Senior Manager - Modelling, Life Actuarial, Financial Services Advisory
Ernst & Young Global Limited
London, England, United Kingdom
3d ago

Location - London, Edinburgh or Bristol The world is changing. Political and economic change as well as technological disruption is impacting the world in which our clients operate.

This change manifests itself through rapidly shifting customer demands and changing regulatory landscapes as well as new and complex opportunities and risks.

Our clients need us more than ever to help them negotiate these changing times, and we are looking to continue growing our team to meet these needs.

EY Life Actuarial is hiring! Join our award-winning actuarial team and work with some of the strongest actuarial practitioners around today on a range of exciting client projects.

Recognised as InsuranceERM’s Consultancy of the Year’ for the second year running, the work we have been doing in insurance around new technologies, and our dedication to designing and building innovative solutions to address traditional business issues, regulatory hurdles and operating model roadblocks has made a real impact to our clients.

We want actuaries who are not just great technicians but brilliant consultants. Actuaries who can build networks, spot industry trends and solve industry problems.

If you are interested, please read on and apply. The opportunity We are seeking a high performing Senior Manager to lead our modelling proposition in the market.

Our modelling team supports clients with significant modelling transformation projects. Clients come to us when they are faced with regulatory change like Solvency II and IFRS, new efficiency requirements or major integration exercises.

At the same time, many of our clients are grappling with legacy models that need significant work to meet modern reporting timelines.

Actuarial systems are changing fast with new technology challenging traditional approaches. Cloud solutions, new vendors and open source coding provide opportunities to integrate the actuarial component into the financial reporting technology stack more efficiently.

You would work with our wider advisory team to continuously develop EY’s point of view on modelling systems, design and implementation.

You would bring the actuarial component to the conversation and maintain links with the actuarial modelling community. You will be responsible for shaping and leading projects with clients, supported by a small onshore team of experienced modellers and a large offshore team with experience in Prophet, MoSes, Axis and Tyche, amongst others.

Projects often incorporate additional utilities outside of the core actuarial system such as visualisation tools and robotic components and you would lead projects upgrading the end to end architecture.

Your key responsibilities

  • You will maintain a presence in the actuarial modelling community, building relationships, developing insights and understanding client needs.
  • You will develop innovative commercial propositions for clients, adapting our operational approaches and practices to fit, while maintaining a focus on anticipating and identifying risks.
  • You will identify and shape the development of EY technical capabilities and liaise with the offshore team to build new skills while you engage with clients regarding the application of these approaches to their businesses.
  • You will lead delivery on a wide range of modelling projects for our clients, consistently driving projects to completion and making sure that the work delivered is industry leading.
  • You will actively contribute to improving the operational efficiency of the modelling team.
  • Working closely with colleagues, you will create a positive learning culture and coach and counsel junior team members and help them to develop.
  • You will collaborate with the offshore delivery team and colleagues outside of UK Life Actuarial to deliver multi-disciplinary and cross-geographical work.
  • Skills and attributes for success As a Senior Manager, you will expected to be a market facing consultant, so it is essential that you bring the competencies that will allow you to do so :

  • Strong communication skills, verbal, written but also active listening
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • The role would suit a strong modeller looking to progress in their career by leveraging their business acumen and management skills.

    EY provides an environment that provides training and structure within which to exercise entrepreneurial flair. An existing network in the UK modelling community would be a strong advantage.

    To qualify for the role you must have

  • Track record of success
  • Strong academic record including a degree and professional actuarial qualifications
  • Experience running or contributing to a range of actuarial modelling projects
  • 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.

    About EY As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we’re using the finance products, expertise and systems we’ve developed to build a better working world.

    That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better.

    Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we’ll make our ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.

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