Willis Towers Watson

Global Senior Actuarial Analyst

Posted on Apr 21 New York, NY 255 views

Operating in the global market place means multinational companies face a variety of different business, cultural, language and regulatory environments. Our Global Services and Solutions line of business helps these companies navigate the challenges of multi country complexity based on context knowledge of trends and innovative multi-client solutions. In particular, we help multinational companies develop global/cross-border solutions that meet the needs of both local and headquarter management in the design, establishment, financing, operation, oversight and monitoring of their compensation and benefit programs around the world. In doing so, we work closely with our local offices in other geographies, as well as subject matter experts in other segments.

As a Sr. Global Actuarial Analyst, you will work as part of a team to provide consulting advice and services to multinational companies concerning retirement as well as broader HR benefits and compensation issues for their operations globally. You will serve as a key resource for consultants in charge of engagements by performing many intricate aspects of their client work. As you grow and gain more expertise, you will become a key contact for the client and will begin taking on a larger project manager role within the team.

The Role

  • Begin to serve as the project manager and main liaison to the consultant which includes:

    • Creating project plans

    • Monitoring progress to deadlines and budget

    • Scheduling and managing weekly/bi-weekly status meeting calls

    • Ensuring appropriate and effective communication among team members and the client

  • Deliver work in accordance to project deadlines

  • Deliver on projects to meet or exceed client expectations

  • Increase efficiency within client teams by identifying ways to improve processes

  • Serve as a resource and liaise effectively with colleagues and clients regarding data collection, analyses, and project execution required for:

    • accounting for pension and benefit costs

    • actuarial valuations

    • retirement plan benefit calculations and statements

  • Complete analyses required for special projects including mergers and acquisitions, benefit plan strategy and design, plan management and governance strategy, and global financing and funding policies

  • Prepare the first draft of deliverables for review by the consultant

  • Seek and participate in key learning and development opportunities/maintain steady progress through exams

  • Contribute to the development of new tools and approaches, including monitoring and analyzing economic conditions in major markets around the world and updating country profiles

  • Meet chargeable hours targets

  • Contribute to sales and marketing efforts by drafting proposals and responding to RFPs

The Requirements

  • 2+ years of experience performing core valuation work in a client service oriented environment with corporate defined benefit and/or group health plans

  • Experience working on global HR benefit programs; alternatively, experience working on domestic benefits or compensation programs and a demonstrated interest in international issues

  • Flexibility and proven ability to diagnose and resolve issues; strong client service orientation

  • Demonstrated leadership qualities

  • Ability to work both independently and on client teams and enjoy a fast-paced environment

  • Sense of accountability; owning one’s work and taking pride in it

  • Self-starter with an interest in continually challenging oneself

  • Strong analytical and integrative skills including ability to draw conclusions and identify trends from data in a logical, systematic way

  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills, particularly in Excel

  • Bachelor’s Degree required

  • Actuarial exam progress toward ASA credentials

  • Experience living and working overseas and foreign language skills preferred but not essential

EOE, including disability/vets

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