aBIZinaBOX – a Good Choice to Advise a California Cannabis Business – Part One

Advise California Cannabis – We continue with our second installment in “Choosing an Advisor For A California Cannabis Business”. The installment is very straightforward, and it focuses on aBIZinaBOX’s commitment to the CPA profession in California.

aBIZinaBOX is a good choice because:

  • We are California Licensed Firm – Individual CPA and you can verify it here or at CPAVerify.org

  • We are an AICPA Private Companies Practice Section [“PCPS“] member firm.  The AICPA’s Private Companies Practice Section (PCPS) supports CPA firms in the everyday intricacies of running a practice.
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    PCPS partners with firms of all sizes, creating targeted and customizable practice management resources, networking opportunities and is a strong, collective voice within the CPA profession. We understand how difficult it is to keep up with the ever-changing business landscape while also plotting your firm’s direction.  PCPS strives to fill the gaps where your firm might not have internal resources.   According to the PCPS CPA Top issues survey, the top five issues for medium-size firms include bringing in new clients, finding qualified staff (at all levels), succession planning, retaining qualified staff (at all levels), retaining current clients. 

  • We are a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants [“CALCPA“]. The CALCPA is the largest statewide professional association of certified public accountants in the United States with more than 42,000 members. The following  strategic priorities support CalCPA’s
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    vision and mission as well as the organization’s long-term success.

    • Advocate for issues that protect the profession.
    • Enhance and promote the visibility of CalCPA and the profession.
    • Cultivate the pipeline of future financial professionals and CalCPA members.
    • Provide value and engagement at every career stage.
  • We are licensed by the California Board of Accountancy [“CBA”] both at the firm and individual levels. 

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    Jordan S. Zoot, CPA, P.C. – California Firm Lic. #7995
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Jordan S. Zoot CPA, California Lic.# 132647

Our view is that if your cannabis business is located in California, your advisors should be licensed in California. When a CPA has a California license, it means that they have been subjected to CBA’s licensing review and vetting procedures, the individual has passed a rigorous California CPA Ethics exam, and it demonstrates a commitment to being in business in California…just like the businesses that we seek to represent day in and day out. If you are considering a different choice of advisor, take the time to verify and confirm that they have made the same commitment to professional practice in California. 

We would welcome a chance to engage with you, and you can contact us here