Grant Thornton UK LLP

Actuarial & Risk Manager - Life

Location
London, Bristol, Edinburgh & Manchester
Salary
Excellent Salary & Benefits
Posted
24 Sep 2020
Closes
23 Nov 2020
Ref
R1023587
Contract Type
Permanent

Working flexibly at Grant Thornton: Balancing work, clients and family life

Become part of the Grant Thornton Actuarial team and develop your career. With project driven work this is an opportunity to not be pigeonholed but expand your capabilities. The Actuarial team primarily sits in our London office, but we will consider applications to be based out of one of our many UK wide offices for the right candidate.


Minimum Criteria

  • Qualified Actuary
  • Nearly Qualified Actuary


Let’s talk about the job

If you enjoy working on a wide-reaching range of projects that will help businesses and communities flourish, you’ll fit right in. Here are some things you can expect from this Actuarial Life Manager role:

Making quality second nature.  This means doing what’s right even when no one’s looking. The work that you will do has a major impact on our clients and our firm. We pride ourselves on the high-level standards we have for the work that we do. 

Own your own work.

  • Prepares fee estimates and budgets for client assignments and can make and justify any required changes to these as the assignment progresses.
  • Ensures assignments are delivered to budget and that any variances are escalated at an early stage.
  • Ensures own time is utilised effectively, as well as time of staff on their assignments, and identifies opportunities to work more efficiently.
  • Ensures fees are collected in a timely manner and debtors kept to a minimum.
  • Adheres to the Firm's risk management policies and is aware of changes in the Firm's approach to risk management.
  • Keeps senior managers, directors and partners informed of progress, promptly draws issues to their attention and implements agreed actions.
  • Participates in the presentation of conclusions and recommendations to the client and discusses the implications and action points.
  • Designs and undertakes high quality analytical work requiring minimal input from senior managers, directors and partners.
  • Writes high quality, professionally presented reports, requiring minimal input from senior managers, directors and partners.
  • Deputises effectively for senior managers and directors as necessary.
  • Ensures all files are closed down on completed projects in accordance with Grant Thornton policy.
  • Projects a confident and professional image.

Be a part of a team.

  • Plays an active role in the Actuarial & Risk team, managing, mentoring, coaching and advising team members as appropriate and contributing to positive morale.
  • Works collaboratively across all areas within the FSG to maximise our contribution to the firm and to clients.
  • Acts as a role model for more junior staff and provides constructive upward feedback to more senior colleagues.
  • Develops others, providing appropriate learning and development opportunities and interventions.
  • Works in line with the firm's CLEARR values, of collaboration, leadership, excellence, agility, respect and responsibility.
  • Seeks regular feedback and identifies and acts upon learning and development needs in order to develop technical and personal skills.
  • Becomes expert (eg recognised speaker or "go to" person in department) in at least one technical area.
  • Completes a timely appraisal and personal development plan for self and others, as appropriate.
  • Meets CPE requirements and completes return on time.
  • Meets all relevant requirements of Actuarial Profession.

Take responsibility.

  • Keeps abreast of relevant industry and professional developments and contributes to thought leadership.
  • Builds a personal network from which leads could be generated.
  • Contributes to developing new business from own contacts and collaborative working with FSG colleagues or others in the wider firm.
  • Supports the development, launch and exploitation of new initiatives and service lines to diversify the business.
  • Takes part in networking events and introduces contacts to colleagues.
  • Speaks at Grant Thornton seminars, industry and professional events. 
  • Acts as an ambassador for the firm where opportunities arise to raise the profile of FSG and Grant Thornton in the market place.
  • Demonstrates an awareness of the full range of the firm's products, services and capabilities and contributes to cross selling.
  • Participates in business development activities and contributes effectively to sales pitches and drafting proposals.
  • Ensures client take-on is completed in accordance with Grant Thornton risk management procedures.
  • Takes day to day management responsibility for delivery of client assignments.
  • Effectively manages client expectations regarding fees, delivery and deadlines.
  • Prepares fee estimates and budgets for client assignments and can make and justify any required changes to these as the assignment progresses.
  • Ensures assignments are delivered to budget and that any variances are escalated at an early stage.
  • Ensures own time is utilised effectively, as well as time of staff on their assignments, and identifies opportunities to work more efficiently.
  • Ensures fees are collected in a timely manner and debtors kept to a minimum.
  • Adheres to the Firm's risk management policies and is aware of changes in the Firm's approach to risk management.
  • Keeps senior managers, directors and partners informed of progress, promptly draws issues to their attention and implements agreed actions.
  • Participates in the presentation of conclusions and recommendations to the client and discusses the implications and action points.
  • Designs and undertakes high quality analytical work requiring minimal input from senior managers, directors and partners.
  • Writes high quality, professionally presented reports, requiring minimal input from senior managers, directors and partners.
  • Deputises effectively for senior managers and directors as necessary.
  • Ensures all files are closed down on completed projects in accordance with Grant Thornton policy.
  • Projects a confident and professional image.

 

Do you care about the same things we do?

We have six values we work by. When we meet, we’ll want you to show us how they’re important to you, too.

  • Collaboration: We work together, share ideas and always make time to help each other out.
  • Leadership: Everyone has the chance to lead their own projects.
  • Excellence: Quality is central to our purpose. We love what we do, and it shows. We sweat the details. We see things through, no matter how tricky.
  • Agility: The world moves quickly. To keep up, we stay flexible – changing approaches, changing projects, working offline, online, together and alone to get things done.
  • Respect: A given, of course: we value each other and our clients. We listen, we understand, we care.
  • Responsibility: The decisions we make and advice we give affects people’s lives and livelihoods. We take that seriously and always do well by doing what’s right.

 

Share ideas and profits

Unlike most firms, we’re also a shared enterprise. So when the firm does well, everyone does well by taking home a share of the profits. Of course, to get those profits, we need to share ideas and share responsibility for our work, too.

 

Bring your whole self

Now you’ve seen our values, it shouldn’t be a surprise that we’re creating a respectful, open, diverse place to work. Building an inclusive culture, where we value difference and respect our colleagues, is not just the right thing to do, it helps our people to perform at the best of their ability and realise their potential.

“We are committed to making sure that the opportunities within our firm are equally accessible for everyone – regardless of background or gender.” Dave Dunckley, CEO

 

There’s more to life than work

Families, children, sports, night classes…the things you do and the people you’re with outside work matter. They can inspire, motivate and energise you. Inside the office and out. So if you’d like to work flexibly, let us know. We’re happy to look at flexible working options for all our roles, and we’ll always do our best to keep your work and life in balance.

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