You might hire an underwriter to:

  • Create risk assessment reports for each applicant
  • Research an applicant’s financial background, including credit, employment, and asset information

  • Ensure all loans and policies meet company and regulatory guidelines

  • Make analysis-backed recommendations for which applications to approve or deny


Required skills and qualifications Preferred skills and qualifications
Strong data analysis skills
A wealth of financial expertise
Careful attention to detail
Excellent writing skills
Understanding of the legal regulations applicable to your industry
Capable of prioritizing tasks and working on multiple projects simultaneously
Ability to effectively communicate analysis and make recommendations
Outstanding organizational skills
Sharp research skills
Deep familiarity with analysis and statistics-focused software programs