Senior Actuarial Associate / Actuary - 8649 - IW-8649

Date of modification: July 13, 2022

Job number: IW-8649


Job title: Senior Actuarial Associate / Actuary - 8649

Location: Toronto


Senior Actuarial Associate/Actuary – Property & Casualty

Working with a leading reinsurance company that is seeking a Senior Actuarial Associate/Actuary to join their Corporate Actuarial team. The team is responsible for the Reserving and Financial Reporting of Canadian Non-Life companies.

Reporting into the Director, IFRS17, the Senior Actuarial Associate/Actuary will manage the development of actuarial aspects of IFRS17 for the group of companies.

This is a great opportunity for you to work intensely with the new IFRS17 financial reporting standard, which is a major change for the insurance industry. We are looking for someone who is passionate about analysing results, providing insights and working in a collaborative environment.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Technical expertise of IFRS17 topics including PAA and GMA, assumptions, data requirements and financial statement/position presentation.
  • Understands the company’s methodology used to generate cashflows and produce IFRS17 financials, and IFRS17 reserving inputs/assumptions required for modelling. Delivers data/assumptions for IFRS17 testing. Analyses results of testing/modelling.
  • Leads regular communications, including drafting of topics and preparation of discussion material.
  • Provides insights regarding Canadian specifics, including OSFI and CIA requirements.
  • Understands financial data, working with Corporate Actuarial team to extract/obtain data as required.
  • Understands reinsurance structures and IFRS17 modelling implications, providing input t as required.
  • Continued development of a local IFRS17 assessment tool, including sensitivity testing and comparison against company outputs.
  • Provides data/analysis to respond to regulatory IFRS17 requests.
  • Works closely with other IFRS17 leads in Canada and external IFRS17 actuarial resources.
  • Works closely with Risk to provide IFRS17 knowledge/inputs in development of FCT under IFRS17.
  • Takes an active role in development and roll out of local IFRS17 communication material.
  • Keeps abreast of global and Canadian industry IFRS17 developments, including CIA position papers/educational notes and OSFI guidelines.


  • A Bachelors’ Degree in Actuarial Sciences or Equivalent required.
  • ACAS/ACIA (Associate of Casualty Actuarial Society/Canadian Institute of Actuaries) preferred.
  • Working towards FCIA (Fellowship of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries).
  • Minimum of five (5) years of knowledge and experience in property & casualty industry, with a focus on reserving.
  • Knowledge of IFRS17 desired.
  • Experience with reserving and financial forecasting preferred.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Keen strategic thinking, business acumen and problem solving skills.
  • Superior attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent analytical and abstract reasoning skills.
  • Ability to make technical decisions (e.g. modeling decisions, data decisions).
  • Demonstrates sound judgement in actuarial decision making.
  • Well-developed organization skills, with the ability to analyze current processes and procedures and recommend and implement improvements.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Ability to work with all areas of the company collaboratively to achieve results under tight deadlines.
  • Ability to handle a number of diverse projects and coordinate the activities of others in a performance-oriented culture.
  • Advanced Software/ application knowledge including – MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access.
  • Experience with Power BI or similar software desired.

DGA Careers has been proudly serving the Canadian insurance industry for over 30 years, specializing in providing insurance recruiting services to major insurers, insurance brokerage firms and independent adjusting firms. With offices in Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Edmonton, and Calgary, DGA Careers is well positioned to conduct searches with a national scope. Our unrivalled professional network across Canada provides us with the ability to reach vital key influencers and passive candidates nationally.

Interested candidates please contact Maurice Reichberg at 416-868-6711 x.232 or forward your resume in confidence to If you are working with another DGA recruiter, feel free to ask them about this position.


  • City: Toronto
  • Market segment: Insurance
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Education: ACAS, ACAS Partial Completion, Post Secondary Education
  • Expertise: Actuarial
  • Minimum experience required: 5 to 6 Years