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Finance Intern
Amerisafe | Deridder, Louisiana
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The Finance intern position will be responsible for a wide range of activities relating to managing of AMERISAFE's $1.2 billion investment portfolios including report analysis and preparation, trade entry and reconciliation, and financial and credit analysis of potential fixed-income investments. Position will be involved in gathering, analyzing and communicating investment information involved in security valuation and trading, across municipal, corporate, mortgage, treasury, agency and equity markets. This is a part time, non-exempt position for students who are pursuing a degree in a finance, economics, accounting or business related field. This is an opportunity to gain valuable institutional money management experience as well as receive an introduction to AMERISAFE, a $1.2 billion market-capitalization publicly-traded workers' compensation company based in DeRidder, Louisiana.

AMERISAFE is seeking a detail-oriented, productivity driven professional to add to our "Excellence Team" based in DeRidder, LA. If you love working with people, want to work for an award-winning company who is known throughout the insurance industry for its high ethics and integrity, and if you want to be a member of a winning team, then the Finance Intern position is for you.

AMERISAFE offers a competitive salary, full benefits package and much more. AMERISAFE has been named to Ward's 50 since 2009. We have many tenured employees across a 27 state territory. In short, employees stay with us because of who we are and what we do -exceptional people providing workers' comp for working people. If you're looking for a career, and not just a job, then AMERISAFE is for you.

AMERISAFE does not consider a person's race, sex, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identification, disability, medical or genetic information, pregnancy, military status, age or any other factor prohibited by law in making hiring, promotion, training, assignment, compensation, discipline, benefits, employment and termination decisions.


* Report analysis and preparation.
* Trade entry and reconciliation.
* Financial and credit analysis of potential fixed-income investments.
* Gathering, analyzing and communicating investment information to other analysts and management.
* Learning about key economic data, trading securities, and portfolio management.
* Other duties as assigned.


* Currently enrolled in college program to obtain a bachelor's degree in finance, economics, accounting or business related field.
* Working knowledge of applicable personal computing technologies, including MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat and MS Outlook email. Bloomberg experience is a plus.
* High degree of interest in the securities markets, economic metrics and the impact of demographic, financial, and fiscal and monetary policy on the economy.
* Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
* Excellent communications skills-written and verbal. Must communicate with co-workers and Management in a courteous and professional manner.
* Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and meet financial reporting and other project deadlines.
* Highly organized style, with demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently.
* Proven ability to work closely with others in a team-oriented environment.
* Must be detail oriented.
* Willingness to pursue further study toward the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

About Amerisafe

AMERISAFE, Inc. (AMERISAFE) is an insurance holding company. The Company is a specialty provider of workers' compensation insurance focused on small to mid-sized employers engaged in hazardous industries, principally construction, trucking, logging, agriculture, oil and gas, maritime and sawmills. It provides coverage to employers under state and federal workers' compensation laws. AMERISAFE's workers' compensation insurance policies provide benefits to injured employees for, among other things, temporary or permanent disability, death and medical, and hospital expenses. As of December 31, 2008, the Company had approximately 7,700 voluntary business policyholders. (Source: 10-K)

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