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AVP, Actuary - Capital Modeling in New York at QBE

Date Posted: 7/11/2018

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    New York
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    Not Specified
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Job Description

Proactively provide actuarial services and guide team delivery within area of responsibility by demonstrating full technical competence in a variety of actuarial/statistical concepts, practices and procedures while taking the lead in defining project scope, key issues, timeframes, and analytical approaches and priorities with a large degree of creativity and self-direction while demonstrating teambuilding and communication skills.

Primary responsibilities

  • Leverages technology in new and innovative ways and effectively communicates issues and recognizes and proposes new solutions to current/existing analyses while continuously progressing analyses beyond what was done historically
  • Identifies new opportunities for actuarial analysis within practice area and works with others as necessary to develop analyses and implementation plans including required resources, data needs and communication to key stakeholders
  • Meets actuarial standards by having all conclusions and recommendations be fully supported by analytical results and ensures all appropriate work products are peer reviewed
  • Assist with development and implementation of strategic, long-term risk management by collaborating across the business to share knowledge of actuarial analyses and influence plans that reduce organizational exposure to loss
  • Implement continuous improvement strategy by monitoring, reviewing and updating existing actuarial methods and procedures to ensure use of best practices for recommending profitable business development opportunities
  • Evaluate new product ideas by preparing, analyzing and interpreting data to recommend appropriate courses of action to top actuaries and partners across the business
  • Presents analyses that are clear, well organized, and aimed at appropriate audiences and anticipates questions and directs attention to critical assumptions and findings with the communication of results demonstrating an in-depth subject knowledge and confidence in actuarial conclusions
  • Partners with non-actuaries outside of the department to solve large strategic business issues by demonstrating skills outside of an actuarial/statistical framework
  • Engages in recruitment activities and encourages others to develop relevant technical, business and social skills
  • Manage a performance enhancement culture by actively coaching and mentoring direct reports, providing regular feedback and developing employees for wider roles and responsibilities to foster professional growth and development
  • Manage budgeted resources by anticipating expenditures, accurately forecasting resource needs/costs and  properly accounting for expenses to meet requirements and achieve fiscal responsibility
  • Provide a positive environment by modeling cultural expectations and guiding leaders to reward performance and value "can do" people, accountability, diversity and inclusion, flexibility, continuous improvement, collaboration, creativity and fun
  • Adopt QBE values in personal work behaviors, decision-making, contributions and interpersonal interactions; manage own career development by soliciting feedback and valuing other perspectives

Required Qualifications


Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience


7 years relevant experience


Associate-Casualty Actuary Society (ACAS)

Preferred Qualifications


Degree in math, statistics, or other quantitative field


7+ years of experience; property and casualty actuarial field; experience with actuarial analyses or predictive modeling in area of responsibility; increasing levels of responsibility


  • Advanced working knowledge of current and possible future policies, practices, trends, technology and information affecting his/her business and organization; knows how the industry works
  • Advanced working knowledge of computer systems and software
  • Current and contemporary actuarial pricing and reserving techniques and best practices


  • Use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
  • Identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions
  • Apply business and financial acumen
  • Implement planning to prioritize, organize, measure work
  • Influence team to adopt recommendations


  • Adapt and be flexible in a complex changing environment
  • Choose a solution to a problem even in ambiguous or difficult situations
  • Clearly and confidently convey information to a wide audience
  • Keep an open-mind, consider unique approaches and be open to change and considerable variety in the workplace
  • Utilize accurate and thorough approach to budgetary information gathering and proposal preparation
  • Utilize motivational, inspirational and enthusiastic approach to team leading and management
  • Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others

Work environment

Travel frequency: Infrequent (approximately 1-4 trips annually)

Physical demands

General office jobs

Work is generally performed in an office environment in which there is not substantial exposure to adverse environmental conditions. Must have the ability to remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time. Must be able to operate basic office equipment including telephone, headset and computer. Incumbent must be able to lift basic office equipment up to 20 pounds.

Number of Openings:


How to Apply:

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Equal Employment Opportunity:

QBE is an equal opportunity employer and is required to comply with equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction it operates.

The companies of QBE North America are committed to equal employment opportunities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, citizenship, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. All personal information contained in this application will be kept confidential as required by law.