Senior Manager, General Insurance Actuarial, London

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • EY.
  • 24 Mar 19

Senior Manager, General Insurance Actuarial, London

Senior Manager, General Insurance Actuarial, London

The current market conditions and regulatory environment means all Insurance Companies are looking for competitive advantage, cost reduction and quicker and more efficient ways to work with and report to the market.

As a Senior Manager within the Non-Life Actuarial team in London, you will be in the driving seat to help support our clients to make significant changes to their business to navigate this market. You'd be an important part of our diversely talented, highly experienced team and work with large Global and Europe client. Our team of around 80 people sits at the heart of our Insurance Advisory team in London.


The Opportunity

Do you want to be part of a market leading consultancy while helping Insurance companies adapt and change through the current challenging market?

As the market leading consultancy within the London and Bermuda market, we are looking to:
• Build on our current client relationships where we support our clients on reserving, regulatory and other market issues.
• Increase our footprint within the Personal Lines arena - looking to leverage the wider firm connections we have in analytics and data transformation
We are looking to strengthen our team at the Senior Manager level and you would be an integral part of the team building out and delivering on our growth strategy.


Your key responsibilities

As a Senior Manager within the Actuarial team, you will spend your day:
• Discussing current issues with clients and helping them design and seek out solutions
• Delivering large complex engagements working with Actuarial and a wide range of other internal EY departments
• Developing people through effectively supervising, coaching, and mentoring staff


Skills and Attributes for Success

• Communication - strong client management to lead the dialogue with client project sponsors and fully manage expectations of delivery, content, timescales and cost;
• Client service - Manages clients' expectations in relation to deliverables;
• Risk averse - Identifies risk on the assignment, involving Director / Partner appropriately in its resolution;
• Energy - Dedication combined with a desire to fit in well, yet make your presence felt within our collegiate team;
• Development of ideas - Play your part in the development of intellectual property to support sales-oriented client interaction;
• Technical and Industry Expertise - Understanding of the current market and regulatory environment and how this is effecting General Insurance companies and their operating model.
• People - Develop people through effectively supervising, coaching, and mentoring staff.

To qualify for the role you must:

• Be a Qualified actuary with degree-level qualification
• Have general insurance experience gained from working either in an insurer or at an actuarial consultancy firm.
• Have experience of reserving process transformation and / or finance transformation, either from regulatory change or the need to remove cost from a business.
• Be able to have informed discussions on finance related governance processes including the setting of reserves. This may include having a reserving background.
• Be able to manage to completion the technical delivery and reporting for projects, as well as providing insight to projects in terms of technical content, consultancy skills and client management;
• Be commercially savvy and able to actively engage in discussions on future market trends and what this may mean for our clients.
• Have a broad understanding of how the current environment is leading to transformation of Insurance companies and the practical issues associated with this.
• Be an effective communicator and able to deal with outward-facing client management on projects and on-selling.
• Have an extensive track record of managing projects and individuals.
• Be able to deploy your knowledge across a wide range of internal EY departments (e.g. audit, transactions) as well as across geographies.

Ideally you'll also have

• Experience in applying analytical techniques to a range of data to solve problems.
• Visualisation packages including Tableau, Qlikview and Spotfire
• Knowledge of how new technologies are / may disrupt the finance and actuarial space.
• Experience in developing your own client network, adding new "cold contacts" to your existing bank of warm client contacts from past and current work;

What we are looking for
We are looking for candidates who are excited about helping Insurance companies improve the way they operate - whether this is through transformation of processes, underwriting and claims analysis, or through transactions and regulatory change.

You'll thrive on being a numerate, logical thinker with a passion for this field and have a very strong attention to detail. Being a strong team player is important as well as someone who is happy to work flexibly on different clients and different engagements.

What working at EY offers

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.

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you'll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:

• Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around
• Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
• The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that's right for you

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.

If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

Join us in building a better working world.

Apply now.



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.