At Price Kong, our goal is to provide the highest quality and most valuable service to this emerging industry.
Soon after Arizona’s medical cannabis law was made effective in 2011, Price Kong began providing audit, tax, and consulting services to businesses awarded a license, and the subsequent approvals to operate. No other accounting firm in Arizona has served cannabis businesses longer than Price Kong.
What Sets Us Apart in this Industry?
Experience and commitment to the industry! Since 2011, Price Kong has led the efforts of Arizona accounting firms and Arizona CPAs servicing this new and growing industry. Our professionals have spent 1,000s of hours collectively researching and studying this industry, and the complexities inherent to it. We have proprietary models, strategies, and processes that we have implemented at dozens of cannabis businesses that save them time and money.
It’s extremely important to keep current on industry-specific laws and regulations and network with lawyers dedicated to serving this industry. Price Kong has an exceptional network of professionals dedicated to serving cannabis businesses.
We currently serve cannabis clients in Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Massachusetts, and Arkansas.
Our Cannabis Team Leaders
Ross Dietrich, CPA – Managing Partner
Ross has over 20 years’ of audit experience in public accounting with specializations in for-profit, governmental and non-profit accounting and auditing. He has worked closely with the Arizona Auditor General’s Office and performed numerous financial statement audits, employee benefit plan audits, and single audits during his career.
Ross is an active participant of many local professional organizations that support the cannabis industry, and is the firm’s resident expert in cannabis tax compliance matters.
Ross Dietrich, CPA
Troy Griffith, CPA – Senior Manager, Audit
As senior manager, Troy ensures audits are completed in accordance with required auditing standards and the unique state compliance regulations. Troy also consults with cannabis and hemp companies on potential M&A transactions, IFRS reporting, due diligence requests, and operational controls.
Troy Griffith, CPA
Senior Manager, Audit
John Terry, CPA – Senior Consulting Manager
John has more than 20 years of experience as a CPA. He began working in the cannabis industry in November 2016, and, nearly exclusively, spent the next 14 months studying and learning the industry inside and out. During this time, John also served as interim Controller for one of the largest multi-state cannabis operators, headquartered in Tempe, AZ. Prior to this, John spend 14 years in ‘big-4’ public accounting, and two years as Corporate Controller of a large publically-traded media company. Since late 2016, John has designed custom accounting processes and industry specific work-arounds to effectively apply and scale stringent public company controls and reporting to cannabis businesses. John has helped dozens of cannabis businesses improve their accounting and reporting. In early 2019, John wrote a series of articles published in the January, February, and March issues of Marijuana Venture Magazine, explaining nine tips and tricks that every cannabis business owner should know about accounting and reporting in this industry.
John Terry, CPA
Senior Consulting Manager
Melissa Harrington, Tax Supervisor