As an accounting manager for Delaware North Company, Sarah spends her days at Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins. Sarah reports all the daily sales of the stadium including the team stores, concessions, food service and catering.
“It’s cool to see how baseball operates behind the scenes,” said Sarah. “I enjoy helping out a sole private company and seeing a different side of accounting. It is a new puzzle for me to solve every day.” Also, she loves the relaxed, fun atmosphere of her workplace with current and former players regularly frequenting the lunchroom and hallways.
Sarah’s job with the Minnesota Twins grew out of an internship she had with Delaware North and the Springfield Cardinals during her junior year of college. Once her internship was over, she was asked to stay on with the Cardinals minor league team.
Upon graduating with her Master of Accountancy degree in 2010, she advanced into the position with the Twins. Sarah’s background in accounting allows her to understand what is going on behind the numbers of Target Field and the Minnesota Twins.
In addition to her technical accounting knowledge, Sarah values the real world lessons she learned through her courses in the School of Accountancy. “I was prepared for navigating the real world from budgets to how to act and be professional in the business world,” said Sarah.
Sarah’s involvement with Xi Omicron Iota and Beta Alpha Psi, a professional business fraternity, also taught her how to manage her time. “Dealing with responsibilities, school and jobs, I’ve learned how to get stuff done quicker; I’m all about productivity,” said Sarah.
As Sarah continues her work at the ballpark, she looks forward to continuing her development as a professional. She is currently preparing for the Certified Public Accountant exam.