Willis Towers Watson Senior Actuarial Analyst – Arlington in Arlington, Virginia
Senior Actuarial Analyst – Arlington
Date Posted: March 13, 2018
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Work for one of the top actuarial consulting firms in the country! As a Senior Actuarial Analyst at Willis Towers Watson, you will be making a valuable difference every day to our high-profile client organizations. You will apply your actuarial and project management expertise in the delivery of complex projects for Fortune 1000 and other not-for-profit organizations of similar size. You will help clients achieve their evolving business objectives by aligning their defined benefit, retiree welfare and defined contribution plans accordingly.
Our Senior Actuarial Analysts have the opportunity to support diverse projects related to mergers and acquisitions, plan design and strategy, asset liability studies, forecasting, early retirement windows, global consulting and other special projects as needed.
As you grow with clients and gain more expertise, you will play an increasingly larger role within your client team. In addition you will:
Begin to serve as the project manager and main liaison to the consultant which includes:
Create project plans
Monitor progress to deadlines and budget
Schedule and manage weekly/bi-weekly status meeting calls
Ensure 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
Manage the execution of data collection, analyses and finalization of work product required for core work including:
Large defined benefit and retiree medical plan valuations
Completion of Form 5500s and other Government filings
Contribute to special projects such as plan design, asset/liability modelling, retirement plan risk assessment and mitigation, due diligence for mergers and acquisitions, collective bargaining agreements, global consulting, strategic workplace planning, total rewards strategies, and others
Complete work in accordance with ERISA, FASB, GASB, Department of Labor, Pension Protection Act and other Government regulations
Seek and participate in key learning and development opportunities/maintain steady progress through exams
Review analytical work and draft documents prepared by more junior analysts
Contribute to the development of new tools and approaches
4+ years’ experience conducting core valuation work in a client-service oriented environment with large corporate defined benefit plans; defined contribution plan experience a plus
Proven experience managing multiple projects within prescribed project guidelines
Strong client relationship, interpersonal and team skills
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Ability to ask the right questions and seek help where appropriate
Ability to respond to all communications effectively and in a timely manner
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; interest in continually challenging oneself and willingness to step outside of one’s comfort zone
Interest and ability to think beyond the task at hand and understand how one’s work fits into the broader landscape
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 Access and Excel
Bachelor’s Degree required
Significant actuarial exam progress toward ASA and EA credentials
Willis Towers Watson is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 40,000 employees serving more than 140 countries. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas – the dynamic formula that drives business performance. Together, we unlock potential. Learn more at willistowerswatson.com .
Willis Towers Watson is an equal opportunity employer
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Location:Arlington, VA, US
Date Posted:March 13, 2018