- Communication skills
- Microsoft Excel
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. 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.
We are looking for a Senior Manager 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
Oversee 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.
Develop 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.
Generate 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.
Skills and attributes for success
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
Ideally, you'll also have
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Strong conceptual, analytical and problem-solving skills
Strong collaboration, interpersonal and client-service skills
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
What we look for
We're looking for people that are passionate, at the top of their game, but who would like to continue to grow their subject matter expertise and help others around them achieve their potential. If you have a passion for assisting businesses achieve their full potential and working with some of the highest performing teams, this role might very well be for you.
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.
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.
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.
If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.
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