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Associate, Actuarial CoE Asia

Date Posted: Oct 17, 2021

Location: Kuala Lumpur, MY

Company: MetLife

Job Title:                      Actuarial Associate

LOB/Department:        Actuarial

Location:                      Actuarial COE, Kuala Lumpur

Headcount Type:         Permanent



Summary of Responsibilities:


Responsible for US GAAP reporting and analysis in the KL Center of Excellence (CoE) for the assigned Local Business Units (LBU): Korea. He/she also collaborates with the LBUs on related business concerns and drives continuous improvements. 



  • Supports US GAAP reporting and analysis in the KL Center of Excellence (CoE) for the assigned Local Business Units (LBU): Korea
  • Interfaces with LBUs to understand requirements and leads the delivery of high-quality solutions
  • Collaborates with peers to fully understand the needs and issues related to assigned LBUs



  • Responsible for US GAAP actuarial financial reporting (DAC, VOBA, Reserves, Loss Recognition Testing and DAC recoverability analysis, Fair Values, Financial Report Disclosures) for assigned LBUs and feeds journal entry support information to Controllers group
  • Assist LBU to address questions from auditors and regional office
  • Execute and improve existing controls on the reporting process
  • Collaborate with other team member and supporting the team lead on EV, VNB production and VNB


Projection Analysis.

  • Management and Development
  • Assists team lead to plan, organize, coordinate the tasks assigned
  • Identifies potential process enhancement opportunity and execute the necessary changes
  • Identifies and discuss with team lead on potential individual development opportunities


Reporting Relationships


  • Reports to the Team Lead in KL
  • Support the team lead in US GAAP and / or EV reporting and analysis
  • Key linkages: Local Business team, Global Actuarial Modeling team, other stakeholders



Knowledge/Skills/Competencies Required:


  • Bachelor's degree and 2 yrs. working experience
  • Good progress in Actuarial Examination
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to analyze, interpret and address customer needs
  • Experience on actuarial and coding software such as Python, Prophet or Axis is useful


Finance General Competencies

  • Organizational agility
  • Decision support
  • Planning & execution
  • Fostering teamwork
  • Strategic thinking
  • Able to explain actuarial matters to non-actuaries


Finance Technical Competencies

  • Embedded Value


Actuarial Resources Technical Competencies

  • Modeling and Valuation Techniques
  • Experience Analysis
  • Pricing
  • Risk Management



  • Strong English written /speaking
  • Japanese/Korean: Business level fluency (not mandatory, but will be considered an asset)




MetLife, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, is one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to help its individual and institutional customers navigate their changing world. Founded in 1868, MetLife has operations in more than 40 countries and holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.


We are one of the largest institutional investors in the U.S. with $642.4 billion of total assets under management as of March 31, 2021. We are ranked #46 on the Fortune 500 list for 2021. In 2020, we were named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the fifth year in a row. DJSI is a global index to track the leading sustainability-driven companies. We are proud to have been named to Fortune magazine's 2021 list of the "World's Most Admired Companies." 


MetLife is committed to building a purpose-driven and inclusive culture that energizes our people. Our employees work every day to help build a more confident future for people around the world.



We want to make it simple for all interested and qualified candidates to apply for employment opportunities with MetLife.  For further information about how to request a reasonable accommodation, please click on the Disability Accommodations link below.



MetLife is a proud Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer dedicated to attracting, retaining, and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at MetLife without regards to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



MetLife maintains a drug-free workplace.



Requisition #: 119715