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SENIOR ACTUARIAL ANALYST-FSV

Company AVBOB
Reference # 437AA04
Published 29/10/2019
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
Introduction
AVBOB, AFRICA'S LARGEST MUTUAL ASSURANCE SOCIETY PROVIDING A ONE-STOP FUNERAL INSURANCE AND BURIAL SOLUTION, HAS A VACANCY FOR:

SENIOR ACTUARIAL ANALYST
Job Functions Analysis,Finance
Industries Financial Services,Insurance
Specification
The above-mentioned position is within the Actuarial Department. Being a mutual insurer brings with it additional and exciting actuarial issues that is not standard at a typical shareholder-owned insurer. Our actuarial department (Actuarial Services) is expanding and we are looking for talented, driven and experienced actuarial resources to join our Product and Valuations Departments. The two departments work closely together and so being a part of our teams offers the opportunity to gain exposure to a wide variety of actuarial work in a life insurance environment.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

Financial Soundness and Embedded Value valuations (dedicated 4 months per year):
Data verification.
Assumption setting.
Maintenance, setup and running of Prophet Valuation models.
Consolidation of value results.
Calculation of Embedded Value, Value of New Business (VNB) and VNB margins including cost of capital.
Report writing.
Responding to auditor queries.

Analytics (Ongoing):
Engagement with business to identify and prioritise key management information metrics.
Development, analysis, monitoring and improvement of these metrics.
Developing predictive analytics capabilities.

Requirements
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS POSITION:
Appropriate tertiary qualification in Actuarial Science.
Good progress towards qualification as an actuary, having completed the Part A1 and Part A2. Technical subjects and having at least attempted the Actuarial Risk Management (A301) exam from ASSA or the equivalent of another international recognised actuarial body (eg IFoA).

EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED FOR THE POSITION:
At least 4 years life insurance valuations experience.
Thorough experience with Prophet and DCS required.
VBA, SQL and experience with data analytics or management information systems will be an advantage.

COMPETENCIES REQUIRED FOR THE POSITION:
Self-starter with the ability to work independently.
Goal-orientated with an ability to perform work efficiently.
Deadline-driven and the ability to work under pressure.
Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
Ability to work on wider team projects as well as taking ownership of individual projects.
Managing relationship with internal and external parties.
Job Closing Date 30/11/2019
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