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Merchants Bonding Co Underwriting Assistant - West Des Moines, IA in West Des Moines, Iowa

Underwriting Assistant - Des Moines, IA

Elevate Your Career Options. Merchants Bonding Company seeking candidates for an Assistant in our Specialty Solutions Underwriting department. The Underwriting Assistant role partners to administer collateral, subdivision bonds, funds control and potential SBA bonds. This position is critical in keeping documentation, tracking on systems and all process flow. This position is responsible to review and apply SBA bond regulations, get involved in fact-finding projects, and be responsible for developing and maintaining an index system for all case files.

Successful candidates have strong administrative skills with the ability to read, understand and apply written regulations. 6+ years’ experience in an administrative assistant, legal administrative assistant or similar position, along with strong analytical skills. Knowledge of and experience in the Surety Industry or Construction law is a plus.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Ensures all contract and claims data and information is appropriately entered and saved into relevant systems and databases;

  • Maintains and administers the company’s contract templates, and assists with form completion;

  • Interacts with internal business teams to obtain all appropriate and required internal reviews and approvals for contract terms and provisions;

  • Responds to various internal business team questions, inquiries, or requests for clarification regarding contracts, terms/conditions, review and approval process, etc.;

  • Assists with SBA underwriting bonds and claims processing; maintains a working knowledge around SBA underwriting to properly assist team.

    Corporate Office is in West Des Moines, IA.

    Succeed with Visionary Leaders. Merchants’ reputation sets us above the competition. Our growth has remained in the double digits for over 10 years.

    We have a 37.5 hour workweek with flexible scheduling and a disciplined training program immersing new underwriters in actual bond analysis. Our compensation, time-off and benefit package rivals much larger corporations.

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