Career Story: Staff Accountant For A Professional Hockey Team

Staff Accountant For A Professional Hockey Team

Job Title: Staff Accountant

Type of Company: I work for a professional sports team.

Education: AS, Business Administration, SUNY-Farmingdale

Previous Experience: I started as part-time bookkeeper for a large grocery company and worked my way up to the corporate office.

Job Tasks: My primary responsibility is to take care of reconciling sales from merchandise sold in our three team stores and on game nights. There are 42 games in our season. The sales are rung through our point-of-sale system and I need to import the sales to our accounting software and match what the sales are to what we received in payment.

I also reconcile the purchase orders and invoices for the merchandise that we order from vendors. I do this by importing what the stores receive in merchandise, through the point-of-sale system, into our accounting software. I match the invoices from the vendor to the items received. I match the quantity and the cost.

I make sure the is point-of-sale system updated with customers, items, and discounts. When employees have questions regarding the system they contact me and I direct them with either the answer or to the person that could help them.

Best and Worst Parts of the Job: The worst part of my job is the commute. It takes me about an hour to get to work. Another bad part of my job is that I am the only person who knows my job, so if I need help I cannot get it. I have to do it myself.

The best part of my job is the experience it gives me. Working for a professional team gives me a good resume boost. I also enjoy the different challenges of my job, like the discrepancies of the invoices and the sales. I enjoy the problem-solving.

Job Tips: One tip I can give is to do an internship. I never got a chance to do one but I believe that it helps getting your foot in the door. If you don't have a chance to do an internship, then learn your job well and show dedication. It may seem like it takes longer but will pay off in the end. Also take courses in sports management, if you want to go into the sports world.

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