Actuary

Wellington Central, New Zealand
- Full time

About the business

Taylor Fry’s actuarial and analytics consultants use data to support our clients across government and industry in making strategic decisions. This work not only enhances the financial health of these organisations but also helps improve services and initiatives to benefit community.

We’re creative problem solvers – including physicists, engineers, mathematicians, data scientists and actuaries. This variety strengthens our advice to meet the needs of our clients and their customers.

Our innovations have led to changes in government policy in Australia and New Zealand, and continue to break new ground, particularly in the social sector. In 2015, Qantas it bought a 51 per cent stake in our business to gain access to our analytics approaches.

About the opportunity

Our business is growing and we’re committed to investing in this growth.

The Taylor Fry workplace offers a flexible and collaborative environment, where your individual contribution is valued. You’ll have the opportunity to make your own mark, with your career development supported and nurtured by your colleagues and the business.

About the role

We’re looking for an actuary to support a range of analytics and actuarial engagements, preferably with a background in insurance or analytics. The position would suit a newly qualified or almost qualified actuary, however we’ll take into consideration other experience you might have gained. The role offers a good variety of responsibilities and opportunities to grow. Specifically, you’ll:

  • Work closely with the Principals and Directors internally, as well as participate in business development, establishing your own network with current and new clients.
  • Lead and actively contribute to client projects and sub-projects
  • Contribute to tender processes
  • Identify and pursue new opportunities with established and new clients
  • Write articles to raise the Taylor Fry profile as well your own
  • Mentor and coach our consultants and other employees in their area of experience or on client needs
  • Build strong relationships at peer and more senior levels in client businesses.

About you

You enjoy being part of and contributing to a supportive working environment, recognising the individual value in each person. A creative thinker with a keen commercial sense, you’ll have at least three years’ experience working in an analytics-focused or traditional actuarial consulting role in the corporate or social sectors.

You’ll bring the following skills and attributes:

  • Understanding of and experience in actuarial modelling and analytical techniques
  • Understanding of predictive modelling, statistics and/or machine learning and scripting languages, such as SAS, R and Python
  • Ability to interpret and analyse complex technical data, with high attention to detail
  • Experience leading projects or streams of work
  • Experience leading people, and enthusiasm for sharing your knowledge and training team members
  • Strong organisational skills, with the ability to assimilate information quickly and handle multiple priorities under pressure or within tight timeframes
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the confidence to liaise with clients and diverse stakeholder audiences
  • Ability to focus on the client and take the time to form deep client relationships, listen to client needs, and provide advice and solutions that meet their objectives
  • A passion for making a difference using data.

About our culture

Our business was established so that staff would be encouraged and rewarded for being collaborative. We nurture our employees’ interests and support their growth and development. We’re known for doing great work, for our innovation and our thought leadership. Our people particularly love immersing themselves in the technical detail, which they can explore beyond day-to-day client projects by rotating in and out of research roles in our own research and development function, TF Labs.

We take an active interest in our people and their careers, and promote work practices that support wellbeing, mental wellness and work/life balance. The range of benefits we offer include flexible work hours, remote working, paid parental leave and bonuses based on profit share. On the social side, we have a mix of activities, from the contemplative to the super active, so you’re bound to find something you fancy!

How to apply

Please send your cover letter, CV and academic transcript to Sonya Anderson, Head of People and Culture by emailing careers@taylorfry.com.au.

If you wish to have a confidential conversation about the role, please email Sonya to coordinate a time.


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