Robert Half Finance & Accounting Benefits Administrator in Tampa, Florida

Robert Half is currently assisting our client in their search for an Underwriting Assistant. The Underwriting Assistant is primarily responsible for risk evaluation, including selection and retention of new and existing small commercial business in accordance with the company's underwriting philosophy. The Underwriting Assistant develops and fosters positive, professional relationships with the company's agency partners, as well as achieves company growth and profitability objectives. This employee is expected to exhibit a high level of technical expertise, while exercising sound judgment, and delivering consistent results. Responsibilities include:

  • Selects new business and evaluates renewal accounts in accordance with company underwriting philosophy, established authority parameters, as well as written/verbal procedures and guidelines.

  • Demonstrates a professional, courteous attitude with agents. Responds quickly and ethically to all requests/issues. Delivers on promises and promises only what can be delivered.

  • Provides accurate and thorough education to agents about the company's risk selection philosophy and pricing guidelines.

  • Monitors performance criteria, including premium and unit count goals, mix of business, written-to-quoted ratio, and declination ratio of assigned agencies and territory.

  • Reviews claims activity, loss control surveys, and inspection reports for existing policies, handling as required.

  • Provides support such as ensuring accurate and timely servicing and billing of accounts

  • Works with other departments as necessary to resolve policy issues.

  • Determines the appropriate course of action for policy changes, delegating to processing assistants for handling.

  • Research new products and coverage forms Requirements include:

  • Knowledge of underwriting processes, coverages, and tools to gather and evaluate information in order to reach appropriate decisions on renewals and new business

  • Minimum of three years of small commercial underwriting or account management experience.

  • Proficient in Excel

  • Ability to innovate and apply new ideas

  • Ability to understand and explain ISO forms and terminology

  • Bachelor's Degree preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Can rely on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform job functions. For immediate consideration please forward your resume to

Robert Half Finance & Accounting is the world's leader in specialized financial staffing. We provide exciting full-time opportunities in the areas of accounting, bookkeeping, finance, audit, taxation and more. We pioneered the professional staffing industry, and we've been successfully matching professionals with employers since 1948. Our proven proprietary processes, along with our relationships in more than 340 locations worldwide, allow us to provide you unparalleled access to exciting career opportunities.

But don't take our word for it. Our company once again was named to FORTUNEĀ® magazine's list of "World's Most Admired Companies" and was the highest-ranked staffing firm. (March 1, 2016), and 9 out of 10 of our clients and candidates would recommend our service to a colleague.

Contact your local Robert Half Finance & Accounting office at 844.539.2523 or visit to apply for this job now or find out more about other job opportunities..

All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be authorized to work in the United States. All applicants applying for Canadian job openings must be authorized to work in Canada.

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Vet

By clicking 'Apply Now' you are agreeing to Robert Half Terms of Use.

Req ID: 01070-0008887859

Functional Role: Benefits Administrator

Country: USA

State: FL

City: Tampa

Postal Code: 33613

Compensation: $35,000.00 to $40,000.00 per year

Requirements: Basic Office Skills, Email, Customer Service, MS Word, MS Excel