Senior Accountant @ Canndescent

Location: Los Angeles, California

Employment type: Full Time | Experience required: Mid-Senior Level

Canndescent is a leading cultivator, distributor, and manufacturer of ultra-premium cannabis for the fully licensed market. We are passionate about creating transformative products that will help tune and enrich the human experience and we strive for excellence by hiring exceptional performers that can contribute to a fun and inspiring work culture. We’re currently on the lookout for a smart, detail -oriented, and motivated Sr. Accountant to join the team at our headquarters in Santa Barbara. We are open to an LA based person that can check-in with us in Santa Barbara on an as needed basis. The right person will have an entrepreneurial spirit and will be excited by the opportunity to help build something incredible from the ground up while understanding the challenges of working in a fast growth startup.


Who we need:

The ideal candidate for Sr. Accountant will be a pragmatic, flexible and creative thinker with a solution-oriented mindset and the strong ability to solve problems.  We’ll ask you to take ownership over the entire intercompany transaction process, starting with understanding the desired outcomes and then assessing the current processes, re-configuring them where necessary, and implementing the procedures and controls that are required to produce the optimal results across all of our corporate entities.  In this role, you will have exposure and visibility across the entire organization, including the entire Senior Management team.  Accordingly, you will need to be comfortable working with people at all levels within an organization and be an approachable leader for positive change.  If you like an environment where things are the same every day, then this position isn’t for you.  If, on the other hand, you are excited by the ability to have an impact while we grow the business into an industry leader, then you will like working here with our team. 


As the Senior Accountant you will:

  • Be primarily responsible for supporting the Controller with the monthly close process by ensuring that intercompany activities are both recorded and accounted for in a timely, efficient and accurate manner.

  • Assess the flow of intercompany transactions, while developing and implementing new processes where necessary.

  • Implement accounting procedures within QuickBooks Enterprise and assist with designing the transaction flows within our new ERP system to ensure best practices are adopted and transactions are recorded properly.

  • Use sophisticated Excel tools to quickly allocate costs and activities across the organization.

  • Assist the Controller with ensuring the integrity of accounting information by recording, verifying, and entering transactions.

  • Prepare and record monthly intercompany reconciliations to ensure all proper transactions occur between entities.

  • Assist in the preparation of financial statements and supporting schedules according to the monthly close schedule.

  • Prepare and record asset, liability, revenue, and expense entries by compiling and analyzing account information

  • Prepare monthly account reconciliations

  • Assist with analyzing financial statements and reporting on variances

  • Assist with financial and tax audits

  • Assist in documentation and monitoring of internal controls

  • Assist with quarterly producer commission reports analyzing and correcting discrepancies

  • Protects organizations’ value by keeping information confidential

  • Assist with the production of payroll by initiating computer processing printing checks, verifying finished product.

  • Avoids legal challenges by complying with legal requirements

  • Updates job knowledge by participating in education opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.  

  • Ensure compliance with GAAP for private company reporting.


Your experience and skills should include:

  • Bachelor’s or higher degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field, with at least 7 years of related work experience

  •  A combination of public and private accounting (preferred, with CPA a big plus)

  • In-depth understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), including OCBOA and private company reporting standards

  • Experience in creating processes and implementing controls

  • Strong background in intercompany or multi-division accounting

  • Highly detail oriented and organized in work

  • Ability to meet assigned deadlines

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a strong customer service focus

  • Ability to act and operate independently with minimal daily direction from manager to accomplish objectives

  • Proficiency with Quickbooks Enterprise or other similar accounting software

  • Experience working with ERP systems (SAP Business One a plus)

  • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of employees, management, and external stakeholders to maximize performance, creativity, problem-solving, and results.


  • Equity: When you do well, we all do well. Every employee of Canndescent is an owner of the company

  • Growth Opportunity: Being part of a company at the forefront of the fastest growing industry in the US.

  • Healthy work environment: We provide a professional and fun work environment that brings passion and profession together

  • Health: Medical, Dental, Vision

  • Paid time off: Vacation and Holidays 


You need to be signed in to apply to this position

About Canndescent
profile image

At Canndescent, we marry the mastery of cannabis cultivation with the canvas of your life. Canndescent cultivates ultra premium cannabis flower and curates it for the adult-use California market