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The Cannabis Accounting Podcast by DOPE CFO

44 EpisodesProduced by DOPE CFOWebsite

The DOPE CFO Cannabis Accounting Podcast discusses the ins and outs of cannabis accounting. Topics include 280E, chart of accounts, starting & growing your own firm, overcoming software challenges, and more! Looking to get into cannabis accounting? Text DOPECFO to 33777 to get your free guide or vis… read more

44 Episodes | 2019 - 2020

Ep. 43 Are Your Client’s Books a Mess? Get the 411 on Dealing with Cleanup Work in Cannabis Companies

June 23rd, 2020


Clean books are critical to any business staying compliant with the IRS and federal and state regulations. Cannabis business owners struggle to keep …

Ep. 42 How to Wow Cannabis Clients On a Call and Make Them Beg for Your Accounting Help -- with Valeria Cruz Sandino

June 8th, 2020


When you first start out in the Cannabis accounting industry, reaching out to potential clients can seem intimidating. Add trying to wow them and land them as paying clients -- and that can seem almost impossible, at …

Ep. 41 Analyzing 2020 Cannabis Legalization Ballot Initiatives

May 27th, 2020


Cannabis legalization has received plenty of attention these past few elections, taking the plant from being recognized as just another commodity (in …

Ep. 40 - Rocking the Cannabis Industry: How to Quickly and Confidently Transition into Cannabis Accounting -- with Leanna Miller

May 11th, 2020


Many accountants receive the advice to find a niche and become an expert in that industry. But countless accounting professionals also feel anxious and a lack of confidence starting out in a new market. Leanna Miller …

Episode 39: Climbing Towards a World-Class Attitude in Business and Life w/Christophe Bichet

April 27th, 2020


What do rock climbing and accounting have in common? Quite a bit, it appears. We recently sat down with motivational speaker,mental coach for the French National Climbing Team, and rock climber, Christophe Bichet, to …

Ep. 38: Making the Transition to Remote Cannabis Accounting - How an Accountant Did It with a Full-Time Job, and Landed a 6-Figure Client with One Email

April 13th, 2020


Tammy L., a Cannabis accountant from North Carolina, joined us recently to talk about her experiences transitioning from a full-time job to a remote …

Ep. 37: Insurance: Important Considerations for Picking an Insurance Provider for Cannabis Companies

March 30th, 2020


Insurance is an imperative part of any and every business, especially for Cannabis with its federally illegal status and strict regulations. The …

Ep. 36: Small Firm's Guide to Cannabis Accounting

March 16th, 2020


The Cannabis industry is growing at a blindingly rapid pace -- so much that we refer to it as the “Green Rush.” Medical Cannabis is now legal in 33 states and recreational Cannabis has become legal in 11 states. That is …

Ep. 35: Challenges in Banking for Cannabis Businesses

March 2nd, 2020


Cannabis is largely a cash-based industry. Banking barriers make it risky and difficult for your clients to stay compliant and safe, despite how …

Ep. 34: Cannabis Entity Structures

February 17th, 2020


Accounting for Cannabis entity structures can be confusing… if not set up properly.

This podcast episode features our guest Reece B. Morrel, JD, MBA, CPA, from to provide you with some …

Ep. 33: Why Accountants Should Consider the CBD/Hemp Niche

February 3rd, 2020


CBD/hemp is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world right now.

This podcast episode will provide you with some basic information so that you can consider CBD/hemp as your accounting niche. If you were …

Ep. 32: How to Overcome Dispensary Accounting Challenges

January 20th, 2020


Accounting for dispensaries is unique for a number of reasons.

If done incorrectly, cannabis CEOs and investors may be putting themselves in a situation where they can be fined, or even lose their licensing.

Here are …

Ep. 31: Oregon Cannabis Accounting With Damon Mayer

January 6th, 2020


In this episode of The DOPE CFO Cannabis Accounting Podcast, Naomi Granger, MBA, CPA and Andrew Hunzicker, CPA interview Damon Mayer, ChFC, LTC, EA …

Ep. 30: Cannabis Accounting Software

December 23rd, 2019


Cannabis is a complex industry that is riddled with accounting issues:

✅ banking,

✅ cash,

✅ accounting,

✅ software,

✅ merchant service,

✅ compliance/legal issues,

✅ insurance...

...just to name a few.

Join us as we …

Ep. 29: Oklahoma Cannabis Accounting with Rose Taylor

December 9th, 2019


On this episode of The DOPE CFO Cannabis Accounting Podcast, Naomi Granger discusses the cannabis industry in Oklahoma with Rose Taylor of Redbud Advisors.  Rose loves working with Cannabis business owners; getting a …

Ep. 28: Finding Clients: Old vs. New Methods

November 25th, 2019


Are you tired of going on endless coffee meetings, doing free work just to convince the prospect that you are great at what you do and then hope that you get them as a client?

Do you visit the client’s location or keep …

Ep. 27: Moms Building Accounting Businesses: A Piece of Cake!

November 11th, 2019


Tiffani Higgins is a CPA and a mom of 5 kids…That’s right, five children. After passing her CPA exam, Tiffani worked for a small public accounting …

Ep. 26: Cost Accounting: How much does it cost to grow a pound of weed?

October 29th, 2019


Most accountants are not familiar with the growing and production process of cannabis. This means, they are not doing proper cost accounting and may …

Ep. 25: Combining Your Personal Passions with Accounting for Success: An Interview w/ Robert Eyler

October 15th, 2019


Robert Eyler is a Certified Personal Trainer, Fitness Nutrition Specialist, Behavioral Change Specialist, Corrective Exercise Specialist, Registered …

Ep. 24: What Are The Differences Between CBD vs THC Accounting

October 3rd, 2019


Understanding the difference between CBD & THC, Hemp & Cannabis is vital if you’re entering into the realm of cannabis accounting.

