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Category: Finance/Accounting (page 2 of 3)

JOB ALERT! Entry Level Finance Job Abroad

Looking for an entry level finance position?  Want to work abroad for a little while?

Position Title:  International Financial Analyst

Check out ZagTrax posting ID 8092.

This is an excellent opportunity to work abroad in finance!  AMMEX Powerful Partners is seeking a Gonzaga finance or accounting recent grad who is willing to work abroad for at least two years in the Philippine Islands.  This company is based in the Seattle area.

Travelers seeks GU student/grad for position in Federal Way

A Manager at Travelers Insurance in seeking a Gonzaga student/graduate for a position he has available in Federal Way, WA!

Job Title: Underwriter Trainee
Job Code: UW1034
Job Category: Underwriting

Construction Services is seeking a Contract Surety Bond Underwriter Trainee to join our Federal Way, WA Regional Home Office team. Completion of our Trainee program opens opportunities for positions throughout the Travelers Company.  Through a structured training program, the trainee learns about our underwriting philosophy, business unit products and strategies, principles of negotiation, and relationship building.

A Surety Bond guarantees the performance of a contractor and completion of a construction contract for public and private owners.  Training develops leadership, sales, underwriting and management skills.  You will learn financial analysis, how to underwrite and manage accounts, assess risk, make credit decisions, produce new business, and build relationships with agents and contractors.  The surety industry is both challenging and rewarding.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Observe and work with underwriters, risk control representatives, and claim representatives to become familiar with the functions of these positions and how they interact and work with one another

Develop critical underwriting skills, through classroom, independent, and on-the-job training, including analysis of exposures, determination of appropriate insurance coverage and conditions.

Gather and review information on financial conditions, risk exposures, loss history, and economic trends that may affect the type of insurance coverage provided

Establish, support, and maintain effective relationships with customers, agents and brokers


  • Good organizational skills.
  • Strong business and financial acumen.
  • Solid analytical and decision making skills.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Self-motivation with the desire to learn and develop a career.

We provide the resources for learning and development.  We also expect high achievement from our team members.  Travelers applies a pay for performance philosophy.  If your personality and qualifications are a fit, apply and explore Travelers, the largest surety bond writer in the country!

Education / Work Experience
The ideal candidate for the development program will desire a position that is both analytical and marketing-oriented. A bachelors degree is required for this position.  Preferred majors include Risk Management & Insurance, Finance, Business Administration, Economics or equivalent work experience.  Students with prior related intern experience and 3.0 GPA are also preferred.

Travelers is an equal opportunity employer.  We actively promote a drug-free workplace.

NOTE: Job descriptions are not intended to be exhaustive lists of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with a job, but are intended to accurately reflect principal job elements. Any reference to The Travelers Companies, Inc. does not in any way imply The Travelers Companies, Inc. will be the employer of any individual obtaining employment within The Travelers Companies, Inc.

Fidelity Investments career opportunity in Bellevue, WA

A college recruiter with Fidelity Investments contacted our office.  They currently have an entry level Financial Representative position open at their Bellevue branch, which the recruiter is trying to fill as soon as possible.

“We are looking for a recent college graduate (preferably December 2011, or May 2011) with little to no experience in the industry, but someone who has a strong interest in finance & investments and a desire to pursue a career as a financial advisor.”

She has posted the position online both on ZagTrax, and on Fidelity’s college careers site, but wanted to reach out directly to see if we know of anyone who would be interested in this opportunity and is available to start in April (May 2012 graduates will only be considered if they are able to start working full-time prior to May.)

Interested students/graduates should e-mail their cover letter and resume directly to Katie McVey at

Now Accepting Applications for the NYC Trek!

We are now accepting applications for the New York City Trek, which will be in late September 2012!

Deadline to apply is March 30th!

Apply on (job ID # 7712)

Financial Analyst/Model Builder (Project)

The CFO of AMMEX is seeking a recent grad or current graduate student for a special project, Financial Analyst/Model Builder with MBA skill set:

“The purpose of the engagement is to build a forecasting and analysis model that will provide us with a good road map on what we need to push forward on to lever our focus and resources on in order to maximize our ability to grow the business.  It will be a long range planning and forecasting model.  The engagement should last through the end of March and potentially expand to other areas as we identify those through this process.”

Approximately 20 hours/week at $20-30/hour DOE.  Possibility of working remote from Spokane or other locations can be discussed.

