Willis Towers Watson Senior Retirement Acutarial Analyst in Saint Louis, Missouri

Senior Retirement Acutarial Analyst

Date Posted: December 20, 2018

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JOB DESCRIPTION

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.

The Role

Our Retirement team combines expertise in retirement and investment consulting to support global organizations worldwide in designing, managing, administering and communicating all types of retirement plans. Whether a client has a defined benefit pension or a defined contribution plan, we work with them to determine the right approach to design, funding, investing, governing and employee engagement that fits their specific goals.

As a Senior Actuarial Analyst you will 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.

Responsibilities of a Senior Analyst include:

  • Beginning to serve as the project manager and main liaison to the consultant which includes:

  • Creating project plans

  • Monitoring progress to deadlines and budget

  • Scheduling and managing weekly/bi-weekly status meeting calls

  • Ensuring 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

  • Non-discrimination testing

  • 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

  • Build relationships internally and collaborate effectively on cross-functional teams

  • Mentor junior staff as appropriate

The Requirements:

  • 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

  • Significant actuarial exam progress toward ASA and EA credentials 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

The Company

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. at http://www.willistowerswatson.com/

Willis Towers Watson is an equal opportunity employer

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will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other

things, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,

national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or disability.

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  • Location:Saint Louis, MO, US

  • Date Posted:December 20, 2018