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Getting an accounting job in the cannabis industry involves a combination or traditional job searching and industry-specific knowledge.

Like every other sector, the cannabis industry requires accountants. To stand out from the competition having a thorough understanding of the cannabis industry is important.

How to Get a Cannabis Accounting Job


Gain relevant industry knowledge by interning or applying for entry level jobs with firms or businesses in the cannabis industry.

Attend industry events like seminars, conventions and networking events. The more people you know in the industry the better.

You can also join national cannabis industry organizations like NCIA.

Understand the Cannabis Industry

Learn about the cannabis industry including regulations, tax laws, and compliance requirements.

Take cannabis specific courses to get a well rounded education in the cannabis industry.

Regulations change constantly, make sure to stay up to date on all current laws.

Tailor Your Resume and Cover Letter

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Highlight your accounting skills, any cannabis industry experience and any relevant certifications. Use industry specific keywords on your cover letter and resume.

Prepare for Interviews

Research the company. Understand the company's mission, operations, and place in the industry.

Be prepared to discuss how you would handle industry-specific accounting challenges, such as compliance with 280E tax code.

Because cannabis is still federally illegal there is a lot of red tape to work around.

Combining these steps will help secure an accounting job in the cannabis industry.

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Fred Hernandez - Cannabis industry expert writer
Fred Hernandez

Fred Hernandez is a highly accomplished and versatile writer, boasting an extensive background in the cannabis industry. With an in-depth understanding of various sectors including cultivators, processors, retailers, and brands, Fred's expertise spans across the entire cannabis landscape. As a prominent contributor to CTU, he consistently delivers insightful articles exploring the latest developments, news, and regulations shaping the cannabis industry. Whether it's delving into the intricacies of cannabis products, cannabis strain reviews, or providing comprehensive analyses of cannabis laws, or sharing expert insights on cannabis cultivation techniques, Fred's wealth of knowledge positions him as an invaluable writer and educator for all cannabis-related subjects.

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