Para-Actuary II

Aflac

Location: Columbus, Georgia

Job Type: Full time

Posted

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Job Summary

Provides support to the actuarial team by pulling and compiling actuarial reports. Provides assistance in data collection, data analysis, and resolving crosscheck errors on an independent basis. Maintains and continuously improves effective and accurate online records and databases. Builds relationships with internal and external partners.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities

  • Principal Duties and Responsibilities may include (varies by functional area, i.e. pricing, valuation):
  • Provides support to the actuarial team by coordinating, preparing reports and serving as a liaison related to special requests
  • Gathers information, prepares experience reports and coordinates responses for special requests
  • Serves as the primary contact for inquiries pertaining to special requests, various initiatives and test cases; communicates Actuarial decisions to various business partners in a timely, proactive and customer-friendly fashion
  • Assists in collecting data for various types of ad hoc requests
  • Tracks and reports progress of standard and non-standard initiatives
  • Gathers competitor research
  • Maintains and continuously improves effective and accurate online records, databases, or manual filing systems that provide a quick-reference database for information on special request activity and document/correspondence status
  • Builds models for new financial reports and continues to improve existing processes
  • Sets up financial controls to make checks and balances for the works of your own and others
  • Works with internal and external auditors and state examiners to ensure successful audits and examinations
  • Performs other duties as required

Education & Experience Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree in mathematics, business administration, statistics, computer science, or a related field
  • Two years of professional job-related work experience

Or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Job Knowledge & Skills

  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills to effectively interact with all levels of the organization
  • Excellent attention to detail to ensure accuracy
  • Knowledge of insurance and actuarial terminology preferred
  • Basic knowledge of accounting principles
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Intermediate skills in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Teradata
  • Para-Actuary Competencies
  • Technical Knowledge & Skill - Intermediate Performs data analysis, synthesizes it into something meaningful, and develops materials and presentation of findings. Understands data limitations and considers influence of business processes, market segmentation strategies, and industry factors on analysis. Identify, set, and defend actuarial and financial assumptions; develop, enhance, and deliver actuarial and financial models that effectively evaluate risk.
  • Project Management - Intermediate Can effectively lead projects, including those with crossfunctional accountabilities. Highly responsive to dynamic business needs while partnering with other functional or operational areas. Identifies and initiates projects suggested by business needs or strategies and reprioritizes work/seeks resources as necessary.
  • Communication - Intermediate Understands, listens and explains business issues and potential solutions in a way that results in informed decision making. Proactively and routinely seeks out business partners to provide timely summary of practice area results. Has clear examples of delivering business concepts and messaging, along with presentation skills, to a wide variety of audiences.
  • Business Knowledge & Acumen - Intermediate Aligns actuarial analysis and findings with the broader goals of the organization. Understands all of Aflac's products and business functions. Looks at problems from the overall business framework, rather than only a technical framework, and links the technical actuarial analysis to the bottom line.
  • Delivers Results - Intermediate Develops projects, plans, and priorities that are consistent with business initiatives and goals. Consistently achieves results, personally and through others that contribute business value. Develops actions that lead to stated business goals based on actuarial or financial findings.
  • Develops Self & Others - Basic Steps outside actuarial competencies and develops broader business acumen -- goes beyond the technical aspect of a problem. Creates valued business partnerships based on consulting advice provided; seeks out opportunities to mentor others. Participates in new and challenging work experiences outside of one's own functional area.
  • Influencing - Basic Interprets business and technical information in a way that influences key decision makers / stakeholders. Drives discussions on meaningful business issues and potential solutions with external partners. Demonstrates the ability to build agreement through composure, commitment, cooperation, and enthusiasm for recommendations -- even with difficult messages.
  • Makes Effective Decisions - Intermediate Provides timely analysis to reach a recommendation, even with incomplete data; not averse to simply approximate an answer. Includes others in decision making as warranted to obtain good input and ensure buy-in for decisions. Evaluates options by considering implications and consequences -- makes decisions outside the bounds of ""the way it's always been done”.
  • Values Driven - Interacts with others in a way that gives them confidence in one's intentions. Listens with respect and objectivity even when others' opinions conflict with one's own. Adheres to standards of professional conduct

Competencies

  • Acting with Integrity
  • Communicating Effectively
  • Pursuing Self-Development
  • Serving Customers
  • Supporting Change
  • Supporting Organizational Goals
  • Working with Diverse Populations

Working Conditions

The statements below describe the general nature and level of the work and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required.

Normal office environment (virtual and/or in-person)

Travel

≤ 10%

Career Progression Acknowledgement

Normal Career Progression - This is a normal career progression (NCP) position and incumbent may progress to the next level in the job family without further competition when there is an existing business need, qualifications identified in the job profile are met, advancement recommended by management, with human resources approval, and in accordance with company guidelines.

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