Accountant I

Accountant I

Classification: Exempt 

Reports To: Controller



The Accountant I is a member of the Accounting Department, which is responsible for maintaining the financial records of the Company. The position reports directly to the Controller.

Essential Functions


  • Maintain records, general ledger accounts and financial reports.
  • Prepare journal entries, analyses, and account reconciliations – including bank reconciliations - as part of monthly close process.
  • Review weekly activity and prepare reconciliations and journal entries.
  • Prepare financial statements.
  • Maintain documentation for all financial transactions.
  • Ensure compliance with GAAP.
  • Provide support for other departments as requested.
  • Additional assignments and responsibilities as assigned.

Communication and Work as a Team Member

  • Participate in discussions about confidential and/or sensitive matters.
  • Ability to work individually or with a team.
  • Ability to make presentations and speak in front of groups.
  • Communicate with others through written, oral, and face-to-face interactions.
  • Adhere to safety standards and Company policies.
  • Strong communication and analytical skills.


Excellent customer service, time management & problem solving skills.

Extensive knowledge of software applications such as Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.

Proficient in spelling, punctuation, grammar, written and oral communications.

Discretion, good judgment and good organizational skills.

Strong initiative along with the ability to work independently.

Detail oriented.

Excellent problem-solving skills.

Ability to work under pressure with deadlines.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no supervisory responsibilities. 

Work Environment

The employee generally works in an office setting with occasional travel to sites which could expose the employee to outside environmental situations including hot, cold and/or wet conditions. The po-sition requires extensive use of office equipment as well as occasional use of other types of manu-facturing/processing or specialized aquaculture equipment.The employee may at times require hear-ing protection.

Physical Demands

  • This position requires walking, standing, bending, and lifting/carrying (up to 35 pounds). 
  • Often requires walking or moving to accomplish tasks.  
  • Often requires standing or sitting for sustained periods of time.  
  • Occasionally requires stooping and reaching.    
  • Occasionally requires pushing using upper extremities to press against something with steady force.  
  • Occasionally requires pulling using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.  
  • Lifting is required on an occasional basis.
  • Repetitive motions are required which involve substantial movements of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.    
  • Often requires feeling of products perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, tem-perature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.  
  • Hearing must be adequate to perform duties and interact in person clearly and efficiently.
  • Manual dexterity as required for specific equipment or instrumentation use.
  • Requires clear vision, the ability to identify and distinguish color and to adjust focus.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

The hours of the position vary dependent on projects and deadlines. The ability to work long days including occasional weekends including overnight travel is required.    


Travel to sites as needed for projects and as operational needs dictate is required.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in accounting.

Strong knowledge of and experience with fixed asset and general ledger systems.

Proficiency with Microsoft Excel.

Preferred Education and Experience

3-years of operational accounting experience

Experience with accounting systems, Microsoft Business Central or Dynamics a plus

CPA or CPA candidate a plus

Additional Eligibility Qualifications


Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activi-ties, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.