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Senior Cost Accountant

Cresco Labs Chicago, IL

  • Benefits Offered Vision, Medical, Life Insurance, 401k, Dental
  • Employment Type Full-Time


Recently named one of Entrepreneur magazine’s Top 100 Cannabis Leaders, Cresco Labs is among the largest cultivation, manufacturing and retail cannabis operators in the U.S. We provide a full suite of consistently dosed products catering to all consumers, from the novice to the connoisseur, from the medically treated to the recreational user. The company’s core values emphasize educating consumers while seeking to eliminate social stigmas associated with marijuana. We have developed strong partnerships with dispensaries, law-makers, physicians, and local communities – putting Cresco in a unique position to establish a national operation in the complex and developing cannabis industry.


Cresco aims to lead the nation’s cannabis industry with a focus on regulatory compliance, product consistency, and customer satisfaction. Their 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, they will operate with the same level of professionalism and precision in each new market they move in to.


Cresco Labs is seeking a Senior Cost Accountant to join our corporate finance team in Chicago, IL. This individual will report to the Manager, Cost, and Operational Accounting and be a key contributor to the company’s cost accounting and analysis process. This will include preparing monthly and quarterly cost models, as well as preparing key schedules used for accounting, audit, tax, and external reporting. The Senior Cost Accountant will also be responsible for providing key inputs and analysis for biological assets accounting and will liaise with the operational teams across the organization on key cost projects. Our ideal candidate must be a self-starter who is highly organized with great attention to detail and thrives in a fast-paced environment.


  • Subject matter expert for cost and inventory accounting
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly product cost models
  • Prepare variance analysis and other reporting for senior management
  • Prepare schedules used for accounting, management reporting, external reporting, audit, and tax purposes on an ongoing basis
  • Prepare key assumptions and analysis for use in biological assets accounting
  • Work directly with operational and site teams on special projects and initiatives related to cost and inventory
  • Work with the accounting team on inventory analysis, valuation, and impairment on a quarterly basis
  • Assist with process improvements for cost and inventory accounting, including refinement of cost models for improved product profitability reporting
  • Assist with the integration of cost processes and policies for newly acquired businesses and market expansion
  • Assist with review of the consolidated financial statements and footnotes for cost and inventory areas


  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or business with an accounting concentration
  • 3+ years of accounting experience (public accounting or cost/inventory accounting highly preferred)
  • CPA highly preferred
  • Strong interpersonal skills and consistent follow through on assigned tasks
  • Experience with financial systems (Intacct helpful) and ERP systems with knowledge of data structure and reporting requirements
  • Advanced proficiency in MS Excel (including pivot tables and V-lookup functions) and MS Office required
  • Enjoys working in a start-up, fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work independently in a highly organized manner and demonstrate sound judgment


  • 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


Chicago, IL
Posted: 6 days ago