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Senior Actuarial Analyst

Date: Jul 23, 2021

Location: San Diego, CA, US, 92108 Orange County, CA, US, 92859 Los Angeles, CA, US, 9001 Long Beach, CA, US, 90806 San Bernardino, CA, US, 92410 Riverside, CA, US, 92501

Company: Wawanesa Insurance


Wawanesa Mutual Insurance is one of the largest property and casualty insurers in Canada with $3 billion in annual revenues and assets of more than $9 billion. Wawanesa Mutual, founded in 1896 with executive offices in Winnipeg, is the parent company of Wawanesa General, which offers property and casualty insurance in California and Oregon, and Wawanesa Life, which distributes life insurance products and services throughout Canada. With over 3,500 employees, Wawanesa proudly serves over two million policyholders through nine regional offices and 41 service offices in Canada and the United States.  Wawanesa actively gives back to organizations that strengthen communities where it operates, donating well above internationally recognized benchmarks for excellence in corporate philanthropy.

We are currently looking for dedicated, driven, and enthusiastic individuals who thrive in an environment that welcomes change and are looking for an opportunity for diverse experience, advancement on a growing team.


Job Overview

We are seeking a talented Senior Actuarial Analyst to join our Personal Lines Pricing team. The Senior Actuarial Analyst will apply their knowledge to complex actuarial analysis in the pursuit of solving business issues and answering business questions. Join a team that is dedicated to providing award-winning member service! So dedicated that we were just recognized by JD Power for having the highest customer satisfaction score for the second year in a row.


This position is open to work remote within California.



•   Review analysis of others for reasonableness, completeness and accuracy
•   Train/coach other actuarial staff on actuarial methods and actively share expertise with peers
•   Understanding of current industry and professional standards/environment which impact decisions and indicate requirements
•   Committed to professional development and continuous learning
•   Research, extract, and manipulate complex data from all relevant sources
•   Identify relationships, problems/issues, and assess data quality
•   Perform analysis/reviews as assigned
•   Incorporate, understand, and transfer knowledge of current methods, while ensuring completeness and accuracy
•   Identify and test underlying assumptions when appropriate
•   Prepare recommendations based on data summaries, trend analysis, financial analysis and business analysis
•   Evaluate procedures and processes regularly and determine/recommend alternatives or improvements
•   Evaluate existing processes to find areas for increased efficiency
•   Identify opportunities for automation of routine tasks
•   Develop creative new approaches to problem solving and assess impacts of solution options
•   Track the status of project timelines, tasks, and various activities
•   Develop effective plans that define activities, resources, and timelines
•   Construct and provide progress updates and reports regarding department objectives and tasks
•   Develop and deliver presentations to the actuarial group and other departments
•   Interpret government regulations and internal policies
•   Build Business Acumen
•   Identify the business requirements for a given task and initiate action as required
•   Understanding the insurance mechanism in general, as well as how it works at Wawanesa
•   Understanding of both industry and company terminology
•   Perform other duties as assigned/requested by the manager/director



•   Minimum of 4 years' prior work experience in insurance or related field
•   Undergraduate university degree in Actuarial Mathematics, Statistics, Mathematics or other related field of study
•   Pursuing FCAS and have Credit for the following from the CAS Syllabus of Education:
         o  Preliminary Actuarial Exams & VEE Credits
         o  Online Courses (Modules) 1 and 2
         o  Minimum of three (3) Associateship/Fellowship Exams
•   Ability to apply knowledge of actuarial science, mathematics, probability, statistics, principles of finance and business to problems in insurance
•   Ability to translate problem solving methods and ideas to various computer languages efficiently and effectively
•   Robust knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
•   Understanding of database systems and how to interpret/extract data from those systems
•   Able to adapt to new enterprise system environments
•   Strong written and verbal communication skills
•   Communicates at the right level of complexity for the audience
•   Ability to handle multiple concurrent assignments in a timely manner
•   Adapt to change effectively and perform under pressure
•   Ability to understand the context of an issue and its impact on all areas of the organization
•   Teamwork and leadership


We’re proud to give our employees in the U.S. the flexibility to choose how and where they want to work. Options in most roles include work from the office, from home, or a hybrid mix of time spent at both. If you are interested in this exciting, challenging position with Wawanesa, apply today with your Resume.

Wawanesa General Insurance Company is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. Wawanesa provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual’s protected status: race/ethnicity, color, religion, creed, sex/gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, pregnancy/childbirth or related conditions, national origin, disability, military or veteran status, or any other protected status.  If you are a qualified individual with a disability, you have the right to request a reasonable accommodation to assist in the application process.  You may request reasonable accommodations by calling the Human Resources department at 858-874-5404 or emailing Human Resources at

Nearest Major Market: San Diego