In our recent podcast, we talked with Summer Wilkinson, co-founder of Leap …

Ep. 23: The 5 Do's and 5 Don'ts to Marketing Your Cannabis Accounting Services

September 25th, 2019


We’re accountants not marketers, right? So, how do we get ourselves out there and get more cannabis accounting clients? In this podcast we outline the 5 Do’s and 5 Don’ts to marketing your cannabis accounting services. …

Dispensary Accounting

September 2nd, 2019


Accounting for dispensaries is unique for a number of reasons. If done incorrectly, cannabis CEOs and investors may be putting themselves in a situation where they can be fined, or even lose their licensing.

Some of the …

Top 5 Cannabis CEOs Pitfalls part 2

August 19th, 2019


If you are an accountant or a bookkeeper, we highly recommend you to take a look at the opportunities opening every day for this profession in the Cannabis Industry. You indeed need specific training to serve this …

Top 5 Pitfalls of Cannabis CEOs Part 1 (reverse order)

August 10th, 2019


 These are some of the major missteps that cannabis CEOs and accounting professionals make in their business design and operations:

1. Treating …

What do Cannabis Accountants Need to be Succesful?

August 2nd, 2019


Proper cannabis accounting tools make all of this much easier, as well. Cannabis-specific charts of accounts for various cannabis entities, a flower …

Cannabis Tax Strategies

July 27th, 2019


 If you’ve paid attention to what’s going on in the cannabis industry, you’ll have noticed a number of decisions that have been handed down from the US Tax Court regarding how cannabis companies are improperly managing …

Making it Work part 2: Chart of Accounts, Cost Accounting, Perpetual Data Room

July 19th, 2019


 We have all these systems, we have all these complications and things but there are actual tools to make Cannabis Accounting Software work! 

In this …

Cannabis Accounting Software: Making It Work part 1

July 12th, 2019


In this "Making It Work" piece, we keep going further into the Cannabis Accounting Software Solutions based on a Sample Transaction of a typical …

Software Accounting Solutions for Cannabis Industry

July 5th, 2019


So, following what we’ve been talking about on the Cannabis Accounting Software Issues this week’s episode “Software Accounting Solutions” we tell …

Cannabis Software Environment

July 1st, 2019


Here we discuss where we are as an industry in the Cannabis Software Environment, we explain the existing tools and the challenges around them. 

Ep #14: 3 Key Principles To Success In Cannabis Accounting

June 15th, 2019


In todays episode we break down the 3 key principles for success in developing your own remote cannabis accounting practice. 

The key principles are:

1. Finding Motivated Clients: We discuss the exact strategies …

Ep#13: The Fast Track To a Successful Cannabis Accounting Practice

June 7th, 2019


In this weeks episode we give you the full run down on how to get the fast track to your own successful cannabis accounting practice. 

- How to …

Lessons Learned: How NOT to build a cannabis company!

May 30th, 2019


In this weeks episode of the Dope CFO podcast we take a close look at one of the best known cannabis retailers in the U.S today. 

During the last 6 months of 2018 they lost more than $131 million, more than $2 lost for …

Ep 11: Getting Your Cannabis Business In the "Dope Zone"

May 17th, 2019


Todays podcast is the third part of our talk at the Cannabis Collaborative Conference back in January, where we spoke about achieving financial …

4 Keys to Establishing Financial Success for Cannabis Businesses: Part 2

May 10th, 2019


Todays podcast is the second part of our talk at the Cannabis Collaborative Conference back in January, where we spoke about achieving financial …

Achieving Financial Success For Cannabis Businesses: Part 1

May 7th, 2019


Todays podcast is the first part of our talk at the Cannabis Collaborative Conference back in January, where we spoke about achieving financial …

Ep 8: Why picking a great niche is important

April 29th, 2019


All the gurus tell you to pick 1 niche.........but how do you know which one is right for you? How do you make sure you can become an expert in that niche, enjoy working in it and provide a world class service to your …

Ep 7: How To Work Less & Earn More

April 12th, 2019


In this weeks episode we break down exactly how you can start working less and earning more in your cannabis accounting practice. 

It's a simple, yet challenging shift in mindset and pricing that you need to make in …

Ep 6: 7 Steps to Retaining High Paying Clients

April 5th, 2019


In this weeks episode we reveal the 7 steps to retaining high paying clients in the cannabis accounting niche.

1. You must have a process

2. You need …

Ep 5: How To Attract More Clients: Become a V.I.P

March 29th, 2019


In todays episode we discuss how you can start to attract your ideal clients for your cannabis accounting firm. We've already discussed how best to find the perfect client........but this is about how you can become a …

Ep 4: How To Find Clients Easily In Your Cannabis Accounting Practice

March 21st, 2019


In todays episode Andrew and Naomi reveal the exact process they follow for automating the acquisition of ideal clients for their cannabis accounting …

What Questions To Ask When Hiring A Cannabis Accountant

March 14th, 2019


In this weeks episode Andrew is interviewed by Orleatha Smith from

In the interview they cover :

What are the advantages of hiring an accountant instead of relying on software / DIY.

How Dope CFO …

5 Reason Why You Want To Start a Cannabis Accounting Firm!

March 7th, 2019


In today's episode Naomi & Andrew break down 5 compelling reason why you should start your own Cannabis accounting firm. 

For more information …

Ep 1: Can You Really Start A Remote Accounting Firm?

February 28th, 2019


In this 1st ever episode of the Dope CFO Podcast, Andrew Hunzicker & Naomi Granger dispel the myth that having a remote accounting firm is an impossible dream. 

They discuss how they have made that dream a reality …

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