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Life Reporting Insights Actuary - (Part-Time, Job-Share and Full-Time)


Life Reporting Insights Actuary - (Part-Time, Job-Share and Full-Time)

Location: Swindon / Hybrid working



The opportunity: 

We are looking for two actuaries (or candidates with equivalent expertise) to join our life valuation reporting team, focusing on delivering IFRS 17 result insights to the wider business. The roles are new and recognise that IFRS17 bring a much greater level of granularity to the results, and the opportunity for valuable insights. The new actuaries will work closely together, and with a senior manager who current delivers insights under IFRS4, to increase our capabilities in this area, and capacity to provide business insights. Zurich’s IFSR17 project has made great progress, with two years of parallel run results, and is now looking to the future, with KPI’s, business plans and insights being a clear focus in 2022 and beyond.


The valuation reporting team is responsible for the monitoring, reporting, forecasting and longer term business planning for Zurich’s UK Life business under a range of reporting measures, including SII, Swiss Solvency Test, IFRS and UK GAAP. The team provide insights into the strategy and performance of the company and works in close collaboration with other finance and business areas as well as the Global Corporate Centre.


We are looking for two self-driven individuals, with life assurance reporting experience. This role would suit candidates with strong insights and communication skills, and offers the opportunity to gain actuarial technical skills. The candidates will be capable of working independently within a small team and be working collaboratively with a range of actuarial, finance and busines areas.


This role is available part-time, job-share or full time. This is because we want the best people for our roles, and we recognise that sometimes those people aren’t available full-time. 



Key Responsibilities: 

  • Liaising with senior management and key stakeholders (UK and Group) to explain the UK Life IFRS results including actuals, forecast and business plan.
  • Work collaboratively with the business partners and the business to help them understand the financial implications of business decisions.
  • Work collaboratively in the valuation reporting team to ensure the results meet expectations.
  • Increase knowledge of the new IFRS17 results so that new KPIs are understood and well managed – though supporting Business Partners.
  • Storytelling the IFRS17 results – at the new level of granularity that IFRS17 brings.
  • Develop a culture of continuous improvement that focuses enhancing the service provided to all stakeholders.
  • Create and maintain strong working relationships across relevant Finance and business areas. 



Your skills and experience:

  • Excellent communicator who is able to explain results and bring insights to management (including non-actuarial)
  • Experience of working in an actuarial reporting team
  • Experience of reporting procedures, processes and operating controls for a robust delivery of reliable and accurate financial reporting to auditable standards.
  • Excellent IT skills, particularly Excel. Prophet, VBA, SQL also an advantage




The reward:

As well as a competitive salary we also offer an excellent lifestyle benefits package which includes:

  • 12% Non Contributory pension scheme
  • Annual company bonuses
  • Car allowance
  • 25 days holiday plus an additional 3 volunteering days
  • Private medical cover
  • Income Protection
  • Life Cover
  • Discounted gym membership,
  • Discounted gadget insurance
  • Discounted technology offers
  • Virtual GP appointments
  • Plus much more! 


At Zurich we will consider requests for flexible working on hiring.  Many of our employees work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time, flexible hours, job share, an element of working from home or compressed hours.  Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you may need.



Who we are:

With about 55,000 employees serving customers in more than 170 countries we aspire to become the best global insurer as measured by our shareholders, customers and employees. If you're interested in working in a dynamic and challenging environment for a company that recognises and rewards your creativity, initiatives and contributions - then Zurich could be just the place for you. The success of our business is built on the contributions of our highly talented employees - people who work every day to position us at the forefront of the insurance industry. We therefore look to hire great people and we encourage those people to give their best. 


You’ll feel the support of being part of a strong and stable company. A long-standing player in the insurance industry, we make every effort to address the career development needs and plans of our employees to ensure their success in the future. 



Further information: 

At Zurich we are proud of our culture. We are passionate about Diversity and Inclusion. We want you to bring your whole self to work we have a diverse mix of customers and we want our employee base to reflect that.


Our diversity and inclusion initiatives are creating an environment where everyone feels welcome regardless of protected characteristics.


With the above in mind we accept applications from everyone regardless of your background, beliefs or culture however we especially welcome applications from women, people from ethnic minorities, people with a disability and people who are LGBT+ as these groups are currently under-represented in our organisation.


We are committed to continuous improvement and we offer access to a comprehensive range of training and development opportunities. Zurich is passionate about supporting employees to help others by getting involved in volunteering, charitable and community activity through the Zurich Community Trust.


We have won numerous awards for our work on Diversity and Inclusion.  We are also proud to be nominated for the 2020 Insurance Times award for Diversity and Inclusion.  You can read about our awards on our website. 

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