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United States of America
Financial Services



The Senior Financial Analyst – Motley Plant will support the Trident plant management team at the largest surimi seafood facility in North America.  The selected candidate will take on accounting and reporting tasks as assigned and will be actively involved in key analysis and insights to guide decision-making and drive financial performance.

This position will be located at Trident’s Motley, MN facility and report to the Plant Controller.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Monitors and analyzes trends in cost variances, production volumes, and material usage and implements 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 assigned by the Plant Controller.
  • Uses analytical techniques and metrics to identify and make recommendations to improve operational performance and lower unit costs.
  • Assists the Plant Controller with capital planning, including calculating and evaluating financial payback, for all capital expenditure proposals.
  • Supports the annual business planning process for the plant, including preparation of the financial manufacturing business plan and product standard cost inputs.
  • Initiates process improvement projects to update transactional, financial, and reporting processes.
  • Provides financial support for Lean Manufacturing initiatives at the plant level.
  • 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



  • 3+ years’ experience in finance/accounting ideal
  • Manufacturing/Food industry experience preferred
  • Variance analysis experience including price vs. usage
  • Financial modeling
  • Database (BI design, SQL, Access) experience preferred
  • Experience in the seafood industry preferred


  • B.A. in Accounting and/or Finance or equivalent combination of education and experience

Special Training/Skills:

  • High level cross-functional communication
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook 
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. 
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence, and speak effectively before groups of customers, employees and senior management of the organization.
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference and able to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.


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.