Alec Haahr - Delta Sigma Pi at University of Minnesota

Alec Haahr
1101 University Ave SE Apt. 408 - Minneapolis, MN, 55414
605-595-4282 - [email protected]
University of Minnesota- Twin Cities
Curtis L. Carlson School of Management
Bachelor of Science in Business: Finance and Accounting with Honors
Dean’s List: Fall 2011- Spring 2013
Minneapolis, MN
May 2015
GPA: 3.94
ACT: 33
Work Experience
Raymond James
Memphis, TN
Fixed Income Capital Markets Intern
June 2013-August 2013
 Rotations in Sales, Trading, Public Finance, and Research
 Researched short term trends and provided administrative support for head corporate trader
 Synthesized an investment portfolio overview from four different reports- new report generation required 90% less time
 Detailed risk levels in traders’ portfolios based on aging policies and effective duration hedging
Sioux Falls, SD
Financial Analyst Intern
May-August 2012
Updated financial models for prepaid card partners and reported overall changes in level of profitability and underlying
Maintained a weekly file documenting overall deposit volume and deposit volume by partner- used VLOOKUP formulas,
macros and pivot tables in process. Report used to generate deposit forecasts and determine future capital requirements
Analyzed monthly divisional financial statements to investigate causes of substantial variances month-over-month relative to
the budget to increase accuracy in forecasting
Leadership and Involvement
Volunteer Tax Assistance Program
November 2012-Present
Certified Advanced Site Coordinator – General Operations
June 2013-Present
 Dedicated technical expert: identify recurring errors and provide instruction for accurate preparation, research most
challenging topics and problems as they arise
 Recruit, interview and train quality reviewers and tax preparers and strategize as a member of the executive team
Certified Advanced Quality Reviewer
November 2012-April 2013
 Reviewed the work of four tax preparers on a regular basis to ensure accuracy and compliance
 Program completed over 900 returns totaling $650,000 in refunds generating $130,000 in tax preparation savings
Delta Sigma Pi- Professional Business Fraternity
September 2011-Present
VP of Scholarship and Awards
June 2013-Present
 Promote academic excellence through a scholarship program featuring goal setting and periodic check-ins
 Developed information collection tool to maximize efficiency across multiple positions. Data collected throughout the year
used to apply for regional and national awards across all facets of the fraternity
VP of Community Service
June 2012-December 2012
 Orchestrated eight events generating a total of over 150 service hours
 Organized Fraternity’s first bone marrow drive, responsible for 40+ volunteers, registering 200 potential donors
Pledge Class President, National Events Coordinator
September 2011-June 2012
CFA Institute Research Challenge
September 2013-Present
 Member of five person team selected to represent the University of Minnesota. Five month long competition requiring the
research and analysis of a publicly traded company and preparation of an initiation-of-coverage report
 Report is presented with a PowerPoint presentation and buy, sell or hold recommendation to a board of local industry
professionals with the top team advancing to the regional level
Skills and Experience
Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, Assistant Treasurer, Campus Involvement Committee, Leadership Program Co-Founder
FINA 3001: Finance Fundamentals, Teaching Assistant
U.S. House of Representatives 2010 Campaign, Intern
Interests/Skills: Intramural volleyball, basketball, single-digit handicap golfer, proficient in Spanish, Bloomberg Certified