P&C Actuarial | Experienced Associate, Predictive Analytics Team
- Chicago, IL, USA
- Permanent, Full time
- PWC - US
- 20 Feb 18 2018-02-20
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What will you do if you work in Assurance at PwC?
You'll ask questions and test assumptions. You'll help determine if companies are reporting information that investors and others can rely on. You'll help businesses solve complex issues faced by management and boards. You'll serve the public interest and the capital markets by conducting quality audits. Visit http://pwc.to/pwcassurance for more information on PwC's Assurance practice.
The world is quickly changing, that's why PwC is quickly adapting. We're capitalizing on trends that will impact corporate reporting.
Our focus is on globalization, technology, sustainability and environmental reporting, population shifts and regulation. We combine skills and experience to help our clients address their challenges.
Our professionals assist with many of today's largest, most challenging issues impacting the following sectors:
- Asset management
- Banking and capital markets
- Consumer Finance
- Structured Products
We are also the thought leader in the financial services industry. We produce almost 150 publications and e-briefings on the financial services industry, most of which are sector specific, as well as a wide range of training and special events on issues that affect reporting and corporate governance throughout the business world.
The 1,100 professionals on PwC's global actuarial services team help clients act decisively on their most important issues. We apply our risk and analytical skills to turn complex data into the predictive insights that inform practical business solutions.
The US actuarial services team consists of 175 credentialed life, health and non-life actuaries. We provide advice and consulting services to life and health insurers, non-life insurers, reinsurers, captives, banks, third-party administrators, regulators, agents and brokers, and bureaus and associations. We have extensive experience serving the domestic and international insurance industry, and assist insurers with actuarial modernization, process improvement, risk and capital management, value analyses, deals, and financial reporting.
PwC's P and C actuarial services team provides a broad range of commercially-focused services and solutions to:
- Personal, commercial and specialty lines insurers and reinsurers;
- Corporations that purchase commercial insurance or self-insure (including healthcare provision);
- Enterprises that run loyalty programs or offer extended warranty solutions.
We have extensive experience with underwriting, pricing, enterprise risk management, capital management and modeling, financial due diligence and valuation, ceded reinsurance strategy and modeling, claims cost management, transfer pricing, and other insurance-related issues for all lines of business. We also have extensive loss reserving knowledge and experience in all personal and commercial lines of business, including specialty lines such as workers compensation, professional liability, general liability, excess casualty and mortgage/financial guaranty.
Recently, we have begun a major initiative to expand our capabilities in pricing predictive analytics.
Demonstrates some abilities and/or a proven record of success as a team member: understanding personal and team roles; contributing to a positive working environment by building solid relationships with team members; proactively seeking guidance, clarification and feedback
Minimum Year(s) of Experience: 2
Minimum Degree Required: Bachelor's degree in statistics, applied mathematics, actuarial science or related field
Degree Preferred: Master's degree
Certification(s) Preferred: Before starting with PwC full time, will be eligible to sit for the primary credential exam appropriate for the appropriate practice area, such as having 150 credit hours to sit for the CPA exam in certain states.
Demonstrates some knowledge of, and/or a proven record of success with, conducting detailed analyses and developing creative solutions when managing multiple, concurrent projects related to predictive analytics for P&C Insurance. Demonstrated basic knowledge of predictive analytics development including:
- Technical knowledge of some aspects of predictive analytics development , including data extraction and processing, independent variable analysis, multivariate analysis and model validation
- Various statistical analytics development techniques including linear regression, Generalized Linear Models, Non-linear Models, Decision Trees, Cluster Analysis and Neural Networks
- Insurance data structures and data elements, including various relevant external data sources that are used in predictive analytics applications
- Insurance business processes related to distribution, marketing, underwriting and pricing, and claims
Demonstrates some abilities of, and/or a proven record of success with, statistical modeling, related applications, and computer applications for new solution development of predictive analytics solutions for pricing, underwriting, distribution or claims. This includes proven technical proficiency in leveraging one of the following technology to achieve these results:
- Statistical software packages when conducting analyses: SAS, SPSS or R.
- Relational databases to manage, store and analyze large data sets: Oracle, DB2 or Microsoft SQL, Server and business intelligence platforms such as Cognos or Business Objects.
Demonstrates extensive ability to write, communicate, facilitate, and present cogently; to and/or for all levels of industry audiences, clients and internal staff and management, which includes the following:
- journal articles; practice methodologies and tools; the writing and presentation of whitepapers; and/or other standard business communications;