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Actuarial Bursaries

Date: 03-Jul-2021

Location: ZA

Company: Liberty Group Limited

Liberty offers Actuarial Science bursaries to full-time students from their second year. A Liberty bursary covers tuition; accommodation, meals and a travel allowance (where applicable); support; networking opportunities and vacation work. You will be guaranteed employment once you have completed your studies at university.

 

  • Maintain continuous excellent academic performance in all modules in first year of study;
  • Maintain an overall average above 60% and average 65% or more for mathematical and actuarial modules;
  • Good leadership qualities and participation in extramural activities such as sports, debating societies, chess clubs and various olympiads, etc. is an added advantage; and
  • South African citizen by birth or descent.

Purpose

To provide specialist actuarial support that enables sound commercial advice through the application of probability & investment theory and related statistical tools and the execution of predefined objectives as per agreed SOP's.

Minimum Experience

0 - 1 year experience in a similar environment

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor`s Degrees and Advanced Diplomas [NQF Level 07] in Mathematical Sciences

Additional Minimum Qualifications

Actuarial Science Graduate

Outputs

Process

  • Apply relevant research methodologies, tools and techniques to effectively and purposefully gather information.
  • Provide specialist advice and support in area of accountability to ensure that identified solutions and recommendations are appropriate and effective.
  • Perform required actuarial and other analyses for management reporting, and make recommendations to support these analyses.
  • Stay abreast with latest actuarial development tools and techniques in order to conduct analysis in an informed manner.
  • Accountable for the execution of specialised work including the improvement of quality, standards and outputs within defined work routines and operating procedures.
  • Proactively solves problems, determines root-cause and applies solutions in line with guidelines and providing the necessary information to solve problems related to area of specialisation.
  • Plan for own task execution and advises on improvements related to area of specialisation.
  • Completes actuarial tasks that are relatively granular with detailed output requirements defined
  • Performs data checking and validation work
  • Applies analytical tools and techniques, including model building, to solve actuarial problems
  • Adheres to spreadsheet standards and maintains audit trails.
  • Builds a basic understanding of general actuarial insurance knowledge, e.g. statutory reserving and capital requirements, IFRS reporting, product pricing etc.
  • Builds a basic understanding of company specific knowledge, e.g. product knowledge, company structure, business rules, policies, processes etc.

Customer

  • Ensure own understanding and adherence to customer service delivery and Treating the Customer Fairly (TCF) principles to provide specialist support and guidance.

Finance

  • Adhere to specified standards, policies and procedures to prevent potential losses/wastage related to the area of specialisation.

Learning and Growth

  • Interact proactively with others for the purpose of continuous knowledge sharing; and integration of own new knowledge.
  • Contribute positively to own area-specific knowledge improvement associated with area of specialisation.
  • Continuously assess own performance, seek timely and clear feedback and request training where appropriate.

Governance

  • Comply to set governance and compliance procedures and processes related to an area of work and continuously identify, rectify and escalate risks where necessary.
  • Adheres to Actuarial Guidance Notes and any other applicable regulations.

Competencies

Liberty Values

    Technical Competencies

    • Research and Information Gathering (Basic)
    • Quantitative Skills (Intermediate)
    • Modelling (Basic)
    • Statistical and Mathematical Analysis (Intermediate)

    Behavioural Competencies

    • Professional/Technical learning (Basic)
    • Organisation and Attention to Detail (Basic)
    • Interpersonal Effectiveness (Basic)
    • Problem Solving and Analysis (Basic)
    • Teamwork and Cooperation (Basic)
    • Relationship Management and Networking (Intermediate)
    • Customer Orientation (Basic)


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