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Willis Towers Watson

Actuarial Service Center Analyst - Detroit

Join one of the fastest growing areas of our retirement business! As an Analyst within the Actuarial Service Center, you will contribute, as part of a team, to a range of retirement valuation, accounting and special projects. You will have the opportunity to enhance your knowledge of retirement plans, employ the most cutting edge tools and resources to complete required projects, and enhance your project management skills. 
Employment-based non-immigrant visa sponsorship and/or assistance is not offered for this specific job opportunity.
Please note that this opportunity is for immediate hires only.  If you are graduating in Dec. 2018 or Spring 2019 please apply to our Retirement Service Center Analyst - University posting.

The Role
The Actuarial Service Center (ASC) is an internal service center within the US Retirement Line of Business that provides high quality and efficient annual work for pension and post retirement plans served by the Retirement consulting teams. Work performed within the service center includes annual actuarial funding and accounting valuations, government forms and a wide range of special projects.
Our ASC Analysts partner with team members on the following performance objectives:
  • Prepare actuarial valuations and reports in conjunction with consulting teams with minimal supervision on standard assignments
  • Complete analysis and reconciliations of plan participant data and plan assets
  • Prepare government reporting forms and annual employee benefit statements
  • Complete other special projects related to plans such as cost and contribution forecasting, experience studies and plan design
  • Respond to all requests and communications effectively and efficiently
  • Work with project leader to ensure that each project is completed on time and meets quality standards
  • Manage and prioritize own workload efficiently to fulfill commitments in a timely manner
  • Contribute to profitability by completing budget spreadsheets, monitoring own time spent on project, seeking ways to enhance efficiency and maintaining accurate time records
  • Work independently and utilize available resources to develop technical skills, asking for assistance when required
  • Participate and actively engage in training sessions
The Requirements:
  • We are looking for candidates who are not interested in writing future actuarial exams
  • Bachelor"EURTMs Degree required, preferably in a program with heavy emphasis on mathematics, statistics or engineering with a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint), some experience with Visual Basic definitely helpful
  • Proven mathematical aptitude and analytical skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to ask the right questions and seek help where appropriate; good problem solving ability
  • Sense of accountability; owning one"EURTMs work and taking pride in it
  • Ability to organize, set priorities, work independently and complete multiple projects within established deadlines
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and a demonstrated ability to interact with colleagues at all levels
  • Strong client service orientation
  • Ability to work both independently and on client teams
  • Previous defined benefit pension experience a plus

The Company

Willis Towers Watson is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 45,000 employees serving more than 140 countries and markets. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas "EUR" the dynamic formula that drives business performance. Together, we unlock potential. Learn more at

Willis Towers Watson is an equal opportunity employer

Willis Towers Watson is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or disability. 

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