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Actuarial Analyst

Date Posted
29th April 2015
Employee Benefits, Investment, Pensions
Job Type
Excellent Salary and Benefits

Job Description Apply: Actuarial Analyst

Are you looking for your next career move? Looking for an opportunity where there are greater rewards, greater freedom to use your initiative? Perhaps the opportunity to work on prestigious projects as part of a world-class team?


Well join Mercer as an Analyst in the Public Sector Specialty Group in our Liverpool or Manchester offices and you can have all of this - and much more.


Working as an experienced member of a team supporting consultants and actuaries in all aspects of pensions consulting and/or actuarial work.


Key Activities

  • Involved in valuation and accounting processes e.g. project management, liaising with other Mercer teams
  • Carrying out non-standard calculations and one off / ad hoc complex calculations associated with actuarial work, scheme design, funding or accounting.
  • Involved in drafting client correspondence and presentations.
  • Liaises with client on the current issues to ensure clients are kept appraised of all relevant developments.
  • Attends and participates in client meetings with consultant.
  • Delegates work to more junior colleagues where appropriate. Acts as a mentor to, and helps, develop junior colleagues and peers as career develops.
  • Contributes to the technical aspect of preparing for trustee meetings e.g. setting the agenda and content for meeting packs; and liaises with client or senior consultant.
  • Assisting the client teams on the delivery of strategic and day to day actuarial/ non-actuarial consulting advice that requires detailed ongoing client knowledge as well as good working relationships with key client contacts.
  • Works with the RSC, other Specialty Groups and other Mercer businesses to deliver a streamlined service to clients.
  • Deals with routine queries received from clients, scheme members, third parties and other Mercer businesses.


Skills and Qualifications Required:

  • The successful candidate will be studying for the Actuarial Professional qualification and/or be willing to study for the Certified Actuarial Analyst (CAA) qualification or a similar non-actuarial qualification.
  • Will be educated to degree level with a minimum 2:1 degree.
  • Broad understanding of how UK pensions schemes operated and an understanding of the UK Pensions Act with the ability to interpret rules and awareness of what they mean for client work.
  • Excellent planning and organisational ability in order to prioritise and complete work very efficiently in accordance to deadlines.
  • Good analytical skills and ability to work through tasks in a logical manner.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong IT skills with good working knowledge of Microsoft Office, in particular Excel.
  • A willingness to develop knowledge of Excel VBA code would be preferable.


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