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Staff Actuary

Company: Transamerica
Location: Cedar Rapids
Posted on: September 12, 2019

Job Description:

Job Description Summary

The people of Transamerica bring expertise, creativity, heart and diverse thought to everything that we do-and to the communities where we live and work

Do you want to lead the preparation and interpretation of actuarial information for presentation to management? Do you want to grow and support our Modernization group? Are you interested in contributing to the strategic analysis and reporting/analytic functions?

If your answer is yes, we are looking for you!

Job DescriptionWhat You Will Do:

As a Staff Actuary, you will be a part of the Modernization group at Transamerica reporting directly to a Director. You will evaluate new product ideas, and pricing and maintenance of existing products. In addition you may direct the design, pricing, and implementation of insurance products.

What You Will Learn:

You will increase your ability to build and maintain strong relationships across Transamerica. You will learn to promote a Future Fit mindset including Acting as One, Accountability, Agility and Customer Centricity.

What Success Looks Like:


  • Develops actuarial assumptions to use in pricing, reserving or actuarial modeling, including experience studies in support of assumptions.
  • Coordinates, prepares, and performs actuarial analyses to develop pricing strategies, valuation approach or risk management strategies.
  • Develops and maintains profit studies, non-forfeiture values and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) or International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) actuarial items, reserve programs, rate files, procedures and/or similar processes.
  • Prepares actuarial portion of financial reports or other documents (e.g. state insurance department filings, rating agency survey forms, internal management reports, etc.).
  • Communicates actuarial research results to business unit management.
  • May develop, maintain and document computer-based programs, Sarbanes-Oxley procedures and model validation.
  • Maintains documentation of actuarial research and analyses.
  • Provides consultation and clarification on actuarial models and risk issues.
  • Coordinates and directs special actuarial projects.
  • May supervise one or more Actuarial Analysts, Actuarial Students or Actuarial Technicians.

    What You Need:

    • Bachelor's Degree in Actuarial Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Economics or related field and 5 years of relevant experience.
    • In lieu of Bachelor's, will accept Master's in a listed discipline and 3 years of relevant experience.
    • ASA or equivalent professional designation required, FSA or equivalent preferred.
    • Demonstrates high quality judgment, organization and prioritization skills.
    • Effectively communicates, both verbally and in writing, advanced mathematical and analytical concepts to various audiences.
    • Works well under pressure and within time constraints to effectively accomplish individual and team objectives.
    • Excellent computer skills.
    • Preferred: Extensive knowledge GAAP or IFRS19
    • Effectively communicate orally and in writing, to all audiences, ability to handle multiple projects by using effective project management skills, analytical is preferred.
    • Organizational and prioritization skills, effective judgment, address employee issues on a timely basis is preferred.

      What You Receive:

      A Comprehensive Wealth + Health package. Its our passion to empower people, and especially our employees, to add years to their lives and more life to their years. That means a healthy account balance and a healthy body to match. As youll come to discover, Wealth + Health is a central part of everything we do!

      Wealth Benefits; Competitive Pay, Bonus, and Benefits Package; Pension Plan, 401k Match, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Tuition Reimbursement, Disability Insurance, Stock Purchase Plan, Employee Discounts, Career Training & Development Opportunities, Certification Sponsorship

      Health and Work/Life Balance Benefits; Be Well Company sponsored holistic wellness program which includes Wellness Coaching and reward dollars, Parental Leave, Adoption Assistance, Employee Assistance Program, College Coach Program, Back-up Care Program, Paid Time Off to Volunteer, Employee Matching Gifts Program, Employee Resource Groups, Inclusion and Diversity Programs, Employee Recognition Program.

Keywords: Transamerica, Cedar Rapids , Staff Actuary, Accounting, Auditing , Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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