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Global Actuarial Consultant


**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 40,000 employees serving more than 140 countries. 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 - the dynamic formula that drives business performance. Together, we unlock potential. Learn more at

**The Business**

Operating in the global market place means multinational companies face a variety of different business, cultural, language and regulatory environments. Our Global Services and Solutions line of business helps these companies navigate the challenges of multi country complexity based on context knowledge of trends and innovative multi-client solutions. In particular, we help multinational companies develop global/cross-border solutions that meet the needs of both local and headquarter management in the design, establishment, financing, operation, oversight and monitoring of their compensation and benefit programs around the world. In doing so, we work closely with our local offices in other geographies, as well as subject matter experts in other segments.

Our services include:

+ Accounting consolidation for employee benefit plans globally

+ Valuation of pension arrangements outside the US for accounting purposes

+ Design and implementation of global benefits strategies, including inventory tools and market benchmarking

+ Global oversight and governance procedures

+ Financial, cost and risk control solutions for employee benefit plans globally

+ Due Diligence and Integration support for cross-border mergers, acquisitions and divestitures

+ Multinational pooling and captive solutions

+ Global health care solutions and wellness strategies

+ Expansion into new territories

+ Country HR legislative updates

+ Advice on internationally mobile employees

+ Advice for countries where Willis Towers Watson doesn't have an office

**The Role**

As a Global Actuarial Consultant you will provide consulting advice and services to multinational companies concerning retirement as well as broader benefits and compensation issues for their operations globally. You will coordinate and manage multi-country projects (including annual global actuarial coordination projects), working closely with client headquarters, local country client contacts and local Willis Towers Watson consultants. You will serve as the project manager and day to day communication liaison with our clients, create client deliverables, contribute to client management and new business activities, and participate in the creation of new intellectual capital.

**Performance Objectives:**


+ Deliver superior, consistent project management on multi-country projects:

+ Draft statements of work, project plans and budgets involving multiple workflow streams and client and consultant teams across geographic boundaries internationally

+ Serve as the day to day project lead, ensuring the progress of the team against established objectives, budget, timeline, deliverables and quality standards

+ Serve as primary, daily contact to clients located in headquarters as well as overseas offices concerning delivery of services, coordinating with Willis Towers Watson Consultants globally

+ Manage client expectations and raise appropriate issues to Senior Consultants and Client Relationship Managers

+ Develop a trusted advisor relationship with client contacts through effective communication and efficient, quality execution of projects


+ Provide value-added consulting expertise in global retirement plan valuation and design

+ Participate in special projects including mergers and acquisitions, benefit plan strategy and design, plan management and governance strategy, and global financing and funding policies

+ Perform technical check of work products including actuarial valuations, calculations and accounting results

+ Contribute to the development of new tools and approaches, including monitoring and analyzing economic conditions in major markets around the world and updating country profiles


+ Meet revenue and billable hour goals as described by manager

+ Support the generation of new business as part of the broader team

+ Develop new business opportunities and enhance existing relationships

+ Directly contribute to clients' success through applying your technical expertise


+ Build relationships internally and collaborate effectively on cross-functional teams

+ Demonstrate natural ease and effectiveness when dealing with clients/colleagues at all levels

+ Serve as mentor to project team associates

**The Requirements**

+ 5+ years of experience and demonstrated expertise in delivering defined benefit valuation, ASC 715 consolidation support and consulting services to multinational organizations is highly preferred, but will consider candidates with strong experience in other benefit practices.

+ Experience working on global HR benefit programs and a demonstrated interest in international issues

+ Proven experience successfully managing multiple projects and producing quality deliverables on time and within budget

+ Strong client relationship, interpersonal and team skills

+ A professional presence with polished and well developed oral and written communication skills

+ Self-starter attitude and ability to work with ambiguity

+ Flexibility and proven ability to diagnose and resolve issues

+ Strong analytical and creative skills

+ Enjoys training/mentoring junior staff

+ The ability to see the "big picture," leveraging the resources of related practices to address the clients' business challenges

+ Working knowledge of Excel, MS Project, MS Word

+ Working knowledge of ASC 715 (formerly FAS87) and IAS19 preferred

+ Availability to travel on an as needed basis

+ BA/BS degree

+ ASA designation required; significant progress toward FSA or equivalent qualification highly preferred.

+ Experience living and working overseas and foreign language skills preferred

Any unsolicited resumes/candidate profiles submitted through our web site or to personal e-mail accounts of employees of Willis Towers Watson are considered property of Willis Towers Watson and are not subject to payment of agency fees. In order to be an authorized Recruitment Agency/Search Firm for Willis Towers Watson, any such agency must have an existing formal written agreement signed by an authorized Willis Towers Watson recruiter and an active working relationship with the organization. Resumes must be submitted according to our candidate submission process, which includes being actively engaged on the particular search. Likewise, for our authorized Recruitment Agencies/Search Firms, if the candidate submission process is not followed, no agency fees will be paid by Willis Towers Watson.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. Equal Employment Opportunity: Know your rights at .


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+ Employee Type:Regular Full-Time

+ Location:New York, NY, US

+ Experience:5 years

+ Date Posted:December 13, 2017