Underwriting Data Analyst

Oliver James Associates
City of London, England, London
£35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Closing date
13 Oct 2021

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Large international Insurer currently looking for a highly-analytical data analyst to join their growing Portfolio Management team. The role will help to support the provision of analysis which will influence key future underwriting decisions.


  • Production of monthly scheme underwriting performance reports using SAS and excel.
  • Undertaking detailed variance analysis (actual v expected) and trend analysis of various key metrics.
  • Monitoring of the overall Underwriting performance and recommending actions to improve performance.
  • Communication of results in clear and concise manner.
  • Improve content of the reporting produced each month by writing SAS code and presenting within Excel. Recommend further areas for investigation based on analysis of these packs.
  • Continuously look for ways to drive efficiency via the identification of operational improvements or automating reoccurring tasks.
  • Production of the monthly underwriting bordereaux and production of ad-hoc reporting to support underwriting analysis, utilising Excel, QlikView, SAS and other available tools.
  • Creation of booking schedules, carrying out the monthly premium bookings within the accounting system, monitoring financial reports to ensure bookings are accurate and liaising with credit control dept.
  • Use SAS to update monthly policy and claims data, including data cleansing, and help with creation of internal production forecasts.

* Analytical experience gained in a similar role
* Highly numerical with A level Maths or equivalent qualification
* Experience working with Excel at an advanced level is preferred
* Able to use and create code in SAS would be advantageous.
* Progressing towards CII qualification advantageous but not essential
* Can demonstrate previous and regular use of SAS or similar tools (preferred)
* Ability to think logically, creatively and to work in a fast-paced team.


Oliver James Associates is the world’s largest and most successful Actuarial recruitment consultancy. They have a team of 30 established consultants, each working within a specific geographical area including continental Europe and Asia, giving them unparalleled knowledge of their market place. We place actuaries in the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe on a contract and a permanent basis, in roles ranging from Student Actuary to Chief Actuary.

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+44 (0) 207-649-9464
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