• Career Opportunities at Ernst & Young

  • Posted on: 23 November, 2016 Deadline: Not Specified
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    EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. Worldwide, our 230,000 people are united by our shared values and an unwavering commitment to quality. EY, has been in East Africa for over 87 years and with over 600 professionals, is today one of the largest professional services firms in the region.
    Advisory Services
    EY Advisory Services has over 25,000 professionals globally working with our clients to deliver performance transformational initiatives. Our Eastern Africa Advisory business is the fastest growing in Africa, with expanded services and solutions in the financial and public sectors.

    Manager – Insurance & Actuarial


    Job purpose
    As an Actuarial Manager, you’ll actively establish, maintain and strengthen internal and external relationships. You’ll identify potential business opportunities for EY and create innovative commercial insights for clients. You’ll also adapt methods and practices to fit operational team and cultural needs, and contribute to thought leadership. You’ll play a significant role in improving operational efficiency on projects and internal initiatives, consistently drive projects to completion and confirm that work delivered is of a high quality.
    Under guidance, you’ll lead teams – or parts of teams – on engagements and you’ll also keep a clear focus on anticipating and identifying risks, and escalate issues as appropriate. Working closely with colleagues you’ll create a positive learning culture, coach and counsel junior team members and help them to develop.
    Your client responsibilities
    • Manage and undertake Insurance & Actuarial advisory engagements.
    • Apply technical and consulting skill sets to other relevant sector projects as required.
    • Manage the financial aspects of engagements by organizing staffing, tracking fees and communicating issues to project leaders
    • Participate in business development initiatives
    • Build strong internal relationships within Ernst & Young Advisory Services and with other services across the
    • organization
    Your people responsibilities
    • Develop people through effectively supervising, coaching, and mentoring staff
    • Conduct performance reviews and contribute to performance feedback for staff
    • Contribute to people initiatives, including recruiting, retaining and training actuarial professionals.
    • Contribute to an educational program to continually develop interpersonal and technical skills of staff.
    • Understand and follow workplace policies and procedures.


    Technical skills requirements
    • Experience working in an actuarial-oriented position
    • Student Actuary of the Institute of Actuaries or equivalent, and working towards Fellowship; or particular business/industry experience to meet special needs
    • PC proficiency, with knowledge of spreadsheet and actuarial-related software
    • Strong writing, presentation, conceptual, analytical, and interpersonal skills
    • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Actuarial Science, Mathematics, Statistics and/or other field
    • O’Level/KCSE– minimum grade B plus and a B and above in both English and Mathematics
    • Five years of related work experience in the Insurance & Actuarial sector
    • Demonstrated track record with a blue chip actuarial, consulting or audit firm

    Senior Advisory Consultant – Insurance & Actuarial


    Who We Are Looking For
    We seek a Senior Consultant who is talented, has energy, enthusiasm and commitment and is looking to grow their career in a fulfilling and rewarding professional environment within our Insurance & Actuarial Sector.


    Academic Qualifications/Experience
    • First or Second Class Upper Bachelors Degree in Actuarial Science or related field from a recognised university.
    • O’Level/KCSE– minimum grade B plus and a B and above in both English and Mathematics
    • A minimum of 2 – 3 years relevant experience in the Insurance & Actuarial Sector
    • Successful professional Actuarial exams track record to date from a recognised international body
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English (other language is a plus);
    • Proficient in IT skills (Word, Excel, Power Point);
    • Our preferred candidate must be analytical, business minded and entrepreneurial
    • You will need to be outwardly and market focused as well as results driven
    • Enthusiastic, self-motivated with a positive and flexible attitude
    • Willingness to learn
    • Excellent attention to detail with a commitment to high quality and accuracy
    • Desire to exceed expectations
    • Must be a team player and be able to work with diverse individuals within the firm

    Senior Advisory Consultant – Performance Improvement


    In your role as a Senior Consultant you will –
    • Develop full scale operational and organisational transformations across the client’s organisation with a particular focus on their growth strategies, customer functions, and operational effectiveness
    • Prepare and deliver client proposals and other sales supporting materials
    • Manage client stakeholder relationships
    • Package overall project findings into clear, concise, high-quality work products
    • Act as a subject matter resource on one or more services, you’ll leverage knowledge and experience to shape EY’s services to meet client problems.
    • Develop and present thought-leadership pieces in your areas of competency or on focus industries.
    • Work collaboratively with team members to deliver high quality projects and mitigate project risks.
    • Support managers, senior managers and directors in business development efforts by identifying and developing opportunities with support from the management team.


    About you
    To be successful in this position you must have –
    • At least 3 years’ experience in a relevant industry/consulting role, working on numerous projects
    • A positive attitude and keen willingness to learn, demonstrating flexibility and accountability
    • The ability to help with business development
    • Exceptional analytical and report writing skills
    • Effective stakeholder management and communication skills
    Academic Qualifications/Experience
    • First or Second Class Upper Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering or related field (any other field of study will also be considered) from a recognized university.
    • O’Level/KCSE– minimum grade B plus and a B and above in both English and Mathematics
    • A minimum of 2 – 3 years relevant experience in Public & Financial Services Sector
    • A master’s degree would be an added advantage
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English (other language is a plus);
    • Proficient IT skills (Word, Excel, Power Point);

    Manager – Performance Improvement (PI)


    In this role you will be expected to:
    1. Develop business by engaging with clients and building strong relationships, responding to proposals and originating opportunities as you work within client sites.
    2. Lead and deliver client engagements that identify, design, and implement creative business solutions for clients in Government and Financial Services sectors.
    3. Gather and organize information on problems and procedures for clients to ensure the coherence in presentation to different levels of client management team. Analyze and synthesize data gathered and develop solutions and alternative methods of proceeding.
    1. Lead and manage a team through proposal development and project delivery. Design, evaluate, recommend, and review quality of all client deliverables. Lead team in developing and reviewing project timelines, project work plan, core client deliverables, and statements of work using PMO tools including MS Project.
    2. Develop and implement plans for the organization’s products/services to meet established targets. Activities may include: market research, oversight of product development and design; pricing; launch new products; and monitor sales performance.
    3. Contribute to business planning at the executive level to develop strategies consistent with the organization’s overall mission, vision and objectives.
    4. Manage and develop team members by giving timely, relevant and constructive feedback as well as motivating and focusing the team on results.
    5. Manage risk within the team by correctly identifying assignment risks, developing and implementing mitigation approaches in line with the firm’s QRM guidelines.


    • First class or second upper Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Business, Economics, Finance, Law, Engineering (any) or a related field.
    • O’Level/KCSE– minimum grade B plus and a B and above in both English and Mathematics
    • Five years of progressively responsible experience providing consulting services to clients in the in Government and/ or Financial Services
    • Must have at least five years of experience with:
      • Developing and reviewing project timelines, project work-plan, core client deliverables, and statements of work using PMO tools including MS Project;
      • Collecting quantitative and qualitative data by reviewing and using expert interviews, and other sources;
      • Synthesizing and presenting insights and strategic recommendations and reports, highlighting key issues, trends and focus points for senior executive audience.
      • Team leadership and management
    • A master’s degree from a recognised university will be an added advantage.
    • Experience in a consulting firm will also be an added advantage for this role.
    • Demonstrable versatility in responding to client requirements in growth and customer strategy, finance function effectiveness or operational effectiveness in general.
    • Strong leadership and team management skills

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) / email(s) below to apply on company website.

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