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EY Manager, General Insurance, Actuarial Transformation in United Kingdom

Manager, General Insurance, Actuarial Transformation


Requisition # UNI00G8P

Post Date Dec 01, 2020

Actuarial Transformation Manager

The opportunity

The non-life actuarial transformation team within EY is seeking to appoint a Manager to help further grow and develop it’s offering to clients. The vision of the team is to sit at the heart of the markets most exciting transformation programmes and to help clients get better insights from actuaries in the most efficient and effective way.

The EY UK actuarial transformation practice is a centre of excellence globally within the firm and the practice is called on regularly by international colleagues – and has ambitious growth targets.

Examples of recent projects:

  • Global Healthcare Insurer: Re-designing the operating model and how the actuarial processes work across Pricing, Business Planning, Financial Reporting and Enterprise Risk Management, thus allowing actuaries to step up and start shaping reporting within the business. Within this scope, we are also helping the firm develop a new choose a new capital model.

  • Large UK retail insurer: Playing a key second line role in their IFRS17 programme and helping to steer through a period of regulatory change

  • Large Global US-Listed Insurer: Working with the US colleagues to deliver the actuarial stream of a $50m+ finance and actuarial transformation

The actuarial transformation team sits within the non-life practice and is an opportunity to become part of the EY insurance success story. The non-life practice is the largest non-life practice within the Big 4 and we are on the journey from 80 to 100 consultants.

We are more than just a conventional actuarial consultancy. While being market leaders in the traditional actuarial areas, such as reserving, pricing and capital modelling, we operate as part of the wider EY Consulting business. This includes projects covering strategy, risk management, analytics, underwriting and finance transformation, implementation of technology, and capital optimisation.

We are at the forefront of these areas, with best in class tools and knowledge, built up over several years of iteration. Our business model ensures that:

  • Our expertise extends beyond boutique actuarial consultancies;

  • We leverage the synergies of being part of broader European and Global actuarial teams;

  • We enjoy the advantages of being part of "Big 4 firm" multi-service-line offerings; and

  • We combine audit, audit-related and non-audit projects with a global client reach.

You will have access to a wide range of opportunities to support your growth and develop your wider business knowledge, and to nurture internal and external relationships across disciplines and borders.

We have a culture of innovation and we encourage the team to challenge status quo, you will have the opportunity to be part of our journey to improve the way we deliver to clients.

Your key responsibilities

  • Assist in the technical delivery and management of projects including actuarial process design, reporting and performance drivers design, operating model design etc and execution of these;

  • Develop people through effectively coaching, mentoring and managing more junior staff;

  • Assist in discussions with client contacts and help to manage expectations of delivery, content, timescales and cost;

  • Present to clients at senior executive and board levels and facilitate discussions to identify opportunities for improvement;

  • Collaborate on projects as a topic / subject matter specialist (where appropriate);

  • Play your part in the development of intellectual property to support sales-oriented client interaction;

  • Contribute to client proposals; and

  • Play a role in how the team operates and develops - such as feedback, counselling, finance, recruitment, learning and development.

To qualify for the role you must have

  • Have a strong academic record, including a degree and professional actuarial qualifications (IFoA or similar, qualified or part-qualified);

  • Have experience of working in a general insurance transformation environment, either within a consultancy and/or an insurer

  • Have process improvement / process design skills;

  • Be a strong communicator and presenter;

  • Have an enthusiastic and proactive attitude to your work;

  • Have experience of preparing slide decks and reports for senior stakeholders;

  • Have MI / Reporting experience and knowledge of reporting dashboards and experience in analysing business performance;

  • Be a problem solver; tailoring what you have learnt from your experiences to date to different problems to help design and implement the solution.

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Experience in using actuarial software packages for reserving or capital modelling.

  • Experience of working closely with finance and planning teams

  • An interest in the sales and growth of the actuarial transformation practice

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, or through transactions and regulatory change.

You’ll thrive on being a numerate, rationale 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

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.For actuarial students we also offer a comprehensive study support package, including study days, and financial support for the study materials and exam entry fees.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

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