Manager/Senior Manager - Actuarial & Insurance Risk

Auckland /
Consulting – Actuarial /
Permanent Full-Time
/ Hybrid
KPMG is one of the most trusted and respected global professional services firms. Through depth of expertise, clarity of insight and strength of purpose we help our clients solve complex challenges, steer change, strengthen, transition and develop, KPMG is a trusted and respected global professional services firms. Through depth of expertise, clarity of insight and strength of purpose we help our clients solve complex challenges, steer change, strengthen, transition and grow. We are looking for talented people who share our purpose of inspiring confidence and empowering change for our clients, our people and our communities.

This role will collaborate with members of our Consulting & Audit teams - who supply advisory, consulting and audit services respectively across New Zealand. Our advisors combine extensive knowledge of a wide variety of businesses and sectors to provide clients with a service which adds recognised value. Our service offering and client portfolio provides an exciting and challenging environment.

Our actuarial and insurance risk team works closely with our actuarial team in Australia and has access to skills and solutions within the wider KPMG international actuarial network.  We also often work on multi-skilled engagements with our other consulting and audit colleagues.

The Opportunity:

    • We’re looking for energetic qualified actuaries to join our newly formed local Actuarial & Insurance Risk team. Depending on the candidates interests and experience, we will offer the opportunity to work on a wide range of engagements across the general insurance, life, health, risk management and government sectors.
    • You will have the opportunity to get involved in a wide range of projects stretching across different functional areas within the traditional insurance landscape, allowing you to broaden your understanding of insurance operations. 
    • Depending on your interests, you will also have the opportunity to broaden your expertise through a range of interesting projects across the financial sector, potentially outside of traditional actuarial work, including across our Advisory team and supported by experienced colleagues from around the KPMG network.
    • We’re looking for candidates who are energised by using their analytical abilities to solve diverse client challenges. You may come from a consulting or corporate background, and if you have been working in either general insurance or life insurance, we want to hear from you!

Day to day you will:

    • Depending on your experience and skills across a variety of actuarial fields, your day-to-day activity could include any number of activities such as, but not limited to:
    • Involvement in IFRS 17 engagements and transition work, assisting clients in understanding the impacts of various policy decisions.
    • Traditional actuarial modelling and valuation work, from a variety of perspectives such as financial reporting, remediation, due diligence or external audit.
    • Assisting clients in formulating an approach to climate risk management, modelling and reporting.
    • Assisting clients in transforming and enhancing existing actuarial and risk management reporting and processes to increase operational efficiencies.
    • Reinsurance and capital optimisation and modelling.
    • Involvement in a diverse range of client engagements where your specific sector knowledge and analytical skill set can be used to enhance our wider KPMG client offering.

What you'll bring to our team:

    • Qualified/near qualified actuary with experience in either general or life insurance.
    • Demonstrated ability in problem solving and managing multiple tasks.
    • Strong technical and communication skills (both written and oral) and the ability to engage with clients and senior leaders.
    • Proven project and people management skills, and an ability to structure task allocations around critical goals.
    • Relevant actuarial experience gained within either a consultancy or company environment.
    • Curiosity and flexibility to explore new approaches.
    • Confident and credible in building client relationships, winning new business and developing existing business

Life at KPMG

KPMG values diversity in the workforce and we encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply for roles, including individuals with a disability, additional mental health needs, chronic health conditions or who identify as neurodivergent. 

If you encounter accessibility barriers or if you have access needs and require support to participate equitably in the recruitment process, please phone Georgia Davies on 04 816 4598 or email

We offer rewarding careers to talented individuals and a holistic range of benefits to support your life balance, whatever your circumstance. We want you to do Work That Matters, Thrive and Grow and know that you Belong here with us, at KPMG. 

As a KPMG employee, we will offer you:
—  Access to the firm's annual incentive scheme
—  Opportunities for local and international secondments
—  Hybrid working across a mix of office, client and home hubs to recognise that people have individual circumstances and preferences when it comes to where and how they work
— A technology starter pack to get your 'home hub' set up
— The ability to work from overseas and extend time connecting with friends and family outside New Zealand
—  Flexible leave options, including the ability to purchase additional annual leave.
—  Gender-neutral support for all stages of the parental journey, including access to 18 weeks of fully paid parental leave for all new parents
—   A paid professional association membership of your choice
—   Unlimited digital accreditations through our partnership with Microsoft, LinkedIn Learning, with bespoke learning pathways for all employees
—   A wide-range of special offers and discounts on insurances, banking services, and lifestyle goods and services.
—   The support, allyship and opportunity to join our many Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Affinity networks, including the Kiwa, Pride, Ethnicity, Accessibility and Wahine groups
—  The opportunity to participate in Green Team activities, as we work toward reducing the firm’s environmental footprint and become carbon zero by 2030
—  An invitation to join your local Social club and enjoy events aimed at bringing people together for social, sporting, cultural, family and fundraising activities
—  Paid time off for volunteering and involvement in citizenship activities
—  An array of health and wellness benefits such as free flu vaccinations, subsidised sporting events, free confidential counselling services, additional leave to support you and your family in the recovery from COVID-19, access to our Wellbeing portal with an extensive range of advice and resources and much much more!
We believe that diversity of background and experience strengthens relationships and delivers meaningful benefits to our people, clients and communities. Our goal is to be recognised as an employer of choice for all, irrespective of gender, ethnicity, generation, flexible work status, family circumstances, sexual orientation or disability. Further info can be found on our website
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