P&C Accounting and Analysis

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P&C Accounting and Analysis is a three day fast-track course, designed for professionals with some foundational concepts already under their belts. This seminar provides the essential concepts from our two-day Statutory Accounting course and our two-day Financial Analysis course into one concentrated program. It is ideal for those who need to read, understand, and analyze property and casualty insurance statutory financial reports. A comprehensive approach will take you from insurance basics to high level financial analysis.

You'll learn the basic skills needed to perform analysis on the financial strength of a P&C insurance company. The course begins with an industry overview, focusing on regulation, products, distribution, corporate structure, and profitability. The seminar uses vertical analysis techniques for assessing Statutory and GAAP financial schedules, horizontal analysis for assessing results over time, and benchmarking to track a company’s results against industry and regulatory standards.

Real-life examples and actual company data will provide you with practical learning opportunities regarding the application of profitability measurements, solvency requirements, and financial ratio experience in analyzing the financial strength of a P&C insurance company.

What you'll learn:

  • Industry overview: regulation, products, distribution, corporate structure and profitability
  • Basic skills to perform analysis on financial strength of P&C insurance company
  • Vertical analysis techniques for assessing Statutory and GAAP financial schedules
  • Horizontal analysis for assessing results over time
  • Benchmarking to track company's results against industry and regulatory standards
  • Profitability measures, solvency requirements, financial ratio experience


Kevin Oates

S&P Global Market Intelligence Knowledge Center

A longtime veteran of the insurance industry, Kevin's industry background includes executive financial positions with holding companies, underwriting organizations; and a reinsurance intermediary. In 1988, he co-founded a consulting firm, which was subsequently merged into an international network. Kevin has been teaching about insurance company finance for nearly 20 years, including stints at Queens College, Rutgers University and the NY College of Insurance.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who attends?

  • Buy-side and sell-side investment analysts
  • Insurance company accounting and audit professionals
  • P&C insurance underwriters looking for insight into the financial effects of their activities on the company
  • Corporate and business development professionals performing competitor analysis
  • Legal advisor and management consultants looking to better advise their clients

What is the dress code?

Business casual.

Do I need a laptop?


What is the cancellation policy?

Cancellations for this program are eligible for a full refund, less a $150.00 administrative fee, if received at least 15 business days prior to the start of the program. Cancellations received after that date but at least 5 business days prior to the start of the program receive a credit in the amount of the registration fee, less a $150.00 administrative fee, to attend another Knowledge Center program within 13 months. Cancellations received fewer than 5 business days prior to the start of the program are not eligible for a refund or credit.

Attendee substitutions from the same company may be made at any time. In the event of a cancellation from a group discount, refunds or credits are issued beginning with the most heavily discounted price, minus a $150.00 administration fee.

"No shows" - or those who cancel within 15 days of the program - and have registered under the Invoice option, remain liable for the full program fee. S&P Global Market Intelligence reserves the right to cancel/change programs, content, speakers or venue at any time. S&P Global Market Intelligence reserves the right to make portions of the program registration information available to program sponsors.

S&P Global Market Intelligence will not be held liable for any costs incurred by registrant due to individual registration cancellation. In the event that a seminar is cancelled due to inclement weather, faculty cancellation or force majeure, S&P Global Market Intelligence will refund the registrant's tuition in full, however S&P Global Market Intelligence will not be liable for incidental or consequential out of pocket expenses incurred by the registrant. If you have questions regarding S&P Global Market Intelligence's refund, complaint or program cancellation policy, please call us at +1 888-991-7786 or

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Continuing Education Credits

20 Hours of Continuing Education Credit
As a participant in the CFA Institute Approved-Provider Program, SNL Knowledge Center has determined that this program qualifies for 20 credit hour(s). If you are a CFA Institute member, CE credit for your participation in this program will be automatically recorded in your CE tracking tool.
24 Hours of CPE Credit
Participants who complete this program qualify for 24 hours of CPE credit (Specialized Knowledge and Applications). Program Level: Intermediate. Delivery Method: Group-Live. The Knowledge Center is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: