Actuarial Analyst
Alexander Forbes
Cape Town
13d ago


Alexander Forbes is seeking a candidate who will be responsible for a portfolio of pension fund clients and all the actuarial functions related to the clients, working close with fund actuary.

Formal Qualifications

  • BSC / BCOM Actuarial Science or equivalent (Mathematics, Mathematical Statistics)
  • Good progress with junior actuarial exams
  • Required Experience

  • Ability to perform technical work
  • Computer literacy full MS office with excellent (advanced level) Excel skills
  • Other packages and programming skills, e.g. Superval, Vba, etc. will be advantageous
  • Experience in the retirement funds industry, including defined benefit and defined contribution funds valuations, investment return calculations, minimum benefit calculations would be advantageous, but not required
  • Scope

  • Performing individual DB calculations, including minimum benefit calculations
  • Performing investment return calculations
  • Performing DC reviews
  • Performing DB valuations
  • Performing Road Accident Fund claim calculations
  • Working with data
  • Querying data with the administrators & bookkeepers
  • Liaising with consultants and actuaries
  • Carry out effective daily / weekly / monthly planning on own portfolio
  • Other various actuarial related tasks
  • Behavioural competencies

    Behavioural (Interpersonal and Intrapersonal)

  • Confident / Self motivated
  • Self-starter, proactive / takes initiative
  • Team player but should be able to work independently
  • Ability to work under pressure and to prioritise
  • Assertive
  • Ability to persuade and influence
  • Disciplined
  • Target / Deadline-Driven
  • Ability to manage expectations
  • Good communication skills
  • Resilient
  • Responsible & accountable
  • Willing to learn
  • Resourceful problem solver
  • Cognitive Competencies

  • Analytical Thinking
  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Ability to Think Big Picture (Strategic Thinking)
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