Oliver James Associates are currently supporting a global leader in insurance who are currently seeking to recruit an ambitious Qualified Actuary to join a dynamic Financial Strategy Team as a Senior methodology and Assumptions Actuary during a time of transformation.
The Senior Methodology & Assumptions Actuary will act as a key support to the Head of Methodologies & Assumptions, leading the assumption setting and review process. You will be responsible for providing expert technical advice and delivering accurate and timely recommendations based on complex analysis. You will be required to manage relationships with key stakeholders.
Purpose of the role:
To be a subject matter expert, leading regular reviews of material assumptions and methodologies
To be responsible for the appropriate governance of M&A papers, including the Executive Technical Committee, as appropriate
To provide expert advice on the application of methodology and assumption principles and tools to identify and solve complex problems
The role requires a qualified actuary who has practical experience across a range of Finance specialisms, and deep technical expertise in methodologies & assumptions.
Experience of approaching complex issues from different angles, explaining the cause and effect of situations
Experience of disseminating complex quality information to internal and external stakeholders (including regulators and rating agencies) and ensuring it is understood
Experience of coordinating activities across multiple Finance teams to ensure the needs of business stakeholders are met
Experience of advising on the commercial implications of decisions
Experience of balancing technical excellence and commerciality, when exercising judgement
Experience of using understanding of the business, linked with finance knowledge, to support the business, including helping to originate creative solutions
- Knowledge of life and pensions products, markets and competitors
- Knowledge of financial services regulatory and legislative frameworks
- Ability to identify, recommend and implement improvements to processes and policies
- Understanding the drivers of the organisations key risks.