Canada Life a leading Life Assurance Business are currently recruiting for a Actuarial Systems and Development Manager.
Manage the delivery of model and system changes in the Corporate Actuarial division, including all aspects of the day to day administration and control of the changes to models and systems.
•Play a key role in the ownership and preparation of the operating expense and budget for Wealth Management and Retirement Income division, looking at year on year data and run rate.
•Work closely with cost centre managers, direct the Customer Services/Annuity New Business management team and executives to understand inconsistencies and where appropriate challenge management information and make recommendations to the business for best practice planning.
•Play a key role in the production of weekly/monthly/quarterly information packs for Customer Services, Annuity New Business and Adviser Payments – covering expenses, sales and other key information. Produce reports on a monthly basis, analysing data and investigating variances in line with specific timescales.
•Take ownership of the unit cost allocation process within Customer Services/Annuity New Business (including the process to allocate expenses and the analysis and interpretation)
•Develop appropriate MI to show true key performance indicators.
•Help the business to meet its expense plan commitments through investigating ideas for improved expense control and suggesting strategies to support improved management of expense commitments.
•Analyse the data provided by HR to spot trends and highlight issues e.g. headcount variations and liaise with the necessary departments
•Analyse the loss and recovery account and provide detailed information to compliance
•Support critical projects within Customer Services/Annuity New Business in line with company policies, regulatory, professional and legal requirements.
•Development and maintenance of spreadsheet/database critical to the business
•Demonstrates ability to co-ordinate projects
•Ability to research and solve problems/issues
•Attention to detail
•Be pro-active in recommending changes to senior management
•Ability to produce professional presentations
•Ability to make recommendations to senior management based on data gathered and analysed
•Good working knowledge of MS Access and able to use effectively in business situations
•Detailed knowledge of Hyperion and ability to write ad hoc queries
•Financial services knowledge
•Ability to produce professional reports
•Understands and is able to use in house computer systems
•Follows through to action on all referrals
•Ability to prepare, monitor & analyse statistical data
•Good working knowledge of Canada Life budgetary systems and processes
•Excellent organisational skills
•Working knowledge of Hyperion
•Ability to work unsupervised
•Ability to prioritise own workload
•Ability to deal effectively with pressure
•Excellent knowledge & experience of office systems-Word, excel, PowerPoint
•Excellent keyboard skills/strong numerical skills
About Canada Life
Canada Life looks after the retirement, investment and protection needs of individuals, families and companies. We help to build better futures. There can be no greater priority than the commitment and responsibility towards all our customers. At Canada Life we adhere to the same principles as when we were formed in 1847: integrity, consistency and experience. Our heritage is important to us. Our parent company, Great-West Lifeco, is a financially strong, stable, modern global organisation. The oldest Canadian life assurance company, Great-West Lifeco traces its foundation back to 1847 - that is more than 170 years of helping customers plan for the future. Since 1903 we have operated in the United Kingdom where we have hundreds of respected and supported staff all geared to doing the right thing for customers.