dcsimg

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.

Popular Schools offering Accounting Programs

quickinfoClick the Visit School Site buttons to go directly to a school's website and learn more about the school and programs it has to offer. School website will open in a new tab. .

Click the Request Info buttons to request more information from a representative at the school

Matching School Ads

Colorado State University-Global Campus

Colorado State University-Global Campus (CSU-Global) offers career relevant bachelor’s and master’s degree programs for working adults and nontraditional learners.

  • Programs: Master - Professional Accounting, Graduate Specialization - Accounting, Bachelors in Accounting, more...
  • Degrees: Master, Bachelor

Regent University

  • Programs: Bachelor of Science in Business - Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Master of Business Administration - Accounting, more...
  • Degrees: Bachelor, Master
California College San Diego
National City, San Diego, San Marcos

The Secret to Getting Ahead is Getting Started

  • Programs: Business Management & Accounting (AAS), Accounting (BS), Business Management & Accounting - Property Management (AAS), more...
  • Degrees: Associate, Bachelor

The Forbes School of Business® combines the power and flexibility of online learning with high-quality, topical Forbes content.

  • Programs: MA Accountancy - Audit, MA Accountancy - Accounting, BA Finance, more...
  • Degrees: Master, Bachelor
Milan Institute
Visalia

Prepare for an exciting new career at the Milan Institute.

  • Programs: Accounting
  • Degrees: Diploma

A Rutgers business education prepares students for success – not just in their chosen fields but also in their lives.

  • Programs: Master of Governmental Accounting (Online)
  • Degrees: Master

At Post University, we believe you shouldn’t have to put your life on hold to further your education.

  • Programs: B.S. in Accounting, M.S. in Accounting, A.S. in Accounting, more...
  • Degrees: Bachelor, Master, Associate, Certificate

Become the leader you know you can be. The Forbes School of Business & TechnologyÒat Ashford University

  • Programs: MA Accountancy - Audit, BA Accounting, MA Accountancy, more...
  • Degrees: Master, Bachelor

Since 1977, Keiser University has provided quality student-centered, career-focused education.

  • Programs: Master of Business Administration, MBA - Accounting
  • Degrees: Master

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota's Online Master's Programs

At Saint Mary's, we take pride in offering online graduate degrees designed to complement the schedules of working adults like you. Get an affordable, convenient education from a top-ranked university that's grounded in real-world applications.

  • Programs: Master of Science in Accountancy
  • Degrees: Master
Matching School Ads

Additional Career Stories for Accountants And Auditors

The inside stories from people actually working in the field.
Click a story title to show the story, and click the title again to hide it.

All Types

You are visiting:

Find a school near you

What are Career Stories?

Career Stories are concise, real-world career overviews written by people relating their personal career experiences and wisdom. They provide invaluable insights and mentoring advice to students and career changers.

Most stories include:

  • a typical day or project
  • tips and advice
  • best and worst parts
  • educational background
  • previous experience

Browse hundreds of Career Stories

More Details On This Career

Please also see our detailed information about Accountants And Auditors, including:

Back to Top