Zach Gordon

Premium

New York, New York, US

CPA, Advisor, Problem Solver
Zach's Skills
Real Estate
Cannabis
Consulting Experience
Consulting
Tax Advisory
Tax Accounting
Tax
Accounting
Accounting Consulting
Accounting Management
Accounting Standards
Accounting Policy
Accounting Procedures
Accounting Software
Finance
Operations
Strategy
Background

Age Group

25-35

Work Experience

Director of Finance and Operations

TRN Technologies Inc

January 2016 - August 2018

TRN created and managed an on-demand enterprise technology products focused on clients in the Fitness, Healthcare and Real Estate Concierge spaces. TRN was acquired by a Family Office in August 2018. • Assembled and oversaw team in the development and release of core technology products. • Created, implemented and continuously developed business operations and management processes, including internal controls, FP&A, P/L analysis, HR, billing and investor reporting. • Coordinated the creation and successful implementation of Employee Stock Option program in compliance with ASC 718 (Non-Cash Compensation). • Lead successful cumulative raises of $2.1 million from Private and Family Office Investors over two rounds for product development and expansion of operations. • Closed convertible debt of $300k with Family Office Investor, ensuring the agreement followed ASC 470-20 (Convertible Debt). • Established and oversaw HIPAA compliant technology framework and physical workplace, performing both physical and process compliance audits to ensure standards are met by employees and technology platforms. • Managed the operations of multiple business units, including the month end close, bank reconciliations, updating of accounting schedules, preparation of monthly financial statements, and investor relations. • Reviewed all recognized and recorded revenue to ensure compliance with ASC 605 (Revenue Recognition) and ASC 606 (Revenue from Contracts with Customers). • Performed monthly, quarterly and year end consolidations, including elimination and consolidating entries and preparation of consolidating balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statements. • Prepared updates of KPI and Management reporting based on continual review of reporting outcomes, measured against agreed upon baseline statistics. • Implemented growth strategy by establishing strategic partnerships and identifying key market opportunities through extensive research of trends and data analytics. • Negotiated and drafted contracts with business partners, clients, and vendors. • Reviewed, approved and recognized lease in compliance with ASC 840 (Leases including Sales-Back Transactions). • Prepared and filed relevant Federal, State and Local Tax Returns for consolidated and subsidiary entities, and Key Corporate Officers

Managing Member

CH3 Ventures

March 2017 - Today

CH3 is a Cannabis-focused technology incubator and investment group, supporting technology on the forefront of the legal Cannabis Industry. • Established and operate the Financial and Operational Due Diligence Process for prospective deals, reviewing the Financial Statements, KPI’s, Policies & Procedures, Management Team and other pertinent details in order to form a recommendation for investment. • Serves as the outsourced CFO for portfolio companies, handling month end close, AP and AR transactions, financial statement preparation, tax filings and providing advisory services as needed. • Compiles and/or reviews Operating Agreements, Contracts, Due Diligence package documentation and other legal documents as required for portfolio companies. • Oversees the management of technology and operations staff in the continual improvement of portfolio company strategies, policies and procedures, as well as the delivery of services to their respective client bases.

Co-Leader Cannabis Group, Co-Leader CAS Group

Janover LLC

December 2018 - Today

• Drive the growth strategy and management of the cannabis team, including client relations, new client acquisition, content creation and distribution, and project management for tax, attest and consulting engagements . • Research complex tax and operational matters relevant to cannabis-specific scenarios, including IRC Section 280E and corporate structuring, and providing possible solutions to clients. • Created and maintain complex financial models for cannabis license applicants and operators based on state-specific variables and output requirements. • Completed the writeups for several cannabis license applications leading to multiple successful license acquisitions. • Serve as the Outsource CFO for multiple cannabis companies, including responsibilities such as managing the external audit process, reviewing accounting policies, establishing internal control and compliance infrastructure, overseeing the bookkeeping function, analyzing and producing internal memos on the treatment of issues such as revenue recognition and GAAP standards, performing due diligence on potential acquisitions, and compiling financial statements for management and investor purposes. • Develop and execute groupwide training to ensure that all are at the forefront of accounting for the cannabis industry. • Responsible for the implementation of new client technology initiatives, including process automation, new service and product offerings, and cloud-based solutions. o Successfully converted the firm and its clients to cloud-based solutions for bookkeeping and bill-pay services. o Worked hand-in-hand with the CFO of a $1 Billion Family Office in the transition of their accounting and ERP software from QuickBooks Desktop to cloud-based software. • Work closely with Family Offices on quarterly and year-end reporting, maintaining compliance with various covenant and filing requirements, regularly reviewing financial and operational outcomes with management, and the timely filing of tax returns as required. • Created the Janover COVID-19 Webinar series, bringing internal and external speakers together to provide impactful content and best practices across multiple industries and practice areas including real estate, small business loan programs, etc.

Education

Binghamton University

BS - Accounting

2004 - 2008

Certification

Certified Public Accountant

New York