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Absa Bank is hiring and invites qualifying professionals to apply for the 2024 Actuarial Student opportunities.

Closing date: On-going

Location: Sandton, Gauteng


  • Oversight of the IFRS 17 actuarial process for the insurance entities within the group.
  • Assisting with the continuous improvements in the automation of the IFRS 17 process and driving the integration of the actuarial output into the sub-ledger.
  • Refining and preparing monthly IFRS 17 business packs for the entities


Absa Group Limited, commonly known simply as Absa and formerly the Amalgamated Banks of South Africa (ABSA) until 2005 and Barclays Africa Group Limited until 2018, is a multinational banking and financial services conglomerate based in Johannesburg, South Africa and listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. 

With over 100 years of rich history and strongly positioned as a local bank with regional and international expertise, a career with our family offers the opportunity to be part of this exciting growth journey, to reset our future and shape our destiny as a proudly African group.

Bring your possibility to life! Define your career with us!


Perform complex IFRS 17 actuarial production processes under limited supervision to support sound management of business performance and financial risk.

Processes may include:

1. Analytics and financial reporting (to ensure accurate financial reporting and support management decision making):

  • Managing time lines across the various teams in order to produce the IFRS 17 results within timelines
  • Performing the actuarial month end reporting process.
  • Review results in prophet and ensure that judgement decisions are signed-off by the entity when required
  • Support audit and formal reporting

  • Reporting and analysis from prophet information and collaborating with sub-ledger team to produce reports that add value
  • Assisting and improving the processes within Prophet Enterprise.
  • Assisting in the NPA process where needed
  • Providing Budget support where needed
  • Preparation and analysis of data as inputs to actuarial calculations such as reserving
  • Production of management information

2. Running models (to ensure accurate financial reporting and support management decision making) at an advanced level:

  • For inputs to processes such as reserving, capital, pricing or business case modelling
  • Development of and maintenance of advanced spreadsheet models which may include planning and capital and risk modelling
  • Development of and maintenance of actuarial open platform software complex models

3. First line quality / assurance review and checking (to ensure accuracy of outputs for sound business decision making and ensuring a robust control environment).


  • Must have completed minimum 4 examinations
  • Valuations experience essential
  • IFRS 17 working experience preferred/ willing to teach
  • Bachelor’s Degree: Actuarial Science


Join us on this exciting journey to develop your skills and make a meaningful impact in the world of banking.

You apply online for this exciting opportunity. Please click on the link below to view further detail and/ or apply. Absa Bank Limited is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.


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