Sample Actuary Job Description

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Example job summary

A successful job summary will provide applicants with a strong introduction to your company and the role. Use positive and active language that sums up the advertised role and your company. Include an exact location, or mention if the location is remote.

Example Actuary job summary

Our pension services firm is the leading employer of actuaries in our state. We are looking to hire an actuary to join our team. The hired actuary will design and administer employee benefit programs like pension plans and healthcare plan. The actuary who joins our team will also be responsible for working with junior actuaries and interns to further strengthen our industry-leading firm. The qualified candidate will have previous experience as an actuary and membership in an actuarial society.

Actuary responsibilities

This section should convey the most important duties for the role. Highlight any responsibilities that may be unique to the role or particularly interesting for potential applicants. It’s also beneficial to describe how the role fits into the larger organization.

Example Actuary responsibilities

  • Underwriting
  • Scenario analysis
  • Ad hoc maintenance initiatives
  • Compile support data
  • Review and implement regulatory changes in the industry
  • Research and recommend process improvements

Actuary requirements

This section should list the essential qualities of an ideal candidate. Include previous work experience, education or achievements that would be beneficial. And list any preferred hard and soft skills.

Example Actuary requirements

  • Completion of 2 or more SOA exams
  • 2+ years' experience as an actuary
  • Bachelor's degree in mathematics, statistics, economics, or other quantitative fields
  • Detail oriented
  • Communication skills
  • Knowledge of actuary best practices
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