Company Description

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Since 1918, Seattle Fish Co. has supplied the highest-quality seafood available in the world to restaurants, hotels, caterers and grocers throughout Denver and the Rocky Mountain area. As the region’s largest supplier of fresh fish, we’re proud to provide our community with an unparalleled selection of seafood that showcases the same passionate dedication to personal service that this multigenerational family company has fostered for nearly a century.

Job Description

Do you like a consistent and predictable work environment where you are able to verify and validate information through tangible sources? Are you someone who self-initiates and is comfortable leading with an approachable and optimistic style?

In this position, you will play a crucial role in overseeing the day-to-day operations of the accounting department and managing our financial reporting. You will collaborate with your counterparts across the company to identify and resolve issues as well drive the company’s strategic initiatives.

The primary objectives of the position are to 1) ensure accurate, complete and timely recording of all transactions and maintain internal controls to safeguard company assets, 2) provide reporting and analysis that will help the company monitor its performance and achieve its financial objectives and 3) evaluate automation and other process improvement opportunities to improve accounting department efficiency and 4) effectively manage the four person accounting team.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Oversee the activities of the accounting department, which includes managing the day-to-day activities of accounts payable, cash disbursements, invoicing/billing, customer credits and collections, cash application, payroll, inventory integrity and fixed asset records.
  • Lead month end and year end accounting close process.
  • Prepare and publish timely monthly financial statements.
  • Provide insight into what drives the reported financial results, including creating and reviewing budget v actual reports on a monthly basis.
  • Actively participate in the cross functional team of your counterparts (‘the Leadership Team’) to address tactical issues and drive strategic initiatives.
  • Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls.
  • Identify and implement opportunities to improve accounting department efficiency.
  • Coordinate the preparation of regulatory reporting and ensure compliance with local, state and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings.
  • Coordinate annual audit for financial statements and 401k.
  • Supervise, evaluate and develop the accounting team.
  • Support accounts payable and expense reporting processes through SAP Concur.
  • Administer company credit card program.


Required Competencies & Characteristics

  • Honesty & integrity
  • Strong knowledge of GAAP, accounting processes and internal controls
  • A passion for the details and an ability to explain them
  • Experience with ERP systems and ability to learn new systems quickly
  • Natural curiosity and desire to drive continuous improvement
  • Demonstrated ability to document and improve processes, including leading groups through change
  • Team player
  • Supervision and coaching of direct reports
  • Advanced Excel skills and proficiency in other Microsoft Office applications

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance
  • CPA or CMA certification
  • 3-5 years combined accounting and finance experience
  • Previous supervisory experience
  • Previous experience as a controller or assistant controller a plus
  • Experience with distribution companies a plus
  • Experience with ERP system migration/implementation a plus

Additional Information

Pay Range:

Compensation for this role is $110,000 - $120,000 and is based on experience

Seattle Fish offers a comprehensive benefit packaging including:

  • Medical insurance
  • Dental and vision insurance
  • Company paid life insurance
  • Company paid long-term and short-term disability
  • 401k retirement plan
  • Paid volunteer time
  • Paid health club membership
  • Discount pricing on seafood and gourmet products

Meet Seattle Fish Co.

For more than 100 years, Seattle Fish Co. has been dedicated to serving those who serve others. It all began back in 1918, when our founder Mose Iacino first started bringing seafood to landlocked Colorado. At just 16 years old, Mose would hand-select fresh fish at the Seattle markets, carefully pack it in sawdust and ice and ship it to Denver by railcar, replenishing the ice at stops along the way. Then, from Union Station, he tirelessly pushed a wooden cart around downtown, bringing his sought-after fish and oysters to Denver chefs, markets and restaurants.

The core values that Mose instilled in his budding company back then still drive us today. They are what we stand for, what we believe in – and they’re reflected every day in the work we do, the people we employ, and the businesses we serve. We are a family first and company second. Every day our diverse, engaged and high-performing staff work together toward common goals. They learn from one another, and treat each other with respect. The people we draw to us are people who believe – in themselves, in our customers, and in our work. We’re passionate about giving back. We believe it’s our responsibility - through outreach, fundraising and volunteering with nonprofits – to make a positive and lasting impact on the community we love and that has supported us since day one. What underpins all these values – and really sets us apart – is our holistic dedication to sustainability.

Seattle Fish Co. believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to the success of the company. The contribution should not be limited by the assigned responsibilities. Therefore, this job description is designed to outline the responsibilities but not limited to such responsibilities. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

We believe every employee has the right to work in an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful discrimination. Consistent with applicable laws, Seattle Fish Company makes all decisions involving any aspect of the employment relationship without regard to race, color, sex, age, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, citizenship, the presence of any physical or mental disability of someone otherwise qualified, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status or characteristic protected by local, state, or federal law. Discrimination and/or harassment based on any of those factors are inconsistent with our philosophy of doing business and will not be tolerated. This policy of non-discrimination applies to all aspects application procedures, hiring, advancement, transfers, reductions in force, discharge, compensation, training, or other terms, conditions and privileges of employment.

Salary Range
$66,000.00 - 113,000.00
per Year
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Denver, CO 80216, US
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