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ALPFA FIU Newsletter

ISSUE 10 March 23, 2012

This Issue: Meeting Notes P. 2 Dates to Remember P. 3 Upcoming Events P. 4 Next Meeting P. 6 Company Profile P. 7 Job Opportunities P. 8
Above: Tax and Audit representatives from Cherry Bekaert & Holland.

Daniel Zamora asks questions to the Executive Board.

A representative from Cherry Bekaert & Holland conducts the panel discussion.

A Tax representative from Cherry Bekaert & Holland.

Meeting Notes
During the eighth general meeting of the Spring 2012 semester, the Executive Board held a panel discussion. Various questions were answered by each member of the board such as What was your greatest challenge this semester as well as What is the best part about your position?. This was a great way for prospective Fall 2012 Executive Board members to allow their questions to be answered. The Fall 2012 Executive Board nominations will be held on March 30. Following the general meeting, Cherry, Bekaert & Holland conducted a presentation held in a presidential debate format discussing the differences between careers in tax and audit. The next general meeting will be on March30, 2012. Florida Power & Light (FPL) will be presenting for both Finance and Accounting students.

Dates to Remember
March 30

Executive Board Nominations Sports Raffle Drawing

March 31

Fundraising Event Car Wash 10:00am4:00pm 12000 sw 8th St. Miami, FL, 33101 Contact Information: Katrina Radzko

