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Trainee Actuarial Consultant

Job Description:

We have a great opportunity for a part/nearly qualified Actuary to join a leading pension consultancy firm in their Birmingham office.

You will be providing support to a portfolio of clients on actuarial tasks from actuarial calculations and scheme funding analysis related to the defined benefit pension schemes.

With strong analytical and client management skills, you will gain great exposure to a variety of tasks and projects.

Essential Skills/Experience:

  • Relevant pensions or actuarial experience.

  • A strong degree (ideally 2.1 or above) in a numerate subject.

  • Making progress with the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries examinations.

  • Strong IT skills are essential, in particular an advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel.

  • A sound grounding in actuarial and computing techniques used in the valuation of pension benefits.

  • An understanding of the legislative framework for UK pension schemes, commensurate with the level of experience in pensions actuarial work.

Desirable Skills/Experience:

  • Pension consultancy experience

Core Responsibilities:

  • Working on nominated client accounts, ensuring that work is done on time, within budget, and to a high standard.

  • Preparing actuarial calculations, for example (but not limited to) in respect of scheme funding, company accounting work, actuarial factors and individual member calculations.

  • There may also be opportunities to support other areas of the business (for example in DC, risk transfer, governance, proposition development and new business).

  • Supporting the development of less experienced members of your team and checking their calculations where necessary.

  • Liaising with client managers and team leaders where there are conflicting demands from clients.

  • Developing and maintaining a good working relationship with your clients.

  • Preparing client invoices within internal deadlines and subject to internal procedures.

  • Ensuring all work is undertaken in a rigorous, accurate and methodical manner.

  • Ensuring comprehensive audit trails are maintained.

  • Being aware of deadlines and planning work to meet these.

  • Maintaining a record of status of all work requested in accordance with agreed procedures.

  • Presenting work in a clear and understandable manner to clients, other advisers, and colleagues where necessary.

  • Developing knowledge of actuarial and pensions matters which are relevant to the requirements of the job.

  • Timely and careful time recording against appropriate client codes.

  • Adhering to the firm's Information Security standards, policies and procedures


  • A highly competitive salary

  • Wider Benefits package

Core-Asset Consulting is an equal opportunities recruiter and we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marital/civil partner status or pregnancy.

Job reference: 15243

To apply for this vacancy applicants must be eligible to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.

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