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  • Position: Investment Data Analyst (Full-time) at Miles Capital, Inc.
  • Location: West Des Moines
  • Description: Miles Capital is an independent, institutional asset manager with $4.4 billion AUM serving insurance companies, public entities, and endowments & foundations. Miles Capital, Inc., a leading Midwest institutional asset manager, is looking for a talented and results-oriented individual to aid the investment team in a variety of market and data related duties. The duties of the Investment Data Analyst will include acting as the subject matter expert for our portfolio management and ancillary systems, identifying and developing trading and reporting efficiencies, ensuring the accuracy of our trade execution and compliance for client accounts, and validating security analytics to ensure the highest quality of data for investment decisions of the portfolio management team.
  • Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities: Support the fixed income team in the maintenance and management of portfolios and data across a range of investment strategies to deliver performance surpassing client expectations.
    1. Daily management of portfolio management processes and systems including data analysis and validation, trade support, and production of portfolio and performance reports on a regular and ad-hoc basis
    2. Provide analysis and proactive support to portfolio managers, fixed income team, and other investment personnel potentially including equity and alternative teams
    3. Build and maintain a strong working knowledge of various trading, portfolio management, and compliance systems and become a subject matter expert in these areas; maintain strong vendor management/relationships and lead system upgrade projects
    4. Examine current processes for inefficiencies; recommend and implement improvements
    5. Serve as liaison to the compliance, operations, client service, and marketing/sales teams
    6. Stay current on market developments and related news events effecting investment strategy
    7. Participate and contribute to credit research, economic, investment strategy, and other meetings Personify Miles Capital Values
  • Qualifications: This role requires strong technical and MS Excel capabilities, demonstrated data management and problem-solving skills, and excellent communication skills to be applied across functional units and with external partners.
  • If interested, submit your cover letter and résumé to Ms. Amy Mitchell at Applications accepted until December 28, 2015. Please visit for more information.
  • Position: Business Development Analyst (Internship) at Miles Capital, Inc.
  • Location: West Des Moines
  • Pay & Hours: This is a paid position. The internship would require 15-20 hours per week during business hours.
  • Description: Miles Capital is l is seeking a motivated and solutions-driven intern to support the business development efforts of the firm. The opportunity will provide a comprehensive overview of the business development efforts of an institutional investment management firm as a paid internship.
  • Responsibilities: Creation of prospect and target lists, cataloging material, creating master presentation templates, coordination of marketing material, prospect research, and conference attendance coordination. The responsibilities require the ability to research, analyze, manipulate, organize, and compile industry data efficiently and effectively.
  • Qualifications: Candidates must have
    1. General knowledge of financial data
    2. Analytical skills
    3. Excellent data compilation and manipulation skills
    4. Overall organizational skills
    5. Advanced PC skills and proficiency with MS Excel and PowerPoint required
    6. Ability to research via the Internet
    7. Strong familiarity and utilization of database applications
    8. Strong communication skills writing and interpersonal
    9. Ability to self-direct and work independently
    10. Resourcefulness, initiative, willingness, and drive
  • If interested, submit your cover letter and résumé to Ms. Amy Mitchell at Applications accepted until December 11, 2015. Please visit for more information.
  • Posted: Nov. 23, 2015

  • Position: Interactive Banking Specialist at First American Bank - Full Time & Part Time Positions Available
  • Pay & Hours: $14/hr. Part-time shifts for the beginning and end of the day could be flexible with school hours. Hours of coverage needed are from 7am - 7pm, M-F, and Saturday's 8am - 1pm. Saturday rotation required.
  • Description: The Interactive Banking Specialist serves as a key member of the community banking team by providing high quality customer service to bank customers through video banking interactions. This position will build relationships with video banking customers and identify sales opportunities. The individual will process banking transactions in a professional, accurate and efficient manner. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
    • Provides exceptional customer service and connects quickly with customers in order to identify and understand their financial services’ needs.
    • Represents First American Bank in a knowledgeable, friendly, and highly professional manner.
    • Demonstrates a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
    • Strictly adheres to all regulatory and company-established policies and procedures.
    • Collaborates with other members of the community banking team to increase sales and enhance the overall experience for customers using interactive teller machines.
    • Researches and resolves complex customer service issues with limited supervision.
    • Displays an expertise in all First American Bank products and services and can effectively cross-sell other banking products.
    • Educates customers on the use of interactive teller machines and provides technical support while utilizing the video banking technology.
    • Uses a computerized system for customer verification, gathering relevant information to complete the transaction, validating information and performing the following video banking functions while ensuring they are in accordance with bank processes and procedures:
      • Receives checks and cash for deposit, verifies amounts, and examines checks for endorsements.
      • Cashes checks and pays out money after verification of signatures and customer balances.
      • Issues computer generated receipts.
      • Places holds on accounts for uncollected funds.
      • Promptly reports malfunctions of interactive banking equipment to manager.
  • Qualifications: Education/Experience: Associate’s degree, plus two years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Individual must be comfortable being on camera at all times.
  • How To Apply: Apply on-line by visiting Applications accepted until November 30, 2015.
  • Contact Information: Ms. Julie Moss, Human Resources Generalist, 1530 S. Duff Ave., Suite 1 Ames, Iowa 50010, E-mail:, Ph. 515-956-2434, Web:
  • Posted: Nov. 4, 2015