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events
~~~ If you can volunteer for the Great Taste of the Grove, please email or the Chamber Office or call the Chamber 305-444-7270. ______________________________________________________



The Chamber of Commerce is lining up volunteers who are so important to the success of the Great Taste of the Grove.
We are looking for individuals who can work at least one shift either on Sat., April 14 or Sun., Apr. 15or both days -- if you have done this before you know how much fun you will have. This event features food and drinks from some of the area's finest restaurants, live music, and children's entertainment in Peacock Park. Volunteers are needed at the liquor and beer booths, water and soda, information and ticket booths. The shifts are 10:30-1 p.m.; 1:30-4 p.m. and 4-7:30 p.m. If for any reason you are not physically able to help with set up or breakdown, perhaps you can reel in a friend/neighbor/spouse to help us with this effort. Also please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before your shift starts and allow sufficient time to park. We do ask, however, if you sign up and for any reason have to cancel, that you

let us know at least 48 hours prior to the event.


will leave us short staffed if you cancel the day before or if you do not show for your shift

This is one of the Chamber's signature events where you will experience a true Grove event, see your neighbors, and make new friends Please email, our Volunteer Coordinator, and be sure to include your best contact or cell number and the shift(s) you would like to help with and the day.

Thank you. Sue McConnell, Board Member, Coconut Grove Chamber of Commerce 305-442-9235

Next Meeting

March 30, 2012

Firm Presentation:

Accounting and Finance: Florida Power & Light (FPL)


Networking: 5:30-6:00pm Meeting: 6:00-8:00pm


RB 120 (Ryder Building)

Company Profile

Headquarters located in Juno Beach, Florida Largest investor-owned electric utility in Florida, serving approximately 4.5 million customer accounts in eastern and southern Florida Subsidiary of NextEra Energy Inc., a leading clean energy company. NextEra Energy, along with its subsidiary, Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) was named No. 1 overall among electric and gas utilities on Fortunes 2011-2012 list of the "Worlds Most Admired Companies Over 5000 employees and $11 billion in revenues

Job Opportunities

Company: Assurant Careers website: Location: Miami, FL Position: Finance & Accounting Internship Salary: Paid Citizenship: Open to all candidates authorized to work in the US with no restrictions. Eligibility: Junior or Senior Bachelors student enrolled in Finance or Accounting Application Deadline: March 28, 2012 Application Process: Interested students must apply online here: CBA Career Link Job:729667 AND on the Assurant website here: Finance Internship Job for consideration. Students who do not apply to the Assurant site will not be in the candidate pool. Position Overview: We are looking for a top-notch Finance or Accounting student to intern with us! Great opportunity for in-depth exposure to finance in a business environment! Key Responsibilities:

Create, maintain, and coordinate a wireless reporting calendar throughout LATAM on a monthly basis Follow up on reporting deliverables (Monthly) Modify and roll forward, plan and forecast worksheets (Quarterly) Complete dashboard reports Assist the Director in the preparation of presentations as needed

Required skills/experience: Junior / Senior Accounting or Finance Student Excellent verbal and written communication skills Bilingual English and Spanish communication skills required Proficient user of MS Word, Excel and Power Point Strong organizational and multitasking skills Ability to process time sensitive data and information from multiple sources, make decisions and communicate actions

Job Opportunities (continued)

Desired skills/experience: Previous experience is a plus! Visio or other diagram mapping application Cognos knowledge Ability to do process mapping

Length of internship: approximately 12 months Hours: 25-30 hour per week About Assurant: Assurant Solutions businesses develop, underwrite, market and administer specialty insurance, extended service contracts and other risk management solutions through collaborative relationships with leading financial institutions, retailers, automobile dealers, funeral homes, manufacturers, wireless carriers and other entities. With operations in 25 locations, including executive offices in Atlanta, Ga., Assurant Solutions serves clients and their customers in 12 countries throughout North America, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe and Asia.

Assurant Solutions is part of Assurant, a premier provider of specialized insurance products and related services in North America and select worldwide markets. The four key businesses -- Assurant Solutions, Assurant Specialty Property, Assurant Health, and Assurant Employee Benefits -- partner with clients who are leaders in their industries and have built leadership positions in a number of specialty insurance market segments in the U.S. and select worldwide markets.

Assurant, a Fortune 500 company and a member of the S&P 500, is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AIZ. Assurant has approximately $27 billion in assets and $8 billion in annual revenue. Assurant has approximately 14,000 employees worldwide and is headquartered in New York's financial district. We offer comprehensive benefits to full time and part time employees including medical, dental, STD, LTD and life insurance, 401k with profit sharing, generous paid time off and much more.

Assurant is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All aspects of consideration for employment and employment with the Company are governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.

Job Opportunities

Job Opportunities

Job Opportunities

Job Opportunities
About JPMorgan Chase JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.2 trillion and operations in more than 60 countries. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers, small-business and commercial banking, financial transaction processing, asset management and private equity. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the worlds most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Business Area The firms Finance division provides an ideal opportunity to increase your understanding of global finance. Our Finance teams play an essential role in every aspect of their business, combining a well-developed performance measurement process with sophisticated economic capital measurement. The result is exceptional nancial discipline throughout the rm. As a member of our team, you will participate in a wide range of learning experiences and take the first steps toward building a dynamic career at the firm. Program Overview The Finance Analyst Development Program is a leadership program designed to attract, develop, and retain entry-level professionals who share our passion for instituting meaningful change and delivering powerful financial results for our firm. Analysts will support corporate and line of business functions, working closely with experienced professionals and making real contributions to business results. The broad spectrum of hands-on learning experiences offered throughout this two-year program provides an ideal springboard for you to cultivate your skills and expand your knowledge of internal finance. Analysts participate in rotations across the firms business lines Asset Management, Commercial Banking, Investment Bank, Retail Financial Services and Treasury & Securities Services- or in a corporate function, such as Corporate Planning and Analysis, Treasury, Corporate Finance Analytics, Investor Relations, or Corporate Controllers. Positions in this program are available in the following locations: New York Metro area, includes Jersey City, NJ Columbus, OH Newark/Wilmington, DE Chicago, IL Roles and Responsibilities There are various opportunities available within the Finance Analyst Development Program: Reporting, Planning and Analysis: Internally report monthly or quarterly financial results, including presentations to senior management; analyze business reasons for results; forecast financial results for future periods; prepare future years budgets. Controllers: Request, consolidate, analyze, validate and report financial data while adhering to internal control standards; ensure overall integrity and validity of the financial statements and controls over the transaction cycle; work to enhance the efficiency and control of the financial reporting process; work on external filings and press releases. Project Management: Assist in project documentation; perform PMO (project management office) functions; develop operating models, procedures and standards; support and/or lead small and large scale business initiatives; support BAU (business as usual) activities. Risk: Analyze and report, internally and externally, composition of risks across the firm, including the preparation of periodic overviews for the firms Board of Directors, and daily, weekly and monthly risk and financial reports for the firm's senior management to monitor overall risk profiles.

Job Opportunities (continued)

Strategy and Business Development: Analyze client information, market data and competitor positioning for senior management intelligence; work on project execution; conduct strategic analysis by leveraging business knowledge, technical analysis, and modeling skills to provide incisive strategic insights. Investor Relations: Assist in preparation of quarterly earnings documents, including the drafting of the press release and the preparation of support documents; prepare presentations used by senior management at investor conferences; work with line of business finance teams to understand business drivers and help communicate the firms story. Treasury / balance sheet: Work on managing the firm's liquidity and capital positions, establishing funds transfer pricing policy, analyzing the firm's line of business and consolidated earnings at risk, executing the firm's securitization programs and managing the firm's relationships with rating agencies and fixed income investors. Training and Development The training program is designed to develop analytical talents, problem-solving skills, interpersonal and communication skills. It begins with two weeks of intensive training that includes a comprehensive overview of our firm and the finance division. Your training will focus on accounting and financial statement analysis, including other skills essential for success in your division. Throughout these informative two weeks, you will also meet senior finance managers, who will share their personal experiences at the firm and discuss our industrys immediate and future strategic challenges. Qualifications We seek highly motivated candidates, interested in a career in Finance. Other qualifications include: Expected graduation date ranging from December 2011 to June 2012 GPA of 3.5 or above Preferred majors include Finance, Accounting and MIS/CIS; however, all majors are considered Excellent verbal and written communication skills and analytical skills Basic understanding of financial statements, accounting procedures, internal and external reporting and variance analysis Intermediate to advanced proficiency with MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Access All candidates must have the eligibility to work permanently in the U.S. For more information on how to apply, visit

Any Questions, Comments, or Concerns? Please feel free to contact the Executive Board: Kevin Zamora Yegor Nadvornyy Oriana Boxer Natalia Marco Katrina Radzko Anais Perez Arianna Monserrat Daniel Ghanem Edward Delgado Daniel Zamora
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