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Senior Actuarial Analyst

Montreal, QC
Full Time
11 hours ago

To support its strong growth, KPMG is recruiting a number of professionals in the financial services sector. You will be involved in a variety of projects with clients exclusively in the financial services industry, including insurance companies and major Canadian banks.

Depending on your interests, you will work closely with partners and managers on engagements related to:
  • quantitative modelling
  • actuarial science

You are highly motivated and enthusiastic about taking on various challenges and working on projects of strategic importance. You have a strong ability to home in on key quantitative and qualitative concepts to develop value-added recommendations for our clients. You are a big-picture thinker and grasp new concepts quickly.

You have an excellent academic record and high intellectual curiosity. You are a team player able to adapt quickly to new challenges and demonstrate a keen sense of initiative and resourcefulness. You are disciplined and constantly strive to deliver superior quality work.

What you will do

  • Help carry out engagements regarding process reviews and optimization, strategic support and model reviews. Depending on your interests, engagements may cover the following types of activities:
    • Quantitative and econometric modelling in the context of risk management
    • Actuarial modeling using deterministic and stochastic methods by using various machine learning techniques
    • Modeling within IFRS17 and IFRS9 context
    • Development of tools and analytics in the actuarial context
    • Financial risk management, including the metrics and models used and governance
  • Support managers in drafting deliverables
  • Quickly grasp concepts and issues that are key to meeting client needs and suggest potential solutions or areas for improvement
  • Interact effectively with other team members and clients (internal and external)
  • Support the team as needed on engagements involving fair value measurement of financial instruments (including derivatives), control and governance reviews or requiring quantitative analysis (including statistical factors)

What you bring to the role

General Qualifications
  • Understanding of how insurance companies and banks work
  • Ability to clearly structure and summarize a number of concepts and make compelling recommendations
  • Skilled at producing compelling presentations and reports
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills in English (French an asset)
  • Sense of initiative and strong organizational and priority management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and succeed in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment
  • Excellent teamwork and relationship-building skills
  • A proven ability to handle a broad range of activities with competing priorities
  • Highly disciplined and detail-oriented

Specific Qualifications Depending on Area of Interest
  • Quantitative modelling
    • Knowledge of statistical and econometric modelling techniques (linear and logistic regression, time series, variable selection methods, Monte Carlo simulation, etc.)
    • Knowledge of a programming language (Matlab, Python, R) (an asset)
    • Strong ability to understand and model various interest rates
  • Actuarial modeling
    • Hands-on experience with actuarial modeling software AXIS or Prophet (an asset)
    • Knowledge of data languages like SQL, VBA, SAS
    • Knowledge of life/non-life and products
    • Knowledge of IFRS9 or IFRS17

Keys to Your Success
  • Graduate diploma in finance, financial engineering, actuarial science, economics, financial economics or any related field, or a combination of a bachelor's degree and a professional designation (CFA, FRM, ACIA, FCIA) or record of working towards a designation
  • Minimum 2-4 years of experience in financial analysis, actuarial analysis, risk analysis, data science, statistical and quantitative modelling, or other similar relevant experience

Our Values, The KPMG Way

Integrity, we do what is right | Excellence, we never stop learning and improving | Courage, we think and act boldly | Together, we respect each other and draw strength from our differences | For Better, we do what matters

KPMG is committed to the health and safety of our people, clients and communities. With this commitment in mind, KPMG complies with all public health mandates (provincially and/or federally, as applicable) and has implemented various safety measures, including a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. KPMG's COVID 19 Vaccination Policy requires all employees to be fully vaccinated if they wish to or are required to attend a KPMG office in the course of their duties.

As this role requires occasional or consistent attendance at a KPMG office, the successful candidate must be fully vaccinated (i.e. have received all doses that are recommended by Health Canada, including any boosters) and must provide KPMG with proof of vaccination. KPMG will provide reasonable accommodation if the successful candidate cannot be vaccinated due to grounds protected by human rights legislation in their province of employment.

KPMG in Canada is a proud equal opportunities employer and we are committed to creating a respectful, inclusive and barrier-free workplace that allows all of our people to reach their full potential. A diverse workforce is key to our success and we believe in bringing your whole self to work. We welcome all qualified candidates to apply and hope you will choose KPMG in Canada as your employer of choice.

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