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Underwriting Assistant (Account Associate)

About Us:

General Re Corporation, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., is a holding company for global reinsurance and related operations. It owns General Reinsurance Corporation and General Reinsurance AG, which conduct business as Gen Re.

Gen Re delivers reinsurance solutions to the Life/Health and Property/Casualty insurance industries. Represented in all major reinsurance markets through a network of more than 40 offices, supported by over 1,500 employees worldwide, we have earned superior financial strength ratings from each of the major rating agencies.

General Reinsurance Australia (a subsidiary of General Re Corporation) is seeking to appoint an Underwriting Assistant (Account Associate).

Job Description:

You primary responsibility will be to provide pre-underwriting administrative support for our team of Property and Casualty Facultative Underwriters across Australia and New Zealand. To achieve this you will:

  • Undertake pre-underwriting work for Individual Risk and Bundled Business by analysing and interpreting information supplied by underwriters and clients
  • Have the ability to understand and apply multiple processes and guidelines
  • Prepare and issue certificates and endorsements with a high degree of accuracy
  • Maintain the branch Customer Relationship Management database
  • Coordinate client events, training and seminars
  • Arrange travel and accommodation for the underwriting team


Critical to your success in this role will be your very strong attention to detail and high degree of accuracy when completing your work. Other key requirements are:

  • A minimum of three years’ experience in a commercial insurance/reinsurance systems support role is essential
  • Strong organisational and analytical skills to be able to handle many tasks and to operate various applications at once
  • Ability to analyse, manipulate and organise complex data in Excel
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team
  • A mindset of proactivity, optimism, excellence and pride in your work

Does this sound exciting?

If you are interested in this position, please email your detailed resume and cover letter explaining how your work skills and experience satisfies our job requirements to our Human Resources, Gen Re Sydney at

We will only accept applications from candidates who have the right to work in Australia.


Human Resources

Our Address:

Level 20
1 O'Connell Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 (Australia)
ACN 008 427 450

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