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The Role:

Our actuarial and benefits practice is at the core of Hymans Robertson’s services. Over a million members of UK occupational pension schemes rely on us to report the financial security of their scheme, with over 200 employers and/or their trustees looking to us for advice on how to achieve this at an acceptable cost.

We are looking to recruit an Actuarial Analyst to join our Specialist Team. The team is responsible for completing all technical tasks while driving efficiency and is key to the long-term growth of our firm.

We are looking for a diligent individual with excellent problem-solving skills, a curious mind and great attention to detail. You will be responsible for carrying out complex technical work and contributing to improving the efficiency of our processes. The role will be working with our client facing teams as well as other parts of the firm and will therefore require excellent communication skills and the ability to work to multiple deadlines.

This role will bring many opportunities to develop your career. As well as being able to develop into a checking role there will also be potential future opportunities to own and run strands of work within the team, take on people management responsibilities, become a technical systems expert and contribute to team learning and development.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Perform all necessary data processing, including validation and manipulation at a scheme level. This will involve occasional coding work using our in-house data manipulation system.
  • Calculate and check individual member liabilities.
  • Review scheme information, i.e. benefit summaries, benefit changes and discuss anomalies with client teams.
  • Use firm’s bespoke valuation systems to perform actuarial valuations. Perform individual and scheme level checks on the output.
  • Work with the other members of the Specialist Team and people across the wider Firm on ad-hoc projects to improve efficiency and develop processes.
  • Carry out self checks on all of your work.
  • Take responsibility for maintaining knowledge on relevant industry changes which impact on day to day work.
  • Flexibility to travel to other Hymans Robertson offices on an occasional basis.
  • Adherence to the firm’s Information Security standards, policies and procedures.

Skills and Qualifications:

Essential qualifications

  • Educated to at least a Scottish Higher Grade  / A level or equivalent in Mathematics

Welcomed but not essential experience

  • A degree in a numerate subject
  • Experience of Microsoft Excel
  • An understanding of the legislative framework and structure of defined benefit pension schemes
  • Programming skills

Personal characteristics:

  • Numeracy and analytical skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Curiosity and a desire to learn
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Keenness to enhance and refine processes where necessary
  • Ability to monitor, organise, prioritise and deliver own workload
  • Proactive in raising conflicting demands on time and adaptable in these situations
  • Comfortable in team environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Logical thinker

Reward and Support

  • Hymans Robertson prides itself in offering a refreshing, stimulating work environment where independent thinking and new ideas are actively encouraged and where every member of the team genuinely makes a difference. Candidates can expect a highly competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. The firm is committed to the personal and career development of all employees and this position offers excellent growth potential within a dynamic and growing organisation.
  • Hymans Robertson encourages a good work/life balance and we’re happy to discuss flexible working.
  • Hymans Robertson is committed to equal opportunities and inclusion. We welcome all applications regardless of race, gender, gender reassignment, disability, religion/belief, pregnancy & maternity, marriage & civil partnership, sexual orientation, or age.

Together, we’ve been building better futures for over 100 years. For our people, our clients and their people, our communities and the environment.

We thrive on tackling complex problems. And we believe those problems are best solved by diverse teams – diverse in skills, approaches and backgrounds. Our independence lets our people be themselves and think freely, while working in a collaborative, supportive environment.  We love innovative, independent thinking and want everyone to share their ideas.

Working alongside employers, trustees and financial services institutions, we offer pensions, investments, benefits and risk consulting services, as well as data and technology solutions. With over 1000 employees and counting, we’re one of the leading consultancies in our field and are proud to be recognised by numerous industry awards.

We’re committed to developing our people and encourage everyone to carve out their own career path. We’ve many colleagues who started out in one team in the business and have ended up somewhere completely different, having had the chance to develop new skills and explore new passions.

Our hybrid working model offers the best of both worlds – home working as well as a fun, collaborative office environment – meaning flexible working patterns to accommodate individual needs. For more information about our benefits you can visit our iDeal.

If you need any assistance in relation to a personal requirement, medical condition or neurological difference during our selection process then please let us know.

Together, we can make this the best job you’ll ever have.

We Offer

Our culture – We live and breathe our four values – friendly, confident, partnering and straightforward – and genuinely care about out people, clients, community and the environment.

Job satisfaction – Every employee can genuinely make a difference and contribute towards achieving our purpose – together, building better futures. Whether that’s helping our clients build more secure financial futures, using your 3 days volunteering or helping us reduce our carbon footprint.

Reward and wellbeing – We offer competitive salaries, a share of company profits and an award-winning benefits package. We also take your mental, physical, social and financial wellbeing seriously, both in and outside of work.

Flexible working – We trust our people to work in a pattern that suits their circumstances with a healthy balance of home and office working.

Latest technology – We use the most up-to-date technology and software to match our ground-breaking business solutions that make life easier for us and our clients.

Career development – There is no linear path – learning opportunities are plentiful and empower you to carve out your own career.

  • Job Type: Experienced Job
  • Experience Level: Part Qualified (1-10 exams), Nearly Qualified (11+ exams)
  • Location: Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Date Posted: 23 Jun 2023
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