn fireside chats with industry leaders in music & fintech.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes Career mentoring.
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
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