Products / Services
Competition Number:
2013-740
Competition Dates - From: 
Thursday, February 07, 2013
To: 
Friday, April 05, 2013
Title:
Financial Group Underwriter
Location:
Etobicoke, ON
Employment Type:
Salary:
Description:

 “Improving lives through our products and services, people and expertise.”

Recognized as one of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures, Medavie Blue Cross understands each one of its 1,900 employees plays a key role in building a strong and successful organization. Throughout the six provinces in which we operate, we know our people make a difference in our customers’ lives each day.  We encourage our employees to be involved and to support activities that allow for personal and professional growth and development. As a not-for-profit organization, we also place a high priority on giving back to the communities in which we live.

If you are looking for an opportunity in a challenging, fast-paced and team-oriented work environment with a leading local organization, the career you’ve been looking for may be waiting for you at Medavie Blue Cross.

Role Summary:
In this position, you will work with the Group Underwriting team in the Toronto office to ensure that Medavie Blue Cross achieves its underwriting targets on group business with 100 or more lives.
As well, you will work closely with  Head Office financial reporting units, the Ontario Sales team in dealings with agents/brokers/consultants and group administrators to ensure that our group business achieves profitable growth.

As a Financial Underwriter your key responsibilities will include:

  • Financial accounting for corporate ASO and refund-accounted clients;
  • Preparation of monthly and annual financial statements of large corporate accounts;
  • Provide analytical and financial support as an integral part of the financial reporting team in order to meet target dates and minimize errors;
  • Participation in presentations with clients and producers;
  • Establish consistent financial awareness within the team of all financial, procedural, process and client changes resulting in the completion of quality financial data;
  • Developing and ongoing maintenance of direct relationships with clients and producers;
  • Mentoring and training of junior underwriters in financial statement preparation;
  • Assessment of risk for group life, disability, health and dental business.
As the ideal candidate, you possess the following qualifications:

Education:  post-secondary education; GBA designation under CEBS program strongly preferred.

Work Experience: minimum of four years of underwriting experience, some of which in a similar financial role.

Other Qualifications:
  • Self-directed with high levels of personal accountability and responsibility;
  • Excellent reasoning, judgment and decision-making abilities;
  • Possess strong analytical skills with high attention to detail;
  • Time-management skills and enjoy working in a fast paced environment involving multiple tasks and priorities;
  • Strong negotiation and presentation skills;
  • Ability to travel to our headquarters in Moncton, NB (quarterly) and locally within Ontario. 
Computer Skills: strong working knowledge of MS Excel.

Language Skills:  excellent command of the English language including strong written communication; Bilingualism would be an asset.

If you are interested in working with a team of professionals in a challenging role and you possess the necessary qualifications, please follow the instructions for applying online via the Medavie Blue Cross Corporate website by clicking on the link below.

 

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We would like to thank all candidates for expressing interest. Please note only those selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Citizenship - Useful Information

Please indicate in your application the reason you are entitled to work in Canada: Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status or work permit.

Reliability screening will be required.

Medavie Blue Cross is an equal opportunity employer.