Oriental Trading Company, Inc.

SmileMakers Senior Accountant/Staff Accountant II

Location US-SC-Spartanburg
Job Family
SM Corporate
Position Type
Posting Company


As our SmileMakers Senior Accountant/Staff Accountant II, you will be responsible for supporting the Assistant Controller and/or the Accounting Operations Manager for a multitude of accounting activities including, but not limited to, the preparation of all consolidated and subsidiary level financial statements, general ledger preparation for OTC and specified subsidiaries, US GAAP accounting research, daily and monthly reporting, and preparation of financial statement reconciliations.    

Detailed Description

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions

  1. Prepares the monthly, quarterly, and annual consolidated financial statements in accordance with GAAP for both internal and external reporting purposes including the preparation of the Berkshire Hathaway financial reporting package
  2. Prepares all subsidiary financial statements on a stand-alone basis in accordance with GAAP for internal reporting purposes
  3. Involved in the monthly financial closing process and account reconciliation preparation focused primarily on accounts of higher risk and complexity
  4. Leads the process of subsidiary financial statement integration into OTC’s general ledger including recording monthly financials and reconciliation of final subsidiary financial statements back to the local entity’s general ledger
  5. Prepares and records general ledger transactions as necessary including OTC & Mindware
  6. Assists in the analysis of US GAAP accounting guidance research and application to specific accounting issues
  7. Assists in the annual goodwill and other intangible asset impairment analysis
  8. Assists in the annual budgeting/projections and performs actual to variance analysis each month
  9. Assists in the monthly financial closing process and account reconciliation preparation
  10. Assists in identification and problem resolution relating to account reconciliations, transaction processing, reporting and systems issues
  11. Will maintain Capital expenditure reporting on a monthly basis
  12. Assists in the valuation procedures and purchase accounting analysis related to executed acquisitions by OTC
  13. Assists in the preparation of financial reports utilized by senior management in strategic business decision-making
  14. Execution of ad hoc project analysis while maintaining normal job responsibilities
  15. Maintains regular and predictable attendance
  16. Abides by all policies and procedures of Smilemakers and Oriental Trading Company
  17. Must be able to attend face to face meetings on short or little advance notice
  18. Work requires in-person collaboration among colleagues and contractors


Marginal Functions

  1.  Performs other related duties and projects as assigned



Here’s what you need to join the fun:


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, related field or equivalent combination of education and experience



  • Two years experience in general ledger accounting or public accounting, preferred


Other Qualifications

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office products particularly Excel, Access and PowerPoint
  • Detailed knowledge of SmileMakers’ systems, Serenade and ABS
  • Knowledge of JD Edwards and IBM Cognos systems a plus
  • Detail-oriented and able to work effectively with others
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required
  • Able to identify problems and assist in implementing effective solutions
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and changing work environment with a high degree of detail and sense of urgency
  • Ability to perform job duties in a safe manner


Join us at SmileMakers, part of the Oriental Trading family of brands, where fun means business! 


SmileMakers (www.smilemakers.com) is the premier provider of patient giveaways and practice promotion products for the dental and medical markets. Founded in 1977, SmileMakers mission is to make smiles happen! In 2013, SmileMakers was purchased by Oriental Trading Company, the nation's largest direct retailer of value-priced party supplies, arts and crafts, school supplies, toys and novelties. With a corporate vision to “Make Life More Fun,” Oriental Trading (a Berkshire Hathaway company) spreads joy and smiles to millions each year through a robust family of brands; Oriental Trading, Fun Express, MindWare, SmileMakers, Morris Costumes and halloweenexpress.com.




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