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United States of America
Financial Services



Trident Seafoods was founded over 40 years ago and we are proud to be the largest vertically integrated seafood company in North America. We are a family-owned company with over 9,000 employees worldwide.  Trident Seafoods is based out of Seattle with processing plants across the United States, Europe, Japan, and China. The real heartbeat of Trident Seafoods, however, is its access to the natural resources in the remote coastal communities of Alaska. We have a unique heritage, hardworking employees, and a company culture founded on the “can do” spirit.  Trident believes that our employees are the most foremost reason for our success, allowing us to be the leader in the seafood industry.


Trident Seafoods is seeking a Cost Accountant to assist in the financial activities of the organization in a variety of ways. This position supports our Alaska Manufacturing Controllers and will be based at our Support Center in Seattle, WA. 

Essential Functions:

  1. Prepare and maintain bills of material and assign labor and overhead cost to finished product.
  2. Monitor and analyze trends in cost variances, production volumes, and material usage and implement timely adjustments where needed.
  3. Assist in the accounting month-end process by preparing accrual journal entries, raw material cost allocations, reclassifying operating expenses and distributing manufacturing variances by product and categories.
  4. Generate and distribute weekly/monthly/quarterly spend, inventory, and production reports as needed.
  5. Work with operations support departments such as export, logistics, and inventory control to facilitate timely and accurate recording of production and shipments. Troubleshoot and research unexplained inventory transactions.
  6. Assists manufacturing controllers in preparing plant financials and review various trends and key performance indicators.
  7. Support preparation of operations spend budgets, validate data integrity, and prepare necessary supporting documentation.
  8. Initiate process improvement projects to update transactional, financial, and reporting processes.
  9. Provide support with internal and external audit requests as well as compliance reporting to department of revenue among others.
  10. Take on ad hoc reports and a variety of special ‘one-off’ analytical projects.
  11. Ability to travel up to 10% of the time.

Additional Responsibilities: 

Performs other similar or related duties as requested or assigned.

Minimum Requirements



  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel and financial analysis.
  • Up to 3 years financial/accounting experience.
  • Experience with an ERP system such as JDEdwards, Oracle or SAP is desired.


Bachelor's degree in accounting from four-year college or university.


Trident is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age and genetic information.

With our recent growth there’s never been a better time to join the Trident team than right now. Go ahead and take the first step by completing our online employment application!