Willis Towers Watson Financial Reporting Actuary – Manchester in Manchester, United Kingdom

Financial Reporting Actuary – Manchester

Date Posted: June 12, 2018


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Willis Towers Watson operates a number of outsourced actuarial function projects for a variety of Life Insurance companies in the UK.

As a nearly or recently qualified actuary in the Life Actuarial Outsourcing team, you will be working as part of the financial reporting time for one such project. This will cover all areas of actuarial work, from Solvency II valuations, IFRS, ORSA, with-profits and strategic projects, including the opportunity to be involved in an IFRS17 implementation project.

The Role

You will be part of a strong, diverse and dedicated team of associates who work in the outsourcing team.

You will have regular engagement with the client, including communicating results (to both actuaries and non-actuaries) and advising on a wide range of actuarial matters.

This is a unique opportunity to join a consultancy practice but work in a team that operates like an insurance company giving you wide-ranging exposure and experience.

Key aspects of the role are:

  • Technical review of all major actuarial work, from quarterly SII reporting, experience investigations, ORSA, IFRS, with-profits and through to other actuarial projects as they arise.

  • Involvement in the upcoming IFRS17 implementation.

  • Strong technical and actuarial skills to interpret, challenge and review a variety of actuarial results (analysis of change, sensitivities, etc)

  • Reviewing of Solvency II reporting and other metrics (IFRS / EV)

  • Report into senior actuaries (such as Head of Reporting)

  • Preparing drafts of reports and able to explain results appropriately.

  • Advise the junior team on methodology and approach

  • Complete work in adherence to professional excellence and external standards and enforce these within the team

  • Deliver work in accordance to financial reporting timetables.

  • Liaise with the client to ensure the timetables and deadlines are mutually achievable.

  • Work with the Head of Reporting to ensure the team is suitable resourced and manage upcoming priority and workflow.

  • Outsourcing contracts are long-term and you will be involved in nurturing and managing the relationship with the client.

  • You will have responsibility to proactively seek and drive improvements to all aspects of the outsourcing project. This may be through a variety of process, system and people related improvements.

The Requirements

  • Nearly (1-2 exams left) or recently FIA qualified (or equivalent).

  • Manchester office location.

  • Experience and expertise delivering a range of financial and actuarial reporting, with Solvency II reporting experience is highly preferable.

  • A willingness and keenness to learn and develop within a growing team.

  • A demonstrable track record in delivering high quality output.

  • Strong sense of personal accountability and drive to improve the way we work.

  • Excellent stakeholder engagement, interpersonal and team skills

  • Ability to work within teams.

  • Flexibility and proven ability to diagnose and resolve issues

  • Strong analytical and creative skills

  • Proven delegation skills and a natural desire to coach and mentor junior associates

  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills, particularly Excel and PowerPoint

The Company

Willis Towers Watson is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 40,000 employees serving more than 140 countries. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas – the dynamic formula that drives business performance. Together, we unlock potential. Learn more at willistowerswatson.com.

Willis Towers Watson is an equal opportunity employer

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  • Location:Manchester, England, GB

  • Date Posted:June 12, 2018