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Willis Towers Watson

Retirement Service Center Analyst

The Role

As an Analyst within the Retirement Service Center (also called Actuarial Service Center – ASC), you will contribute, as part of a team, to a range of retirement valuation, accounting and special projects.  You will have the opportunity to develop a deep knowledge of retirement plans, employ the most cutting edge tools and resources to complete required projects, and enhance your project management skills.

As integrated members of client teams in a variety of offices, they provide high quality and efficient work for Defined Benefit, Defined Contribution and post retirement plans served by the Retirement teams.  Work performed by ASC colleagues includes annual actuarial funding and accounting valuations, corporate reporting and disclosure government forms and a wide range of special projects.  Actuarial credentials are not required for colleagues in the ASC and as a result, ASC Colleagues are not eligible for the exam program.

The Responsibilities

  • Prepare actuarial valuations and reports in conjunction with consulting colleagues with minimal supervision on standard assignments
  • Complete analysis and reconciliation 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 studies
  • Work independently and utilize available resources to develop technical skills, asking for assistance when required
  • Participate in the ASC community of colleagues as a team player, helping where needed, supporting the development of others and sharing new ideas

The Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, with heavy quantitative emphasis—such as majors in Actuarial Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Accounting, Finance or Economics
  • We are looking for candidates who are not interested in writing future actuarial exams
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint), experience with a programming language (like Visual Basic) is helpful
  • 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
  • Previous defined benefit pension experience is a plus

EOE, including disability/vets

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