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Logistics & Distribution for Cannabis

Controller

$35k – $50k • 0.01% – 2.0%
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Who are we?

Lyfted is a state compliant distributor of ultra-premium cannabis that is distributed through legally permitted dispensaries in California. We are leveraging a strong capital base, an exceptional management team and a solid operating foundation to build one of the most recognized distributors of cannabis products.


Who are we looking for?

We’re on the lookout for a smart, detail oriented, motivated individual with an entrepreneurial spirit who understands the challenges and is excited by the opportunity to help build something incredible from the ground up. Reporting directly to the CFO, the ideal candidate will enjoy being “hands on” in all facets of accounting for a start-up, fast growth company and will have deep experience ensuring that accurate, timely accounting information is delivered to management. Primary responsibilities will include managing the monthly accounting close, corporate taxes and compliance reporting, improving processes and procedures, supervising AP, AR, payroll and more. We need a highly resourceful hands on person who is comfortable managing a team, working in a fast-paced environment and exercising good judgment in a variety of situations. You should be a pragmatic, proactive thinker with a positive outlook. This job is full time and based in beautiful downtown Santa Cruz, CA.

As Controller, what will you be responsible for?

Establishing and maintaining a routine monthly accounting close within agreed upon deadlines, including all account reconciliations
Ensuring that all transactions are recorded properly, in accordance with GAAP and regulatory requirements, including inventory costing, revenue recognition, liabilities, taxes and equity transactions
Helping to ensure that policies, procedures, and internal controls are well understood and complied with across the organization
Preparing pro-forma financials, ad-hoc reports and other external reports as necessary
Supervising daily cash flow activities (AR and AP) and working with the CFO to manage cash flow
Handling inquiries from our banking partner
Ensuring compliance with all federal, state and local taxes
Overseeing inventory and cost of goods sold accounting
Performing other duties as assigned


What skills and background should you bring?

CPA or equivalent is highly preferred
Bachelor’s degree combined with 5-10 years of relevant work experience
Strong analytical, problem-solving, communication and technical GAAP accounting skills
Solid experience managing reporting, general ledger, AP, AR, payroll, sales incentives, share based compensation, taxes and purchase accounting
Highly collaborative team player with the ability to enforce policies and procedures in a non-threatening manner
A combination of public and private accounting (preferred)
Polished professional having significant experience (minimum 5 years) handling accounting and finance issues in a fast paced start up environment 

The ability to roll with the punches and wear multiple hats is required – this is a startup environment experiencing massive growth in a fast-growing industry
Demonstrated success where personal results and accountability are evident
Advanced PC skills in Microsoft Office, including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel 


Knowledge of QuickBooks Online or other cloud based accounting systems


What can we do for you?

Lyfted offers competitive compensation and benefits along with a collaborative, casual, exciting start-up work environment in an emerging market. This is a ground floor opportunity to join an early stage, professionally managed, highly regarded company in the fastest growing industry in the country. We are located in the heart of beautiful downtown Santa Cruz just minutes from the beach, with easy access to hundreds of restaurants, shops, and cultural activities.

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