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Actuarial Senior Associate

Ideas | People | Trust

We’re BDO. An accountancy and business advisory firm, providing the advice and solutions businesses need to navigate today’s changing world. Our clients are Britain’s economic engine – ambitious, entrepreneurially-spirited and high‑growth businesses that fuel the economy - and the owners and management teams that lead them.

We’ll broaden your horizons

Our Advisory team provide a wide variety of services that deliver value-led advice and outcomes. They have an in-depth knowledge of business, industry sectors and markets and understand the constantly changing risks and opportunities at the heart of our clients’ affairs. The team work across strategy, operations and improvement as well as at a transactional and defined project level. From technology to risk advisory, they’re experts in following through on top-level instructions and resolving the finer details – all in one straight-forward package. When you join them, you’ll work on some of the world's most exciting financial operations and business deals, building your experience and expertise alongside the brightest minds in the industry.

We’ll help you succeed

Our clients trust us because of the quality of our advice.  That quality grows from a thorough understanding of their business, and that understanding comes from working closely with clients and building long-lasting relationships.

You’ll be someone who can work pro-actively, managing your own tasks, but you’ll also be confident collaborating with others, communicating regularly with senior managers, Directors, and BDO’s Partners to enable us to serve our clients effectively.  You’ll be encouraged to identify and draw attention to opportunities for enhancing our delivery and providing additional services to our clients.

You’ll be an Actuarial Senior Associate in our Actuarial Advisory team that provides advice on a wide range of issues, including assurance services, external and internal audit, corporate governance and risk advisory, regulatory advisory including section 166 skilled person work and portfolio transfers, actuarial loss-reserving and pricing, taxation, solvency and regulatory compliance, management information systems, litigation support and forensic accounting. Clients include London underwriters, Syndicates at Lloyd’s, P&I clubs and other mutual, reinsurance companies, London market and retail brokers.


  • Support the existing team in offering a range of actuarial services and tools to a portfolio of clients within the insurance industry. This is expected to primarily include reserving and Solvency II work, but may also cover risk modelling / IFRS 17 and data science.  

  • Apply actuarial and statistical skills to review and project complex data-sets and to draw applicable, actuarially sound, business conclusions  

  • Be involved in diverse projects for a variety of clients concurrently  

  • Contribute as a  key member of the team delivering actuarial projects for clients  

  • Provide input to client meetings at the technical level 

You’ll be

  • Part - Qualified general insurance Actuary (half way through the exams) 

  • Strong technical actuarial knowledge 

  • Some experience of at least one of the following in non-life insurance: reserving; Solvency II Technical Provisions; Solvency II Standard Formula; Capital Modelling. IFRS 17/risk management /pricing a benefit.  

  • Strong working knowledge of MS Excel and willingness to learn Access and SQL 

  • Able to influence internal / external clients and colleagues  

  • Proven planning, prioritisation and problem resolution skills  

  • Keen to add value to our clients’ businesses  

  • Strong organisation, communication and presentation skills  

  • Ability to meet deadlines to multitask and work under pressure with accuracy and focus  

We’re in it together

Mutual support and respect is one of BDO’s core values and we’re proud of our distinctive, people-centred culture.  From informal success conversations to formal mentoring and coaching, we’ll support you at every stage in your career, whatever your personal and professional needs.

We can provide the best support for our clients and people when we’re working side by side.  Our agile working framework helps us stay connected, bringing teams together where and when it counts so they can share ideas and help one another.  At BDO, you’ll always have access to the people and resources you need to do your best work.

We know that collaboration is the key to creating value for our clients and satisfying experiences at work, so we’ve invested in state-of-the-art collaboration spaces in our offices.  BDO’s people represent a wealth of knowledge and expertise, and we’ll encourage you to build your network, work alongside others, and share your skills and experiences.  With a range of multidisciplinary events and dedicated resources, you’ll never stop learning at BDO.

We’re looking forward to the future

At BDO, we help entrepreneurial businesses to succeed, fuelling the UK economy. Our success is powered by our people, which is why we’re always finding new ways to invest in them. Across 17 UK locations, we are 6,500 unique minds coming together to help our clients reach their ambitions.

We’ve got a clear purpose, and we’re confident in our future, because we’re adapting and evolving to build on our strengths, ensuring we continue to find the right combination of global reach, integrity and expertise. We shape the future together with openness and clarity, because we believe in empowering people to think creatively about how we can do things better.

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