H.W. Kaufman Group

Assistant Underwriter

Location CA-NS-Halifax
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Burns & Wilcox Canada



The Opportunity:
We are seeking a dedicated and focused underwriting assistant to work closely with our underwriting experts to deliver high quality service to our clients. This role supports our Halifax underwriting unit.


The Ideal Candidate:

  • You’re organized and a master multi-tasker. You pay attention to details and can effectively manage your time and priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • You take initiative. You don’t wait until you are told what to do. You anticipate project needs and can roll up your sleeves to get the job done.
  • You’re a team-player. Our organization collaborative atmosphere where supporting each other is critical for success.
  • You’re professional and customer service focused. You put the needs of your internal and external clients first and take pride in your work and reputation.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Service a book of business under the direct supervision of an underwriter
  • Process new insurance submissions from clients
  • Log applications, prepare binders, and process policies and endorsements
  • Bind risk, post the invoice and process technical data
  • Order and follow up on inspections and handle endorsement requests and referrals for the underwriter
  • Manage relationships with retail insurance brokers and follow up on any outstanding information needed to complete the underwriting file




  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • Insurance administration experience in underwriting and/or brokerage support with excess & surplus lines preferred
  • Demonstrated proficiency in customer service and administration
  • Proven organization skills and ability with a strong attention to detail
  • Interest in continued education and professional development to obtain full underwriting authority

Compensation Package:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Health benefits
  • Group RRSP
  • Employer paid continuing education courses and designations



About Our Company

When someone needs insurance coverage for the unique, the unusual, or the unconventional, they come to Burns & Wilcox Canada. Burns & Wilcox Canada offers comprehensive solutions for retail insurance brokers and agents of all sizes. Burns & Wilcox Canada is a subsidiary of the H.W. Kaufman Group. No other specialty insurance organization can match the unique ability of the H.W. Kaufman Group to broker, write, insure and finance the most highly specialized risks in the world.


Burns and Wilcox Canada is committed to treating all people in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence with a view to providing integration and equal opportunities for all. Burns and Wilcox Canada welcomes applications from all qualified individuals and will accommodate applicants’ disability-related needs in accordance with the respective provincial human rights codes throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. If you require a disability-related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please inform the Recruiter or contact our Human Resources department at HRCanada@burns-wilcox.ca or 416-774-2660. Information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially. 





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