Analytical & Actuarial Solutions - Junior Analyst

  • 20 Woodlands Dr, Woodlands, Sandton, 2080, South Africa
  • Full-time

Company Description

Deloitte is the largest private professional services network in the world. Every day, approximately 264,000 professionals in more than 150 countries demonstrate their commitment to a single vision: to be the standard of excellence, while working towards one purpose – to make an impact that matters. Click here to read more about Deloitte.  

About the Division

Our Assurance services go beyond merely meeting statutory requirements. We help our clients perform better and achieve their business objectives. We listen to their needs, think about the business implications and tailor our approach accordingly. In today's changing global economy, businesses need trusted advisors. Because Assurance professionals at Deloitte take the time to understand our clients' business as well as the industries in which they operate, we can help them identify major risks and opportunities over and above performance of the traditional financial reporting function. Our services include:

  • Audit
  • Accounting and Auditing
  • Financial Institutions Services Team
  • Capital Markets Team
  • Actuarial & Insurance Solutions
  • Actuarial & Analytics Solutions

Job Description

What impact will you make?

Every day, your work will make an impact that matters, while you thrive in a dynamic culture of inclusion, collaboration and high performance. As the undisputed leader in professional services, Deloitte is where you’ll find unrivalled opportunities to succeed and realize your full potential.

Main Purpose of Job

An entry-level support resource to team in delivery of services to / at client premises on delegated engagements / projects starting in February 2020.

Qualifications & Experience required

  • University degree in Actuarial Science (completed by January 2020)

  • Postgraduate in related field would be an added advantage

  • Experience using the suite of Microsoft Office software (specifically Excel, Word and PowerPoint)

  • Programming experience would be an added advantage (SAS, SQL, VBA, Python, Power BI)

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, with the ability to interact effectively with all levels of management

What you’ll do / Specialized Competencies

  • Support consultants and management in the sales process and delivery of projects
  • Gain exposure to a wide range of projects, clients and industries
  • Assist with analysis to determine client needs and prepare client recommendations utilising a combination of industry knowledge, tools and technology
  • Demonstrate personal insight when solving business issues
  • Carry out research, data collection and conduct analysis
  • Compile financial models
  • Carry out analytical exercises such as customer segmentation analysis and activity-based costing
  • Assist with statistical (regression-based) modelling using the SAS software system
  • Assist with the development of reporting dashboards
  • Compile reports, marketing documentation and presentations
  • Contribute to business development

 Key Competencies required:

Key Performance areas

Strategic Impact

  • Under guidance, supports the delivery efforts of the engagement team in area of competency
  • Conducts research for engagement / project as delegated and provides meaningful analysis / output
  • Identifies possible opportunities for follow-on work and advises management
  • Assists in preparation of client presentations / discussion documentation as directed

 Client Impact: External / Internal

  • Contributes to decisions by engagement team by providing fact based and pertinent recommendations from research / analysis / client interaction
  • Communicates regularly with Engagement Manager and team members on status of allocated  deliverables
  • Develops productive working relationships with client staff
  • Informs Engagement Manager of any possible emerging engagement change issues
  • Responds with urgency and accountability to client and team requests

 Operational Effectiveness

  • Understands the context and impact of own role within engagement and conducts work accordingly
  • Consistently reviews and analyses accuracy and quality of own deliverables prior to submission for review by senior
  • Develops awareness of risk in area of engagement in alignment with Deloitte policies 
  • Maintains clear communication channels with engagement team members on work status effecting their outputs

Development/Growth of Team

  • Cultivates ability to give effective development feedback both upward and to peer

  • Maintains own development and knowledge in specialised area

Budgets / Profitability

  • Submits any billing, expense claims and timesheets on time

 Leadership / Behavioural Capabilities

  • Living our Purpose – Builds own understanding of our purpose and values; explores opportunities for impact
  • Influence – Actively focuses on developing effective communication and relationship-building skills
  • Performance Drive – Understands expectations and demonstrates personal accountability for keeping performance on track
  • Strategic Direction – Understands how their daily work contributes to the priorities of the team and the business
  • Talent Development – Demonstrates strong commitment to personal learning and development; acts as a brand ambassador to help attract top talent
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