The Opportunity

Bedford, NS
Financial Services
Full-time - Permanent

Clearwater Seafoods is one of the world's largest vertically-integrated seafood companies with over 1,900 employees in offices, plants and vessels across the globe. The Canadian company operates from ocean-to-plate, owning its own fishing licenses, vessels and processing facilities, while also providing delivery to its customers worldwide. Clearwater is recognized globally for its superior quality, food safety and diversity of premium wild-caught seafood, including scallops, lobster, langoustine, clams, whelk, cold water shrimp and crabs.
As a leading harvester, processor and marketer of sustainably-sourced seafood, Clearwater supplies its products to wholesalers, retailers and foodservice distributors throughout the world. Selling its products globally under the Clearwater, Macduff and various private label brands.

Since its founding in 1976, Clearwater has invested in its science, innovative technology and management approaches to support sustainability and grow its wild seafood resource. This commitment has established Clearwater as a global leader in sustainable seafood excellence.

Clearwater Seafoods' Corporate Reporting & Accounting department requires a Financial Analyst, Corporate Accounting.

Purpose of Position

This position is responsible to analyze routine information for accuracy and business insight and to generate accounting entries and analysis that require data interpretation or professional judgement.

Reporting Structure

This position reports to: Finance Manager, Corporate Accounting.

Major Responsibilities

  • Review and post accruals and journal entries
  • Perform fixed asset and general ledger accounting
  • Prepare remittances for US state taxes
  • Reconcile intercompany accounts for all companies
  • Prepare working papers supporting the monthly close process and month end balances
  • Support the business with analysis of reports
  • Suggest process improvements
  • Perform other related duties as required

Duties & Accountabilities

Journal entry work:

  • Prepare and enter journal entries
  • Review journal entries for completeness and accuracy
  • Post journal entries

Input sheet generation:

  • Generate input sheets
  • Analyze input sheets for completeness and accuracy

Ensure GL account integrity:

  • Prepare account reconciliations and working papers that tie out to GL balances
  • Review account reconciliations and working papers for accuracy and completeness
  • Follow up on issues identified and actively seek solutions to problems until resolved

Prepare month end schedules and reporting

Fixed asset work:

  • Follow up with operations to determine when fixed assets are ready to be depreciated
  • Ensure that fixed assets set up adhere to fixed asset policy
  • Ensure proper useful lives and appropriate master data is set up for fixed assets

Create balance sheet and income statement budgets for Annual Operating Plan (AOP)

Assist the quarter end and year end audits

Key Behavioral Competencies

  • Dedicated, hardworking and detail oriented
  • Good management and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong technical ability
  • Self-motivated and driven to succeed
  • Ability to work well with groups
  • Ability to multi-task under tight deadlines


  • University business degree with accounting major
  • CPA designation or working towards
  • 1-3+ years of relevant experience
  • SAP user knowledge is an asset
  • Clear and effective communication skills, both verbally and written
  • Excellent analytical skills

Working Conditions:

  • Location: Bedford, Nova Scotia with hybrid remote work schedule.
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Status: Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as per Company Policy.

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Clearwater Seafoods

Clearwater Seafoods is one of North America's largest vertically-integrated seafood companies and the largest holder of shellfish licenses and quotas in Canada. It is recognized globally for its superior quality, food safety, diversity of species and reliable worldwide delivery of premium wild, eco-certified seafood, including scallops, lobster, clams, coldwater shrimp, sea cucumber, langoustine, whelk and crab.

Since its founding in 1976, Clearwater has invested in science, people and technological innovation, as well as resource ownership and management to sustain and grow its seafood resource. This commitment has allowed it to remain a leader in the global seafood market and in sustainable seafood excellence.