COMPANY OVERVIEW

Recently named one of Entrepreneur magazine’s Top 100 Cannabis Leaders, Cresco Labs is one of the largest vertically-integrated multi-state cannabis operators in the United States. Cresco is built to become the most important company in the cannabis industry by combining the most strategic geographic footprint with one of the leading distribution platforms in North America. Employing a consumer-packaged goods (“CPG”) approach to cannabis, Cresco’s house of brands is designed to meet the needs of all consumer segments and includes some of the most recognized and trusted national brands including Cresco, Remedi and Mindy’s, a line of edibles created by James Beard Award-winning chef Mindy Segal. Sunnyside*, Cresco’s national dispensary brand is a wellness-focused retailer designed to build trust, education and convenience for both existing and new cannabis consumers. Recognizing that the cannabis industry is poised to become one of the leading job creators in the country, Cresco has launched the industry’s first national comprehensive Social Equity and Educational Development (SEED) initiative designed to ensure that all members of society have the skills, knowledge and opportunity to work in and own businesses in the cannabis industry. 

MISSION STATEMENT

At Cresco, we aim to lead the nation’s cannabis industry with a focus on regulatory compliance, product consistency, and customer satisfaction. Our operations bring legitimacy to the cannabis industry by acting with the highest level of integrity, strictly adhering to regulations, and promoting the clinical efficacy of cannabis. As Cresco grows, we will operate with the same level of professionalism and precision in each new market we move in to.

JOB SUMMARY

Cresco Labs is seeking an Accounts Payable Manager to join our corporate finance team in Chicago, IL. The AP Manager will report to the Treasury Manager and supervise a team of AP clerks and leads who are responsible for all activities and operations in the accounts payable function for the organization, responsible for ensuring analysis of invoices and expense reports for accuracy and eligibility for payment, managing timely payments of vendor invoices and expense vouchers, and maintaining accurate financial records and control reports.  This individual will be a key leader in the Controllership team, driving process improvements and integration/expansion of AP processes in newly acquired businesses and expanding markets. The AP Manager will also be responsible for the documentation and development of SOPs, process maps, and key controls in the functional area under supervision. Our ideal candidate is a self-starter who is highly organized with great attention to detail and an entrepreneurial mindset to identify improvements and help manage change in a dynamic, hyper-growth environment.

CORE JOB DUTIES

  • Analyze invoices for accuracy and eligibility for payment, including review of staff coding
  • Ensure timely payments of vendor invoices and expense vouchers and maintain/review accurate financial records and control reports
  • Review and/or prepare AP aging, accrual, and other related schedules used in monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting for both internal and external reporting purposes
  • Supervise a group of 4+ AP clerks and leads
  • Work closely with the Treasury Manager and Analyst to forecast cash for 13-week forecasting process
  • Work closely with the Corporate Accounting team to ensure proper coding of AP invoices and accruals
  • Responsible for updating and improving the key vendor payments report
  • Provide accounting assistance to project manager and operations staff; respond to financial questions/concerns to meet business needs
  • Responsible for the development and documentation of AP business processes and policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls  
  • Assist with implementation of additional accounting modules and add-on reporting systems, including ERP implementation  
  • Drive the continuous improvement of processes and procedures as company expands in to new and established markets
  • Lead the integration of the AP process for newly acquired businesses
  • Effectively plan for the expansion and increasing responsibilities for the AP team, communicating the process to stakeholders to ensure a seamless transition in new markets
  • Support the year-end financial audit and tax preparation process by maintaining accurate records in line with the Company’s document retention policy
  • Work cross functionally with company departments and external partners, driving key projects in the procure-to-pay process

  REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION AND SKILLS

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or business-related field required
  • 8+ years of relevant experience in staff accounting, accounts payable, accounting clerk or other related role 
  • Previous management experience required
  • CPA desirable
  • Strong interpersonal skills and consistent follow through on assigned tasks 
  • Public company experience, including SOX controls, highly preferred
  • Project management experience highly preferred
  • Experience with financial accounting and ERP systems (SAP and/or Sage Intacct preferred) 
  • Advanced proficiency in MS Excel and MS Office required  
  • Enjoys working in a start-up, fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work independently in a highly organized manner 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be 21 years of age or older to apply
  • Must comply with all legal or company regulations for working in the industry 

Cresco Labs is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all applicants will be considered without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.

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