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All the press and media coverage of DOPE CFO and founders Naomi Granger and Andrew Hunzicker

Choosing the Cannabis Accounting Niche

January 22, 2019

Everyone knows that cannabis is hot. If you’re a CPA or an accounting professional interested in getting into the industry, start here. In this episode of Accounting Marketing Doesn’t Suck, Hugh Duffy talks to our co-founders all about the issues plaguing the industry, why it’s not too late to jump into the niche and the risks involved for CPAs (they are small).

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The Cannabis Opportunity

January 11, 2019

Accounting Today’s cover story featuring Dope CFO highlights the Cannabis Opportunity. "There's an entirely new industry taking the country by storm, one that's flush with cash and has both great prospects for growth and a built-in need for an unusual level of tax and accounting services. It should be a natural fit for the accounting profession."

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Women to Watch in 2019

January 2019

Cannabis professionals from all facets of the industry are set to make big strides, including Dope's Naomi Granger. In this new year, Granger and her female peers are embarking on major undertakings as leaders in a nascent industry that, like the rest of corporate America, is dominated by men in the top jobs.

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How To Help Bring Equality To The Cannabis Industry

December 31, 2018

How do we bring gender equality to the Cannabis Industry? Naomi Granger, Dope CFO’s co-founder and Chef Financial Officer, is interviewed by 'Your Highness Podcast' to share her experience as a female executive in this industry.

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5 Reasons Accouting Professionals Should Serve Cannabis Businesses

December 28, 2018

Besides becoming one of the most lucrative industries in the nation, read why you should consider the cannabis niche.

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7 Things You Need to Know Before Becoming a Dope Accountant

November 30, 2018

Dope's founders offer advice to those thinking about breaking into the often lucrative profession of cannabis accounting.

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The Highs and Lows of Marijuana Banking

October 22, 2018

What does this mean for banks and MRB’s? With banks and MRBs on shaky footing, Andrew Hunzicker, CPA, founder of Dope CFO gives insight on how both banks and MRBs can make the best of the present situation.

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Pot Stocks, ETFs, Top News And Data From The Cannabis Industry This Week | MarketWatch

October 19, 2018

Dope CFO's Andrew Hunzicker and Naomi Granger have been featured in TD Ameritrade's MarketWatch 'Pot Stocks, ETFs, Top News And Data From The Cannabis Industry This Week.'

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Maria & Jane: Women in Cannabis Business

October 8, 2018

Check out the latest episode on the Maria & Jane podcast. Our CEO Naomi Granger discusses cannabis accounting in the cannabis industry -- for women!

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Could California’s Pot Industry Hit The Same Wall As Oregon? | The Business Journal

October 5, 2018

“It’s basic supply and demand,” says DOPE CFO’s Andrew Hunzicker. The Business Journal’s writes about how Oregon’s cannabis market and possible scenarios in California.

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Cannabis Sales Booming In A State That 'Knows How To Regulate Vice' | Forbes

September 17, 2018

While sales exceeded Nevada's expectations by $265 million, there are unique risks associated with running a legal cannabis company.

In the article, Forbes asks DOPE CFO'S Naomi Granger, how their company's educational resources can help cannabis companies comply with complex industry regulations. 

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How to Hire and Train an Accountant for your Cannabis Company | Marijuana Business Magazine

September 2018

Finding a financial expert with the experience and expertise of the Cannabis Industry is one of the most important decisions you will make for your business.

Marijuana Business Magazine, asks Dope CFO's Naomi Granger, with over 12 years in the accounting field, her advice for finding the right financial expert. 

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Cannabis Accounting but Were Afraid to Ask | CPAFocus

Sep/Oct 2018 Issue

With Oklahoma's recent legalization of Medical Marijuana in June 2018, OSPCA's fall issue of their magazine CPAFocus features DOPE CFO's Andrew Hunzicker.

Andrew provides some direct answers to the still lingering  questions that many CPA's have about Cannabis accounting - how to become profitable and stay above board in the Cannabis Industry.

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3 Financial Mistakes your Cannabis Business Can’t Afford to Make |

August 21, 2018

The industry is largely void of qualified financial professionals such as CPAs and bookkeepers. Companies must carefully balance the tightrope of correctly doing cost/absorption accounting without violating these procedures. They must keep detailed financial and accounting records, as well as maintain compliance.

