Who we are
SDA Actuaries is a full service actuarial consultancy serving the insurance sector across the UK, offshore and overseas, providing all forms of actuarial support from full service packages through to specific input to individual projects. For the last fifteen years, we’ve helped numerous clients including life insurance companies, friendly societies, general and medical expense insurers, offering them practical, focused solutions.
Our specialist team has real depth of knowledge and each team member prides themselves on delivering expert client service and adding value. The firm is proud to have achieved the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ Quality Assurance Scheme (QAS) accreditation.
What you will be doing at SDA Actuaries
We support clients in their business decisions through projects including reserving, capital calculations and other valuation work, forecasting for business planning or other purposes, pricing and product design, and investment strategy. You will also be exposed to a wider range of insurers through our audit support and review work. You will work on interesting, varied projects and be encouraged to have a real impact on our clients by finding new, innovative solutions to the challenges they face.
How and when you will work
Staff are supported to work flexibly, with most staff choosing to work largely from home and taking advantage of our flexitime scheme. However, all staff need to be able to work in our office in Epsom when required and travel to our clients if necessary.
How will we develop you?
We help you to develop your actuarial, technical and consulting skills, knowledge and experience through internal or external training, different types of work and working with different teams. All staff are assigned a people manager who will help them to identify appropriate development opportunities and reach their full potential through regular developmental reviews and informal discussions. For trainee actuaries, the people manager is a qualified actuary. People managers support trainees in their studying, review their work-based skills experience and help staff to identify appropriate development opportunities.
You will work for a variety of managers on different projects and with staff at all levels. We help you to develop your actuarial, technical and consulting skills through development reviews, internal or external training and appropriate experience of different types of work and working with different teams.
What we are looking for
Candidates need to be highly numerate and, if applying for a graduate role, have a minimum of a 2.1 degree in a mathematical subject and ideally some insurance or actuarial experience gained from a permanent role or work placement. They must:
- have the right to work in the UK,
- have strong communication and organisational skills,
- be confident using Excel and learning to use new IT systems,
- be able to work in a team to deliver high standards and meet strict deadlines, and
- have an inquisitive nature, being able to solve problems not met before.