Position Description

Accounting Intern - 2019
Location Owatonna
Job Code 543
# of openings 1
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*Must be enrolled in a bachelor's program at a credited university to apply*



Gain insight and contribute to the success of Accounting activities and projects designed to improve operational excellence and enhance customer satisfaction. 

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.


Intern activities and projects may include but are not limited to:

  • Contribute to the monthly close process by reconciling assigned accounts and making the necessary journal entries related to those accounts.
  • Assist in the preparation of internal reporting including departmental expenses, internal samples and returns.
  • Assist in the quarterly internal inventory audit which includes preparation of audit documentation and samples sizes, participation in the physical inventory count and analysis of the variances in comparison to the inventory system.
  • Assist with any ad-hoc reports, projects, forecasting, etc.
  • Assist Accounting Coordinators with keying stock, direct and corporate invoices, matching stock invoices to packing slips, verifying price and quantities, filing, etc.



  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. In pursuit of a Bachelors degree in Accounting
  2. Proficient in Microsoft excel & word


  1. Follows procedures and ensures accuracy in documentation and data; carefully monitors processes
  2. Maintains high standards, does work right the first time; corrects own errors; produces accurate, thorough, professional work
  3. Plans work and carries out tasks without detailed instructions; makes constructive suggestions
  4. Works harmoniously with others to get the job done; responds positively to instructions and procedures; works effectively on projects that cross functional lines; seeks opinions; values working relationships.
  5. Writes and speaks effectively, using conventions proper to the situation; states own opinions clearly and concisely; demonstrates openness and honesty; listens well during meetings and feedback sessions; explains reasoning behind own opinions; asks others for their opinions and feedback; asks questions to ensure understanding; exercises a professional approach with others

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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