Carlsen Successful Controller with 20+ years working in cannabis, construction, and development
Strategic planning and implementation, growth & development strategies, investing in personnel development
Carlsen is a Brophy and ASU graduate who held Controller and VP positions in finance and accounting for the last 20 years in construction, development, and cannabis for small to medium sized (>$120M) companies.
Carlsen identified and completed an application for Employee Retention Credits for 7 entities.
Working with outside counsel and an entity director, he successfully acquired an ERC refund in excess of $11M.
Carlsen is a CPA (inactive) for a large cannabis cultivator, processor, manufacturer, and distributor.
His responsibilities include monthly closing, reporting, audits, 280E taxes, budgeting/forecasting, M&A($30M), and banking, investor, and board relations.
Carlsen led various growth and development and focuses on strategic planning and implementation, leading and listening to data user needs and personnel development within his department.
He increased the finance team from 4 to 12 employees in his current position.
Carlsen has developed strong relationships within the banking, audit, insurance, debt, HR, and legal industries, in addition to his concentration on finance and accounting.
His familiarity with hidden costs (EMOD, bank and debit processing fees, etc.) has resulted in incremental bottom-line improvements.
Carlsen brings a tactical focus on cost per unit, including improvements to overhead, material, and labor, both direct and indirect.
He has overseen cost improvements up to 50% and is currently focused on a cost analysis/saving projects for a manufacturing operation.