Senior Manager - Actuarial Iaas

July 20 2021
Industries Consulting services
Categories Accounting, Finance, Actuarial Services
Montreal, QC

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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.
The opportunity
We are looking for a Senior Manager (roughly equivalent to a Director- or AVP-level role depending on seniority of candidate) to join our actuarial practice. The successful candidate will be responsible for delivering high quality actuarial advice and counsel within the Canadian life insurance market. He/she will direct the technical, business, and personnel aspects of actuarial consulting engagements and be involved in sales efforts. This position offers the right professional a tremendous opportunity for learning, leading, teaming, and career advancement. EY’s global actuarial services business’ expertise spans traditional topics – audit and assurance, capital, financial reporting, health, investments, longevity, mergers & acquisitions, modelling – as well as emerging topics – actuarial transformation and offshoring, analytics, cyber, product innovation, recovery & resolution planning. In Canada, we provide advice and counsel in relation to life insurance audits, IFRS 17, LICAT, tax, transactions, reorganizations, valuation and financial reporting, pricing, risk management and other topics.
Your key responsibilities
The Senior Manager’s principal responsibilities will include:
  • Overseeing engagement delivery. This will involve engagement planning, directing the technical delivery of actuarial services, monitoring and overseeing engagement economics and managing the resourcing of engagements;
  • Developing and maintaining individual and team capabilities. This will include keeping on top of evolving life insurance actuarial practice and emerging topics within that practice, expanding the breadth of one’s personal knowledge and capabilities, mentoring more junior members of the team and providing guidance regarding their development and sharing knowledge and insights with other members of the team; and
  • Generating new business opportunities. This will involve developing and maintaining relationships with peers and executives at potential clients, developing and maintaining a profile within the Canadian actuarial profession (eg by participation in industry and professional committees), developing and maintaining an understanding of EY’s services, developing and maintaining relationships with other EY personnel serving potential clients and collaborating with and participating in pursuit teams.
Skills and attributes for success
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. You should have
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong conceptual, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong collaboration, interpersonal and client-service skills
To qualify for the role you must have
  • 10-15 years of experience working in an actuarial position within the life insurance industry
  • Fellowship in the Canadian Institute of Actuaries or equivalent
  • Sound knowledge of Canadian actuarial practice and standards including valuation, financial reporting and capital
  • Proficiency with Moody’s Analytics (formerly GGY) AXIS.
  • PC proficiency including knowledge of Excel

Other desirable skills and experiences which would be considered assets
  • Functional ability to communicate in French, both written and orally.
  • Experience developing, maintaining and using models built in other actuarial software (eg Prophet, Alfa, Python).
  • Knowledge of IFRS 17 and US GAAP valuation and financial reporting standards.
  • Demonstrated experience with US life insurance products and reserving and reporting.
  • Experience in a client facing role

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What we offer
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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

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