Actuary job description guide

Actuary duties and responsibilities

The role of an Actuary is broad, with a job description that covers a range of responsibilities, including:

  • Performing quantitative modelling and actuarial calculations
  • Analysing statistical data and computer modelling to determine potential risks
  • Suggesting strategies to manage risk
  • Increasing efficiency by identifying ways to improve processes
  • Reporting on findings to business leaders

Actuary qualifications and requirements

It is highly desirable for an Actuary to hold a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in:

  • Mathematics
  • Finance
  • Economics

Additional qualifications to consider include Institute of Actuaries of Japan (IAJ).

An Actuary should also have the following personal skills and experience:

  • Three or more years of actuarial experience
  • Strong quantitative modelling and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to diagnose and resolve issues
  • Excellent Japanese and English business language skills – both spoken and written
  • Strong interpersonal skills to liaise with other a wide cross-section of company teams

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