Insurance Accounting for Underwriters

  • Start Date

    08 Mar, 2022

  • End Date

    11 Mar, 2022

  • Price


  • WiFi

    Free wifi

Event Details

This course has been developed for insurance underwriters who need a better understanding of the financial reporting of their business activities. Basic accounting principles are covered initially followed by the accounting for insurance activities.


The training day will include a mix of instructor presentation, group discussion and interactive exercises to reinforce the key learning points:

Basic Accounting Principles and Financial Statement Mechanics

  • Cash flow statement
  • Income statement
  • Statement of financial position (balance sheet)
  • Terminology
  • Links and integration of the statements
  • Accruals concept
  • Simple statement construction exercise


Insurance Accounting; Accounting for Underwriting Business

  • Terminology (GAAP vs Lloyd’s)
  • Written premium
  • Reinsurance premium
  • Earned premium
  • Written vs earned (reconciliation)
  • Practical earnings exercise
  • Losses/claims
  • Practical issues


Investments and Other Topics

  • Balance sheet investments
  • Accounting for investment returns
  • Investment strategy
  • Other income statement expenses


Financial Assessment; KPIS and Industry Benchmarking

  • Loss ratio, expense ratio, combined ratio
  • Investment return
  • Return on equity
  • Other key ratios, calculation and interpretation



The training methodology combines lectures, discussions, group exercises and illustrations. Participants will gain both theoretical and practical knowledge of the topics. The emphasis is on the practical application of the topics and as a result participant will go back to the workplace with both the ability and the confidence to apply the techniques learned to their duties.



1ST BATCH                        8th – 11th Mar, 2022

2ND BATCH                       12th – 15th July, 2022

3RD BATCH                       8th – 11th Nov, 2022

Other Dates

Start Date End Date
12 Jul, 2022 15 Jul, 2022
Start Date End Date
08 Nov, 2022 11 Nov, 2022
Start Date End Date
08 Mar, 2022 11 Mar, 2022
  • Venue

    Alpha Partners Professional Training Conference Centre. 200, Muritala Mohammed Way (3rd Floor), Yaba Lagos.

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