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CPA Thriving in the Cannabis Niche


by Hugh Duffy


Meet Zach Gordon. He's the Chair of the Cannabis Industry Committee for the New York State Society of CPAs and is part of the team heading up the cannabis practice at Janover LLC in New York. In this episode, learn about the cannabis market in NYC, how his firm vets clients (they currently work with cannabis clients in 18 states) and why the NYSSCPA decided to launch a cannabis conference for accounting and other finance professionals. Join us!

Guest Bio

Zachary Gordon, Senior Manager, Janover LLC

Zach Gordon works primarily in the Real Estate and Cannabis practices at Janover LLC, in New York focusing on family office financial statement compilations and reviews, tax planning and related services, as well Cannabis-focused services such as deal and business structuring, 280E tax planning and optimization, and license application due diligence.

He has extensive experience in Private Equity and the tech startup space, as well as Public Accounting with a focus on Real Estate, Cannabis, Not-For-Profits and Tech. These startups ranged from early stage to greater than $20 million in annual revenue. He has served as Controller, Auditor and Director of Finance & Operations for several startups and serves as an adviser for a Cannabis-focused Technology Incubator. He is a stakeholder in several Cannabis and non-Cannabis companies across multiple vertices including technology, human resources and consumer product goods.

Zach is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the New York State Society of CPAs. He sits on the Technology Assurance Committee and is the Chair of the Cannabis Industry Committee for the NYSSCPA.

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Hugh Duffy, BYF CEO and Co-Founder

Hugh is the consummate marketing coach for accountants and takes pride in the impact that it has on their practice, and lives. Hugh has more than thirty years of marketing experience. Since 2003, he has been teaching accountants on how to improve their marketing and make more money from their accounting practice.