We are looking for an ambitious and driven qualified actuary to join PwC's rapidly growing South East pensions practice based in our Uxbridge Office. The individual will be technically strong, enabling them to help develop and manage our junior actuaries across the region and commercially savvy being able to think about our clients’ needs and how best we can achieve their objectives. The role offers unrivaled progression opportunities through to senior levels in the team, but also the opportunity to work with a wide range of experts to develop breadth of knowledge.
You would be joining our South East pensions practice, which is seeing double digit year on year growth. The team works with some of the largest UK and International companies, with pension schemes ranging from £100m to £1bn+. The team is made up of pension actuaries, and other pensions specialists.
We focus on adding value to our clients through our projects which can range from a redesign of future pension provision to funding and de-risking strategy for legacy DB schemes.
Our pension specialists work in partnership with a wide range of other specialists - employer covenant advisers, corporate finance specialists, transactions specialists, tax experts, accountants, insolvency specialists, lawyers and HR consultants in other parts of PwC. The exposure everyone gains from this pooling of talent allows us to provide complete solutions to our clients, as well as develop our people’s abilities in fields outside their usual remits.
Being part of PwC allows you to use market leading market leading technology in Skyval to provide real time analysis which we can use with our clients to help meet their long-term goals. The key is to help clients manage risk and cost within their pension schemes while also achieving their long-term goals.
The PwC pensions practice is made up of over 200 people and is a truly distinctive and independent pensions consultancy. We advise on all aspects of pensions, free of the conflicts of doing administration, money management or statutory roles.
About the role
Our pension’s team will provide you with an opportunity to broaden your experience in all the areas of work mentioned and others which are yet to be developed. Your responsibilities will include the following:
Using your pensions knowledge within a wide commercial context.
Playing a key role in developing new business.
Using the technical skills you have and build on them with commercial knowledge and project experience within a challenging environment.
Helping clients develop and implement their strategic objectives
Taking on a wide-ranging portfolio of work while developing client exposure and business skills
Proactively building your network with internal colleagues, third parties and external clients
Active management of client relationships
Assisting clients with their DB and DC related issues
Advising businesses as part of a multi-disciplinary team, including other professionals such as Tax, Accounting, HR, wider employee reward and Corporate Finance.
Take responsibility for and lead the overall delivery of large projects and/or oversee a number of smaller projects.
Being involved in bringing innovative projects and solutions to the market ahead of our competitors.
Proactively taking control of your career and your development to take advantage of all of the opportunities that PwC offers.
Coaching and leading junior members of the team
Commitment, drive and a strong team player
Strong written and oral communication skills
Strong technical skills
Understanding of the pensions framework in the UK
Excellent interpersonal skills
Proven ability to build and manage successful stakeholder relationships
Flexibility to deal with uncertainty and lack of clarity
The ability to lead a team
The ability to pick up new skills quickly
Qualified actuary Candidates would also ideally have some of the following attributes:
Knowledge of the employee pensions/benefit issues facing employers across the UK and the rest of the world.
Appreciation of employee benefit / HR issues wider than pensions.
Experience in explaining complex pensions ideas to trustees or corporate clients.