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Accountant I


Posted by Mayfly Outdoors on 05/16/2023

Job Basics

Industry Sector: Outdoor

Job Categories: Accounting

Company Type: Apparel/SoftGoods, HardGoods/Equipment

State: CO

City: Accountant 1

Country: United States

Required Experience: 3 - 5 years

Job Type: Full Time

Salary: $55,000-$70,000

Required to Relocate: No

Required to Travel: No

Employee May Telecommute: No

Job Seeker Must Live Within: 50+ miles

Job Description & Requirements

Job Title: Accountant I

Job Classification: Salary, Exempt

Wage Range: $55,000 - $70,000

Base Work Schedule: M-F 7:30am-4:30pm (flex schedule available after successful completion of 90-day introductory period)

Who we are

Do you love the outdoors and adventuring? Do you strive for excellence and enjoy collaborating with a team of innovative, dedicated, and growth-oriented people? If so, then consider joining the exceptional people team at Mayfly Outdoors, where inspiring adventure, elevating the fly fishing experience, and encouraging anglers to catch more fish through quality products is our mission.


What we value

  • Fish Together - Collaboration. Teamwork. Family.
  • Presentation - Quality. Pride. Integrity.
  • Hatch the Match - Innovate. Take Risks. Get It Done.
  • Wade Upstream -  Improvement. Growth. Development. 
  • Be the Guide - Customer Experience. Reputation. Expertise.

Job Summary

The Accountant I of Mayfly Outdoors maintains full accounting responsibility for assigned departments and funds to ensure financial transactions, records, statements, and reports comply with generally accepted accounting principles. Assists in preparation of Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). Works with management to design and implement solutions to resolve accounting and internal control issues and problems. Develops procedures to maintain the integrity of the general ledger and subsidiary accounting systems. Facilitates informed management decisions by designing and preparing financial analyses, projections, reports, policies and procedures, and any other records necessary. Accountant I is responsible for accurate and timely processing of payroll for all US locations. 

Benefits and Perks

Mayfly Outdoors offers competitive compensation and benefits packages, including: medical, dental & vision insurance, matching 401K retirement plan, paid holidays and paid time off. Dog friendly work environment, state of the art facility, ample indoor and outdoor space with San Juan mountain views dedicated for breaks and lunches and getting to know your team members, private pond on property for fishing and practicing casting, pro discounts, steep Ross, Abel, and Airflow deals for employees, we ask that your honor the employee discount understanding- it’s an exclusive benefit to being an employee, so we ask that you treat it as such. 

Interested? Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • You have strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • You legitimately enjoy establishing and maintaining relationships with customers
  • You thrive in environments where limited standardization exists
  • Your attention to detail is impeccable
  • You can balance multiple tasks while managing your time efficiently
  • You’re not afraid to take risks and work under pressure in a fast paced environment
  • You have knowledge and experience working with an ERP software system, or are willing and excited to learn

Company Wide Requirement for Success

  • You collaborate and communicate effectively with others
  • You ask questions when you don’t know the answer to something
  • You are solution focused and you both encourage and empower your coworkers to do the same
  • You’re a team player comfortable working in a fast-paced, variable environment
  • You have computer literacy in common software suites such as Microsoft Office or Google Suite Apps and the ability and desire to learn additional software as necessary 
  • You implement continuous improvements by setting and attaining goals that are SMART, specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-bound
  • You invest in taking care of yourself and others and are constantly striving to do better
  • You inspire adventure
  • You have a good attitude and you treat both yourself and others with respect and equality
  • You want your coworkers to succeed and are willing to contribute to their success regardless of whether or not you get along with them
  • You take pride in your work and you minimize unproductive time
  • You focus on maximizing efficiency and job satisfaction and engagement
  • You ask for what you need to perform your job efficiently and effectively 
  • You take pride in ensuring you work in both an emotionally and physically safe, clean and healthy environment


  • Accounts Payable (A/P)
    • Match invoices, purchase orders and receiving documents for accuracy and correctness
    • Reconcile statements and resolve invoice & payment issues
    • Determine sales tax status of all purchases and prepare appropriate documentation for exempt purchases and use tax
    • Process payments timely
  • Accounts Receivable (A/R)
    • Invoice customer shipments daily for US companies – this includes web, phone and dealer orders
    • Process customer payments via wire, check, ACH and credit cards
    • Research and resolve discrepancies
    • Actively manage customer receivables including collections
    • Process customer credits and refunds
    • Work with Sales Team and Director of Accounting for dealer credit management
  • Prepare sales and use tax returns and make payments to multiple jurisdictions
  • Assist with preparation of cash flow projections and associated supplemental reports
  • Process weekly and bi-weekly payroll for two companies
    • Reconcile quarterly payroll tax reports to general ledger
    • Process 401k payments
    • Employee benefit accounting and recordkeeping
  • Assist with month-end closing 
    • Reconciliation of accounts
    • Journal entries
    • Bank reconciliations
    • Intercompany journal entries & reconciliation
    • Calculation of commissions and royalties
    • Calculation of excise tax
    • Assist with preparation of financial reports
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Minimum Associate's degree in accounting, business administration, or related field
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of accounting experience
  • Advanced computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Suite, such as Excel spreadsheets and Google Sheets.
  • A solid understanding of financial processes such as bookkeeping and tax filing
  • Advanced math skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Good organizational and time management skills
  • The ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining accuracy
  • Advanced experience with ERP systems, NetSuite is preferred
  • Outdoor industry experience plus
  • Strong communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail is imperative for success in this position
  • Balance multiple tasks while managing time efficiently
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment

About Mayfly Outdoors


Founded in the Rocky Mountains, our mission at Mayfly is to inspire adventure. We are an outdoor products company and Certified B® Corporation headquartered in Montrose, Colorado.


We design, engineer, and manufacture fly fishing equipment. Company subsidiaries operate under several brand names, including Abel, Ross Reels, and Airflo. Combined, these businesses are the recipients of more industry “Awards in Excellence” for innovation, dependability, and performance than any other fly-fishing tackle manufacturers globally.