Senior Business Change Life Actuary

Emerald Group
South West England
Up to £50,000 + benefits
21 Feb 2018
21 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Consultant Name: Robert Gibson

Telephone Number: 02038679858

Email Address:

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop the financial impact assessment of the IFRS17 project in collaboration with Group, providing financials to Group and local executives
  • Work collaboratively in a technical change team to deliver effective solutions within project timelines, overcoming challenges as they arise
  • Liaise with senior management and key stakeholders, in collaboration with the project technical lead
  • Engage in peer reviews of methodology, models and documentation, providing appropriate challenge and suggestion for improvements
  • Develop a culture of continuous improvement that focuses on enhancing the service provided to the stakeholders
  • Create and maintain strong working relationships


  • Fellow of the IFoA with experience in an actuarial reporting team
  • Commercially aware with experience of the life insurance industry, including an understanding of the regulatory developments
  • Experience of reporting procedures, processes and operating controls for a robust delivery of reliable and accurate financial reporting to auditable standards
  • Valuation experience including understanding of actuarial modelling, assumption setting, assessing data quality
  • Able to manage direct reports by providing direction and empowering them to deliver on results
  • Able to lead complex analyses and actuarial services on projects
  • Ability to interpret technical guidance and produce technical documentation
  • Documentation experience and excellent written communication skills
  • Confident communicator that is able to explain technical material to a range of stakeholders
  • Able to facilitate improvements to processes and standards where warranted to improve statutory, regulatory and internal compliance
  • Excellent IT skills, specifically Word and Excel
  • Ability to work independently and to lead a high performing team
  • Strong proactive team player who works collaboratively
  • Enthusiastic and positive attitude with a desire to drive the business forward
  • Comfortable in working in a change environment
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity, adapt quickly and provide rapid solutions to issues
  • Strong communication and influencing skills, both written and oral
  • A self-starter committed to deliver quality work to set deadlines
  • Ability to prioritise and focus to deliver the end results
  • Able to build and maintain relationships at all levels of staff
  • Able to make informed actuarial and business recommendations based on professional judgements and experience; effectively challenge and/or escalate issues, that may be of a highly sensitive nature, within business decisions or processes that are not able to be supported from an actuarial or business standpoint
  • Able to liaise with senior auditor to define scope and facilitate review of assigned actuarial processes

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