An actuary analyst uses data to measure risk for a company or organization, such as insurance company or a financial services business. Common functions performed by an actuary analyst include coordinating, preparing, and performing actuarial analyses, which are required by companies when developing new products, projecting future results, repricing existing products, and/or determine financial strength. An actuary analyst is usually expected to work under minimal supervision and must be able to perform moderately complex work assignments and problem resolution.
In the course of their work, the actuary analyst must acquire and apply maturing knowledge of the business, its products, and its processes. An actuary analyst often uses actuarial modeling software driven models for pricing, valuation, and/or risk management. Being able to enter data and tables, runs models, and generates reports is essential. An actuary analyst may make adjustments and improvements to models, when appropriate.
A bachelor's degree in a related field, such as accounting, is generally preferred, although four years relevant work experience may be substituted by some employers. Some actuarial experience is preferred by most employers seeking an actuary analyst. Actuary analysts also must have basic knowledge of actuarial technique and procedures, data analysis tools, and industry data sources. Two to three Society of Actuaries exams successfully completed is a preferred requirement; four or more is highly desired. Possessing excellent oral and written communication skills is expected.
Actuarial Analyst Tasks
Report and interpret results of data analysis.
Review accuracy of data and calculations.
Analyze risk evaluation data, using appropriate models and statistical methods, and creating relevant charts and graphs.