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Surety Associate Underwriter - Knoxville TN

Company: Westfield Group, Insurance
Location: Saint Charles
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Surety Associate Underwriter

Locations Available: Knoxville, TN / St. Charles, IL / Wichita, KS / Atlanta, GA

Youre ready to make your mark where people care about each other. Where your work is meaningful. And where your unique perspectives are welcome. Think about joining Westfield, a company focused on whats most important - the people behind our bonds.

Work, Pay, and Benefits:


  • Competitive base salary PLUS 5% Annual Bonus
  • Full Benefits package including: 18 days of PTO, Dual Retirement Plan, Health Insurance Coverage
  • Start Date: Late May 2023 or early June 2023


    Are you looking to put your financial analysis skills to work? We are looking for outgoing candidates interested in using their strong financial and communication skills to start their career path in Surety.

    As a Surety Associate Underwriter, you will work closely with both mentors and peers as you complete our Contract Surety Training program. The program will help you build a foundation for selecting risks that have profit potential as well as developing and maintaining relationships with our independent agency partners who provide us opportunities to write business. The underwriting process requires evaluating businesses by reviewing industry, business, and governmental data, then deciding whether to accept or decline the risk. A large part of that decision involves meeting with a businesss management team to gauge the organizations business plans and capabilities as well as understanding and interpreting financial trends and forecasted results. Recent or upcoming (December of 2022 or May of 2023) college graduates as well as those with up to 2-3 years of post-college work experience are encouraged to apply for our opening.

    Job Specifications / Experience / Certification / Education Includes:

    Required Qualifications:


  • Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university. GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, economics and/or marketing obtained through college coursework or work experience.
  • Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal, organizational and time management skills.


    Preferred Qualifications:


  • Business-related degree with a strong aptitude in accounting and/or financial analysis.
  • Relevant internship experience.
  • Engagement in activities that demonstrate leadership potential.


    Physical Requirements:


  • Ability to operate various types of computer equipment and software programs.
  • Ability to communicate via the telephone.
  • Ability to travel, as required, potentially both inter and intra state.
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle.
  • Ability to relocate if deemed necessary by the business unit.


    This job description describes the general nature and level of work performed in this role. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, responsibilities, knowledge, etc. These may be subject to change and additional functions may be assigned as needed by management.

    Westfield cares about relationships. We pay attention to the details, and embrace what each employee brings to the mix. If you are talented in your profession but also care about people - whether youre just starting out or have decades of experience - we want to talk with you. Learn more about current opportunities at www.westfieldinsurance.com/careers.

    We are an equal opportunity employer/minority/female/disability/protected veteran.

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Keywords: Westfield Group, Insurance, Elgin , Surety Associate Underwriter - Knoxville TN, Other , Saint Charles, Illinois

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