You’re part of a proud tradition when you work with us at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari. From our humble beginnings in 1946 as Santa Claus Land, America’s first theme park has grown into a world-class attraction in the heart of Santa Claus, Indiana. Holiday World’s top-ranked coasters and attractions, along with its lovingly restored and maintained classic rides, are matched only by Splashin’ Safari water park—the Water Coaster Capital of the World. Since 1946, the parks have been owned and operated by the Koch family, and that makes all the difference. When you work for Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari, we treat you like family because we are a family.

The Accountant ensures all Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari financial records and statements are in line with laws, regulations, and generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). These records and statements may include the balance sheet, the profit and loss statement, the cash-flow statement, and tax returns. This position documents all business financial transactions for Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari. This position compiles the information needed to prepare entries for company accounts, such as the general ledger. The Accountant must resolve any discrepancies or irregularities they find in records, statements, or documented transactions.  

  • Inventory responsibilities:

     - Record journal entries for accurate reporting

     - Maintain inventory system

     - Set up and maintain inventory items 

     - Ensure sales/use tax is properly recorded

     - Establish relationships with vendors

     - Manage open to buy process

     - Record transfers between locations

     - Strong partnership with Warehouse Operations

     - Prepare inventory count sheets

     - Reconcile inventory account balances

     - Lead monthly and annual inventory counts with operating departments, including training 

     - Identify opportunities for process and efficiency improvements

  • Complete monthly journal entries to ensure financial accuracy of accounting records
  • Review income statement for accuracy, GAAP compliance, and budget discrepancies
  • Complete monthly balance sheet reconciliations in a timely manner
  • Assist with budgeting process
  • Ownership of the Certificate of Insurance book/process
  • Actively participate & prepare schedules for internal and external audits
  • Serve as a backup for accounts payable, and other accounting personnel as needed
  • Maintain accounting controls and documentation
  • Maintain financial confidentiality 
  • Develop and maintain standard work for core job functions
  • Identify and implement process improvements in all areas or responsibility
  • Willingness to work closely with numerous departments quickly and efficiently to best benefit the company
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Management



  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or related discipline
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • 3 – 5 Years of experience in an Accounting related field
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent follow-up skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and ability to learn new software programs
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in the English language
  • Ability to work cross functionally with all levels of employees and management
  • Willingness to travel overnight to attend and participate in seminars, meetings, and conferences out of town
  • Ability to work full-time
  • Acceptable scores of technical and psychological assessments
  • Acceptable pre-employment drug screen, credit check, and background check


Holiday World & Splashin' Safari offers competitive wages and benefits, including a generous 401(k) match, bonus program, PTO accrual program, tuition discounts and reimbursements, free season passes and tickets, and much more!


Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.


For the safety of our Guests and our staff, Holiday World & Splashin' Safari conducts background checks on all applicants aged 18 or older and we follow all federal and state laws, FCRA regulations and EEOC guidance regarding the use of criminal records in the hiring process. Unless otherwise provided by law, a criminal record will not automatically disqualify an applicant or employee from employment.