Actuarial Consulting Senior Manager

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POST DATE 8/20/2016
END DATE 10/8/2016


New York, NY
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


Job Summary
BDO s Core Purpose is Helping People Thrive Every Day. Our Core Values reflect how we manage our work, our relationships and ourselves. As an employee of the firm, you will live true to our Core Values of people first, being exceptional every day in every way, embracing change, feeling empowered through knowledge and choosing accountability. Our Core Values are the standards by which we conduct ourselves day in and day out, both internally and externally.

BDO s Property and Casualty group provides a broad range of risk analysis services related to personal and commercial lines, such as automobile liability, general liability and workers compensation. Major offerings include services related to: Reserve Analysis, Claims Operational Analysis, Mergers & Acquisitions, Product Design & Pricing, Predictive Analytic, Fraud Detection, Litigation Support, Regulatory Assistance, Reinsurance, and Enterprise Risk Management. We also provide a wide array of additional P&C consulting services regarding financial reporting and audit related matters, captive feasibility studies, transfer pricing, IRS tax disputes involving insurance reserves, cash flow projections, funding studies, allocation schemes, and retrospective rating plan premium accrual calculations. Our professionals regularly provide advice, consulting, and audit support services to every segment of the insurance industry including insurers, reinsurers, regulators, captives, third-party administrators, agents and brokers, and bureaus and associations.
This position has significant opportunity for advancement as well as personal and professional growth.

- Manages business development opportunities and/or engagements from pre-sale and initial scoping through final delivery and signoff
- Identifies and addresses client needs: build solid relationships with clients; develop an awareness of Firm services; approach client in an organized and knowledgeable manner; deliver clear requests for information; demonstrate flexibility in prioritizing and completing tasks
- Maintains relationships and builds credibility with companies, and a network of professional organizations or affiliations within P&C actuarial and insurance management
- Participates in strategy development; as well as writing, communicating, facilitating, and presenting cogently; to and/or for all levels of industry audiences, clients and internal staff and management, ie journal articles; practice methodologies and tools; the writing and presentation of whitepapers; and/or other standard business communications
- Budgeting and forecasting on large engagements
- Leads teams which includes, but is not limited to: supervising teams to create an atmosphere of trust; seeking diverse views to encourage improvement and innovation; participating in various staff recruitment and retention activities; and coaching staff including providing timely meaningful written and verbal feedback
- Conducts the management of traditional loss reserving and ratemaking projects, establishing and implementing engagement work-plans, and conducting other risk-analysis related-projects that may include one or more of the following areas:
Economic capital model validation,
Enterprise risk framework consulting,
Financial performance reviews,
Predictive modeling and machine learning,
Merger and acquisition valuations, and
Reinsurance program review
- Function as the actuarial subject matter expert on client engagements
- Build relationships across consulting teams within BDO promoting synergies and mutual respect
- Ability to foster a collegial work environment
- Demonstrated ability and commitment to consistently delivering exceptional client service

Supervisory Responsibilities:
- Directs project management teams, including guiding the work performed by our associates, completing assignments with minimal supervision, and providing feedback and performance coaching to engagement team members

- Bachelor's degree with documented concentrations academic background in Actuarial Science, Applied Statistics, Financial Analysis, Insurance, Economics, Mathematics or related quantitative discipline required

- 8+ years of experience in the actuarial and/or insurance field required
- Demonstrated knowledge of multiple insurance lines required
- Strong analytical and basic research skills related to the retrieval and organization of high volumes of information required
- Demonstrates proven success and leadership skills with directing project management teams required
- Demonstrates expertise with, and/or a strong interest in performing in a role emphasizing engagements that utilize detailed analytical and creative problem-solving skills related to the insurance value chain in the following areas is preferred:
Financial, Risk, or Capital Modeling;
Data Analytics;
Predictive Modeling; and
Machine Learning

- Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society (FCAS) required

- Programming experience with R and/or other statistical software required
- Expertise in statistical modeling techniques such as regression, GLM, cluster analysis; principal mechanisms; feature creation; and validation required

Other Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Resolute in the pursuit to create and improve methodology, products, and operational procedures
- Capable of researching and applying accounting pronouncements in a business context
- Solid organizational skills especially ability to meet project deadlines with a focus on details
- Capacity to successfully multi-task while working independently or within a group environment
- Models professional behaviors, mentoring the team on issues involving professionalism, integrity, quality performance, and personal development
- Aptitude to build and maintain strong relationships with internal and client personnel


BDO USA, LLP is an EO employer M/F/Veteran/Disability

Additional Benefits

Usual corporate benefits.