  • Positions: Paraplanner I & Financial Professional at Gremler Financial Group
  • Description: Des Moines based financial advisory firm seeking a financial professional. Potential for part-time now with full-time opportunity upon graduation.
  • Paraplanner I - Job duties include, but are not limited to:
    • Preparation of client meeting agendas
    • Delegating and in some circumstances preparing account paperwork
    • Follow-up on post-client meeting tasks
    • Able to answer client questions or defer to the proper resource when Advisor is unavailable
    • Works with the executive assistants and financial professionals, if needed, on follow-up items or items in process
  • Financial Professional - Specific job duties include, but are not limited to:
    • Execution of trade recommendations made by advisors
    • Managing client liquidity for periodic contributions/distributions
    • Receiving and distributing ad hoc cash flow requests
    • Monitoring cash balances for investment opportunity
    • Tracking periodic fees charged to accounts
    • Management of liquidity reserves
  • Qualifications:
    • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.
    • Some coursework in field of finance required
    • Good financial and analytical skills
    • Ability to gather and analyze client data
    • Ability to identify, meet, and follow through with team tasks and client needs
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Strong attention to detail with the ability to work efficiently, accurately & independently
    • License not required
    • Self-starter, problem solver, goal oriented and a team player
    • Strong Microsoft Office skills, particularly Excel, a plus
  • If interested, send your résumé to Mr. Clark Buss at Applications accepted until December 31, 2015.
  • Posted: Nov. 4, 2015

  • Position: Business Banking Program Associate Program - Full Time
  • Locations: Nationwide including West Des Moines
  • Description: This position provides the opportunity to learn Business Banking through a highly-structured, 24 month team learning and apprentice program. The program prepares new talent to Wells Fargo for a Business Banking career through on-the-job activities, dedicated career mentors, and formal credit training through a Business Banking apprenticeship. The Program Associate position is designed to have a maximum length of employment consisting of a 24 month program. Employment is at-will and can be terminated by either party at any time. While the goal is for Program Associates to progress to other positions with Business Banking, such positions are not guaranteed.

    During the program, team members will build a foundation of credit acumen and relationship management. Associates will perform assignments to develop key skills including:
    • Gathering and reviewing routine credit information for loans
    • Preparing credit reports for presentation, providing status updates and maintaining accurate documentation
    • Monitoring and following up on credit covenants and documentation exceptions
    • Learning and supporting portfolio management activities
    • Building, maintaining and growing relationships with partners and customers
    • Partnering with Relationship Managers to learn how to uncover business goals, strategies and challenges in order to assess financial needs for the purpose of formulating a business plan and delivering an effective variety of financial products and services

    The program is intended to prepare team members for subsequent business banking roles such as credit analysis or relationship management. Credit analysis includes evaluating client businesses to determine the best financing structure for both the client and Wells Fargo. Relationship management is focused on a client’s business to understand the client’s short- and long-term needs and to structure the financing and banking products that help achieve these goals.

  • Minimum Qualifications
    1. BA/BS degree with an Accounting and/or Finance emphasis OR 1+ years’ work experience to include financial, credit or statistical analysis
    2. Strong analytical skills
    3. Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
    4. Strong organizational skills and ability to multitask and work in a deadline-driven environment
    5. A high level of initiative, accountability, and attention to details
    6. If you have Wells Fargo internship experience, the recommendation of your supervisor
    7. Proficient with Microsoft Office, including Excel and Word
    8. Bachelor's degree with major emphasis in accounting or finance
    9. Previous successful internship in financial services
    10. Proven leadership, self-motivation and success through internships, part-time or full-time work, and/or extracurricular activities
  • Applicants must apply online through & click Search Jobs (right) and enter the Job Opening ID #5150616 in the corresponding search box.

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