In the Insurance Department, Financial Regulation Division, this class is accountable for independently participating in the examination of the financial and business records of insurance companies to assess condition and market conduct.
GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE
This is a basic professional working level and is used to assist and participate in professional examination work. This class is distinguished from lower level classes by responsibility for examination work which requires the application of technical principles and practices of accounting and of relevant statutes and regulations in the analysis of business and financial records and documents being examined. This class is distinguished from higher level Examiner classes by responsibility for participating and assisting in examination work under the supervision of an Examiner of higher grade.
Works under the general supervision of an Insurance Certified Supervising Examiner or other employee of higher grade.
May lead/supervise clerical staff.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Participates in examinations of insurance companies' records;
Traces each item of a financial statement to original sources;
Verifies and computes liabilities;
Verifies cash and bank balances;
Verifies annual statements and reports submitted to the Insurance Commissioner;
Verifies proper market conduct including rates charged and claims paid;
Prepares or assists in preparing examination reports;
May conduct office audits of annual statements of licensed insurance companies and complaint registers;
May assist in the preparation of hearing materials;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
accounting and auditing principles and practices;
the organization, terminology and business practices of insurance companies;
life actuarial reserves;
Knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply insurance statutes, regulations and bulletins and the Uniform Administrative Procedures Act;
oral and written communication skills;
analyze and evaluate insurance company financial records and statements;
calculate complex mathematical formulas;
utilize computer software;
Performs related duties as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Six (6) years of experience in one or more of the following areas: governmental examination of financial condition or market conduct of insurance companies, accounting, auditing or actuarial work.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been at the paraprofessional level.
NOTE: This experience is interpreted as work requiring the exercise of some independent judgment in the application of basic principles and practices of governmental examination of financial condition or market conduct of insurance companies, accounting, auditing or actuarial work.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
Successful completion of an Accounting Careers Trainee program approved by the Department of Administrative Services may be substituted for the General Experience and Special Experience.
College training with courses in accounting may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
A Master's degree in accounting, insurance, business or economics may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
Certification in any of the following may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience: Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(15)-Insurance Programs and Control
(16)-ADMIN & RESID (P-5)
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Insurance Examiner (Examination and Market Conduct) in Salary Group AR 22 approved effective February 15, 2012. (Revised to add Acknowledgement section and modify content) Final No. 23-045