AVP, Corporate Actuary Lead

  • 35987
  • Life - Actuarial
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  • Pennsylvania, United States
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  • Aug 20, 2019
Insurance
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Leads the development and upgrade of the quality of actuarial investigations and evaluation of the financial well-being of the enterprise.
  • Leads in the development of risk/return pricing standards and risk management methodologies based on actuarial and capital markets/economic principles.
  • Assists in the review of new product strategies, development, design, pricing, and implementation.
  • Partners with the ERM leader in the use of Economic Capital (EC) across all risks and helps develops analytics to influence strategy such as potential ALM, investing activities, and management actions
  • Leads to development and expansion of the enterprise model and analytics
  • Implements process improvements, consistency, governance, controls, and oversight.
  • Develops knowledge about company operations, systems, and actuarial methodologies.
  • Continually looks for opportunities to add value to the enterprise by partnering with the businesses on strategic projects.
  • Establishes effective working relationships throughout the organization, both at the corporate level and within the businesses.
  • Acts as a subject matter expert on all product lines in terms of product knowledge, modeling approach, and reserve requirements, and partners with other areas of the organization regarding analysis of industry evolving topics, including economic capital, principles based reserves/capital, IFRS, etc.
  • Assist in the establishment of financial risk methodologies for the company with an emphasis will be on developing financial metrics, standards and frameworks based on different lenses (actuarial, capital markets) for analyzing risk-return trade-offs.
  • Extend from existing traditional actuarial accounting (statutory, GAAP) metrics to economic/capital market principles based metrics & tools to evaluate risk return trade-offs in core decisions (e.g. product development, investment management, asset liability management, capital management).
  • Stays current on industry developments and drives toward solutions when appropriate
  • Researches and prepares briefings on status of key projects and initiatives to senior leaders
  • Participates or leads workgroups by evaluating issues and problems of strategic significance
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Undergraduate degree and 4+ years of comparable work experience required
  • FSA designation or ASA designation with substantial additional years actuarial experience
  • 10+ years of experience in actuarial science that directly aligns with the specific responsibilities for this position
  • Knowledge of insurance, investments, and enterprise risks.
  • Advanced understanding and knowledge of STAT and GAAP requirements.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of life insurance and annuity mechanics and product strategies.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong presentation skills with demonstrated ability to influence at all levels of management through clear, informed and logical discussions/presentations.
  • Demonstrates ability to communicate knowledgeably and credibly with senior management and internal constituents.
  • Ability to think critically, analyze information and to evaluate the implications of a course of action or solution.
  • Ability to interpret and apply common sense understanding to carry out a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Critical thinker with an ability to analyze information and to evaluate the implications of a course of action or strategy
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and propose solutions for a range of technical actuarial issues
  • Demonstrates strong project management leadership skills including, critical ability to coordinate and balance multiple projects in a time-sensitive environment, under pressure, and meeting deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and recommend process improvements.
  • Finds common ground and can gain collaboration among senior management, colleagues and peers; can influence outcomes without directing or commanding.
  • Demonstrated strong relationship management skills with internal clients (e.g. senior management, peers and colleagues); proven ability to develop creative and collaborative approaches.
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills with collaborative style.
  • Computer skills:
  • Advanced proficiency with Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Proficiency with ALFA or similar projection software systems
  • Proficiency with Triton or similar valuation software systems
  • Familiarity with VBA, C++, C#, JAVA, MatLab, or other programming languages a plus
  • Access, SAS, or other data management packages
  • A demonstrated track record of consistently meeting and/or exceeding performance expectations
  • Possesses a bias for action and avoids workplace distractions
  • Drives performance targets to completion #LI-CG1