Actuarial & Risk - Associate Director - Life -
Grant Thornton UK LLP
London , GB
7d ago

Job Description Summary :

To take full ownership of many complex allocated assignments, with minimal director / partner involvement, in a way that meets and exceeds the clients’ expectations whilst taking responsibility for managing and developing staff and growing the business.

Job Description : Markets


  • Keeps abreast of relevant industry and professional developments and contributes to thought leadership. Develop own area of specialism and be the go to person in that area.
  • Builds a personal network at a senior management level from which to generate leads.
  • Develops new business from own contacts and collaborative working with FSG colleagues or others in the wider firm. Deliver fee income in line with annually agreed obejectives
  • Contributes effectively to developing, launching and exploiting new initiatives and service lines to diversify the business.
  • Takes an active part in networking events and introduces contacts to colleagues.
  • Leads or speaks at industry, professional and client recognised external events.
  • Acts as an ambassador for the firm in seeking out opportunities to raise the profile of FSG and Grant Thornton in the market place.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the full range of the firm's products, services and capabilities and takes an active role in cross selling.
  • Participates in business development activities and contributes effectively to sales pitches and drafting proposals.
  • Clients

  • Ensures client take-on is completed in accordance with Grant Thornton risk management procedures.
  • Takes day to day management responsibility for delivery of a portfolio of client assignments.
  • Takes responsibility for managing selected client accounts.
  • Effectively manages client expectations regarding fees, delivery and deadlines.
  • People

  • Acts as a role model for colleagues and demonstrates leadership.
  • Is an approachable and respected member of the team who takes a proactive interest in the team's performance and wellbeing.
  • Takes responsibility and ownership for wider team issues.
  • Leads, manages, motivates and coaches team members, contributing to positive morale.
  • Ensures staff are working collaboratively across all areas within the FSG to maximise our contribution to the firm and to clients.
  • Provides constructive upward feedback to more senior colleagues.
  • Develops others, providing appropriate learning and development opportunities and interventions.
  • Completes a timely appraisal and personal development plan for self and others, as appropriate.
  • Works in line with the firm's CLEARR values, of collaboration, leadership, excellence, agility, respect and responsibility.
  • Proactively manages own career, seeking out regular feedback and opportunities to work on a variety of assignment to build on existing experience.
  • Attends training to develop technical and personal skills; takes proactive steps to develop self awareness and performance.
  • Assists with recruitment as necessary.
  • Meets CPE requirements and completes return on time.
  • Meets all relevant requirements of Actuarial Profession.
  • Operations and results

  • Prepares and inputs to the teams budgeting process
  • Prepares fee estimates and budgets for client assignments and manages client expectations about changes and overruns.
  • Ensures assignments are delivered profitably and (unless otherwise agreed prior to commencement of the assignment) with full recovery (above 75%) of billable, chargeable time, with WIP write-outs kept to a minimum.
  • Contributes to ensuring maximum utilisation of staff and identifies and implements opportunities to work more efficiently.
  • Ensures bills are raised accurately and promptly, fees are collected in a timely manner and debtors are kept to a minimum.
  • Ensures compliance with, and adherence to, the firm's risk management policies and procedures.
  • Keeps partners informed of progress, draws issues to their attention and implements agreed actions.
  • Participates in the presentation of conclusions and recommendations to the client and discusses the implications and action points.
  • Designs and undertakes high quality analytical work requiring minimal input from directors and partners.
  • Writes high quality, professionally presented reports, requiring minimal input from directors and partners.
  • Deputises effectively for partners and directors when they are unavailable.
  • Ensures all files are closed down on completed projects in accordance with Grant Thornton policy.
  • Projects a confident and professional image.
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