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Senior Manager - Financial Services Consulting Actuarial in Zurich

Location:  Zurich
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  May 15, 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  1494256

Senior Manager - Financial Services Consulting Actuarial in Zurich


The opportunity


Our Consulting business offers a broad range of functional and cross-country services dedicated to providing high-value and trusted advice to clients, with a specific focus on business transformation programs in the Financial Services industry.

Globally, our Actuarial Consulting teams count over 650 professionals, ranking us in the Top 3 actuarial services practices in the world. In Europe we have over 400 actuarial professionals across 17 countries.


Your Key Responsibilities


  • Pursuing exciting initiatives in the Financial Services industry across banking, insurance, and reinsurance clients
  • This is a unique opportunity to explore a wide range of solutions to our clients’ issues. Allowing you to develop a wide breadth of skills and competencies, with many of these being focused around the key actuarial processes and techniques.
  • The nature of Consulting promises a fast paced and engaging career. You will also have the opportunity to work in developing new ideas on current industry issues.
  • You will work on client assignments from day one with a supportive and highly experienced team. By working for multiple clients, you will use analyses and modelling techniques to achieve a thorough understanding of business and technical issues enabling you to provide constructive advice and support to our clients.
  • Assignments in either Non-Life (P&C/GI) or Life Insurance and Reinsurance.
  • You will have the opportunity to experience new and diverse aspects of the actuarial profession. This includes actuarial audit support and reserving, financial reporting (e.g. IFRS 17) and capital modelling (e.g. SST). You will also have the opportunity to explore other areas like machine learning / analytics, M&A and Risk Management.
  • You will assist senior management at our clients and build your international profile by working in global reach projects with multicultural teams both in Switzerland and abroad.
  • You will be responsible for your own deliverables as well as for coaching and managing junior staff.
  • Taking responsibility and leading the delivery of project streams and internal initiatives
  • Collaborating with key stakeholders, business partners, and multi-disciplinary teams to help shaping ideas, designing solutions, and delivering measurable, sustainable improvements in business performance
  • Applying storytelling skills and presenting recommendations to our clients in a clear and logical manner
  • Leveraging and further developing our global EY methodologies, frameworks, tools, accelerators, and enablers for a range of transformation goals
  • Driving internal topic roundtables and thought leadership sessions
  • Helping to drive go-to-market and business development initiatives to continuously provide valuable solutions for our clients.

Skills And Attributes For Success


  • At least 7 years of relevant work experience in the Financial Services Industry and/or experience in a management consultancy practice.
  • You have experience in:
    •  Software asset development
    • Software product lifecycle management
    • Data Management and analytics
  • You have fresh ideas, an innovative mind and have a strong desire to structure and solve problems.
  • You have experience in either life or non-life (re)insurance; IFRS 17 experience is considered a major plus.
  • Excellent infrastructure and security requirements knowledge.
  • You have a strong academic record, ideally with a degree in Actuarial Science, Mathematics, Economics or related.
  • Fluency in English. German or French language skills are considered a strong advantage.
  • Strong motivation to join a dynamic consulting environment and to work in the financial services sector.
  • Distinctive problem-solving skills and good business judgment.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management and partners from a variety of business functions.
  • Strong stakeholder management skills.
  • Strong team player with a client-oriented attitude, willing to proactively drive solutions within highly motivated and diverse teams across functions and geographies.

Ideally you will also have

  • Experience and/or interest in leading a small team within a project stream.
  • Knowledge in machine learning and programming (R, Python) and data visualization (Power BI).
  • Strong connection in the Financial Services Industry.

What we look for

  • You are a team player with a flexible working style who enjoys working with diverse teams.
  • You are prepared to challenge us, to act on your own initiative and to make an impact on our teams and clients from day one.

What We Offer


EY Switzerland offers you to work in a diverse and inclusive environment with colleagues coming from all over the world. You will work with and learn from experienced professionals and continuously develop yourself as we invest an important share of our annual turnover in the personal development and trainings of our employees.


Furthermore, we offer attractive benefits to our employees, included but not limited to the following:


  • Further education: At EY, you have the possibility to earn an accredited Masters in Sustainability, an accredited Masters in Business Analytics or an accredited MBA (EY Tech MBA) from the Hult International Business School, free of charge*. Additionally, you can also choose ad-hoc courses in one of our online education partners (e.g., Udemy) and join EY-specific knowledge sharing sessions & trainings.
  • Hybrid working model: We offer working from home and flexible working options for our employees.
  • Work-life balance: Take 5 weeks of holidays per year as a standard and compensate your overtime at will.
  • Social contributions: Opt for one of our generous pension fund plans and do not worry about the accident insurance as we fully cover it for you.
  • Parents@EY: Our benefits specially designed for parents at EY will help you focus on Work-Life integration.
  • Mentoring Program: in addition to career counselling within your team, you will have the chance to choose one of our leaders as your mentor, to support and help you in your career goals and growth path.
  • Social Responsibility: at EY, you will have the chance to make a positive impact by joining one of our EY Ripples programs, designed specifically to support different social initiatives within Switzerland and abroad.
  • Social Equity: EY has a commitment to advancing diversity, equity and inclusiveness (DE&I) and driving sustainable change for greater social equity. We recognize that people have different starting points, circumstances, backgrounds and identities, experiences and needs, which we all need to better understand. Social equity is about clearing obstacles, building more inclusive environments and enabling access to resources and opportunities so that everyone can thrive.
  • Fair-ON-Pay certified: As everyone deserves a fair pay, our salary grids and guidelines ensure the equal treatment we aim for. **

Have we sparked your interest? We look forward to receiving your complete application with the following mandatory documents:

  • CV (max. 2 pages),
  • cover letter,
  • university certificates and transcript of grades

Any other document / job confirmation that you deem relevant for your candidature is welcome.


For more information, please contact our recruitment team ( / +41 58 286 33 66).

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