CPA Accounting Tax IRC 280E Cannabis Seattle Washington
Todd Arkley, CPA, is the owner of Arkley Accounting Group, a Seattle, WA based accounting firm dedicated to helping small businesses within the cannabis industry grow and thrive. Prior to founding Arkley Accounting Group in January 2014, he served as CFO at the Seattle law firm of Lee Smart, P.S., Inc.
Todd has deeply immersed himself in the cannabis industry’s specific financial issues, such as IRC 280e, banking, and state/local taxes, while also integrating his extensive accounting and operational background developed over the past 15 years working for law firms and private industry. He was written and spoken at length regarding accounting and tax issues surrounding the cannabis industry via the Center for Cannabis and Social Policy, the Center for New Revenue, and Marijuana Venture magazine.
He is a member of both the WSCPA, the AICPA, and also teaches cannabis taxation classes for both CPAs and accounting students.
Arkley Accounting Group
January 2014 - present
Firm Administrator / CFO
Lee Smart, P.S., Inc.
July 2009 - July 2013
Oversaw all business operations, with primary responsibility for finances and accounting, at a 75-employee (37 attorneys) law firm. Supervised HR Director, IT Manager, and two accounting staff. Worked closely with the Board of Directors and Executive Committee to develop and implement sound business practices.
University of Washington
2008 - 2009
Certificate Program in Accounting (Intensive Analysis of Accounting Principles and Practices)
1991 - 1995
BA in American Studies
The Center for New Revenue
The Center for the Study of Cannabis and Social Policy
Great video conversation with Dr. Dominic Corva.
Washington State Board of Accountancy (29124)
January 2011 - June 2017
The Cannabis Alliance (Education)
January 2016 - present
The Cannabis Alliance is a non-profit, membership-based association of individuals, businesses, government officials, and non-profit organizations dedicated to the advancement of a sustainable, vital and ethical cannabis industry.