Cannabis Financial Controller (Contractor) NorthStar Financial Services Group, Los Angeles, CA

Northstar Financial Consulting Group is a premier accounting and finance firm servicing the cannabis industry. Northstar acts as a financial team to cannabis companies across the vertical, providing bookkeeping, accounting, controllership, and CFO services. Northstar is looking to add another controller to the team.

Position Summary:

The Cannabis Financial Controller will be a professional with strong accounting and analytical skills to be responsible for the company’s accounting and a variety of financial functions including the month-end close, hands-on day to day accounting operations (G/L and A/P), accounting research, systems implementations and process improvements. The Financial Controller is expected to function at a high level of expertise and competency and use sound judgment while producing consistent results. Have the ability to supervise accounting staff, while still being involved in the day to day details. Problem solving and initiative, with a strong desire to analyze, investigate, and resolve are essential elements for success in this position.


  • Maintain thorough knowledge of state and federal Cannabis finance regulation
  • Perform all Cost Accounting (inventory methods, standard costing, cost tracking, etc.)
  • Implement policies, procedures, and processes as deemed appropriate to ensure financial and regulatory compliance
  • Manage and maintain a chart of accounts; ensure effective management of standard journal posting and monthly account reconciliations; review journal entries required to reflect the monthly activity Maintain internal controls and safeguards for receipt of revenue, costs, and budgets. Overseeing processing of A/P, inventory and preparation and processing of payroll
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements, perform/review monthly/quarterly account reconciliations, and complete monthly close procedures
  • Review and/or preparation of monthly journal entries and supporting schedules/reconciliations including areas such as accruals and A/P, payroll, bank, inventory, prepaids, fixed assets, income tax, and credit cards. Prepare analysis that aids CEO in the decision-making process
  • Bank Accounts/Cash Accounts and Purchase Order process management
  • Participate in continuous process improvement to streamline, document and automate processes as well as enhance internal controls
  • Work closely with outside tax preparation, consulting, and independent auditor relationships
  • Responsible for all day at day accounting activities


  • Prior Cannabis Accounting experience required
  • 5+ years public accounting/cannabis industry experience working in accounting
  • Must have strong Cost Accounting background
  • BA/BS in Accounting, Finance or related field
  • CPA license highly preferred, but not required
  • Strong ability to meet and exceed deadlines
  • Manage multiple items at once and meet and exceed expectations
  • Experience with ERP systems preferred, but not required
  • Experience with an Inventory system preferred, but not required
  • Strong organizational skills


  • Remote Consultant or Contractor Position


  • Solid attention to detail with excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Able to multi-task and manage conflicting priorities while resolving problems quickly
  • Able to react to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Contract

Pay: $120,000.00 per year


  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
Fully Remote


  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)


  • Accounting: 5 years (Preferred)
  • Microsoft Excel: 5 years (Preferred)

Contract Length:

  • More than 1 year

Contract Renewal:

  • Likely

Work Location:

  • Fully Remote

This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

  • Dependable — more reliable than spontaneous
  • People-oriented — enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects
  • Detail-oriented — would rather focus on the details of work than the bigger picture
  • Achievement-oriented — enjoys taking on challenges, even if they might fail
  • Autonomous/Independent — enjoys working with little direction

Company’s website:


Work Remotely:

  • Yes

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Remote interview process
  • Virtual meetings

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