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Pension Analyst - Wetherby

Employer: Actuaries for Lawyers

Actuaries for Lawyers is a major provider of actuarial and pensions services to the legal profession. The company works primarily with family lawyers providing advice in connection with the pensions aspects of divorce settlements. AFL also work with Personal Injury and Employment lawyers to calculate the loss of pension rights in damages cases relating to personal injury or unfair dismissal.
Job details:
The position involves working as a key member of a small team. After an initial period of training the post holder will be expected to make a strong contribution to their area of the business in providing the highest possible standards of service to the company's clients. There will be the opportunity to earn a bonus based on individual performance and the contribution made to the profitability of the business overall.

Study support for relevant professional exams, either the examinations of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries or the Pensions Management Institute, is expected to be provided in the future in relation to this position.
Role responsibilities
The successful applicant will be responsible for
- Writing actuarial and pension reports in connection with divorce / personal injury / employment tribunal settlements.
- Mathematical modelling associated with actuarial valuation and other calculation spreadsheets.
- Performing data collection and data analysis on cases and communicating with external organisations and clients as required.
- Providing quotations for new business enquiries.
Person specification
The successful applicant will need to have strong technical skills associated with creating spreadsheets, excellent report writing skills and possess the ability to quickly develop analytical skills for pension modelling. The successful applicant will need to be a confident communicator on the telephone, will need to be hard working, highly self motivated, be able to work to tight deadlines and have the ability to get on with the job with minimal supervision once fully trained. They also need to possess strong interpersonal skills and be a good team player in a small dynamic team.
Skills & experience
Strong numerical and analytical skills are essential.
Strong written and verbal communication skills are also essential.
Proven ability to communicate clearly and effectively with clients, both in writing and on the telephone.
Ability to work closely and effectively with colleagues in a small team.
Previous experience of pensions would be an advantage but is not essential as full training will be provided.
Degree: Degree in Mathematics or Actuarial Sciences preferred (minimum 2:2). Consideration will also be given to candidates with a 2:1 or higher in a Science, Engineering or Finance type degree with significant mathematical content
Location: Wetherby, West Yorkshire
Salary: Circa £20,000 to £24,000 per annum based upon experience.
Closing date: Fri 29-Mar-2019
Job ref: GY/52913
Eligibility: Candidates must, by the start of their employment, have permission to work in the UK

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