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Principal Analyst - Capital and Reserving

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Bromley; Birmingham; Doncaster; Leeds; Croydon; Bristol; Manchester

About Us

Direct Line Group is one of the top tier motor, home and small business insurers in the UK and home to some of the nation’s best-known brands: Direct Line, Churchill, Privilege, Green Flag and NIG. Our mission is to make insurance easier and better value for customers.

We currently have an exciting opportunity to join our Corporate Actuarial team as a Principal Analyst, on full-time and permanent basis.

This is a hybrid opportunity, which will involve home working, and 1-2 days per week in our Bromley Office.

What you'll be doing:

You will be part of our SME Squad and provide actuarial technical expertise, producing insightful analysis and recommendations to the Team Managers & internal partners, to support Reserving, Capital Modelling, Forecasting, Monitoring and associated Business decision making.

Plan, manage and deliver specific broad and/or complex tasks and projects in a pro-active, timely and accurate manner, providing insights and recommendations; lead specialised investigations, produce reports and contribute to the delivery of presentations to internal partners.

Research and build models for specific tasks for reserving or for other uses, ensuring that these use appropriate techniques and data and are effective, efficient, high quality, documented and verifiable.

Carry out reviews and consideration of the outcome of the specific analysis prepared by Analysts; propose reasoned and viable outcomes/results to Category managers.

Identify and present areas where improvements may be made enabling tasks to be completed in a more efficient manner; demonstrate awareness of the teams’ requirements to continuously improve modelling and data processes.

Interact effectively with peers in other areas of the business to help communicate the work carried out by Corporate Actuarial, and to build individual knowledge of wider company processes.

Communicate effectively, to peers and team managers, the impact of all work undertaken, particularly in identifying model or data issues and suggest appropriate remedial actions.

Manage the performance and development of Analysts; review work, considering the outcome of the specific task; provide feedback and build opportunities for learning in day to day activities.

Maintain awareness of, and comply on an ongoing basis, with the requirements of relevant professional/legal/regulatory/risk management frameworks, e.g. Technical Actuarial Standards, IPL, SOX, PRAIS, SII & UK GAAP requirements.

Reinforce the culture and core values of Direct Line Group through appropriate behaviours and actions; Build relationships and business network with colleagues in other departments.

What we are looking for:

  • Nearly or newly qualified actuary

  • Excellent problem solver who is at ease with independent working

  • Analytically and technically minded

  • Previous reserving and capital modelling experience

  • Programming (SQL, R) and reserving software experience is desirable

Contract: Permanent

Hours: 35hrs a week, Mon-Fri 9-5 (flexible)

What We'll Give you:

We're always encouraging internal development and you'll have access to loads of learning opportunities, events and conferences to build your industry knowledge. DLG has received numerous accolades for our working culture over the last few years, and this is because of the dedication and passion we have for developing our colleagues; a place where you can truly build a long-lasting career

We have a strong focus on developing you and your skill set and work hard to give you the tools to do so. In addition to this we also offer a generous benefits package including 25 days annual leave, family and work life balance focused options such as: fully paid maternity leave and parental leave, flexible working, insurance savings for you as well as a range of other optional benefits!

New ways of working

Here at Direct Line Group, we recognise the importance of flexibility, not only in our personal lives but also in the way we work. Our mixed model way of working offers a 'best of both worlds' approach combining the best parts of home and office-working, offering flexibility for everyone.

We’ve ditched the daily commute for a virtual first approach. If you do come into the office, there are exciting workspaces and zones you can use, depending on the type of work you are doing

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