Senior Manager Pensions Actuarial, Advisory, Leeds EY is continuing to grow our Pensions Advisory team and are looking for self-
starting, diligent individuals from a leading consultancy or accounting firm who can contribute to our growth plans and who wish to be part of a successful business with a strong, established brand.
We offer our clients expert-led advice wherever pension risk touches their business and our team work within a multi-disciplinary environment across a number of specialist areas, including providing funding and risk management advice for corporates, and advising on buy-
and sell-side corporate transactions, assisting asset managers / insurers with remediation exercises, and supporting EY’s assurance practice with reviewing the pensions footnote for corporate audits.
We are now looking to grow our non-traditional pensions business and increase our cross-service line working within the firm.
In order to achieve this growth, we are looking for individuals with core pensions actuarial knowledge but with an additional desire to widen their skill base and work directly with other non-
actuarial EY teams and clients. Individuals must be versatile, enthusiastic, positive and reliable. Role
Preparation of numerical and written advice, as well as liaising directly with clients
Management of client projects within agreed scope and budget with minimal supervision from senior management
Leading client project teams and delegating work effectively
Providing pensions expertise / opinions whilst working in larger cross service line projects
Providing support to the senior management team with marketing initiatives
Building effective relationships within the EY network to help identify additional opportunities
Helping develop team members through knowledge sharing, feedback and training
Maintaining our very high professional standards
Skills / Knowledge required
Good commercial awareness
Proven track record of delivering high quality work in appropriate timescales
Project management skills
Strong communication skills
Client handling and relationship building skills
Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries or equivalent
Excellent understanding of the UK defined benefit environment, including experience of triennial actuarial valuations, pension risk transfer mechanisms and other scheme related calculations
Understanding of IFRS, UK GAAP and US GAAP accounting standards and experience of preparing accounting figures
Experience could include :
Advising corporate and / or trustee entities related to local funding regulations, asset and liability modelling, and / or pension risk transfer mechanisms
Advising clients of qualitative and quantitative risks related to defined benefit and defined contribution pension arrangements in the context of mergers, acquisitions and divestures
Advising asset managers, insurers, and / or administrators on DB / DC pension scheme remediation
Advising auditors of the appropriateness of pension scheme assumptions under various accounting standards
Other skills / experience
Understanding and knowledge of non-UK pension arrangements
Experience of working at / together with UK regulatory bodies e.g. the FCA, tPR
Who we are
EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities.
While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.