Ryan Canfield

Ryan Canfield

Work History

Work History
Sep 2008 - Present

Accounting/Finance Intern

Arena Football League 2 (AF2)

I started my internship with the Arena Football League 2 (AF2) in September 2008.  I was hired to work as an accounting/finance intern.  During this time, I have assisted the accounting/finance manager with the accounts payable/accounts receivable on software called Peachtree.  I have entered bills, payed bills, invoiced league member teams.  I have also done cash updates, cut checks for our bills, updated team payroll reports, and expense report verifications.  I now understand how to perform these functions, and am eager to further perfect these skills while taking on new ones.

Job Highlights

  • Learned the process required with operating accounts receivable/accounts payables
  • Invoicing of league member teams
  • Cash updates, cutting checks, expense report verifications
Jun 2004 - Sep 2008

Warehouse/Office Assistant


I worked for Union Lightning Protection Installers Inc., on and off for four years.  I started off by working in the warehouse of the main office summer in the summer of 2004.  During that summer, I assisted the warehouse manager in the day-to-day operations of the warehouse.  I was initially hired for $9.00/hour.  Two years later in the fall of 2005, I was re-hired for $9.50/hour while working approximately 25 hours a week during my freshman year at the College of Lake County.  During this time, I was responsible for overseeing the companies satellite offices' warehouse in Park City, IL.  The warehouse I oversaw had a value of $120,000 in total physical inventory.  I also was responsible for processing material requisitions that averaged $35,000 each.  I also assisted in other company related projects such as data entry for inventory, transporting material to job sites.  I also assisted the AutoCAD department and the project managers when they needed help.  I then left the company in the fall of 2006 to move down to Chicago for school.  I was then re-hired during the summer of 2007 for $10.00/hour to once again oversee the warehouse in Park City.  During this time I resumed my previous duties, while also training and developing three new employees for this position once I went back to school.  This latter job duty gave me experience in managing and employee growth.  Since then I have enhanced these skills.  

Job Highlights

  • Oversaw warehouse containing $120,000 of inventory
  • Processed material requisitions worth an average of $35,000 daily
  • Trained 3 new employees
  • Received 3 raises throughout my time with the company
Oct 2007 - Aug 2008

Human Resource Intern

Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)

I began my internship with the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) in October 2007.  When I was first hired, my first project was assisting with the company layoff workshops.  I was responsible for creating a shift schedule for employees within our department that were helping us, and then managing the employees when the orientations occurred.  After that, my department was responsible for integrating and maintaining a new company program consisting of 250 employees on a day to day basis.  I was involved during the screening, hiring, and orientations of this program.  Once the program was implemented, I was part of a team that oversaw this program on a day to day basis.  This consisted of maintaining employees evaluations, the screening, hiring/terminating of employees, medical issues of employees.  When new employees were hired for this program, I was responsible for conducting the orientations.  The average orientation consisted of 10 people.  When I was not working on this project I assisted with other Human Resource departments such as: compensation, benefits, recruiting and records.

Job Highlights

  • Created and managed employee work schedule for workshops
  • Assisted with the implementation of program consisting of 250 employees
  • Assisted with hiring/termination of employees for company program
  • Conducted orientations with an average of 10 people attending


Sep 2006 - Present

B.S. Accounting


Since I started school at DePaul University, I have had a cumulative GPA of 3.18/4.00.  During my time here I have grown as a person thru my experience in these relevant courses: Financial Reporting, Cost Accounting, Professional Writing for Business, and Introduction to Web Design.

Aug 2005 - May 2006



While at the College of Lake County, I obtained a GPA of 3.1/4.0.  I also was awarded certificates for being named to the Dean's List both semesters that I was there.  Some relevent classes that I took were: Fundamentals of Speech, Business Law, and Basic Logic.



Hockey Coaching

2008-2009 Season - Warren Township High School - Assistant Varsity Coach 2008 Spring Season - Warren Township High School - Assistant Varsity Coach

Public Speaking



I am an aspiring leader looking for a position in the sports industry.  I have experience in the business aspect of the industry from my internship in the accounting/finance department of the Arena Football League 2.  I also have experience in the team operations/coaching aspect of the business from my current role as Assistant Varsity Hockey Coach for Warren Township High School.  If you are looking for a dedicated leader with a proven track record, I am your guy.  I am open to hearing about all opportunities.


To obtain a position in the sports industry within the finance department or the team operations department.


HockeyI am an avid hockey fan of all levels


I have a portfolio of investments that I actively manage.  The mutual funds in my portfolio consist of:

  • Vanguard Growth Index
  • Vanguard Money Market
  • Oakmark Select
  • Primecap Odyssey Aggressive Growth