AMMEX needs someone who is a self starter and has the capability to do the following:

  • Strong Financial Analysis background
  • Business savvy with the ability to see a business as a whole, while working through details
  • Excel expert
  • Model building experience, preferably Long Range Planning/Investment modeling

o    Discounted Cash Flows

o    Business Valuation

o    Key Ratio Analysis/Modeling

  • Capability to create and interpret various financial analysis methods to determine key drivers for a business and forecast those

Please contact the Gonzaga Career Center & GAMP office ASAP to apply; call 509-313-4234 and ask for Kevin, Belinda, or Jenn.  We will provide you with the CFO’s contact information.

About AMMEX Powerful Partners:

AMMEX, headquartered in Kent, Washington is one of North America’s leading industrial products wholesalers. We distribute metal cabinets, gloves, ancillary products and auto parts to over 10,000 businesses in the United States from a network of three Distribution Centers.

AMMEX provides a wide range of services, from sourcing products in China, to our innovative marketing program. AMMEX is here to support our customers’ sales and marketing, we’ll help you find it, buy it, and sell it.

AMMEX provides both emerging and established companies the ability to outsource production, item assembly, importation and distribution nationwide. AMMEX takes care of all the challenges associated with overseas transactions so you can focus on growing your business.

Shanghai Office

The AMMEX solution is much more than just “sourcing” or “logistics management”. The AMMEX family of companies has been growing for over 20 years, importing and distributing our own product lines. We provide a range of AMMEX merchandise to thousands of customers, including the U.S. Government and Fortune 500 companies.

Throughout Asia we have built a team of manufacturers who can produce a wide variety of products, from automobile axels to CPR devices. We have decades of experience in taking products from conception to delivery. With over 10,000 customers nationwide, you can leverage our existing network of international/domestic freight contracts and U.S. warehouses to keep your costs at a minimum.

Zags Wall Street Bound!

NYC Trek 2

Gonzaga students continued their time in New York last week from Sept. 24-27th, with the GAMP Trek focused on financial careers. Here's a pic at Rockefeller Center. Watch out Wall Street!

•	The Gonzaga NY Trek to Wall St. briefly visited Federal Hall where George Washington took his oath for president!

The Gonzaga NY Trek to Wall St. briefly visited Federal Hall where George Washington took his oath for president!

Live from NYSE!

Andrew Rieder of the Alumni Association shot the video from last week’s New York Trek from the New York Stock Exchange.  Among the various stops along the tour, the eight selected Gonzaga students were able to see first hand the workings of the NYSE.

Interested in attending the NYC Trek next year? Space is limited and application are made available in the Spring.   If you don’t want to wait until then for an eye-opening Trek experience, consider joining us for the Portland (Jan, 5th) and Seattle (Jan. 7-8) Treks this winter.  Be on the look out for registration announcements!

From Boone Ave to Wall Street: Update from New York Trek 2009

NYC Trek

Several Gonzaga students are in New York this week for the Annual GAMP New York Trek. Today the students had an opportunity to visit several high profile financial institutions in New York including the New York Stock Exchange, Deutsche Bank and the J.P. Morgan Chase headquarters. Students have the chance to sit down with several high ranking officers from these organizations and ask key questions about careers in the financial industry. Here’s a great photo of our students in front of the famous Wall Street Bull in the financial district.

We’ll send you more updates as the week unfolds.

Job Lead in Finance & Administration (South Seattle)

The south Seattle parishes and schools of St. Edward, St. Paul, and St. George are seeking talented and experienced candidates for the position of Regional Pastoral Assistant for Finance & Administration.

Email to receive a complete application packet. Position open until filled. This is a challenging position in a multi-cultural setting, and a grace filled opportunity for someone with the right gifts to make a difference.

Oregon Health & Science University Seeks Accounting Specialist

This position provides accounting and financial support to the administrative function within ITG.   Performs daily financial activities relative to inventory, billing, invoicing, purchase requisitions, purchase orders, operational and capital tracking and budgeting.  Supports Financial Business Partners and management.  Attention to detail is critical.

Primary Responsibilities:
Processes and resolves problems with invoices, purchase requisitions, and purchase orders.  Submits and tracks purchase requests.  Does the initial investigation of problems with invoices and PO’s.  Works with ITG’s Contracts to resolve issues.   Makes decisions daily about relationships between the many contracts ITG has and the Purchase Requisitions, Purchase Order, and invoices that result.  Does monthly accruals and prepays.    Assists managers and the finance team with financial issues and tracking.  Participates in and/or completes projects.  Supports the West Campus in financial processes.

The position is an Accounting Specialist who will work in the Information Technology Group supporting four Financial Business Partners. While the position’s title is “Accounting”, the expectation is that the position’s career path is on the operational finance side and not on accounting.

Candidates should apply on line at the web site.  The unique Job Posting identifier is IRC27669.

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