Insurance Accredited Financial Examiner


Recruitment #240326-4982AR-001


The State of Connecticut, Connecticut Insurance Department (CID), is looking to hire an Insurance Accredited Financial Examiner for the Department of Insurance, Field Financial Examination Unit.


  • Competitive starting salary
  • A Platinum Healthcare Plan, the nation’s best for state employees and dependents, according to a report by Georgetown’s Center on Health Insurance Reform an article by Ellen Andrews, Ph.D., along with comprehensive benefit offerings
  • Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings
  • Paid time off including 13 paid holidays per calendar year
  • A culture that encourages work-life balance
  • Professional growth and development opportunities
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Our mission at the State of Connecticut, Connecticut Insurance Department (CID) is consumer protection. The department carries out its mission by enforcing state insurance laws to ensure policyholders are treated fairly, by providing assistance, outreach, and education to help consumers make sound choices, and by regulating the industry in a fair and consistent manner that fosters market competition for the availability of insurance.


  • Monday - Friday
  • Full-time (40 hours per week)
  • First shift (8:00 AM - 4:30 PM)
  • Location:  153 Market Street in Downtown Hartford, easily accessible for commuters
  • Hybrid (in-office/telework)
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  • For current state employees, salary calculations are not necessarily comparable from one of the three branches of state government (i.e., Executive, Legislative, Judicial) to the other.
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In the Insurance Department, in the areas of Financial Regulation and Captive Insurance this class is accountable for independently performing highly complex tasks in conducting examinations of the financial and business records of insurance companies to assess financial condition or market conduct compliance including the responsibility for certifying the accuracy and completeness of financial audits, by signature, of non-association examinations.


  • Conducts or leads the examination of insurance companies or conduct analysis of insurance company financial statements;
  • Assists in planning examination procedures; 
  • Assigns examiners to specific tasks and reviews work in progress;
  • Oversees or conducts examinations including tracing items on financial statements, verifying and computing liabilities, verifying the valuation and legality of assets;
  • Verifies the accuracy and completeness of non-association examinations;
  • Verifies proper market conduct including rates charged, underwriting practices and claims paid;
  • Prepares examination reports or analytical reviews;
  • Assists in preparing hearing material;
  • May participate or represent a zone in association examinations;
  • Performs related duties as required.


  • Considerable knowledge of
    • accounting and auditing principles and practices;
    • the organization and business practices of insurance companies;
  • Knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply insurance statutes, regulations and bulletins and the Uniform Administrative Procedures Act;
  • Considerable
    • interpersonal skills;
    • oral and written communication skills;
  • Considerable ability to analyze and evaluate insurance company financial statements and business;
  • Ability to utilize computer software.


Seven (7) years of experience in one or more of the following areas: regulatory examination of financial condition or market conduct of insurance companies; accounting, auditing and/or actuarial work in the insurance industry.


One (1) year of the General Experience must have been at the professional working level of an insurance examiner/auditor.

NOTE: For state employees this experience is interpreted at the level of Insurance Examiner or Insurance Examiner (Examination and Market Conduct).


  • College training in accounting, insurance, business, finance, actuarial science, or economics 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 as a Certified Internal Auditor may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.


  • Experience conducting and leading financial audits, including risk assessments and processing procedures.
  • Experience with auditing or examining insurance entities to assess and test control design and operating effectiveness.
  • Experience with documenting audits or examination issues to communicate to an insurer.
  • Oral and written communication skills.


  • Incumbents must possess at time of appointment and maintain during employment the designation of Accredited Financial Examiner (AFE) or Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
  • 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.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.


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.