The Role:

The role is within the Irish retirement consulting team where we have set up a small team dedicated to advising UK based clients. Knowledge of the UK pensions environment is essential and you should have a UK Scheme Actuary Practising Certificate. Knowledge of Northern Ireland market would be advantageous. As a Retirement Consultant you will apply your consulting, actuarial, and project management expertise in the areas of scheme valuation and design, compliance and risk & financial management to our UK and Ireland clients. You will help both trustee and corporate clients achieve their evolving commercial objectives by aligning their defined benefit plans accordingly. You will be expected to actively contribute to our growth strategies and be a strong team player.

We are looking to develop dynamic consultants who operate at the leading edge.

Technical/Thought leadership
• Identify opportunities and contribute to the development of new IT tools and technical and commercial approaches
• Provide value-added consulting expertise on retirement plan valuation, design, financial risk management and funding projects
• Seek and participate in key internal and external learning and development opportunities
Project management
• Ensure all work complies with current and changing legislation and regulation and meets internal quality standards
• Ensure budgets are accurately determined and maintained throughout the life of assigned projects
• Identify needs, manage internal resource and coordinate suppliers cost effectively to achieve project objectives
• Manage key stakeholders and other interested parties
People
• Build internal and external relationships and collaborate effectively on cross-functional teams
• Demonstrate natural ease and effectiveness when dealing with clients/colleagues at all levels
• Serve as a coach and mentor to more junior team associates
Client/Account management
• Develop a trusted advisor relationship with client contacts through effective communication and efficient, quality execution of projects
• Manage client expectations and strive to exceed these
• Interface with colleagues from other practices and regions on assignments that reflect the client’s broader business issues
• Deliver superior, consistent project management for assigned clients
Financial/revenue generation
• Support the generation of new business as part of the broader team
• Directly contribute to clients’ success through applying your technical expertise
• Maintain a sound understanding of the commercial needs of a thriving business
• Ensure all work completed is accounted for promptly and accurately
• Identify ways to increase efficiency within internal client and support teams

JOB REQUIREMENTS
• Experience and expertise delivering retirement consulting services to UK Trustee and Corporate clients is ideal
• An excellent track record in delivering core retirement and bespoke project work as well as the ability to contribute to cross-practice client engagements
• Proven experience in successfully managing multiple projects and producing quality deliverables on time and within budget
• Strong sense of personal accountability
• Thrives in a fast-paced and sometimes unpredictable, working environment
• Excellent client relationship, interpersonal and team skills
• Obvious leadership potential
• Ambitious and achievement oriented
• Ability to work both independently and as part of a client team
• A strong personal presence with well developed and polished oral and written communication skills
• Inquisitive, self-starter attitude and ability to work with ambiguity
• Flexibility and proven ability to diagnose and resolve issues
• Strong analytical and creative skills
• Proven delegation skills and a natural desire to coach and mentor junior associates
• The ability to see the 'big picture'
• Excellent Microsoft Office skills, particularly Excel and PowerPoint
• Fellow of the IFA (or international equivalent) is essential with UK Scheme Actuary Practising Certificate

Contact paul@acumen-resources.com or +35316099404 for further details.

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