Underwriting Assistant

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A leading international marine insurance company providing P&I, FD&D and War Risk cover to their international membership, are working with GRS to recruit an Underwriting Assistant, for their Limassol operation. The successful candidate will have a minimum 2 years of experience in underwriting, ideally in the insurance sector. If you feel you have the necessary skills and industry experience, then we look forward to receiving your CV for this rewarding Limassol Underwriting Assistant opportunity.
  • Assist in the provision of ship and renewal documentation for approval by the underwriter, as requested, before input into the computer system (CSR).
  • Assist in the updating of the computer system (CSR) to ensure ship information data (name, flag, tonnage etc.) is correct.
  • Create and update spreadsheets for various data including chartered fleets and declarations for reinsurers.
  • Assist in the production of debit/credit notes entries and type the covering letters for dispatch of the same.
  • Assist in checking that any computer input from the previous day is correct.
  • Assist in the production of accounts for Members/Assureds, and to check balances.
  • Assist in the processing of laid return applications for shipping after lay-ups, as and when required.
  • Assist in the checking and encoding of entry forms for new ships and changes in the ownership, as and when received.
  • Assist in dealing with account queries from Members/Assureds and brokers.
  • Assist in the provision of Confirmations of Cover on behalf of the underwriter as and when required.
  • Assist when required in the preparation for the underwriters and to issue Certificates of Entry/Cover Notes annually following renewal and each time a new vessel is entered or there is a change of ownership.
  • Assist in the production of documentation for oil pollution required to allow Members/assureds and brokers to apply for CLC, USCG and ITOPF certification at the request of an underwriter as and when required.
  • Assist when required in the preparation of Letters of Undertaking to mortgagee banks on notification and provide annual confirmation of renewal.
  • Assist in other clerical tasks as and when requested by underwriters. 
  • Educated to High school level.
  • A minimum of 2 years’ commercial underwriting experience, ideally in the insurance sector.
  • Understand limits of knowledge and to seek appropriate guidance.
  • Learn to analyse issues carefully and thoroughly under guidance.
  • Follow directions on case handling from mentor/line manager.
  • Demonstrate attention to detail and a methodical approach in dealing with day-to-day work issues.
  • IT skills – Microsoft experience ideally. Alternatively, willingness and ability to learn quickly should be demonstrated.
  • Ability to learn and develop skills.
  • Ability to work under own initiative.
Due to the high volume of applications we receive at GRS Recruitment, only shortlisted candidates will be responded to.
To apply for this position, please email your CV to Ross Pitman, ross@grsrecruitment.com quoting the above job reference or call +357 25 342 720 for further information.



Job Summary
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    15 May 2024
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  • 2015
  • Ross@grsrecruitment.com