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FINANCIAL EXAMINER/ANALYST II - 43001387

Date: Oct 8, 2021

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 453600 

Agency: Financial Services

Working Title: FINANCIAL EXAMINER/ANALYST II - 43001387

Position Number: 43001387 

Salary:  $40,948.20 

Posting Closing Date: 11/06/2021 

*****OPEN COMPETITIVE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY *****

OFFICE OF INSURANCE REGULATION
BUREAU: PROPERTY AND CASUALTY INSURER SOLVENCY

CITY: TALLAHASSEE 

COUNTY: LEON

SPECIAL NOTES:                                                                                                  
This position requires a Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university with a major in accounting, finance, economics, business management, risk management and insurance or actuarial science.

Preference will be given to applicants with experience in insurance regulation, financial analysis, public accounting, or similar experience with specialization in the insurance industry.

Preference will be given to applicants that have successfully completed coursework pertaining to analyzing financial statements or applicants that have job-related experience in analyzing financial statements.

Preference will be given to applicants that have experience in the analysis in written documentation or other data.

Preference will be given to applicants that have experience in writing reports, memoranda, business letters or other forms of written communication.

Relevant designations may enhance a candidate’s profile (AFE, CFE, CPA, CPCU, FLMI, APIR, PIR, etc.)

Applicants will be required to take an exam to evaluate their insurance knowledge and skills in reading, comprehension, and application of the Florida Statutes.

The starting annual salary for this position is $40,948.20.

This position requires a security background check, including fingerprint as a condition of employment. 

Employees of the Department of Financial Services are paid on a monthly pay cycle. 

Responses to qualifying questions must be clearly supported by the state application and any omission, falsification or misrepresentation in the answering of the qualifying questions will be cause for immediate elimination from the selection process.

Minimum Qualifications for this position include the following REQUIRED ENTRY LEVEL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

This position requires a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university with a major in accounting, finance, economics, business management, risk management and insurance or actuarial science.

  • Strong communications skills (both written and oral)
  • Understanding of insurance operations, risks, risk management techniques, and transaction flows
  • Understanding of risks that could emerge from non-insurance operations of a group
  • Analytical skills with the ability to pull together current financial information and update with submitted projections and other available narrative reports (i.e., business plan, Form F, MD&A, ORSA, etc.)
  • Ability to research and apply the applicable state laws, insurance departments’ regulations, procedures and practices, GAAP and the NAIC statutory accounting practices
  • Ability to understand and evaluate the enterprise risk management functions of insurers
  • Ability to make decisions based on reasonable and timely analysis
  • Ability to evaluate and challenge information provided by company
  • Ability to multi-task, manage multiple projects, and effectively manage time
  • Ability to adapt to changing expectations and environments
  • Proficient with MS Word, Excel, and other related tools
  • Proficient in use of electronic work paper documentation tools

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:

This position is a part of OIR’s Analysis Unit which analyzes the financial solvency of each authorized insurer, pursuant to the requirement set forth in the Florida Insurance Code. The primary duties, responsibilities, and educational requirements are taken from the National Association of Insurance Commissioner’s Financial Analysis Handbook, which the Office has adopted by Rule. This position requires extensive training and education and requires the employee to exercise discretion and judgment in determining the appropriate action based on the financial condition and prospective solvency of the insurance company being analyzed.

This position will primarily handle the small to mid-sized holding company groups and less-complex single state companies. The primary duties of the position are:

  • Perform an in-depth financial and operational analysis of insurance companies with special emphasis on Florida Domestic companies assigned.
  • Analyze all schedules and exhibits of annual and quarterly statements and evaluate reinsurance aspects in accordance with Financial Service Commission and NAIC accreditation standards.
    • Perform analysis and appropriately incorporate information from company filings, internal sources, external sources, and NAIC tools.
    • Perform analysis customized to promote effectiveness and efficiency in accordance with the size, risk, and complexity of the insurer.
    • Evaluate and recommend solutions or courses of action to management for assigned companies that are determined to be non-compliant with financial requirements defined in Florida Statutes.
    • Correspond with company executives, department staff, and other regulators to investigate issues identified, and evaluate whether additional regulatory actions are warranted
    • Organize, prepare, and write reports based on financial analysis and interpretation of data.
    • Analyze management and control of companies.
    • Analyze contracts to determine compliance with applicable laws and rules and provide management with summarized findings.
    • Analyze and report on insurers plans of operations.
    • Monitor company compliance with Risk Based Capital and Material Transactions Reporting requirements and initiate action in non-compliance situations.
    • Create and update Insurer Profile Summary (IPS) and/or Group Profile Summary (GPS) on a timely basis to ensure that significant risks are identified, and ongoing monitoring are effectively shared with other regulators.
    • Develop conclusions regarding insurer compliance with state laws, rules, regulations, NAIC, and Office standards and guidelines.
    • Monitor and evaluate NAIC Models which impact Solvency Regulation. Compiles evidence to be used in judicial or administrative proceedings and testifies when required.
    • Prioritize and manage workload in accordance with OIR Performance Expectation standards.
    • Determine the level of oversight of assigned companies based on risks and complexity.
    • Lead administrative or Business Unit projects deemed necessary by the Commissioner, Chief, or Financial Administrator.
  • Process assigned public record requests related to assigned Companies.
  • Coordinate work performed with other regulatory functions to avoid duplication of efforts and/or requests.
  • Analyze, research, or perform research on complex issues including State law, State regulations, accounting standards, etc.
  • Participate in training courses to develop new, and improve upon existing, skills to improve execution and effectiveness of the financial analysis process.
  • Stay apprised of industry trends through review of business journals, industry publications, etc. to determine impact on insurers in State and continue to improve focus and execution of the financial analysis process regulatory.
  • Maintain relevant designations that enhance the analyst’s ability to perform analysis and effectively monitor the ongoing solvency of insurers (e.g. CFE, APIR, PIR, CPCU, FLMI, etc.)
  • Coordinate and conduct staff training by means of oral, hand-out, and/or PowerPoint presentations.
  • Represent the Department at public functions if directed to do so.
  • Perform other related duties as required.
  • Develop Industry Knowledge and Skills.

If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.

 

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 


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