Commercial Surety Underwriter - Austin or Houston, TX or Birmingham, AL

West Des Moines, IA posted on January 23

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Commercial Surety Underwriter - Austin or Houston Texas or Birmingham Alabama

Elevate your career options.  Merchants Bonding Company is seeking candidates for a risk and financial analyst willing to relocate to the Texas or Alabama area to work in the surety industry.  This individual will become a valued consultant to our agents and brokers in areas of Texas, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Our underwriters forge relationships with agents and brokers nationwide, soliciting and analyzing commercial bond submissions to make underwriting recommendations worth tens of thousands of dollars. This underwriter will work out of the Austin, Texas office or from their home in Houston, Texas or Birmingham, AL, covering the territory of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Texas, which includes monthly travel.

Our Commercial Surety Underwriters:

  • Analyze bond applications, financial statements, legal documents, indemnity agreements, statutes, bond forms and other pertinent data
  • Determine risk and appropriately approve commercial surety bonds
  • Maintain and create relationships with independent insurance agents by phone, in person, and in writing to increase bond production
  • Have strong analytical and research skills as well as ability to shift focus quickly to appropriately handle a variety of bond applications

Successful underwriters have a Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting or finance or equivalent work experience in the bond industry and/or commercial banking/real estate. 2-4 years of business experience in related financial positions is preferred.  Qualified candidates:

  • Have the ability to accurately read and analyze financial documents
  • Are detail oriented with strong critical thinking and analysis skills
  • Possess above average verbal and written communication skills
  • Can prove their ability to work independently and within strict deadlines
  • A history of providing excellent customer service and sound judgment
  • Can negotiate successfully and professionally

Succeed with Visionary Leaders. Merchants’ reputation sets us above the competition. Our growth has remained in the double digits for over 10 years.

We have a 37.5 hour workweek with flexible scheduling and a disciplined training program immersing new underwriters in actual bond analysis. Our compensation, time-off and benefit package rivals much larger corporations.

You could follow the crowd but we know you want to aspire to something greater. Send your resume to or visit our careers page at and complete an employment application.

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