Actuarial Senior Auditor

Location: Bristol, York
Salary: Competitive

Role Description

Fixed Term Contract 6-9 month

Internal Auditís purpose is to help the Board and executive management to protect the assets, reputation and sustainability of Aviva by challenging the effectiveness of the framework of controls which enable risk to be assessed and managed.

An opportunity has arisen within the Internal Audit team for an Actuarial Senior Auditor to cover maternity leave for a period of at least 6 months, up to 9 months. The role will be based in York or Bristol.

The Actuarial Senior Auditor will be an influential member of the Internal Audit team, and will provide specialist actuarial technical knowledge and insight to audits, especially those involving actuarial processes and systems. This will involve delivering audit assignments to a high quality on a timely basis, in order to drive outcomes that improve the overall control environment and risk management within UK Life.

The Actuarial Senior Auditor will be involved with a great variety of teams across a wide range of different functions. This will not only be an intellectually challenging role, but will also greatly increase the profile of the role holder and will allow insights to many parts of the business in which the role holder may wish to further their career in the longer term. The role holder will develop strong risk and control expertise and influencing skills, which they will be able to apply in future management roles.


  • Deliver audit assignments to time and quality, ensuring they are suitably risk focused, with documented evidence to support conclusions made; and audits are reported effectively to drive required outcomes.
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders in both 1st line and 2nd line teams, particularly in the Finance and Risk teams.
  • Be an actuarial subject matter expert within Internal Audit, and develop and champion the sharing of knowledge and skills across the UK&I Life team and through the Internal Audit Actuarial Practice Group.
  • Provide visibility of management progress through tracking of the implementation of agreed control improvements and resolution of audit findings; performing such follow-up work as deemed necessary to confirm improvements are both adequate and effective.


  • Life and pensions actuarial experience.
  • Preferably some experience in either designing or assessing the effectiveness of actuarial processes, systems and controls.
  • Audit experience is not essential for the role, as the role holder will be supported by experienced auditors. The most important factor for the role holder is the ability to take an independent and objective view of actuarial processes, the risks within those processes and the controls that mitigate those risks.


  • Degree level or equivalent education
  • Part or fully qualified actuary.


  • Good actuarial skills and knowledge.
  • Strong impact and influencing skills, and ability to develop effective stakeholder relationships.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Good planning and organisation skills.

Job ID #: R-48055
Role Sector: Audit
Hours Per Week: 35