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Symetra Life Insurance Company

Associate Compliance Analyst - Hybrid (CT)


Symetra has an exciting opportunity to join our team as an Associate Compliance Analyst!

About the role

As an Associate Compliance Analyst, you will support the execution of Symetra Investment Management ("SIM") and SIM REI's Compliance Program. Program responsibilities include the maintenance and testing of the firm's compliance policies and procedures, adherence of State licensing requirements, surveillance and execution of the firms code of ethics program, completion of regulatory filings and other ad hoc projects associated with maintaining a compliance program of a registered investment advisor. You'll be in office with the team 1-2 days a week in CT.

Company Overview

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Symetra Investment Management ("SIM") is a SEC-registered investment advisory firm with approximately $47.9 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2021. Symetra Financial Corporation ("SFC"), a diversified financial services company with $60.3 billion in assets as of December 31, 2021, headquartered in Bellevue, Washington is the sole shareholder of SIM. SFC is the holding company of Symetra Life Insurance Company ("Symetra Life"), which was founded in 1957, and has insurer financial strength ratings of 'A' by A.M. Best and Standard & Poor's and 'A1' by Moody's. Symetra Life is among the top 40 largest life insurance companies in the United States (based on statutory admitted assets as of December 31, 2021) and has approximately 1.6 million customers and over 2,000 employees nationwide. SFC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Life Insurance Company, a mutual life insurance company with head offices in Osaka and Tokyo, Japan. Founded in 1907, Sumitomo is one of the largest life insurance companies in Japan with $351.3 billion of assets as of March 31, 2022.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Monitor and perform surveillance testing on SIMREI policies and procedures to determine effectiveness of related control processes.
  • Develop monitoring and surveillance processes for SIMREI to ensure compliance with applicable state licensing laws.
  • Monitor SIM & SIMREI Code of Ethics and internal policies for violations; report out violations, warnings and near misses with a focus on trends, recidivism and root cause strategic analysis.
  • Assist compliance team with surveillance control processes for SIM (Registered Investment Advisor) including surveillance of client investment guidelines.
  • Assist the CCO in conducting annual or periodic compliance risk assessments.
  • Maintain and suggest updates to the SIMREI compliance manual and work/train others on such policies and protocols as needed.
  • Prepare and help respond to regulatory audits, due diligence requests and other inquiries.
  • Perform various other compliance tasks, including, but not limited to, properly escalating compliance concerns and other ad hoc compliance based projects.

What we offer you

"If you want to invest in yourself and build a career, this is a great place to work. If you don't want to put in the effort to learn the industry and become a student of the business (it takes real effort!), there are easier places to work." Cris H. - AVP Internal Sales, Training and Development

"Symetra is inclusive of all employees regardless of their personal differences." Darrell J. - Actuary III

"Symetra values learning. Symetra has so many resources - whether that is the Student of the Business courses, sponsorship of professional certifications, or just individual employees being so willing to teach and answer questions." Felicia D. - Financial Reporting Lead Senior Analyst

Benefits and Perks

We don't take a "one-size-fits-all" approach when it comes to our employees. Our programs are designed to make your life better both at work and at home.

  • Flexible full-time or hybrid telecommuting arrangements
  • Plan for your future with our 401(k) plan and take advantage of immediate vesting and company matching up to 6%
  • Paid time away including vacation and sick time, flex days and ten paid holidays
  • Give back to your community and double your impact through our company matching
  • Want more details? Check out our Symetra Benefits Overview


Salary Range: $55,000 - $91,700 plus eligibility for annual bonus program


Your education, experience and skills

  • Bachelors in Finance, Accounting, Economics or Law-related field.
  • 1+ years in Investments, Audit, Technology or Finance related field.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrates attention to detail while being analytically oriented.
  • Ability to multi-task and to work both independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Continuously exhibit a high level of motivation and initiative.
  • Results focused.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Excel (Pivot tables, VLOOKUP, SUMIF).
  • Ability to travel to the Farmington, CT office 1-2 days a week.

We empower inclusion

At Symetra, we aspire to be the most inclusive insurance company in the country. We're building a place where every employee feels valued, respected, and has opportunities to contribute.

Inclusion is about recognizing our assumptions, considering multiple perspective, and removing barriers. We accept and celebrate diverse experiences, identities, and perspectives, because lifting each other up fuels thought and builds a stronger, more innovative company. We invite you to learn more about our efforts here: Here

Creating a world where more people have access to financial freedom

Symetra is a national financial services company dedicated to helping people achieve their financial goals and feel confident about the future. In our daily work, we're guided by the principles of Value, Transparency and Sustainability. This means we provide products and services people need at a competitive price, we communicate clearly and openly so people understand what they're buying, and we design products-and operate our company-to stand the test of time. We're committed to showing up for our communities, lifting up our employees, and standing up for diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). Join our team and help us create a world where more people have access to financial freedom.

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Work Authorization

Employer work visa sponsorship and support are not provided for this role. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at hire and must maintain authorization to work in the United States throughout their employment with our company.



Job ID: Symetra-5000956003206
Employment Type: Other