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Meet Matthew Bergman, CPA of CJBS Accounting Firm

Founded in 1987, CJBS is one of the leading accounting and consulting firms in the Chicago area and a trusted community partner. Their diverse and friendly team members have a wide range of industry expertise, from cannabis to real estate to restaurants. Acting as trusted advisors, they collaborate closely with you — offering analysis and insights that help you make business decisions that drive growth, streamline operations, and ensure your long-term success.

We talked to Matthew Bergman, CPA of CJBS about how they got involved in the cannabis industry and what services they offer to passionate cannabis owners.

“Originally, we had an existing client in another industry that was applying for the first round of medical licenses. When they won three dispensary licenses, we were asked to do the work required for those businesses. Since then, we have worked with our client to get everything up and running, from an accounting perspective.

Our services run the gamut from basic bookkeeping to fractional CFO services. We serve as an outsource for local cannabis businesses and offer services including:

  • Audited financial statements for multi-state operators
  • Income and sales tax preparation
  • Payroll registration
  • Budgeting and projections
  • Financial consulting

Our passion is service, whether our client is in machinery manufacturing or cannabis, or anything in between. Our goal is to serve our clients to the best of our ability so that they can serve their passion and provide the best service to their own clients themselves. People in the cannabis industry often need additional support, owing to the nature of the industry itself, both in the fact that it is relatively new, and also at times societally marginalized. Plus, there are additional regulations and logistics that need to be taken into consideration that vary from state-to-state.” Matthew Bergman.

For more information, please contact Matthew Bergman directly!

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