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Surety Analyst/Underwriter Trainee


You will be challenged. Rewarded. And valued for your unique experience, background and perspective.

Join a team where hard work pays off and original thinking is celebrated. As you build your future at Westfield Insurance, you will quickly learn that protecting our customer’s future by delivering on our promise to help restore lives and rebuild businesses when the unexpected happens is at the heart of what we do. Building relationships and caring about people has been part of our culture since 1848. Be a part of a team that recognizes and appreciates those who take initiative, know how to elevate an idea and can innovate and seek opportunity in a changing world.
Surety Analyst/Underwriter Trainee (Full Time Opportunity) Job Summary
Salary Range: Minimum: $49,411.00 - Midpoint: $56,821.00 PLUS 5% Annual Bonus 
Full Benefits package including: 18 days of PTO, Dual Retirement Plan, Health Insurance Coverage
Location: Westfield Center, OH with a possibility of relocation after completion of training
Start Date: Late May 2022 or early June 2022 

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. Selected candidates will participate in a 6-month onsite SuretyTraining class at Westfield Insurance's headoffice located at Westfield Center, OH. Upon succesful completion of the training, the Surety Analyst will relocate to one of our Service Offices located anywhere within Westfield's operating territory. 
As a Surety Analyst/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 business’s management team to gauge the organization’s 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: 
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • 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 offers a Total Rewards program that focuses on compensation, benefits and wellness, and includes perks like 401(k), pension plan, annual incentive, education reimbursement, flex-time, onsite fitness center/reimbursement and casual dress. Work-life balance, recognition, and learning and career development are all part of a rewarding career with Westfield.
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We are an equal opportunity employer/minority/female/disability/protected veteran.