Assistant Manager - Pensions Actuarial

Recruiter
KPMG UK
Location
Birmingham
Posted
05 Oct 2017
Closes
13 Oct 2017
Sector
General
Contract Type
Full Time
AutoReq ID124476BRJob TitleAssistant Manager - Pensions ActuarialCountryUnited KingdomLocationBirminghamFunctionTaxService LinePensionsService Line InformationThe KPMG Pensions team has been growing significantly, positioning us as one of the largest specialist corporate pensions advisers. This incredible growth is expected to continue over the next year and beyond and we are looking to recruit outstanding individuals with a commercial edge.

There is a wide variety of work available - many of our projects are bespoke and unique and being an expanding business means that the opportunities are there for you to find your niche in the team.
The roles can offer unrivalled fast-track progression within the company through the manager grades including director and partner level. KPMG Pensions will offer you the opportunity to demonstrate your abilities where you want to use them and will tangibly recognise your efforts. This will be through competitive remuneration and promotion opportunities, as well as other recognition such as encore awards, celebratory team drinks and away days.

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Job Description
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The Team

KPMG Pensions is a leading edge strategic pensions’ advisory, actuarial, administration and investment practice. We deliver advice to employers and trustees and their senior people on all aspects of their pension arrangements.

The Role

We are recruiting an Assistant Manager who will join our exciting and successful Pensions Actuarial team in Birmingham. The responsibilities of this role are wide ranging and varied and will be tailored to individual personal ambitions and expertise.

Responsibilities

The key work streams within the department include:

- Delivering professional pensions consulting advice on a wide range of corporate and Trustee pension issues.
- Understanding and experience of the pension’s aspect of Mergers & acquisitions involving both UK and international pension arrangements.
- Strategy projects such as benefit change and scheme design.
- De-risking projects such as buy-outs buy-ins and longevity swaps.
- Supporting the audit teams in understanding the actuarial aspects of financial statements.

Irrespective of the area you are working in you will be expected to involve the following:

- Producing technically excellent and consistently accurate calculations with clear audit trail.
- Producing high quality deliverables addressing key client issues.
- Managing own time and that of reports effectively to consistently meet all deadlines.
- Taking responsibility for and manages small projects / audits (including appropriate delegation fee analysis and billing).
- Regularly monitoring all aspects of risk compliance.
- Showing awareness of commercial issues and occasionally applies this to identify potential opportunities for clients.
- Looking for opportunities for direct external client contact.

The Person

Professional qualifications

- Studying for the FIA or equivalent qualification and making good progress.

Experience and Skills

Successful candidates will have the following attributes:

- Strong prior Pensions Actuarial experience.
- Consistently able to work at high level of intensity whilst maintaining a professional and positive approach.
- Fully engaged and taking responsibility for own performance.
- Ability to lead and coach less experienced staff and work closely with colleagues in multi-disciplinary client service teams.
- Seeks opportunities to develop internal KPMG network and knowledge of other areas of the business.

We recognise that as individuals, we each have particular needs and that one size doesn’t fit all, when it comes to how, when and where you work. That’s why we’re proud to offer our colleagues agile working options. We believe in putting you at the centre of your career – KPMG will offer the training, development and stimulating work environment to help you get to where your career ambitions are. That’s why we introduced ‘Our Deal’ – it’s our way of saying ‘thank you’ for bringing your best to work. As part of ‘Our Deal’, you’ll benefit from a range of rewards from secondment opportunities and preferential banking services to a day off on your birthday and have open, honest conversations about your career development.

Our DealAt KPMG, your long-term future is every bit as important to us as it is to you. That’s why our aim is to give you experiences that will stay with you for a lifetime. Whether it’s great training and development, mobility opportunities or corporate responsibility volunteering activities – you’ll gain a wealth of experiences on which to build a rewarding career. We’re a firm that encourages you to be yourself, values your contribution, and inspires you to act as a role model, always focused on doing the right thing for each other, our clients and our communities.

We’re at our best when you’re at your best; that’s why we’ve created ‘Our Deal’ and ‘The Academy’. Our Deal is the way we speak about the colleague experience and the expectations we have of our people. We expect the best from our people and in return we provide a stimulating, collaborative environment where each person can reach their extraordinary potential. Through ‘The Academy’, you’ll have access to communities which will support and develop you so that you build your skills and career. From introducing secondment programmes to preferential banking, and student loan payments to your birthday off, we’re making sure that our people have an amazing experience.

Flexible WorkingWhile our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a balanced lifestyle. We offer part time roles with flexible working arrangements which could include, annualised hours, early or late starts to fit around other commitments, shorter working days etc. We are happy to discuss your own requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements in more detail, should that be of interest and, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly.

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KPMG's commitment to diversity
KPMG consistently features in the Sunday Times Best Big Companies to work for, which has been recognised with a special achievement award to mark our 10 years in the Top 25. We pride ourselves on being a place where your individuality is valued; you can be yourself and still achieve your potential. We believe that your individuality helps us to deliver the best results to our clients. Diversity of background, diversity of experience, diversity of perspective - that's the KPMG difference. But, don't take our word for it, find out more about diversity at KPMG by viewing our Policy
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