New Products from Gopher Sports

Accounting Coordinator

Location: Owatonna
# of openings: 1

To be considered in the current round of candidates, please apply by the date listed below.  If the date listed below has passed, please apply to be considered in the next round of candidates.

Apply by: 8/18/17



Increase vendor and customer satisfaction and loyalty by providing timely, accurate processing of accounts payable and receivable functions. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILTIES: The duties and responsibilities listed below serve as a general outline.  Other duties may be assigned or required to support the success of Gopher Sport.

  1. Process all vendor invoices timely and accurately and maintain up to day vendor account information to ensure a successful month end close.   
  1. Handle inquiries to and from vendors; research and resolve issues in a timely manner
  2. Manage vendor invoices, receiving and billing of direct customer orders
  3. Match stock and direct invoices to receiving documents, verify price and quantity
  4. Enter all non-PO corporate invoices
  5. Keep filing current, allowing for visual indication of workload status
  6. Maintain a clean, organized work area
  7. Assist in receiving drop-ship purchase orders
  1.  Process daily cash applications to ensure up-to-date customer account information                                 
    1. Process lockbox receipts, research unapplied and unidentified receipts
    2. Create batches in ERP for live checks
    3. Create and deposit live and prepaid checks
    4. Redeem gift certificates for payments
    5. Tie out credit card receipts to customer payment records
  2. Process weekly check run, including customer refund checks to meet vendor and customer expectations 
  3. Complete audit plan and document improvement opportunities within the Accounting department 
  4. Document workflow and procedures for training purposes
  5. Log individual work volume on a daily basis
  6. Review each other’s work for completeness and quality, remedy with fellow team members and supervisor


1.Customer Commitment – Focus efforts on exceeding internal and external customer expectations and improving customer satisfaction.  Respond quickly and take appropriate action to identify and exceed customer needs.

2.Teamwork & Collaboration – Dedication to building collaborative relationships throughout the organization.  Seeks and supports ideas for improvement.  Willingly share information about ideas and works cooperatively to resolve issues or concerns.

3.Commitment to Quality & Continuous Improvement - Seek to improve processes and quality, making recommendations as appropriate.  Monitor own work.  Seek and accept constructive feedback to ensure accuracy.

4.Integrity, Accountability, Dependability - Uphold company core values and support ethical and responsible behavior.  Follow through on commitments.  Is reliable and meet attendance standards.

5.Initiative - Exercise sound independent judgment within established limits of authority.  Self-directed and requires minimal supervision

6.Planning & Organizing Work - Ability to optimize time and resources to achieve expected results.  Effectively prioritize and organize work to fully contribute to team efforts.


1.Associates Degree in Accounting or Business Administration preferred

2.Minimum 2-3 years success in Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable or other Accounting function

3.Proficient with all Microsoft Office applications and Windows Operating System


1.Excellent data entry skills including 10 key

2.Positive team player with the ability to build collaborative relationships across all levels and departments

3.Self-motivation and ability to work independently

4.Demonstrated ability for detail orientated work

5.Proven ability to take initiative and direct one’s energies towards the completion of a goal

6.Demonstrated organizational skills to plan work schedule and manage multiple tasks simultaneously in order to meet or exceed department timelines

7.Proven ability to maintain a high quality of work to produce accurate and thorough results

8.Excellent verbal and written communication skills necessary to communicate with vendors and team members

9.Demonstrated a high degree of flexibility and quick response time to vendors and team members

10.Ability and willingness to learn, understand, and follow documented work procedures

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the functions of this job, the team member is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk and hear.  The team member is occasionally required to kneel, crouch, crawl, bend, ascend and descend stairs.  The team member is frequently required to use hands and fingers to feel, handle, or operate objects, tools or controls and reach with hands and arms.  The functions of the job include continuous viewing of a computer monitor and repetitive motion activities on the keyboard.  Vision requirements include close vision, depth perception, color vision and the ability to adjust focus.  The team member may occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to allow individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

This job is primarily performed in an office environment with occasional exposure to the distribution center.  The noise level in the office and distribution center is generally moderate.  In the distribution center, the team member would generally be exposed to automated equipment and conveyors.  Both the office and distribution center is climate controlled.

Notes: Management retains the discretion to add or change duties of the position at any time.  The incumbent is required to be thoroughly familiar with the company’s Equal Employment Opportunity policy and Affirmative Action plan and to know and adhere to the company’s Harassment policies to prevent discriminatory action because of race, color, sex, age, handicap, religion, sexual orientation, or national origin.



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