President/Treasurer, Western Iowa Mutual Insurance Association

Council Bluffs, Iowa (Full-time)

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About us:

Rich in history, our Insurance Company got its start back in 1876. Since the beginning, our mission has been to provide quality, affordable insurance to farm and home owners. We are proud to be represented by one hundred independent agents writing policies in thirty agencies throughout the territory.

We are currently looking for the future President/Treasurer of Western Iowa Mutual Insurance Association. The ideal candidate for this position will have a deep history and passion for the Insurance industry. This individual will be responsible for the leadership, direction and overall management of the company and will oversee all operational and financial directives in cooperation with the Board of Directors.

What you will do:

  • Recommends for consideration, implements and is responsible for the achievement of goals and objectives for the Association
  • Annually reviews all lines of coverage
  • Directs policy application and issuance, underwriting and underwriting surveys, claims and other daily activities of the Association. Ensures all insurance claims are properly investigated and completed in a timely manner
  • Directs the preparation of the annual budget for the Association and monitors the budget during the year to ensure performance meets requirements
  • Oversees the preparation of all management reports required of the Board of Directors, the Iowa Insurance Division, and outside organizations
  • Develops and maintains a liaison with Department of Insurance representatives. Communicates with agents, member companies, trade associations, local officials and insureds on matters concerning Association activities
  • In the event of a catastrophe, ensures that a survey of the area is conducted to estimate losses, and that bulk reserves and catastrophe claim plans are established
  • Communicates with reinsurance company to place insurance, select carriers, negotiate contracts, and communicate claims information and potential recovery matters
  • Establishes procedures for custody and control of assets, records, loan collateral and investment securities
  • Evaluates financial reporting systems, accounting collection procedures, and investment activities, and makes recommendations for changes to procedures, operating systems, budgets, and other financial control functions
  • Oversees all major accounting department activities including, but not limited to: review and approval of annual operating budgets, reconciliation of operating expenses, AP/AR activities, payroll review, business expense reimbursements, financial oversight, tax accounting and cash flow oversight

What we’re looking for:

The President/Treasurer of Western Iowa Mutual must be very knowledgeable and passionate about Property and Casualty Insurance. Five to ten years of work in this industry is preferred. A Bachelor’s Degree is also preferred. An insurance designation such as CPCU, AIM Are, PFMM or FMDC is preferred. Extensive knowledge of underwriting, accounting, reinsurance, claims processing and technology is strongly preferred.

What you need to succeed:

  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Dependable, organized and detail-oriented
  • Manage time and organize/prioritize multiple tasks at a time
  • Work with little direction in a high-pressure environment 
  • Collect, evaluate and interpret data in both statistical and narrative form
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills as well as excellent listening skills
  • Above average knowledge of computers and Microsoft Office Suite, in particular Microsoft Excel

Who we are:

Western Iowa Mutual Insurance Association has a rich history that goes back over 100 years. We work hard to take care of our employees, so they will do their best to look after our policyholders. You will find opportunities to grow and advance through training and development, and a commitment to our community. If this role sounds like the perfect fit for you, here is how you can reach us: