Senior Associate, Pensions, London
Who we are looking for
We are looking for an ambitious and driven part/newly qualified actuary to join the PwC pensions practice in our More London office. The individual will be technically strong, enabling them to help develop and manage our junior actuaries and commercially savvy being able to think about our clients’ needs and how best we can achieve their objectives. The role offers unrivalled 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 the Top Tier Pensions team, which is the largest team within the PwC pensions practice. The team works with some of the largest companies globally with pension schemes of upward £0.5bn in size on how best to achieve their objectives in relation to their pension schemes. The team is made up of pension actuaries, investment consultants and pensions management consultants who work together to provide bespoke solutions to our clients. We focus on adding value to our clients through our projects which can range from a redesign of future pension provision to de-risking legacy DB schemes.
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.
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.
The PwC pensions practice is made up of over 200 people and is seeing double digit growth year-on-year. We are truly a distinctive and independent pensions consultancy. We advise on all aspects of pensions, free of the conflicts of doing administration, money management or statutory roles.
Find out more about what the team is up to on our blog: http://pwc.blogs.com/pensions
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 pension’s knowledge within a wide commercial context.
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
Successful candidates are likely to have had experience of undertaking large scale pensions change projects, with exposure to the UK pensions industry.
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
Flexibility to deal with uncertainty and lack of clarity
The ability to pick up new skills quickly
Part/newly 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.