Actuary, Actuarial Reporting - Permanent - Canada Life Reinsurance


Dublin, IE

Company:  Canada Life Group Services

Full Time Permanent position
Hybrid role based in our City Centre offices

What we offer
We have embraced a hybrid working model for most of our positions, which means that you can enjoy a balanced approach of working from home for part of the week and working from the office for the remainder of the week.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package including competitive salaries and bonuses, robust Learning and Development support, excellent Defined Contribution pension and comprehensive Wellbeing initiatives and support to name but a few. 

Further details on our benefits package can be accessed here Benefits (

The Role

After a very successful period of growth over recent years CL Re has developed a significant and diverse portfolio of reinsurance transactions. The Modelling team is responsible for management of the data and liability models used for actuarial reporting. The team’s work is wide ranging and includes delivery of quarterly (IFRS, LICAT, Solvency 2, treaty collateral) and annual (business plan, financial condition testing, ORSA) reporting.


A bright, talented and motivated individual is sought to fill a qualified actuary role on the team. This is a great opportunity to join the team as we set out on our next phase of evolution following the high volume of new business of recent years and the transition to IFRS17.


This role would suit a curious, ambitious and innovative actuary who enjoys working in a fast paced, dynamic environment and relishes the opportunity to work with complex models. The successful candidate will gain exposure to a wide range of reinsurance transactions, actuarial models and a variety of software (e.g., Prophet, SQL, Excel, R, Power BI…etc.). They will work alongside and learn from skilled and experienced modelling and reporting actuaries.


The breadth and depth of responsibility of the role will be tailored to suit the skills and experience of the successful candidate who will:

  • Support the production of the quarterly (e.g., liabilities and earnings, capital) and annual (e.g., business plan, financial condition testing) actuarial reporting deliverables.
  • Produce a detailed breakdown of the liability movements arising from policyholder experience to support the transaction performance analysis.
  • Draft accurate, clear and concise documentation and effectively communicate insights and results to key stakeholders, including the financial and capital reporting teams. 
  • Work with the Business Development team, the Operations team and the various actuarial teams to implement new transactions into the actuarial modelling framework.
  • Work with CL Re IT to develop and maintain the appropriate infrastructure to support the actuarial modelling environment and actuarial SQL platform.
  • Design, develop and implement improvements to the actuarial data models, actuarial liability models (including model governance and controls) and reporting processes to improve functionality, further automate existing reporting, accelerate reporting timelines and enhance the control environment.
  • Support the design, development, planning and implementation of relevant CL Re and Group projects and strategic initiatives. Process and system developments will be a key priority over 2025 - 2027.
  • Keep up to date with emerging experience and best practice through engagement with colleagues across Lifeco, the relevant professional bodies and individual research.

The Person

The ideal candidate will have:


  • Completed the actuarial examinations with at least three years relevant experience in either a life insurance or life reinsurance environment.
  • Some experience of data management, financial reporting, cash flow modelling or model development.
  • An enthusiastic approach to work with a strong work ethic, a keen appetite to learn and develop and a willingness to work to a flexible schedule.
  • An assertive and self-motivated personality with the capacity to work autonomously, as part of a team and across teams.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to reliably collect, manage and assimilate large amounts of data with attention to detail.
  • An ability to plan work, manage time effectively and deal with changing requirements to ensure timely completion of all deliverables.
  • The capacity to effectively and efficiently to solve problems and make decisions to ensure successful completion of deliverables.
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proven influencing skills to motivate outcomes and drive change.
  • Proficient user of MS Excel, MS Access, MS Word and MS PowerPoint.
  • Experience of modelling software (ideally Prophet), SQL, R, data visualisation software (ideally Power BI) and an understanding of coding standards and best practice.

Key Competencies

Communication and Influencing
Planning and Organising
Problem Solving and Decision Making
Team Working and Cross Functional Collaboration
Innovation and Change


About us

Canada Life Reinsurance (CL Re) is a division of Great-West Lifeco Inc. (Lifeco) and a leading provider of client focused reinsurance solutions in the United States, Europe and, more recently, Asia. CL Re offers a range of innovative risk and capital management solutions covering mortality, longevity, health, lapse, investment, non-life and P&C risk for insurers, reinsurers, and pension funds. CL Re is continuing to expand the reinsurance solutions it offers to new and existing clients in many global markets.


CL Re has offices in Dublin, Toronto, Philadelphia, Bermuda, Barbados, and Regina. The Dublin office is the base for CL Re’s European and Asian operations as well as the Irish reinsurance entity, Canada Life Re Ireland dac (CLReI). It comprises approximately 160 reinsurance professionals, including 115 actuaries and trainee actuaries. It is a proactive, inspiring, and friendly environment where talent and hard work are recognised and rewarded.

Lifeco and its companies have approximately $2.9 trillion in consolidated assets under administration and a capital ratio (LICAT) of 129% (as at 31/03/2024).


The company reserves the right to draw up a shortlist as part of the selection process.  Where Agency assistance is required the Canada Life Recruitment Team will engage directly with suppliers. Unsolicited CVs / profiles supplied to Canada Life Reinsurance by Recruitment Agencies will not be accepted for this role.

Canada Life Group Services is proud to be an Equal Opportunities employer. We have created an environment of inclusion and growth to help people achieve their potential, to ensure they can bring their whole selves to work and to feel valued.  We celebrate diversity of thought and perspective and want all of our employees to feel valued, respected and supported.  We have built a culture that promotes equality and inclusion for all of our current and future employees and strive to ensure that our behaviours, processes and practices are aligned to this culture.

If you require any accommodations during the recruitment process please contact and we will be delighted to ensure you are fully supported to be your best.   

CLGS supports Equal Opportunity and is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.