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Junior Staff Accountant

Reports to: Director of Finance  

Comp: Hourly, DOE

Location: Carpinteria, CA | Hybrid Work Schedule 

Company Overview: Headwaters is a leading supplier of bulk cannabis focused on cultivation, bulk commodity distribution, and consumer goods. Guided by the tenets of sustainable agriculture and driven by a commitment to transparency, when you see a Headwaters product, you can trust that it does right by you, the environment, and the community.

Run by a group of cannabis innovators with a unique blend of business and agricultural knowledge, Headwaters is proud to be leading the Cannabis industry towards a sustainable future. At Headwaters, every decision we make—from production strategy to design—is guided by our three core values: Environmental Awareness, Community Partnership, and Personal Well-Being.  

At the highest level, this role is responsible for maintaining reconciling accounts, accounts payable/receivable & preparing reports. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Review, process, gather, and compile accounting transactions and documents for completeness, accuracy, and compliance.
  • Maintains financial records for the company by analyzing balance sheets and general ledger accounts.
  • Corrects errors by posting adjusting journals.
  • Reconciles balance sheet accounts assigned including reconciling purchases/processing of material farms.
  • Assists with preparation of year-end audit schedules as assigned.
  • Enters assigned data into appropriate or specific systems (Journal entries, Accounts Payable, etc.).
  • Secures financial information by completing database backups, keeping information confidential.
  • Maintains accounting controls by following policies and procedures complying with state and local financial legal requirements.
  • Pay vendor invoices and track bank account balances.
  • Monitor office and travel expenses, enter cash receipts.
  • Provides analytical support during financial audits which may include maintaining analysis of legal, consulting and physician fees, and applicable hours.
  • Accomplishes accounting and organization mission by completing related results as needed.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

The candidate must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred but will consider applicants with an associate degree in accounting or business administration, or equivalent business experience.
  • General math skills, accounting, deadline oriented, reporting skills, confidentiality coordination and thoroughness. 
  • Knowledge of Google Office Suite, and QuickBooks.
  • Knowledge of basic accounting procedures.
  • Ability to adapt quickly to change.
  • Must be detail oriented.
  • Must be 21 years of age or older.


Core Competencies 

Team Player: Proven ability to work cooperatively with team members at all levels.

Accountability: Establishes clear expectations for self and others to achieve stated goals and objectives. Sets regular review and oversight procedures against a plan, gives regular feedback to ensure system and record accuracy.

Experience: Demonstrated expertise in their field. Has learned many significant lessons and has been able to implement what they have learned into their career.

Judgment / Decision Making: Demonstrates consistent logic, rationality, and objectivity in decision-making. Achieves balance between quick decisiveness and slower, more thorough approaches, i.e., is neither indecisive nor a hip-shooter. Shows common sense. Anticipates consequences of decisions.


  • Ground floor opportunity in a fast-growing startup
  • Collaborative culture with a supportive team
  • A great place to work with unlimited growth opportunities


Headwaters provides equal employment opportunities for team members and candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, military status or disability in accordance with local, state and federal guidelines. We hire and promote individuals based on their qualifications for the position to be filled. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce.


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