Actuary - With Profits

M&G plc.
Stirling, United Kingdom
13 May 2022
27 May 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
At M&G our vision is: to become the best loved and most successful savings and investment business and we're looking for people who are excited about joining us on our journey. We're digitally transforming and investing heavily in technology and innovation to develop new and improved customer propositions that really raise the bar for our customers. To help us achieve our vision we're looking for exceptional people who live our values and behaviours and who can inspire others; embrace change; deliver results and keep it simple.

We know that an inclusive environment makes us more accessible and ensures we attract, engage, promote and retain exceptional people. We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity/nationality, disability, or military service and welcome those who have taken career breaks. We will consider flexible working arrangements or home working arrangements for any of our roles and also offer work place accommodations to ensure you have what you need to effectively deliver in your role.

What you can expect from us:
We are committed to creating an environment where you can be exceptional at all you do. To help us deliver this, we promise to:
  • Challenge Your Limits by creating a stimulating working environment and providing opportunities for you to be involved in meaningful and challenging work
  • Support Your Aspirations with a commitment to learning and development that helps you achieve and build your experience with people who want you to succeed
  • Value Your Input whereby leaders and managers will involve you in key decisions, listen to your thoughts and recognise the important contribution you make
  • Balance Your Life through a work life partnership that focuses on making this an inclusive, diverse and friendly place to work and offers the flexibility and support that enables everyone to be at their best

How do we support our employees:
All M&G plc employees will be supported in the workplace through our M&G Employee Assistance Programme (EAP). If you need counselling, confidential financial or legal advice. The service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and offers access to qualified professionals who can provide specialist information, advice and support on many issues. It offers a broad range of services, including help with family issues, maintaining work/life balance and mental health support.

Role Context:

The With-Profits Financial Strategy team work within Commercial Finance and focus on the financial management of the Prudential With-Profits Funds. Our team works strategically with other areas of the business to manage the position of the funds relative to risk appetite, encompassing: investment strategy, new business plans, bonus policy and other areas of financial management, in addition to supporting the statutory duties of the With-Profits Actuary. The team now have an excellent opportunity for an Actuary to join them on a permanent basis.

The role will be based on a blended approach to office based working and we are open to looking at candidates being based from our Stirling, Edinburgh or London based offices.

Work Level Accountabilities:
Experienced Colleague
  • Delivering on time and accurate financial results
  • Providing specialist technical advice using actuarial principles and tools to support business objectives
  • Taking complex and ambiguous problems and quickly generating practical solutions
  • Building strong relationships with peers and stakeholders
  • Identifying opportunities for process improvement
  • Producing good quality written reports

Key Responsibilities:
  • To support the With-Profits Financial Strategy team in delivering its annual With-Profits Management Plan .
  • Produce accurate and well-explained analysis of key drivers of the with-profits fund to help inform strategic decisions
  • Communication of results with key stakeholders including senior management and other internal and external stakeholders.
  • To maintain effective working relationships with other teams in Finance, Risk and the Investment Office.

Experience, Skills & Knowledge:
  • Be a qualified or part qualified actuary.
  • Experience of With-Profits Solvency II balance sheet reporting and modelling.
  • Ideally have experience of asset-liability management.
  • Have experience of writing good quality, concise reports
  • Be highly analytical and a skilled problem solver, with a strong commercial mind-set, and the ability to distil complex ideas or problems into simple, effective solutions.
  • Be organised and willing to challenge and improve existing processes and controls
  • Have an ability to communicate effectively and influence effectively with productive, successful relationships with stakeholders.

Recruiter: Matt Campbell
Work Level: Experienced Colleague
Closing Date: 26th May 2022

We live by four behaviours at M&G and we ask all our employees to:
  • Inspire Others - Support and encourage each other, creating an environment where everyone can contribute and succeed
  • Embrace Change - Be open to change, willing to be challenged and able to adapt quickly and imaginatively to new ideas
  • Deliver Results - Focus on outcomes, set high standards and deliver with energy and determination
  • Keep it Simple - Cut through complexity and bureaucracy, be clear and decisive and never overcomplicate things
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