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Head of Reserving - Casualty

argo83 · 26 days ago
$205k+
Full-time
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Argo Group is a leader in specialty insurance with a vibrant culture built on respect, equality, wellness and opportunity. We’re an innovative organization that’s small enough to be agile and big enough to make a difference in our industry.  

Our flexible workplace is continuously evolving to ensure all employees feel: 

  • Comfortable bringing their whole selves to work. 
  • Confident that they will be treated respectfully. 
  • Recognized for their performance and provided with equal opportunities to succeed. 

At Argo, skill meets opportunity. If you’re wired to raise your hand and ask, “Where can I help?”, you’ll thrive with us. 

We are looking for a Head of Reserving - Casualty to manage the reserving process for assigned business units, conduct reserve-related projects in collaboration with other reserving leaders, and lead a team of actuaries. This role can be located in either New York or Chicago and will be working a hybrid schedule aligned to the local office.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead the execution of quarterly analyses of gross and net reserves for business units with current gross reserves of $1.8 billion. 
  • Manage and develop staff responsible for performing reserve reviews for assigned business units (currently three actuaries). 
  • Coordinate quarterly close activities with Argo’s accounting group, as needed.  
  • Prepare materials used in quarterly reserve meetings and provide input to other reporting processes (Reserve Committee meeting material, quarterly reserve position walk, etc.). 
  • Communicate results to business leaders, the Chief Underwriting Officer, and the Chief Claims Officer. 
  • Interact with pricing, underwriting, claims, and finance areas to improve processes and communication between the areas. 
  • Continuous improvement of data, processes, and reports to increase the efficiency of the reserving and close processes and associated reporting.  

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
  • FCAS designation.
  • 15+ years of property/casualty insurance experience, with 10 years specifically in reserving.
  • Excellent interpersonal/communication skills and committed individual/team work ethic.
  • Ability to effectively interact with the executive team and peers in actuarial and finance. 
  • Ability to motivate others. 

TRAVEL: Up to 15%

 

PLEASE NOTE:  At this time, Argo Group will not sponsor an applicant for employment authorization for this position.

If you have a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act or a similar law and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to applying for employment at Argo Group, please contact our Benefits Department at 210-321-8400. 

To all recruitment agencies:  Unless you have been requested to work on this position, or other positions with Argo Group, please do not forward any resumes to Argo Group employees.   Argo Group is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes. 

 

The base salary range provided below will be commensurate with candidate experience.  In addition to base salary, all employees are eligible for an annual bonus based on company and individual performance as well as a generous benefits package.

New York City Pay Range:
$205,000$246,000 USD

PLEASE NOTE:  At this time, Argo Group will not sponsor an applicant for employment authorization for this position.

If you have a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act or a similar law and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to applying for employment at Argo Group, please contact our Benefits Department at 210-321-8400. 

To all recruitment agencies:  Unless you have been requested to work on this position, or other positions with Argo Group, please do not forward any resumes to Argo Group employees.   Argo Group is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. is an underwriter of specialty insurance products in the property and casualty market. Argo offers a full line of products and services designed to meet the unique coverage and claims-handling needs of businesses. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Brookfield Reinsurance Ltd. Argo and its insurance subsidiaries are rated ‛A-’ by Standard and Poor’s. Argo’s insurance subsidiaries are rated ‛A-’ by A.M. Best. More information about Argo is available at www.argogroup.com.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin or citizenship (including language use restrictions), denial of family and medical care leave, disability (mental and physical) , including HIV and AIDS, medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), race, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex (including pregnancy, child birth, breastfeeding, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, child birth or breastfeeding), sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or other status protected by laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. 

The collection of your personal information is subject to our HR Privacy Notice

Our Benefits

Developing our employees professionally and personally strengthens our organization.
Argo Group offers an attractive Total Rewards package that includes:

  • A culture that recognizes performance and empowers employees to excel, offering competitive compensation and merit driven profit sharing.

  • Flexible workplace policies that support employee well-being include compressed hours, flex-time, job-sharing, remote work, sabbatical leave, holiday and summer hours.

  • Comprehensive health, wellness, and financial planning options that employees can tailor to meet their personal and family needs.  In addition to traditional health and wellness plans, benefits include dental, disability, life insurance, medical, and vision insurance, matching 401(k) retirement savings, generous paid time off (21 days of PTO, 11 paid company holidays, 3 floating holidays and a paid voluntary day), paid caregiver and parental leave, paid bereavement, jury duty/court appearances, and military (up to 14 days) leave, employee assistance program (EAP), and an array of voluntary benefits.  

  • Argo Academy, a digital and instructor-led platform that offers continuous learning and professional development – Training magazine lists Argo among the Training "Top 125" Companies.   Argo encourages career mobility and continuing education to pursue and maintain professional and industry designations, in addition to traditional university and higher education programs.

  • An inclusive culture that develops and sponsors diverse teams, encourages cross-functional engagement and collaboration, builds community through employee resource groups (ERGs), and provides an environment that welcomes ongoing dialogue, creative innovation, professional and personal development.

  • Active community outreach and volunteer programs in addition to matching charitable gifts by 100%.

  • A generous Employee Referral program that results in approximately 25% of all new hires annually.

Last updated on Feb 7, 2024

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