During her lecture to SBA, she talked about accounting in baseball as a fun career because reporting is based on tangibles. Her career gives her the opportunity to do many tasks and have strikingly different activities on her day-to-day schedule from ticket sales to promotions. She is required to do a lot of reporting to the MLB with the team’s ticket revenue, sponsorship revenue, and revenue sharing. The biggest expense to the team is player payroll – not surprising for a professional team!
Seasonality and change are pertinent in her career. She thoroughly discussed how her position changes throughout the four seasons. January - March are the busiest times, filled with the annual report, audits, and more. On the off-season, her schedule is more routine and she records revenues and reconciles money. Waltman also talked about how non baseball-related events, such as weddings or concerts, rely on the Pirates accounting department for business processes.