Cannabis companies are highly regulated highly complex organizations. These businesses need not only a higher level accountant and a tax professional, but they also need a bookkeeper to manage all of the day-to-day financial transactions that come with operating a cash-based business.
This webinar is not just for bookkeepers, as it is important for anyone that is on the financial team for a cannabis company to understand the roles and to be clear on everyone’s responsibilities. It is essential that Cannabis businesses have a team of financial experts including bookkeepers, tax preparers, and high-level accountants all working together to ensure all of their financial transactions are captured, recorded and reported properly. Otherwise, cannabis companies can be subject to fines and penalties, which include inaccurate record keeping. (see: Altermeds Case)
In this informative webinar, we provide a high-level overview of some of the most important tasks that a bookkeeper...
Because Cannabis production involves four verticals: farming, chemical manufacturing, food production, and retails the accounting for business owners can become very complex without an experienced accountant knowledgeable in this unique industry - who is not only up to date on the day-to-day bookkeeping needs but also keeps up with the local, state and federal financial regulations which can often appear to contradict or at least confound each other.
The most recent issue of CPAFocus published by Oklahoma Society of CPAs, featured Dope CFO’s Andrew Hunzicker and asked him some of the most common questions asked by accountants entering the Cannabis Industry.
If you want to learn what it takes to be an expert in cannabis accounting, feel free to reach out! We’re happy to help.
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The average price of a gram of marijuana has dropped 50% in Oregon, going from $14 in 2015 to only $7 in 2017-2018. Oregon’s U.S. Attorney Billy Williams voiced his frustration over the matter in a recent statement he released.
“In my view, and frankly in the view of those in the industry that I’ve heard from, it’s a failing of the state for not stepping back and taking a look at where this industry is at following legalization,” said Williams in an interview with the AP.
“What is often lost in this discussion is the link between marijuana and serious, interstate criminal activity,” Williams added. “Overproduction is rampant and the illegal transport of product out of state — a violation of both state and federal law — continues unchecked. My ask continues to be for transparency, responsible regulation, adequate funding, and a...
The industry is largely void of qualified financial professionals such as CPAs and bookkeepers, who can help Cannabis companies adhere to stringent regulations while mitigating the high risk of fines and penalties. In this article from Green Entrepreneur, Andrew Hunzicker mentions a few of the common financial mistakes cannabis businesses really can’t afford to make.
If your business or your clients are making these mistakes in their business and need help, feel free to reach out! We’re happy to help.
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As the cannabis space matures, it's becoming increasingly populated with service providers from a diverse range of ancillary industries. Among them, accountants and bookkeepers have become some of the most sought-after specialists in the field. Running a cannabis business are entirely distinct from any other sector, and most cannabis CEOs lack the skill set to circumvent the countless risks involved. For this reason, a majority of cannabis companies require guidance from experienced and knowledgeable professionals to implement standard operating procedures and bring their books up to par.
For the most part, larger accounting firms are avoiding the space altogether -- ultimately leading to a growing demand for those willing to become involved with cannabis businesses. With a striking gap in the space for qualified professionals equipped to support business owners in maneuvering the risky regulatory landscape, accountants and bookkeepers are finding major opportunities to open up shop...
DOPE CFO was recently featured on AccountingToday.com. Many businesses face challenging hurdles due to the complex IRS tax penalties. DOPE CFO aims to help educate cannabis businesses in the form of instructions, templates and libraries of documents about legal, tax, accounting and cannabis industry-specific issues.