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Buck Buck - Senior Actuarial Analyst in Manchester, United Kingdom

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BUCK - A 102-year-old firm that is JUST GETTING STARTED.

Senior Actuarial Analyst – Retirement Practice – Manchester or London

About Buck:

Buck offers a range of retirement services to help plan sponsors manage their programs, including actuarial consulting, defined benefit and defined contribution plan design & administration, and compliance consulting. Our service offering also includes data remediation, de-risking, and developing end game strategies for frozen pension plans.

We provide high quality investment advice, investment management, and outsourced investment management services to our defined benefit, defined contribution, foundation, and endowment clients.

This includes investment manager and fund performance monitoring, developing investment policy statements, and liability driven investment (LDI) implementation.

Why Buck:

Our Actuarial and Investment consultants work together as part of Retirement Practice which mean we can provide you with a wealth of career development options.

You will be joining a growing organisation that aim to give you opportunities to excel and grow in a high performing team of actuaries and consultants.

Our teams are structured to ensure that analysts are given the choice to consult directly with a range of clients early in their career to foster personal growth and development. We aim to support you at all stages to develop both your actuarial and consulting skills and empower you to choose your own career path.

The Opportunity:

We are currently recruiting for an experience, talented and ambitious pension Actuarial Analyst who is keen to develop their career with a client consulting focus.

This is your chance to join a great multi-disciplined team providing clients with leading edge advice across funding, investment, risk transfer and covenant.

We are looking for individuals with excellent communication skills, business acumen and a client focus, alongside the core technical skills.

You will work on a wide range of clients, working directly with Scheme Actuaries, or part of larger teams on complex client accounts; we tailor the client mix to support and develop an individual’s skills now and into the future.

This role would be suitable for someone who already has experience working with trustees and corporate clinets on a DB pensions within an actuarial consultancy role and making good progress through the actuarial exams; all the way up to those nearly qualified.

Buck provides full-study support for students undertaking the actuarial exams.

Some key responsibilities:

  • Act as an actuarial and consulting assistant for a portfolio of clients;

  • Handling the preparation of valuations and cost estimates;

  • Assisting consultants on the preparation and delivery of both day to day, and strategic advice;

  • Undertaking and supervising accounting disclosures (FRS17, IAS19 and USGAAP);

  • Coordinating data collection including editing and testing data received from clients;

  • Participating in Buck internal projects, handling special projects or assignments as needed;

  • Assisting scheme consultants with the consultancy aspects of pension schemes;

  • Carrying out non-standard scheme benefit calculations and involvement in wider actuarial work (i.e. assumptions advice, funding advice, actuarial factor reviews, funding updates, accounting);

  • Building up consulting knowledge on actuarial and non-actuarial aspects of pension plans;

  • Reporting any suspected breaches to management/compliance department upon discovery;

  • Supporting senior colleagues in research, analysis and general preparation of materials for new business opportunities.

What we look for (skills & experience):

  • Good numerical/mathematics-based degree;

  • Ideally 3 to 4 plus years in Actuarial / Retirement Consulting;

  • Good progress through the actuarial exams, generally to have completed CT exams and CA1;

  • Strong analytical, numerical and critical thinking skills, including a good understanding of actuarial approaches for pensions;

  • Ability to build relationships with colleagues and clients;

  • Strong all-round communication skills;

  • Able to prioritise, organise and carry out tasks within deadlines.

What Buck Offers:

  • Highly competitive salary;

  • Minimum 25 days annual leave (excluding Bank holidays) with the option to purchase additional (10 days) or sell back (5 days);

  • Private Medical cover including partner / spouse and children;

  • Excellent Defined Contribution pension provisions;

  • Comprehensive Life Assurance coverage;

  • Interest free season ticket loan;

  • Gym subsidy;

  • Company bonus scheme;

  • Additional flexible benefits Scheme to support you and your family in and out of work encompassing; Health & Wellbeing, Protection and Lifestyle covering; additional Life assurance, Travel insurance, Dental insurance, Medical Cash plan, Health screening, Critical Illness cover plus many more.

At Buck, we pride ourselves in our Diversity and Inclusion and are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable UK law.

We are exclusively focused on helping our clients and their people succeed together. By this, we mean we’re partnering with some of the world's most forward-thinking companies to re-envision and re-design the way that employees work and live. And we’re doing this by finding the right combination of consulting, outsourcing, and technology solutions to help our clients realise the best organisational performance for their businesses while driving positive health, wealth, and career outcomes for their people.

Qualifications

Behaviors

Required

  • Functional Expert: Considered a thought leader on a subject

  • Enthusiastic: Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest

  • Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity

Motivations

Required

  • Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization

  • Work-Life Balance: Inspired to perform well by having ample time to pursue work and interests outside of work

  • Growth Opportunities: Inspired to perform well by the chance to take on more responsibility

Education

Required

  • Bachelors or better

Experience

Required

  • Progress in CT and CA1 exams

  • Pensions valuation experince

  • Strong DB Pensions knowledge

  • 3-4 years: Actuarial analyst

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