Senior Associate - Pensions, London
About the Team
This is a great opportunity to join a dynamic and growing team, working across an exciting mix of corporate and pension trustee clients.
We are looking for a part qualified actuary to join our People & Organisation Pensions team. The location is flexible between Reading and London (Embankment Place), with opportunities to work from Bristol and Uxbridge on occasion. As a Senior Associate in this role, you will manage a varied portfolio of clients, establishing effective working relationships and offering proactive advice.
About the Role
The key responsibility of the role is to work with client managers to lead the delivery of client projects. Your main focus will be on actuarial services covering areas such as scheme funding, liability management and financial reporting, with an opportunity to get involved in workplace savings, employee benefits and share-based payments. You will also contribute to coaching for junior members of our own team and will also be expected to develop a network of contacts to support the team’s business development objectives. You will use your pensions knowledge within a wider commercial context, as part of a multi-disciplinary team, including other professionals such as Covenant Advisory, Legal and Reward and Employment specialists.
The responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:
Proactively managing a portfolio of clients and generally working to Managers and above.
Establish effective working relationships with appropriate levels of client staff.
Be proactively involved in the financial management of the client.
Contributing to the development of personal and team knowledge.
Build your own network of contacts through regular attendance at internal and external meetings.
Keep up-to-date with changes in law and in the firm's products and services.
Keep up-to-date with local and national business and economic issues that might potentially impact on clients and /or their industry.
Some travel and occasional overnight stays will be expected.
Essential Skills & Experience
Alongside a strong academic background, you will be working towards an actuarial (IFoA) qualification.
Relevant experience (ideally 2-3 years), gained in an actuarial role
Excellent team, organisational and communication skills
Plenty of self-motivation
The ability to work to tight deadlines effectively.
Up-to-date UK pensions experience
Some recent experience in any of the following areas; DC pensions, employee benefits, share-based payments
Who We Are Looking For
All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, ‘The PwC Professional’.
The PwC Professional focuses on five core attributes; whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships. We use this framework to recruit, develop and assess our people, at all grades and all areas of our business, because we expect all of our people to be leaders.