Accounting Associate

Be part of something BIG here at Gorton’s. With the iconic yellow slicker and a catchy little jingle, Gorton’s is now reaching more households than ever. And while technologies change and innovation abound, one thing has stayed the same: the simple idea of spreading the goodness of the sea.

Since 1849, America has trusted the Gorton’s fisherman. And for over 170 years, Gorton’s has trusted our employees to work with integrity, pursue their curiosity, respond with agility, work collaboratively, and be passionate about our mission. We provide an ocean of opportunity supported by our development and training programs, our generous benefits, work life balance, and the ability to make a difference. We invite you to join our national brand based in the local waters of Gloucester Massachusetts.

Position Summary

The Accounting Associate will oversee several key system setups and general accounting processes


  • Prepare various reports daily, weekly, and monthly from ERP system.
  • Audit inventory levels of 3rd party cold storage facilities
  • Prepare and file state and county tax filings.
  • Maintain various forms used for expense tracking and journal entries.
  • Maintain system information including, but not limited to, customer information, supplier information, item information, and site information.
  • Post monthly journal entries during fiscal period close.
  • Assist AP group in processing bi-weekly payment runs and other tasks as needed.
  • Provide support for other accounting related tasks.
  • Identify and implement key productivity initiatives.

Qualifications Desired:

  • Desire for a career in Corporate Finance/Accounting
  • Associates degree preferred
  • Strong business analysis skills (prefer some relevant work experience)
  • Well-developed PC skills
  • Ability to leverage information to develop insightful business judgment
  • Initiative - a self starter
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Potential for advancement

Candidates must have permanent U.S. work authorization (U.S. citizenship or permanent residency/green card.)

Gorton’s is an Equal Opportunity Employer