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Senior Actuarial Analyst

November 4 2020
Industries Bank, Insurance, Financial services
Categories Accounting, Finance, Actuarial Services
Winnipeg, MB

Wawanesa Mutual Insurance is one of the largest property and casualty insurers in Canada with $3 billion in annual revenues and assets of more than $9 billion. Wawanesa Mutual, founded in 1896 with executive offices in Winnipeg, is the parent company of Wawanesa General, which offers property and casualty insurance in California and Oregon, and Wawanesa Life, which distributes life insurance products and services throughout Canada. With over 3,500 employees, Wawanesa proudly serves over two million policyholders in Canada and the United States. Wawanesa actively gives back to organizations that strengthen communities where it operates, donating well above internationally recognized benchmarks for excellence in corporate philanthropy.

We are currently looking for dedicated, driven, and enthusiastic individuals who thrive in an environment that welcomes change and are looking for an opportunity for diverse experience, advancement on a growing team.

Job Overview

Working with a high degree of autonomy, the Senior Actuarial Analyst provides contributions to the actuarial group based on both work experience and knowledge from the actuarial exam system and prior relevant academic or work experience. They will mentor colleagues in the actuarial analyst I and II positions while applying their knowledge to complex actuarial analysis in the pursuit of solving business issues and answering business questions.
The Corporate Actuarial team sets and monitors the overall level of policy liabilities carried by the company. This team also participates in development of financial projects of operations for use in business and strategic planning, regulatory reporting and rating agency reporting.


  • Review analysis of others for reasonableness, completeness and accuracy
  • Train/coach other actuarial staff on actuarial methods and actively share expertise with peer
  • Understanding of current industry and professional standards/environment which impact decisions and indicate requirements
  • Committed to professional development and continuous learning
  • Research, extract, and manipulate complex data from all relevant sources
  • Identify relationships, problems/issues, and assess data quality
  • Perform analysis/reviews as assigned
  • Incorporate, understand and transfer knowledge of current methods, while ensuring completeness and accuracy\
  • Create and validate models to answer business questions as assigned
  • Prepare recommendations based on data summaries, trend analysis, financial analysis and business analysis
  • Evaluate procedures and processes and recommend alternatives or improvements
  • Evaluate existing processes to find areas for increased efficiency
  • Identify opportunities for automation of routine tasks
  • Develop creative new approaches to problem solving and assess impacts of solution options
  • Track the status of project timelines, tasks, and various activities
  • Develop effective plans that define activities, resources, and timelines
  • Construct and provide progress updates and reports regarding department objectives and tasks
  • Develop and deliver presentations to the actuarial group and other departments
  • Interpret government regulations and internal policies
  • Identify the business requirements for a given task and initiate action as required
  • Understanding the insurance mechanism in general, as well as how it works at Wawanesa
  • Understanding of both industry and company terminology
  • Perform other duties as assigned/requested by the manager/director


  • Undergraduate university degree in Actuarial Mathematics, Statistics, Mathematics or other related field of study
  • Pursuing FCAS and have Credit for the following from the CAS Syllabus of Education:
    • Preliminary Actuarial Exams & VEE Credits
    • Online Courses (Modules) 1 and 2
    • Minimum of three (3) Associateship/Fellowship Exams
  • Minimum of 4 years’ prior work experience in insurance or related field
  • High level of proficiency with relevant Reserving software such as Arius.

Skills Required

  • Superior ability to apply knowledge of actuarial science, mathematics, probability, statistics, principles of finance and business to problems in insurance
  • Ability to translate problem solving methods and ideas to various computer languages efficiently and effectively
  • Robust knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • Understanding of database systems and how to interpret/extract data from those systems
  • Able to adapt to new enterprise system environments
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills with ability to communicate at the right level of complexity for the audience
  • High level ability to handle multiple concurrent assignments in a timely manner
  • Adapt to change effectively and perform under pressure with focus on client services
  • Ability to understand the context of an issue and its impact on all areas of the organization
  • Works efficiently and cooperatively in a team environment and Involve others when appropriate
  • Ask effective questions to elicit detailed and relevant information

Wawanesa provides its employees with a respectful, challenging and rewarding environment where they can maximize their potential while contributing to the company’s goals. Our full-time permanent employees are provided with highly competitive compensation packages (salaries, generous vacation allowance, leave top up, annual bonus plan, premium free benefits and a pension plan). Wawanesa provides a stable environment for its employees in today’s challenging markets. We’re also proud to give our employees in Canada the flexibility to choose how and where they want to work. Options in most roles include work from the office, from home, or a hybrid mix of time spent at both.

Wawanesa is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to fostering a diverse workforce that is equitable and inclusive for all. Wawanesa provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual’s protected status: race/ethnicity, color, religion, creed, sex or gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family or marital status, pregnancy/childbirth or related conditions, national origin, disability, military or veteran status, or any other protected status. Accommodations are available upon request throughout all aspects of the selection process. Candidates requiring accommodations may contact, in confidence,

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