RoseRyan’s New Cannabis Solution Helps Companies Level Up Their Finance and Accounting So They Can Scale and Grow


Updated, 4/19/18
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Newark, Calif., April 17, 2018—RoseRyan, the San Francisco Bay Area finance and accounting consulting firm that takes companies further, faster with proven finance solutions, today unveils its Cannabis Solution.

According to the consulting firm, cannabis companies are eager to set up robust finance frameworks to support their rapid growth in the extremely dynamic market. RoseRyan, which was founded in 1993 and enjoys a stellar reputation in the Bay Area, accelerated its involvement in the cannabis market after California voters passed landmark legislation in 2016 legalizing the adult use of recreational marijuana.

“Today, we’re formally introducing RoseRyan’s Cannabis Solution, which tackles cannabis companies’ most pressing finance and accounting needs so they can advance to the next stage, be investor-ready and tap into our strong partner network to help them build their own trusted ecosystem,” explains RoseRyan Vice President Maureen Ryan. “We’re taking best practices from our tech and life sciences experience and bringing it forth, tailored, for the canna industry.”

New Solution Addresses Major Finance Challenges for Cannabis Companies

Attacking the common pain points of cannabis companies, the RoseRyan Cannabis Solution offers:

  • A rapid diagnostic review of key finance and business processes to swiftly expose gaps.
  • An outsourced finance team to establish a solid finance framework, bringing both strategic-level finance expertise plus day-to-day accounting support. The framework includes best practices, systems and processes for reliable and accurate financial reporting, business planning and forecasting, cash management, inventory tracking and more.
  • Guidance on optimal fundraising levels, capital uses and growth plan strategies from the firm’s CFO experts.
  • Strategic-level game planning on exit strategies, M&A and partnership scenarios for perpetual readiness for opportunities.
  • Access to a wide ecosystem of expert firms including tax, legal, valuation, payroll and marketing, to help companies build up, or round out, their own ecosystem of trusted partners.

The Cannabis Solution uses best practices at every stage of growth, from startup to enterprise.

“I’m impressed with what RoseRyan has brought to the table in terms of a flexible combination of CFO-level thinking and everyday accounting as our outsourced finance team,” says Dr. Paul Lessard, president and chief scientist of Delta 9 Laboratories, a medical and recreational cannabis company based out of Santa Cruz, Calif. “They helped us get our books in order at a critical time with just the right finance expertise for what we needed. I’m confident they will be a valuable resource to those seeking financial compliance and accountability in a newly regulated market.”

New Solution Solidifies the Finance & Accounting Consulting Firm’s Involvement in the Market

In addition to attending numerous cannabis conferences and trade shows, RoseRyan has added its finance and accounting expertise to the field with a number of published articles, a webinar and its own blog series. In June 2017, for instance, the National Cannabis Industry Association published the firm’s look at how to build a company’s financial backbone (RoseRyan has been an NCIA member since 2016). In October, RoseRyan produced a webinar, The Pot Thickens: Building a Successful Cannabis Business in California, that was covered by Cannabis Business Times. Available as a replay, the one-hour panel of industry experts covers legal considerations, business structures, and several industry issues and opportunities. The consulting firm plans another webinar this year.

RoseRyan first entered the cannabis field in 2014 while providing its small business solution to Nemus Bioscience and playing a critical role in the company quickly becoming public through a reverse merger.

“We’ve really enjoyed getting to know key players in this space, especially in the white-hot California market,” says Chris Vane, a RoseRyan director. “Despite some unique challenges to this industry, most business issues facing cannabis companies are common to what others in explosive growth markets experience. They need to get their financial house in order.”

He adds, “Our finance solution professionalizes their finance operations, brings CFO-level insights and prepares them strategically for whatever lies ahead. In a highly volatile market, establishing a stable financial framework and a partner ecosystem is critical for success-even survival.”

Ready to Hit the Gas for Your Cannabis Business?

Contact RoseRyan Director Chris Vane at cvane@roseryan.com to learn how RoseRyan can boost and transform your growing cannabis company.

About RoseRyan
RoseRyan takes dynamic companies further, faster, by delivering specialized finance and accounting solutions at every stage of your company’s growth. Versed in Silicon Valley’s rapid pace and unique business environment, our consulting firm has helped more than 800 companies achieve success since 1993. Our focus is on the tech, life sciences and cannabis sectors, yet our experience and expertise allow us to consult in other industries; ecommerce, mobile, internet and social media among them. No matter what stage in the business lifecycle you’re at, the size of your business or the scale of your next endeavor, RoseRyan has the wide-ranging solutions you require to accelerate growth. Learn more at www.roseryan.com.

RoseRyan Honored as a Great Place to Work

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RoseRyan Honored as a Great Place to Work®


National program recognizes RoseRyan’s high-trust, high-performance workplace


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Newark, Calif., September 12, 2016—RoseRyan was recently certified as a great workplace by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work®. Based on extensive ratings in anonymous employee surveys, the national honor distinguishes RoseRyan as a high-trust, high-performing firm.

“We’re certainly thrilled by this achievement,” says Kathy Ryan, RoseRyan’s CEO and founder. “RoseRyan has a unique culture and is an oasis within the field of accounting and finance consulting. This rigorous certification validates our culture, our team and our values, something we consciously focus on at RoseRyan.”

Adds Ryan, “The extremely positive feedback we received on RoseRyan’s integrity, fairness, respect and camaraderie reflects everything we do at RoseRyan. Our winning workplace culture serves our employees’ best interests, and it creates outstanding results and trusting relationships with our clients and partners.”

“We applaud RoseRyan for seeking certification and releasing its employees’ feedback,” says Kim Peters, Vice President of Great Place to Work’s Recognition Program. “These ratings measure its capacity to earn its own employees’ trust and create a great workplace-critical metrics that anyone considering working for or doing business with RoseRyan should take into account as an indicator of high performance.”

“According to our study, 93 percent of RoseRyan employees say it is a great workplace,” says Sarah Lewis-Kulin, Great Place to Work’s Senior Editor.

Highlights from the survey results include:

  • RoseRyan management has strong credibility and receives high marks for honesty and ethics
  • Professionals working at RoseRyan feel respected in a fair and impartial environment with a strong sense of caring and community
  • RoseRyan enjoys camaraderie in its workforce and emphasizes work-life balance
  • RoseRyan’s workforce takes pride in working at the consulting firm
  • RoseRyan recognizes extra effort and great work.

Read the full results and a recap of RoseRyan’s perks and programs at http://reviews.greatplacetowork.com/roseryan.

About RoseRyan
RoseRyan is an award-winning finance and accounting consulting firm that tackles critical assignments for companies at any stage of their business lifecycle. Nationally recognized in its field, RoseRyan has helped more than 750 clients at all stages since 1993 by delivering specialized finance and accounting firepower exactly when and where it’s needed. From the startup that needs an interim CFO and scalable infrastructure to the publicly traded enterprise challenged with tricky transactions and complex compliance issues, our seasoned pros can help your team or be your team.

Whatever the milestone, whatever the challenge, we offer up a savvy blend of public accounting expertise and industry know-how. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, we focus heavily on the technology and life sciences industries. Recent and current clients include Genomic Health, Nature Box, Tesla Motors, Gilead Sciences, Roku and Philips Lumileds. For more information, visit www.roseryan.com.

About Great Place to Work®
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work® produces the annual Fortune “100 Best Companies to Work For®” list and a series of Great Place to Work® Best Workplaces lists including lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small and Medium Companies and over a half dozen different industry lists. Follow Great Place to Work® online at www.greatplacetowork.com and on Twitter at @GPTW_US.