Lead Annuity Valuation Actuary (AVP & Actuary)

  • Competitive
  • Morristown, NJ, USA Morristown NJ US
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Brighthouse Financial, Inc.
  • 21 Apr 18 2018-04-21

Lead Annuity Valuation Actuary (AVP & Actuary)

Brighthouse Financial is a new company established by MetLife. We're on a mission to help people achieve financial security. Built on a foundation of industry knowledge and experience, we specialize in offering essential annuity and life insurance products designed to help customers protect what they've earned and ensure it lasts more predictably. In an industry that often has a reputation for complexity, confusion, and cost, Brighthouse Financial is different. Our approach includes simplicity, transparency, and more value so customers can face the future with confidence.

Brighthouse Financial is seeking passionate, high-performing team members to help us carry out our mission and be part of an exciting journey toward improving the financial futures of our millions of customers. Sound like you? Read on.

Role Value Proposition:
The Lead Annuity Valuation Actuary will manage and oversee all aspects of the actuarial valuation (GAAP, Statutory, economic and Tax), financial reporting and SOX compliance for the annuity business lines in the new organization. He or she will have responsibility of ensuring Brighthouse applies and meets the reserve and valuation standards under various reporting basis. This individual will report directly to the Valuation Lead, providing insights and advices regarding financial reporting changes in the industry. He/she will also collaborate with other department leads to achieve strategic goals.

Department : Valuation

Key Relationships :

  • Reports To: VP & Actuary
  • Direct Reports/Team: 4 Direct Reports - Annuities Actuarial Directors
  • Other Key Stakeholders: Chief Actuary, Life Valuation Lead, Experience Studies and New Business Data Analytics Lead, Corporate Projection Lead, o-CAM Lead, Reinsurance Lead, Strategic Actuarial Initiatives Head

Travel: Infrequent Travel Required

Key Responsibilities:
  • Lead reserving and financial reporting for the annuity lines of business products
  • Direct the team for monthly, quarterly and annual valuation production duties for Statutory and GAAP financial reporting for the annuity business line
  • Track and review SOX and MAR controls to ensure quality and integrity of financial reports
  • Support data requests from reinsurance, pricing, controllers and audit departments
  • Sign off on the GAAP, Statutory and Tax reserves results
  • Monitor changes in actuarial regulations, assess company standards and implement changes to ensure compliance
  • Collaborate with other actuarial group heads such as Strategic Actuarial Initiatives, o-CAM, Experience Studies and New Business Data Analytics, Client Solutions, and Corporate Projections to support the organization's strategic objectives
  • Lead the development of actuarial talent in the annuity valuation department

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:
  • 10+ years of experience with increasing responsibilities within an actuarial department
  • Strong interpersonal and project/people management skills
  • Leadership experience in a large organization preferred
  • Experience in U.S. GAAP, Statutory and Tax reserving for variable and fixed annuities
  • Experience with valuation software such as PolySystems, Prophet, Pathwise, etc.
  • Knowledge of Annuity insurance product mechanics
  • Knowledge of valuation and financial reporting processes
  • Strong written and oral communication skills; ability to convey technical concepts to non-technical audiences
  • Must have strong ability to make decisions; ability to consider multiple aspects while making business decisions

Leadership Competencies:
  • Thinks Strategically - Sets direction aligned to the company's strategy, applying external and global perspective to meet local and global needs
  • Creates Partnerships - Authentically builds trusted relationships and collaborates across global, diverse and multi-functional teams to successfully drive business objectives
  • Seizes Opportunity - Seeks new opportunities and ways to create balanced business growth while improving operational capabilities
  • Drives Results - Sets aggressive goals and is accountable for continuously driving improved performance, leading change and ensuring high standards

Number of Openings:
1