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Entry Risk Practitioner

Abilities and Knowledge

  • Learning company structure and risk profile
  • Accounting, finance and economics base
  • Strong risk identification and analysis techniques
  • Knowledge of risk financing
  • Insurance product and market knowledge
  • Claims management and loss reserving
  • Basic understanding of actuarial reports
  • Risk control and loss control techniques
  • Functional knowledge of Risk Management Information Systems and reporting
  • Certificates of insurance knowledge

Skills and Attributes

  • Negotiator
  • Consensus builder
  • Honest
  • Respectful
  • Dependable
  • Computer proficient
  • Integrity
  • Ethical
  • Good listener
  • Desire to learn
  • Aggressive
  • Logical
  • Team player
  • Common sense
  • Quick learner
  • Curious
  • Humble
  • Wants mentoring
  • Developing presentation skills
  • Developing negotiation techniques
  • Well-developed verbal communication
  • Well-developed written communication


Distinguishing Features

  • High academic standing
  • Academic awards
  • RIMS awards and Spencer Educational Foundation scholarships
  • Other business and insurance industry awards
  • Voracious reader across many disciplines
  • Volunteers for and takes on new assignments and projects
  • Proves they can get things done
  • Ability to identify and evaluate all risks effectively
  • Ability to bring non-traditional thinking to risk management
  • Understands financial impact of risk management decisions
  • Strong user of all Microsoft Office tools
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Industry association volunteer
  • Gamma Iota Sigma (fraternity for risk management, insurance and actuarial science professionals)


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