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Senior Analyst, Actuarial Services

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Job Type:
Full Time
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Job Category:
OMERS OAC Office of the Chief Financial Officer
Closing Date:
March 20, 2019

Why join us?

Founded in 1962, OMERS is one of Canada’s largest defined benefit pension plans, with $97 billion in net assets as at December 31, 2018. A jointly sponsored pension plan, with 1,000 participating employers, OMERS invests and administers pensions on behalf of almost half a million active and retired members. OMERS members include union and non-union employees of municipalities, school boards, transit systems, electrical utilities, emergency services and children’s aid societies across Ontario. Contributions are funded equally by members and employers. OMERS has employees in Toronto, London, New York, Amsterdam, Luxembourg, Singapore, Sydney and other major cities across North America and Europe – originating and managing a diversified portfolio of high-quality investments in public markets, private equity, infrastructure and real estate.

Reporting to the Manager, Actuarial Services, the Senior Analyst is part of a team of actuarial professionals responsible for providing in-house actuarial and technical support pertaining to the OMERS pension plans. The individual will assist in strengthening and delivering in-house actuarial capabilities and services, work primarily with the Actuarial Services team but will also work with analysts in both the Finance and Pension Services business units.

As a member of this team, you will be responsible for:

• Collaborating with the Actuarial Services team in projects as they arise, such as:
o actuarial valuation disclosures for the OMERS Pension Plan
o trend and sensitivity analyses
o benefit utilization analyses
o experience studies
o asset/liability study analyses
o funding and risk management analyses and contribution rate studies
o calculations under plan consolidation or divestment agreements
• Assisting with any development or testing of internal pension administration systems or outward-facing analytical tools requiring knowledge of actuarial mathematics.
• Efficiently performing and checking benefit calculations that requires Actuarial Services support, including marriage breakdown calculations, service purchases, NRA conversions, commuted values, and actuarial equivalence tests.
• Developing a working knowledge of the principal OMERS plan provisions and relevant administration practices.
• Assisting with the actuarial review of accuracy and completeness of publications, communication materials and financial statements.
• Supporting the Actuarial Services team with strategic activities and stakeholder requests.
• Ensuring compliance with internal records management policies and guidelines.
• Working collaboratively with external actuarial advisors.
• Developing other actuarial and analytical tools, as necessary, to enhance delivery and expansion of internal actuarial services.
• Keeping abreast of industry knowledge and trends through topical literature, attendance at relevant seminars and conferences.
• Remaining current on actuarial practices and professional standards and analyze impact of changes on OMERS.

To succeed in this role, you:

• Hold a university degree, majoring in actuarial science, statistics or mathematics
• Have at least 3 years demonstrated experience and knowledge of pension industry work experience.
• Are highly analytical and have a mathematical aptitude. An understanding of actuarial principles, statistical concepts and interest theory is required.
• Have attained or are close to attaining Fellowship from the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (FCIA).
• Are a well organized deliverer of accurate work with an attention to detail in a timely manner.
• Ideally have knowledge of WinTech ProVal or other actuarial valuation software and/or Ortec Finance GLASS
• Demonstrate proficient use of Microsoft Excel, including the ability to manage large data volumes, summarize and create charts. VBA programming experience is an asset. A good knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint, PowerBI and Word is highly desired.
• Have excellent two-way communication skills i.e., able to actively listen and to articulate in a clear, concise manner. Strong presentation skills is an asset.
• Bring experience in drafting actuarial reports and/or presentations, and an ability to explain complex actuarial concepts.
• Have a client-service attitude, team spirit and an ongoing desire to learn.
• Take responsibility for decisions and actions while understanding the business and responding to related issues, concerns and problems.
• Have the ability to work effectively on multiple projects simultaneously, and to set and adjust own priorities.

Our story:

OMERS is committed to having a workforce that reflects the communities in which we live and work. Diversity and Inclusion at OMERS means we respect and value the broadest range of experiences, geographies, gender, ethnicities and perspectives as key elements of our culture.

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a barrier-free recruitment and selection process. If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise if you require accommodation.

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