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Senior Retirement Actuarial Analyst - Memphis

JOB DESCRIPTION


**The Company**


Willis Towers Watson is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 40,000 employees serving more than 140 countries. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas - the dynamic formula that drives business performance. Together, we unlock potential. Learn more at willistowerswatson.com.


**The Business**


Willis Towers Watson benefit consultants have deep experience working with organizations of all types and sizes. We've worked closely with clients to develop some of the most advanced benefit design techniques currently in use. We combine expertise in retirement and investment consulting to support organizations worldwide in designing, managing, administering and communicating all types of retirement plans.


**The Role**


Client teams within Willis Towers Watson are supported by a network of five actuarial service centers across North America. At the National Processing Center (NPC), you will have the opportunity to support core valuation projects for diverse plans related to funding and expense valuations for pension and welfare plans, accounting for special events, support for plan design and union negotiation projects, government forms, data reconciliations, responses to auditor's requests, etc.


As a Senior Analyst you will contribute to a range of client projects within an internal service center for the US Retirement Line of Business. You will provide a detailed technical review of work performed by analysts at the NPC and work with the Team Leader to manage projects ensuring they meet or exceed timing and quality expectations. You will assist with training and act as a mentor for junior associates. This position requires strong knowledge of pension regulation and actuarial valuation concepts. This position provides an opportunity to further develop your valuation and project management skills and to progress to a Team Leader position.


**Performance Objectives:**


**Clients**

o Partner with the Team Leader on managing projects and delegating work to others

o Successfully manage own workload while proactively resolving conflicting priorities or other workload issues within the team.

o Develop a trusted advisor relationship with client teams through effective communication and efficient, quality execution of projects. Serve as a contact for the local office client team.

o Manage expectations and raise appropriate issues to internal and consulting office project managers.


**Excellence**

o Perform detailed technical review of all work products. Projects include: annual funding and expense valuations for qualified, non-qualified and post retirement welfare plans, reconciling client data and assets, government forms and statements.

o Respond to queries from consultants with respect to plan provisions and valuation results and resolve/escalate any problems or issues

o Contribute to the development of new tools and approaches

o Identify opportunities to enhance quality and/or improve processes to reduce costs


**Financial**

o Meet billable hours as described by your manager

o Manage projects and leverage resources to produce quality deliverables on time and within budget


**People**

o Build relationships internally and collaborate effectively with client teams in offices across the US

o Serve as mentor and technical resource to junior associates

o Partner with the Team Leader on the training and supervision of junior associates


**The Requirements**


+ 4+ years' experience performing and checking core valuation work in a client-service oriented environment with large corporate defined benefit plans

+ Must have experience with funding pension valuations, accounting expense & disclosure reports and government filings

+ Proven experience successfully managing multiple projects within specified guidelines

+ Strong client relationship, interpersonal and team skills

+ Strong written and verbal communication skills

+ Ability to ask the right questions and seek help where appropriate

+ Ability to respond to all communications effectively and in a timely manner

+ Demonstrated leadership qualities

+ Strong analytical and integrative skills including ability to draw conclusions and identify trends from data in a logical, systematic way

+ Excellent Microsoft Office skills, particularly in Access and Excel, Visual Basic experience a plus

+ Bachelor's Degree required

+ Experience taking SOA actuarial exams highly preferred but not required


Any unsolicited resumes/candidate profiles submitted through our web site or to personal e-mail accounts of employees of Willis Towers Watson are considered property of Willis Towers Watson and are not subject to payment of agency fees. In order to be an authorized Recruitment Agency/Search Firm for Willis Towers Watson, any such agency must have an existing formal written agreement signed by an authorized Willis Towers Watson recruiter and an active working relationship with the organization. Resumes must be submitted according to our candidate submission process, which includes being actively engaged on the particular search. Likewise, for our authorized Recruitment Agencies/Search Firms, if the candidate submission process is not followed, no agency fees will be paid by Willis Towers Watson.Willis Towers Watson is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or disability. Equal Employment Opportunity: Know your rights at .


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**JOB SNAPSHOT**


+ Employee Type:Regular Full-Time

+ Location:Memphis, TN, US

+ Experience:4 years

+ Date Posted:January 10, 2018

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