Montréal - Manager - Actuarial (Life and Health)

October 7 2021
Industries Consulting services
Categories Accounting, Finance, Actuarial Services, Economy, Econometrics, Modelling
Montreal, QC

At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.

The opportunity

EY’s insurance and actuarial practice in Canada is growing and we are looking for actuarial professionals with experience in life and health insurance to join the practice. Put simply, our actuarial advisers deliver creative and innovative thinking to clients worldwide, supporting them in making confident financial judgements in support of their business goals. Here, you’ll be right at the heart of that mission, leading engagement teams, working directly with clients, mentoring and developing team members and building your personal brand as a leader in your field.

In this role you will also have the unique opportunity to broaden your network by working alongside our Insurance and Actuarial Advisory Services colleagues in the US and serving a diverse pool of US companies, including major global insurers and reinsurers. Given the nature of the ever-changing insurance landscape in the US, this will provide you with access to an expanded client base with new and interesting challenges.

Your key responsibilities

It’s all about providing the knowledge our clients need to execute strategies and resolve complex issues. We’ll look to you to lead client engagement teams in the Life/Health area of our practice, in a wide variety of areas including:

  • Financial Reporting
  • Risk Management
  • Actuarial Transformation®
  • Financial Modeling
  • Retirement Income and Pension Risk Transfer
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Actuarial Tax
  • Customer Analytics and Predictive Modeling
  • Managed Services
  • Audit Support

Skills and attributes for success

  • Foster an innovative and inclusive team-oriented work environment. Play an active role in counselling and mentoring junior consultants within the organization. Provide constructive on the-job feedback/coaching to team members.
  • Foster relationships with client personnel at appropriate levels. Consistently deliver quality client services. Drive high-quality work products within expected timeframes and on budget. Monitor progress, manage risk and ensure key stakeholders are kept informed about progress and expected outcomes. Manage expectations of client service delivery. Stay abreast of current business, regulatory and industry trends relevant to the client's business.
  • Assist clients in tackling unique and complex business issues through your experience, innovative solution development, leadership and a strong EY support team
  • Cultivate and manage business development opportunities. Understand EY and its service lines and actively assess/ present ways to serve clients. Develop and maintain long-term client relationships and networks. Develop relationships with team members across all EY practices to serve client needs.
  • Demonstrate in-depth technical capabilities and professional knowledge. Demonstrate ability to quickly assimilate to new knowledge. Possess good business acumen. Remain current on new developments in advisory services capabilities and industry knowledge.
  • Understand/communicate complex actuarial issues. Stay informed of and apply professional standards and firm policies (e.g., Actuarial Standards of Practice).
  • Develop a strong personal brand and enhance the EY brand by writing articles, participating in industry groups and speaking at seminars

To qualify for the role you must have

  • Bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Science, Mathematics, Statistics or other related major
  • Approximately 5+ years of relevant experience, including at least 2 years of people and/or project management
  • Fellow of the Society of Actuaries
  • Proficiency with spreadsheets and actuarial software such as AXIS, Prophet, ALFA, MoSes, VBA and/or C++
  • A proven ability to manage time while working on multiple, often shifting, projects, and the confidence to work both collaboratively and independently under pressure
  • Excellent analytical and project management skills, along with a creative approach to overcoming challenges
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to understand and persuade on complex subjects both in writing and verbally
  • Ideally, you’ll also have
  • Previous consulting experience or experience implementing new processes/procedures in a corporate environment.

What we look for

We’re most interested in intellectually curious actuaries with a clear passion for actuarial work. You’ll also need to be a great communicator, as well as flexible in the face of often rapidly changing projects.

What we offer


At EY, our Total Rewards package supports our commitment to creating a leading people culture - built on high-performance teaming - where everyone can achieve their potential and contribute to building a better working world for our people, our clients and our communities. It's one of the many reasons we repeatedly win awards for being a great place to work.


We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package allows you decide which benefits are right for you and which ones help you create a solid foundation for your future. Our Total Rewards package includes a comprehensive medical, prescription drug and dental coverage, a defined contribution pension plan, a great vacation policy plus firm paid days that allow you to enjoy longer long weekends throughout the year, statutory holidays and paid personal days (based on province of residence), and a range of exciting programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being. Plus, we offer:

  • Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues in the industry
  • Learning 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

EY Way of Work and your health and safety


EY Way of Work recognizes flexibility in the way we collaborate, innovate and deliver with the ability to work in-person and remotely. To support a healthy and safe in-person working environment, EY has implemented various layers of health and safety controls while working in the office or at client or other locations. A critical component of EY’s workplace safety program includes our COVID-19 vaccination policy which requires all personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless an accommodation based on a reason protected by human rights legislation is provided.

Diversity and Inclusion at EY


Diversity and inclusiveness are at the heart of who we are and how we work. We’re committed to fostering an environment where differences are valued, policies and practices are equitable, and our people feel a sense of belonging. From our actions to combat systemic racism and our advocacy for the LGBT+ community to our innovative Neurodiversity Centre of Excellence and Accessibility initiatives, we welcome and embrace the diverse experiences, abilities, backgrounds and perspectives that make our people unique and help guide us. Because when people feel free to be their authentic selves at work, they bring their best and are empowered to build a better working world.

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