For these reasons and more, you'll want to read what DOPE CFO's Andrew Hunzicker recommends about hiring a qualified accountant or bookkeeper to help organize and maintain these materials. 

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Know a Good Accountant? Cannabis Companies Are Looking |

August 20, 2018

Accountants and bookkeepers have become some of the most sought-after specialists in the field. Most cannabis CEOs lack the skill set to circumvent the countless risks involved.

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.

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The CPA's Guide to Getting Started in Cannabis Accounting |

August 9, 2018

With most big accounting firms still avoiding the cannabis industry, small accounting firms are undoubtedly in the right place at the right time. Equipped with a specialized skill set, accounting professionals have the opportunity to enter a burgeoning market. Learn key steps to get started today. 


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Dope CFO Levels Up Its Offerings |

July 27, 2018

Naomi Granger, CPA, MBA, took a leap of faith and it paid off. And it’s still paying off. With more than 12 years of public accounting experience, working her way up the ranks to senior management at PwC, Granger wanted more. She wanted flexibility and ownership of her time and schedule. So, she started researching how to start a remote accounting practice.


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Periodic Effects: Cannabis Business Podcast. DOPE CFO Advice for THE Cannabis Industry

July 02, 2018

Make sure you tune in to DOPE CFO's Andrew Hunzicker feature on the Periodic Effects: Cannabis Business Podcast!  

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Cannabis: Growth Opportunities High for Accountants | Bloomberg

Jun 29, 2018

The booming $10 billion legal marijuana industry represents a huge opportunity for accounting services, but the number of CPAs willing and able to help growers and retailers remains relatively small. Thousands of these cannabis businesses scattered across the country need help with records management.

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How DOPE CFO is Training Accountants To Work In The Cannabis Industry | Cash, Color, Cannabis Podcast

July 2, 2018

Naomi Granger and Andrew Hunzicker with DOPE CFO assist cannabis businesses with all the help the need to manage your books and business. 

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Accountants Fill a Glaring Gap in the Cannabis Industry |

Jun 21, 2018

Naomi Granger, CPA, MBA, co-founder of Dope CFO, has been recently featured on Elevated Nation. In the article, Granger discusses why well-trained accountants are the missing piece in helping cannabis companies conquer the complex obstacles with tax laws and ultimately stay in business.

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Five Reasons Accountants Should Serve Cannabis Clients |

Jun 20, 2018

In a recent feature on CPA Trendlines, Andrew Hunzicker provides five reasons why accountants should serve cannabis clients. There are many reasons that accountants, bookkeepers, and CPAs are launching their own cannabis firms, and some of these might apply to you as well.

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The Ladies Of Cannabis Are Crushing It |

Jun 15, 2018

The ladies of cannabis are crushing it lately, and DOPE CFO's very own Naomi Granger is featured on Green Market Report!

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DOPE CFO Cannabis Accounting Business Expands |

June 11, 2018

DOPE CFO, featured on  Accounting Today discuss the fact that many businesses face challenging hurdles due to the complex IRS tax penalties. DOPE CFO helps to educate cannabis businesses with instructions, templates and libraries of documents about legal, tax, accounting and cannabis industry-specific issues.

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Why Serving the Cannabis Industry Can Be Dope for Accountants |

May 31, 2018

In an interview with Going Concern, DOPE CFO founders Andrew Hunzicker, CPA, and Naomi Granger, CPA, explain what common cannabis accounting mistakes CEOs make and why the industry presents a huge opportunity for accounting professionals.

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Five Biggest Mistakes Cannabis CEOS Make |

May 04, 2018

One of the single biggest mistakes made by cannabis CEOs is not paying enough attention to compliance.'s Andrew Hunzicker breaks down the 5 biggest mistakes... and how to use them to land a client. 


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Five Secrets to Launching Your Own Cannabis Accounting Firm |

Apr 22, 2018

In a recent article by DOPE CFO's Andrew Hunzicker, he shares five secrets to launching a cannabis accounting firm. "To succeed in an accounting business in the booming cannabis niche, firms must be able to deliver real value to clients."

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CPA Andrew Hunzicker Creates Course in Cannabis Accounting |

Dec 08, 2017

Andrew Hunzicker has created a course to teach other CPAs, accountants and bookkeepers what they need to know to break into the cannabis industry. 

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