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Associate Actuary/Assistant Actuary - 222078

Company name
Principal Financial Services, Inc

Des Moines, IA, United States

Employment Type

Actuarial, Sciences, Finance

Posted on
Nov 07,2018

Valid Through
Feb 20,2019

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Oversight of pricing work, experience studies, process refinement and technical details for SBD Group Benefits products.

Managing a small team of skilled professionals, directing their work, and aiding in their professional develoment.

Assisting with the pricing and financial management of group life and group disability products. This role requires an understanding of product design and product performance as well as the ability to address any gaps as they may emerge.

Ability to analyze, assess, and provide input on product development ideas, strategic initiatives, claim experience patterns, and case specific rating questions as needed.

Ability to effectively interact with product management, including clear presentation of applicable product analysis and recommendations.

Interaction with other functional areas. All of SBD’s pricing actuaries are visible and accessible to our distribution partners, underwriting partners, the product teams, administration, and finance areas. There will be a frequent need to work with, collaborate, communicate effectively, and build relationships with all areas to be successful.

External industry participation is expected (SOA, AAA committees, ACLI, etc.).


Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Actuarial Science or related field required

FSA designation required or expected to achieve FSA within one year in the position and 4 years actuarial experience required

Highly organized, innovative, problem-solver with excellent analytical and communication skills

Ability to initiate change while being diplomatic and a team player

Ability to direct the work of others and assist in their education and development

Direct experience with group insurance is preferred but not required

Knowledge of pertinent laws, regulations, the Actuarial Standards of Practice promulgated by the Actuarial Standards Board, and the Code of Professional Conduct of the AAA and the SoA is required.

Must maintain continuing education requirements as specified by the AAA.

Experience with SAS and predictive analytics is preferred.

Visa Sponsorship:

This position is not eligible for sponsorship for work authorization by Principal. Therefore, if you will require sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, we cannot consider your application at this time.


Principal is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, national origin, citizenship status, disability, genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, marital status, domestic partner status, military status, protected veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Company info

Principal Financial Services, Inc
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Company Profile
The Principal Financial Group® (The Principal®) is a leading global financial company offering businesses, individuals and institutional clients a wide range of financial products and services. Our range of products and services includes retirement solutions, insurance, wellness programs, and investment and banking products through our diverse family of financial services companies and national network of financial professionals.

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