Staff Accountant III

Finance Gainesville, Florida


Position at Ayr Wellness

Company Description  

 AYR Wellness is a publicly traded, multi-state cannabis company with more than 85 dispensaries. We are one of the largest scale producers of high-quality cannabis in the U.S., and our purpose is to be a force for good. People are at the heart of everything we do, and we are passionate about bringing progress and positive changes to our communities, our industry, and our world.   

Our talented and reliable team members are the foundation of our business and investing in exceptional talent is paramount to our success. The key to building a culture where everyone can thrive starts and ends with our teams. Their collective courage and kyndness sets AYR apart. Your career growth at AYR is limitless, and we believe in creating an environment where everyone can flourish and win together. 

Job Summary   

Ayr Wellness is seeking a positive and skilled Staff Accountant to join our growing team. Reporting to the Regional Controller, this position affords the opportunity to join America’s fastest growing job sector while gaining valuable experience in both manufacturing and retail.  

Duties and Responsibilities   

  • Oversee the daily activities of the accounting department for subsidiaries including accounts receivable, accounts payable, and cash management 
  • Responsible for the month end close process including timely delivery of close package and related analysis 
  • Assist team in ensuring all accounting processes align with GAAP and current financial regulations 
  • Ensure proper valuation of inventory and costs of goods sold at period end 
  • Maintain accurate and complete financial records and assist in periodic audits including year-end financial audit 
  • Participate in SOX compliance efforts
  • Support parent company and Regional Controller in internal control initiatives 
  • Liaise with parent company and Regional Controller to ensure goals and initiatives are being met 
  • Train and develop finance staff; set goals, tasks, and department succession planning 
  • Collaborate with Regional Controller and parent company’s accounting team on various projects 


  • Knowledge of finance and accounting, including GAAP, inventory management, and budgeting 
  • Familiar with SEC filings and SOX control requirements 
  • Solid experience with general ledger/ERP systems; Sage Intacct and Leaf Logix a plus 
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail and accuracy 
  • Trustworthiness and ability to keep strict confidentiality 
  • Team player with a professional demeanor and positive attitude 
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills 
  • Excellent Excel skills are a must 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, exciting environment and up for a challenge 


  • CPA licensure a plus 


  • Bachelor’s degree required 


  • 5+ years of progressive experience in public accounting or experience managing an accounting department; exposure to manufacturing/agriculture a plus 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities  

  • Process Management - Establishes processes necessary to complete tasks; knows how to organize people and activities; understands how to separate and combine tasks into efficient workflow that support a culture of process excellence; is knowledgeable on to what and how to measure to deliver business results; sees opportunities for synergy and integration where others can't and can simplify complex processes to create common understanding; gets more out of limited resources to deliver organizational value. 
  • Priority Setting  Invests time on what's important to deliver business results; quickly and effectively collaborates bringing together the collective intelligence of critical team members and prioritizes what needs to be done to reach the goal; quickly senses opportunities and obstacles in accomplishing a goal; eliminates roadblocks and creates focus that drives success and results. 
  • Functional/Technical Skill – Possesses functional and technical knowledge and skills to perform at a high level of accomplishment; understands how their job function supports being a force for good. 
  • Problem Solving and Analysis Skills- address advanced problems and deal with a variety of options in complex situations.  
  • Strong Communication Skills – strong written and verbal communication skills.  
  • Time Management  manage multiple tasks, deadlines, and adapt to a changing and fast-paced work environment.   

Direct reports         

  • Senior Accountant

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.  

At AYR Wellness, our vision is to be a force for good in all we do and to bring lasting positive change to our communities, our industry, and our world. And it wouldn’t be possible without our exceptionally talented team. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer that celebrates the uniqueness of each employee and supports their individual journey in finding their genius and pursuing their passion.  

AYR Wellness is committed to the policy that all persons have equal access to employment. We strongly encourage applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and the LGBTQ+ community, regardless of age, gender, religion, marital or veterans’ status.