Senior Actuarial Analyst

Birmingham (Wythall)

Salary: £38,000 - £55,000 + study support

Closing date: 09 February 2018 at midday  

Reference: 2990  

Working pattern: Permanent  

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Please note - applications for this role close at midday on Friday 9th February 2018.

The Role:

Under the guidance of experienced team members and qualified actuaries, you’ll contribute to the ongoing workload of our actuarial teams, whilst at the same time studying for the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries fellowship examinations in line with an agreed study plan.  Working across finance, actuarial, risk and customer functions, with rotations between departments, your development plan will focus on preparing you for the role of a qualified actuary by acquiring the necessary level of job skills and actuarial techniques needed to successfully progress.

What we’re looking for:

As a part-qualified actuarial student (having completed all Core Technical subjects) together with relevant industry experience and a good academic background (i.e. a minimum upper second class honours degree in an actuarial or highly numerate subject), you should have an excellent degree of analytical expertise and technical know-how.  It's important you also have a good working knowledge of Life products, Solvency II concepts and an awareness of the actuarial and commercial risks faced by a Life insurer.  Strong IT skills, including experience of practical actuarial modelling techniques and process automation gained in a commercial setting, are also important for this role.

Change-oriented and commercially aware, with the ability to produce high-quality reports and add tangible value to technical discussions, you must be able to work under pressure to tight deadlines and to prioritise work effectively.  Alongside this, we also expect strong time management and relationship building skills, with a particular emphasis on effectively communicating across a variety of stakeholders, ranging from senior management to junior trainees.
It’s important that you can quickly understand the wider commercial context of financial information which you’re analysing and can communicate effectively with those around you; this job is definitely not for those who want to crunch numbers in isolation!  We expect our actuarial teams to be inquisitive, to challenge the status quo and to be collaborative in their approach, and to apply their common sense to a problem to arrive at an appropriate solution.

If you can demonstrate that you fit our requirements, then in return, you can expect an excellent benefits package, full study support for your remaining fellowship exams and real opportunity for career growth.  We are always striving to develop and engage our people, so if there’s something you need to help develop your skills to get you ready for even more exposure as you move towards qualified status, we’re keen to work with you to make that happen.

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Flexible working at Phoenix is: "A lifestyle that fuses your personal and professional life."

Phoenix believes in a culture of flexibility, depending on the role we may be able to offer working arrangements that suit your needs. In today's world of work / life challenges we recognise getting this right is important to our employees and the success of our business.

Examples of this may include but are not exclusive to the following:

Part Time: You would work less than full-time hours for the business, perhaps by working fewer days or hours per week.
Flexible hours: Still working your contracted hours, you would have flexibility to start and finish within agreed core working times.
Job Share: Where the role allows you would voluntarily share the duties of one full-time position with another colleague, splitting the hours on a pro-rata basis.
Home working: You would undertake some, or all, of your working duties from home or anywhere else other than the standard allocated place of work (including other Phoenix locations).

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