Senior Manager of Accounting & Finance

We are looking for a Senior Manager of Accounting & Finance to oversee Vangst’s accounting and administrative functions, as well as Vangst’s financial planning, analysis, and reporting. You will collaborate with other managers and directors to provide strategic recommendations and insight to the executive leadership team. The role will require expert accounting and financial skills and acumen, broad analytical capabilities, and the ability to communicate financial information clearly. You should have familiarity with Staffing, SaaS, Marketplace, and Platform accounting policies and metrics. You will have day-to-day responsibility for accounting processes, audit and banking relationships, and administrative compliance requirements. Your success in this role will require the ability to work at a granular level and be hands-on with the work (you’re a doer first), while also being able to step back, digest the insights, and report to leadership to inform decision-making. You will be required to create strong relationships with colleagues to help them understand the financial impact of new products, initiatives, and all other business decisions. You must thrive in a fast-paced, autonomous work environment, be internally motivated, and have experience working in the finance and accounting functions of a relatively small, VC-backed, high-growth organization.


In this role you will have significant autonomy and responsibility and will do the following:

-Ensures accurate and timely general ledger closing, along with supporting schedules, in accordance with GAAP and company policies.

-Prepare and present timely and detailed reports on financial performance on a monthly basis.

-Research and interpret relevant accounting guidance for new and changing business products and processes.

-Retain constant awareness of the company’s financial position and cash runway and act to minimize risk and prevent problems.

-Oversee all audit and internal control operations.

-Establish a collaborative quarterly and annual budgeting process that includes variance analysis conversations with leaders.

-Provide management with insights from other ad-hold analyses

-Supervise all accounting and finance personnel (internal and external).

-Ultimate responsibility for state and local administrative and tax filings

-Ultimate responsibility for timely customer collections.

-Establish and maintain customer credit policies that balance driving growth and minimizing risk.


-5-7 years relevant experience at a high-growth company (2-3x Rev growth per year; under 100 employees when you started). Tech-enabled SaaS, marketplace, or platform company is preferable.

-HR-tech is a plus.

-1-2 years of management experience.

-A high degree of integrity and ethical conduct.

-Direct experience with corporate accounting best practices and procedures, i.e. you have led the monthly close process for 2+ years. If you’ve been audited or formerly were an auditor, that’s a plus.

-Thorough understanding of financial analysis and forecasting.

-Able to work independently and complete critical tasks without supervision, yet able to communicate and collaborate effectively when completing bigger picture assignments.

-Excellent organizational skills and developing management & leadership skills

-Outstanding verbal and written communication and interpersonal abilities with demonstrated relationship management with senior leaders.

-Exceptional attention to detail, while able to appreciate materiality

-Advanced Excel skills.

-Familiarity with Quickbooks Online is not required but is a plus

-Process improvement experiences is a plus

-If applying for our Denver location, you will need proof of Covid-19 Vaccination.

Physical Requirements

No description provided.

Working Environment


-110K - 140K (DOE) -0.03 - 0.05% equity

Additional Information

-Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

-Location: The position is available in Denver, Co, or Los Angeles, Calif and you must currently reside there we are not offering relocation at this time.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is our top priority. Due to the ongoing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to require vaccination as a condition of employment for any and all employees who access our Denver office. The Company will make reasonable accommodations when possible for employees who are unable to be vaccinated because of a disability,
pregnancy, or sincerely held religious belief. If you need to request accommodation.

-This is a full-time salaried exempt position.


Who Should Apply

-You have a “green heart” for the cannabis industry. -You thrive in fast-paced, high-growth, rapidly changing start-up environments. -You are results-oriented and go the extra mile in all situations. -You have a competitive nature and strive for excellence at all times. -You are highly collaborative and work extremely well with teams. -You have a strong desire to continuously educate and develop your trade skills regularly. -You are adept at handling multiple competing priorities and duties in a fast-paced, results-driven, time- critical, rapidly changing environment with minimal daily oversight. -You are able to balance the ability to be bold and think about innovative solutions. -You learn proactively, always seeking to improve yourself and your knowledge base. -You demonstrate a strong drive for results and success; convey a sense of urgency to achieve outcomes and exceed expectations; persist despite obstacles, setbacks, and competing influences. -Highly professional, personable, action-oriented, and hard-working.

Key Attributes For Success

-Ability to work in a fast-paced collaborative environment. -A resilient and entrepreneurial spirit with a growth mindset. -A true team player willing to roll up your sleeves and do what needs to be done to succeed. -Ability to work autonomously and take ownership. -Able to create, maintain and build professional relationships and rapport. -Have a strong desire to grow professionally and personally. -Have a sound knowledge of market trends. -Flexibility - this role will be ever-changing. -A communication rockstar.


-Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Accounting

-Relevant advanced degree—MBA, CPA—is not required, but is a bonus

About Vangst

Vangst is the cannabis industry’s hiring platform. Vangst helps cannabis companies find the talent they need to grow their business. From on-demand gig workers to trained & credential full-time employees, Vangst has built the industry’s go-to talent marketplace for all cannabis hiring. Vangst is proud to work with 1,200+ of the cannabis industry’s leading businesses.

Since raising their seed round in 2018, Vangst has become one of the fastest growing companies in the cannabis industry and was recognized as one of Fast Companies most innovative companies.

Today, over 300,000 people have full-time jobs in the cannabis industry and this number is expected to triple over the next five years. Vangst is on a mission to fill every job in the cannabis industry.

Vangst’s headquarters is in Denver, CO. Vangst is a Series B company and backed by Lerer Hippeau, Colle Capital, Level One Fund, Snoop Dog’s Casa Verde Capital, and others.

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