Actuary - Pension - Human Capital Services Tax Manager

Grant Thornton - Chicago, Illinois
9/14/2017 7:23:41 AM
037717




Firm Information

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Position Summary

The Actuary in the Human Capital Services Tax Business Line will become a valuable member of the actuarial team located in Chicago and will work closely with retirement and health and welfare benefit consultants in the Practice.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Perform actuarial valuations and studies and oversee the work of “actuarial students” in providing actuarial services to the firm’s clients.
Assist the audit professionals by providing audit support work in the audits containing a defined benefit and/or other post-retirement benefits.
Assist with due diligence.
Assist with operational compliance reviews and IRS/DOL correction projects
Assist with plan design, benchmarking and modeling projects
Perform nondiscrimination testing
Help write and structure client presentations, including development of recommendations
Research, and consult on technical issues specific to employee benefit plans
Participate in meetings with clients, including fact-finding interviews and presentations
Work closely with partners, principals, managing directors, directors and managers in an integrated approach to client service and new business development
Attend professional development and training sessions on a regular basis

Qualifications

Required Skills and Experience
Required years of experience: Minimum five years of experience as an actuary in the area of retirement plans and/or other post-retirement employee benefit plans..
Education requirements: Minimum Bachelors Degree from a four-year college or university
Professional requirements:

1. Associate of the Society of Actuaries (ASA)

2. Enrolled Actuary under ERISA (EA), preferred
Maintain current and relevant knowledge of legislation, market trends and issues impacting employee benefit plans
Able to work independently while also contributing to team environment
Exceptional communication skills (verbal and written)
Ability to manage competing priorities in a rapidly growing, fast-paced, interactive, results-based team environment
Strong work ethic and business acumen
Excellent organizational skills with strong attention to detail
Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
Experience in data analysis, benchmarking, modeling and overall plan design projects
Proficiency in Excel, Word and PowerPoint

Preferred Skills and Experience

· Experience with, and proficiency of, ProVal

· Professional designation of Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA)

· Professional designation of Member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA)

Training

Grant Thornton provides both local and national training programs related to an individual’s job responsibilities. We are committed to ongoing professional development and we encourage individuals to attend outside training seminars.

Benefits

Grant Thornton LLP promotes a nationally recognized culture of health and offers an extensive array of benefits to meet individual lifestyles. For a complete list of benefits, please visit http://www.gt.com/.

Founded in Chicago in 1924, Grant Thornton LLP (Grant Thornton) is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd., one of the world’s leading organizations of independent audit, tax and advisory firms. Grant Thornton has revenues in excess of $1.3 billion and operates 58 offices across the U.S., with more than 565 partners and 8,000+ employees.

Grant Thornton works with a broad range of publicly- and privately-held companies, government agencies, financial institutions, and civic and religious organizations. Core industries served include consumer and industrial products, financial services, not-for-profit, private equity, and technology. Grant Thornton focuses on serving dynamic organizations that pursue growth holistically — whether through revenue improvement, leadership, mission fulfillment or innovation.

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Requisition ID: 037717

Chicago, IL
Chicago, Illinois






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