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Assistant Controller in Oakland, CA at Nelson

Date Posted: 10/15/2018

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    Oakland, CA
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Job Description

Job Number: 2126134

Senior Financial Analyst needed for Hyper-growth Cannabis Company

Seeking an Assistant Controller for one of the fastest growing cannabis companies in the US. The desired candidate must be highly analytical and inquisitive with a keen attention to detail and willingness to be hands-on. The candidate must be able to develop and implement leading policies, procedures and control functions. An ideal candidate will be a process-oriented individual who is also flexible enough to thrive in a startup setting.



  • Support most aspects of accounting management (AP/AR, billing, cash management, payroll, month end, audit, and special project reporting.)
  • Assist in the formulation of internal controls and policies to comply with GAAP and established best practices
  • Assist in the preparation of financial statements in compliance with official guidelines and requirements
  • Manage journal entries, invoices etc. and reconcile accounts for the monthly or annual closing
  • Assist in the preparation of budgets or forecasts
  • Participate in preparation for the annual audit
  • Help in development of reports for the Executive team and Divisional Management
  • Utilize accounting IT system to facilitate processes and maintain records

  • Proven experience as an Accounting Manager or Assistant Controller or other similar position
  • Experience working in a startup environment
  • Solid knowledge of GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) and regulations
  • Excellent knowledge of accounting and financial processes (budgeting, financial closure, reporting etc.)
  • Understanding of data analysis and forecasting
  • Working knowledge of MS Office (especially excel) and QuickBooks as well as other Accounting Systems
  • Well-organized with ability to prioritize
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail and problem-solving ability
  • Multi-company platform and consolidations is a plus
  • BS/BA in accounting, finance or relevant field is required
  • Professional certification (e.g. CPA) is a plus
  • Minimum 5 years' experience with 2 years management

About Nelson:

For more than 45 years, we've been passionate about helping people find jobs they love - rewarding jobs that further career goals. At Nelson, we partner with companies that have outstanding reputations. Working with innovative startups to Fortune 500 companies, our skilled recruiters have access to opportunities beyond what you can find on your own. With Nelson, you'll get the most out of your career. Together, we'll set career goals and find you a position where your skills shine. For a full listing of jobs, go to: and click "Find Work."