Emerald Group
Up to £70,000 + Benefits
12 Apr 2018
12 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Consultant Name: Despo Mouyis

Telephone Number: 02038 679850

Email Address:

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure efficient and compliant actuarial modelling processes are in place and embedded throughout the company globally
  • The company’s Board and Executive are provided with actuarial analysis and insight to support business steering and transaction assessment
  • The company has appropriate actuarial capabilities to achieve the company’s purpose
  • Implement the actuarial function throughout the company, with particular emphasis on the calculation and analysis of technical provisions and risk-based capital requirements, stress and scenario testing and the assessment of pricing and reinsurance adequacy
  • Deliver the actuarial content for reports to the Executive, Board and the company’s regulators (e.g. ORSA Report, SFCR, RSR, QRTs). This will entail working alongside other Centre Finance & Governance teams and local actuarial teams
  • Support the implementation of initiatives to accelerate revenue growth and optimise the company’s risk profile (e.g. internal and external reinsurance optimisation, M&A activities)
  • Provide actuarial advice and guidance to facilitate the assessment of complex commercial transactions
  • Interpret prudential regulatory requirements to understand the implications on actuarial models and reporting
  • Produce an environment of continuous improvement to ensure that all actuarial work is conducted to the highest possible standard in the most efficient manner
  • Continually engage with the actuarial community across the group in a step-by-step and strategic manner to enable the actuarial community to efficiently develop, communicate and share knowledge
  • Draft actuarial reports and conduct the associated investigations and analysis
  • Review actuarial data and reports submitted by business units to help ensure consistent application of actuarial methodology and standards across the company
  • Ensure that the team’s data, models and processes are properly controlled, documented and reliably produce required outputs
  • Define user requirements and perform user acceptance tests for change requests relating to the team’s actuarial models
  • Liaise with actuarial colleagues across the company, helping to develop a network to facilitate learning, share information, drive best practice and support coordination of company-wide initiatives

Skills/ Qualifications: 

  • Part qualified or recently qualified actuary – Completed CT exams or equivalent essential
  • Strong actuarial modelling skills and ability to use statistical analytics software (e.g. SAS, R)
  • Experience within general and/or life & health insurance preferred but not essential
  • Actuarial pricing and/or reserving experience preferred but not essential
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including experience in the preparation of presentations and technical papers
  • Ability to prioritise work effectively, managing conflicting tasks and deadlines
  • Ability to adapt to changing and ambiguous situations whilst delivering high quality results
  • Good understanding of financial controls, validation and importance of data integrity
  • Strong knowledge of Excel, Word and PowerPoint

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