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Actuarial Assistant

About Us:

General Re Corporation, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., is a holding company for global reinsurance and related operations, with more than 2,000 employees worldwide. It owns General Reinsurance Corporation and General Reinsurance AG, which conduct business as Gen Re.

Gen Re delivers reinsurance solutions to the Life/Health and Property/Casualty insurance industries. Represented in all major reinsurance markets through a network of more than 40 offices, we have earned superior financial strength ratings from each of the major rating agencies.

General Reinsurance Africa Ltd (a subsidiary of General Reinsurance AG) currently offers an opportunity for an Actuarial Assistant in our Cape Town office.

Your Role:

Gen Re Cape Town is reviewing the internal control environment and potential for business process automation. To support this process a temporary position has been created to provide technical support across the Actuarial, Finance and Research departments. The duration of the contract will be 12 months and the role will report to the Head of Actuarial Function.

Job Description:

  • Review and summarise reinsurance treaty arrangements.
  • Assist in premium reconciliations including cleaning of client data, writing of reports and process automation.
  • Testing and documentation of automated employee benefits quotation software.
  • Testing and documentation of client data import procedures and processes.

Key strategic aims of the role:

The key aim of the role is to aid in establishing tools and processes which can then be put into a production environment. The candidate will play a significant role in helping Gen Re Cape Town meeting its goal of having increasing process automation while at the same time improving the internal control environment.


  • Advanced Excel skills.
  • University degree in Actuarial Science, Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Finance or related field.
  • Knowledge of insurance products and South Africa Life Insurance Industry in general would be an advantage.
  • Experience of using SQL, R or Python would be an advantage.

  • Self-motivated with a flexible attitude and enthusiasm for the role.
  • Strong numerical and data analytical skills
  • Enquiring mind
  • Strong written & oral communication skills
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision

  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Pro-active
  • Confident when communicating with more senior team members/colleagues throughout the organisation.

Does this sound exciting?

Please submit your CV.


Human Resources

Our Address:

2nd Floor, South Wing, Granger Bay Court, Granger Bay, V&A Waterfront,
Cape Town, 8002 (South Africa)
P. O. Box 444 Cape Town, 8000 (South Africa)

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