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Aureus Finance and Accounting

Accountant: Direct Hire - $65K: Are you looking for a solid public accountant with a mixture of tax, audit, compilation, and review who can hit the ground running in your company? Look no further because this is your candidate! They hold an active CPA and have five years in public accounting working in financial services and for construction clients. Currently, this CPA is serving as in charge on tax clients…

Controller: Direct Hire - $80K: Meet this excellent CPA with six years in public accounting! Currently, they are managing 20 engagements with a couple of staff and senior associates on each. Construction, oil and gas, nonprofit, and employee benefit plans are a few industries of exposure for this public accountant. They possess a great personality and are ready to see what else is out there outside of the public realm…

Auditor: Contract - $32/hr: This active CPA holds a bachelor's degree in accounting, 10 years in public accounting, and is open to a new opportunity in the Des Moines area! Specializing in audit, this CPA has exposure in the manufacturing, nonprofit, and construction industries. They are at a prime spot to make an immediate impact on any organization…

Accounting/HR Professional: Contract - $28/hr: You need to meet this dedicated HR/accounting professional! This candidate has a master's degree, is PHR certified, and has experience in a number of areas including management, human resources, business finance and accounting, project management, and team leading. They have more than 15 years of human resources experience with recruiting, personnel policies, employee recognition, administering employee benefits, and safety policies…

Aureus Systems

Epic/Cerner Trainer, ICD-10 Auditor: Contract - $120/hr: Check out this integral leader with a background in EMR software training, curriculum development, solid experience in creating test scripts, and leading/participating in more than 50 implementations. Also, they have trained up to 40 healthcare professionals per classroom. Subjects included physician and nurse charting, electronic medication administration, laboratory/radiology results review, discharge process, and other ancillary services…

Linux Administrator: Direct Hire - $90K: A Windows, Linux, and Unix systems administrator is looking for a new full-time career opportunity! This candidate is loyal and dedicated and is looking for a long-term career with the potential for learning and growth. They have excellent experience with Windows Servers, Linux RedHat, AIX Administration, Active Directory, some networking, and more…

BA/QA Contractor: Contract - $75/hr: This candidate is a senior business/quality analyst with more than eight years of experience identifying business needs and determining solutions for complex business problems. They have extensive knowledge working through the software development life cycle. This individual possesses excellent analytical and problem solving skills in designing, developing, and implementing innovative business processes using new approaches and technology…

Help Desk Support: Contract - $35/hr: This candidate just finished their associate's degree in computer science, but they have more than 18 years of successful experience in various customer service and support positions. Their strengths include account maintenance, problem-solving and trouble-shooting, sales and staff support for end users, planning/implementing proactive procedures, networks, and basic computer hardware design. Also, they possess solid computer and Window server skills…

Aureus Executive

Interim Finance Executive: Interim - $140/hr: Meet this accomplished finance executive with leadership experience in many environments including start-up, turnaround, and growth positions. They have expertise in building, training, and developing corporate finance departments. Proven experience in mergers and acquisitions, budgeting, forecasting, and GAAP/IFRS/Statutory reporting standards for U.S. and international insurance companies. Also, they have proven their ability to analyze and re-engineer cross functional processes…

Chief Information Security Officer: Direct Hire - $225K: This candidate is the difference between success and failure for your organization. With 18 years of C-level experience, this candidate has led two multi-facility large entity healthcare systems as their CISO with variable budgets. This candidate holds certifications of CISSP, PMP, HITP, CHISP, and CHIO. They are a long-term affiliate of International Information Systems Security Certification and Center for Advancement of Enterprise Architecture…

Interim CFO: Interim - $145/hr: Don’t miss out on this interim healthcare executive with experience as a CFO and COO! They are looking for an interim position anywhere in the U.S. They hope to come into an organization and have an impact in a short amount of time. They have a BA degree in accounting and strong skill sets in budgets, reimbursement, Medicare, Medicaid, and other third party payers. This candidate is also experienced with physician contract negotiation, compliance…

Information Services VP: Direct Hire - $210K: This candidate is your next CISO! With more than 25 years of experience in IT security, this professional has led companies such as IBM and Cognizant. They hold extensive experience with NIST, FISMA, FIPS, ISO2700x, PII, IP, NERC CIP, PCI, Privacy and Incident Response. Currently they are serving as a board member for the Cloud Security Alliance and they have helped GRC Security Architecture improve CSA cloud security…

Healthcare Administration

COO: Direct Hire - $175K: Check out this senior healthcare professional with diverse experience in hospital settings including vice president of corporate strategy, senior vice president of planning and marketing, and vice president of integrated delivery system planning and development. In addition, this individual has deep expertise in lean and adaptive management. They have direct experience in operations by coaching CEOs and senior management and developing problem solving capability with front line staff…

CEO: Direct Hire - $130K: This dynamic CEO has more than 15 years of experience in a variety of healthcare settings including large acute care hospitals, critical access hospital, long-term care, home health, and specialty clinics. They are a results-oriented healthcare professional with a proven track record of organization success as demonstrated through the turnaround of a $700,000 deficit in less than two years. As an engaged collaborator, this healthcare executive has built strategic relationships…

Healthcare Administrator: Interim - $94/hr: As a licensed NHA for both Iowa and Nebraska this RN-BC candidate has more than 15 years of LTC administrator experience. In addition to normal administrative duties, this candidate has implemented and initiated immediate plans of actions for facilities that have received negative survey results and even been on the brink of closure. Recently they managed a 126-bed skilled facility that included high acuity with ventilator and tracheotomy units…

Director of Behavioral Health: Direct Hire - $90K: Meet this professional who has been in a leadership role for more than 20 years excelling as director of behavioral health programs for government entities, local, profit, and not-for-profit settings. The candidate has prior experience as an inpatient director for a 40-bed psychiatric unit. Within the same unit, they increased revenue by $4.6M with an average of 89 percent daily census. As an experienced leader, this candidate helped to facilitate programs…

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Chris L. Carlson
Chris L. Carlson, CPC
Managing Director
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  2014 2015
National 6.1% 5.3%
NE 3.4% 2.6%
IA 4.4% 3.8%
KS 4.5% 4.4%
MO 6.1% 5.8%
Metropolitan Areas
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 3.5% 2.9%
Lincoln, NE 2.9% 2.2%
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 3.9% 3.2%
Kansas City, MO-KS 5.8% 5.3%

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

National unemployment as of
July 2015.

State unemployment as of
June 2015.

Metropolitan area unemployment as of July 2015.

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