Canadian Business Actuary (1795)

  • Location: Gloucester
  • Duration: Permanent
  • Application end date: 26/04/19


Gloucester + Toronto (est. 6-10 weeks pa)

About the role

This is an unusual and exciting opportunity for a nearly / newly qualify actuary to join the Actuarial team as the Canadian Business Actuary, with occasional visits to our Toronto offices working closely with the business. 

Key accountabilities

In close collaboration with the Canadian Underwriting lead and Executive team, the Canadian Business Actuary will:
  • Create and enhance Analytical reports for senior underwriters to use
  • Develop technical pricing models to underpin ongoing product development and pricing to market
  • Lead an effective communication strategy when implementing technical rate reviews
  • Enhance portfolio management capability and monitor adequacy of existing technical rates
  • Support new scheme / program tenders and undertake reviews of existing schemes / programs.
  • Proactively use portfolio MI & analytical reports to identify areas of improvement and opportunities in the current book
  • Support strategic initiatives around portfolio management
  • Recommend and implement improvements to actuarial methodologies and processes to maximise impact, effectiveness & efficiency
  • Act as a referral point for senior underwriters and executives within the Canadian business, offering advice where appropriate
  • Informally coach  / mentor others in the department

Knowledge, skills and experience

  • Nearly / newly qualified actuary or equivalent with relevant pricing experience and skills
  • Proven track record of delivery within financial services
  • Excellent analytical & mathematical skills 
  • Demonstrably proactive, identifying and delivering on opportunities to add value
  • Independent, with the ability to work to high standard with minimum supervision, delivering end to end solutions to a problem
  • Strong communication skills, with proven ability to proactively build highly effective relationships, including challenging and influencing key stakeholders 
  • Demonstrates sound and commercial judgement and ability to design  practical and proportionate solutions