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United States of America
Financial Services

Trident Seafoods was founded over 40 years ago and we are proud to have grown 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, but has 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, talented 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.




We have a lot to offer you!  Great medical, dental, and vision plan with eligibility quickly after you start.  We will contribute to your HSA, and our 401(k) has a generous employer match eligible immediately.  We believe in work life balance and will be introducing a hybrid work environment starting in September – the best of both worlds.  You will have the ability to work from home on Mondays and Fridays, and in our Ballard office on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

Our office has a fitness center and is located in a vibrant neighborhood, where you can enjoy discounts at many local restaurants and shops. We are growing rapidly and would be excited to welcome you to Trident.

The Cost Accountant will assist in the financial activities of the organization in a variety of ways. This position supports Trident’s Alaska Manufacturing Controllers and will be based at the Support Center office in Seattle, WA.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Prepares and maintains bills of material and assign labor and overhead cost to finished product.
  • Monitors and analyzes trends in cost variances, production volumes, and material usage and implement timely adjustments where needed.
  • Assists 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.
  • Generates and distributes weekly/monthly/quarterly spend, inventory, and production reports as needed.
  • Works with operations support departments such as export, logistics, and inventory control to facilitate timely and accurate recording of production and shipments. Troubleshoots and researches unexplained inventory transactions.
  • Assists manufacturing controllers in preparing plant financials and review various trends and key performance indicators.
  • Supports preparation of operations spend budgets, validate data integrity, and prepares necessary supporting documentation.
  • Initiates process improvement projects to update transactional, financial, and reporting processes.
  • Provides support with internal and external audit requests as well as compliance reporting to department of revenue, among others.
  • Takes on ad hoc reports and a variety of special ‘one-off’ analytical projects.

Additional Responsibilities: 

  • Performs other similar or related duties as requested or assigned.
  • Acquires knowledge of Trident’s Environmental and Safety Policies by completing required training programs and performing designated work activities in accordance with training and procedures/work instructions 
  • Notifies designated personnel of any environmental or safety incidents or risks not previously documented, in accordance with Environmental Awareness and/or safety trainings

Minimum Requirements




  • 2-3 years’ experience in finance/accounting ideal
  • Experience with an ERP system, such as JD Edwards, Oracle, or SAP is preferred
  • Variance analysis experience including price vs. usage
  • What-if analysis, break-even modeling, and ad-hoc reporting
  • Financial modeling
  • Database (BI design, SQL, Access) experience preferred


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

Qualifications & Skills

  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel and financial analysis
  • High level cross-functional communication
  • Manufacturing and/or food Industry experience preferred
  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time.

Trident Seafoods 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.

Trident Seafoods has adopted a zero-tolerance and drug-free workplace policy. Pre-employment drug examinations are required for all employees.

Any employment offer from Trident Seafoods is contingent upon the candidate maintaining valid immigration status and work authorization throughout employment, without any need for immigration sponsorship by the company.