Director - Actuary Life insurance

Bern, Zug/Luzern, Basel, Zürich, Vaduz (Liechtenstein), St. Gallen
28.09. | Cadre di­ri­geant | 100%

Director - Actuary Life insurance

Director - Actuary Life insurance

As soon as possible
As the lead of the life actuarial team, you will manage a diverse portfolio of local and international clients, both audit and advisory. Be recognized as a thought leader in the life insurance field and expertly guide clients on innovative solutions and future changes in the insurance industry. Zurich
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Responsibilities & Profile

Your contribution to KPMG

  • Lead of life actuarial team, providing leadership and performance management for team members

  • Lead and oversee complex audit and advisory engagements together with your team

  • Lead and coordinate the worldwide life actuarial audit work for a global reinsurance company based in Switzerland

  • Support clients with IFRS 17 implementations and develop solutions to complex problems for insurance and reinsurance clients

  • Manage client relationships and be accountable for business development in your area

  • Identify business opportunities by building relationships both internally and externally

  • Support clients with the actuarial aspects of finance transformation programs; assist them to understand the relationships between actuarial, accounting and finance

  • Advise clients on risk and capital issues including Swiss Solvency Test and Solvency II

  • Support with due diligence projects and use of actuarial skills in M&A work

  • Support with review and audit work e.g. Embedded Value reviews, Risk Capital review

This is what makes you successful

  • Degree level education (actuarial science, economics, finance, mathematics or natural sciences)

  • Professional actuarial qualification (SAV/FIA/CAS or equivalent)

  • Minimum 8-10 years of experience as an actuary life insurance mainly in a consulting environment and/or insurance industry

  • Ideally experience in the Swiss market or DACH region with exposure to large international insurance clients

  • Lead by example in building an environment that encourages open and honest communication

  • Able to create an environment that fosters idea generation as well as creative thinking and where people are supported to innovate.

  • Able to establish an inclusive and adaptive working style within team and imbue each team member with confidence and the drive to achieve exceptional results

  • Fluent in German and/or English

  • Entrepreneurial mindset, independent and outgoing personality

Dare to break new ground

Your advantages at KPMG

Empowered to lead

Responsibility from day one. That’s how we empower tomorrow’s business leaders at KPMG. You value your independence – and so do we. We cultivate an environment where you can unfold your potential.

Your personal skillset

From digital learning to external programs, personal development comes in many shapes and forms at KPMG. Share our passion for learning and cultivate future and digital skills that will last a lifetime. Even better: benefit from our contribution to the cost of qualifying in your field.

Inspired to innovate

As part of KPMG, you join other highly qualified and motivated professionals in an inspiring entrepreneurial environment. A clear mindset and strong opinions are not only encouraged at KPMG, but expected. When it comes to ideas, quality beats hierarchy.

New ventures

KPMG thrives – and depends – on agility and change. Help shape the next generation of business with your open mindset and entrepreneurial spirit. We constantly create room for your ideas to unfold.

Choose your path

KPMG career paths are as diverse as our people. Thrive in our culture of collaboration, mentoring and mobility opportunities. As your interests and skills evolve, personal development talks guide you to the next level.

All inclusive

You expect fair compensation and certified equal pay. At KPMG, that’s what you get. Our inclusive culture makes space for unconventional ideas and new ways of working. New mothers and fathers benefit from our generous packages.

Substance and style

Value variety in your working day and thrive at KPMG. Our multidisciplinary teams collaborate to deliver real results - across borders, sectors and service lines.

Connections that count

With our culture of collaboration, you'll automatically develop valuable and lasting links to colleagues and clients. Strengthen crucial connections further at in-house and external networking and social events.

Ancillary benefits may apply to certain positions (e.g. fixed-contract positions).

Your salary in this position will be in line with industry standards and will depend on your professional experience and education. During the recruitment process we will negotiate your salary with you according to our guidelines. Any salary ranges published on external platforms for this position have not been agreed with KPMG and do not apply.

KPMG as an employer

Your future team

From life insurance to property and casualty insurance, health insurance and re-insurance services – we have the right expertise for any and every insurance client. Our Actuarial and Insurance Risk Consulting team shows insurance companies how to optimize their business models, enabling them to stay competitive and compliant in a complex market. We also offer expert advice on the implementation of enterprise risk management (ERM) systems, new accounting principles, reserving processes and solvency regulations, in addition to assisting with the work of the KPMG audit team. More

About KPMG

KPMG is known for providing clear and consistent solutions in the areas of auditing and advisory services. The broad palette of services across many subject matters and industries allows the provision of multidisciplinary services from a single source for our clients on the one hand and diverse careers and development options for our employees on the other hand. Our dealings are fair and frank and we strive to always look at the results of our work through the eyes of our clients. At KPMG, we are aware that if we add value for our clients, we also do the same for ourselves.


Christos Makridis

Human Resources
+41 58 249 26 30 To apply for this vacancy, please provide your cover letter, CV and all relevant certificates. We look forward to receiving your application.

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