Actuary (ACAS)

North Star Mutual Insurance Company of Cottonwood, MN has a position opening for an Actuary. The person hired for this position will work in cooperation with other staff to complete actuarial functions for the various property/casualty lines of business.


Researches and analyzes various types of data to produce rate adjustment proposals, reserve estimates, predictive model analyses, or reinsurance analyses using existing procedures, recommending changes where appropriate.
Researches and analyzes data for special projects within a defined scope. Serves as Property/Casualty Actuarial representative for project committees as assigned.
Reviews and recommends procedure changes; develops documentation and implementation processes for changes as needed.
Speeds up workflows by automating routine indications and profitability analysis, with clear documentation.
Gains familiarity with data sources and build basic exhibits based on that data to support assigned projects.
Maintains appropriate Continuing Education credit to maintain Actuarial credentials.

What You’ll Need to be a Top Candidate:

Bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or related field and at least 2 years personal lines pricing experience.
Preference for this position will be given to candidates who have obtained either the Associateship Casualty Actuarial Society (ACAS) designation, or are near the ACAS designation and actively working toward the Fellowship (FCAS) designation.
Demonstrated ability solving basic to intermediate pricing/actuarial problems.
Computer skills including Basic/Intermediate skills using Microsoft Office Suite and basic programming skills with expert excel skills.
Present analyses in clear terms appropriate to the audience.
Perform duties in a timely and efficient manner.
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines.
Strong interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills.
Demonstrated sound technical competence (actuarial concepts/theory and PC skills).
Ability to work effectively and efficiently, independently as well as in a group.
Experience with VBA, SQL or R desirable.

About Us:

North Star is an award-winning, regional property/casualty insurance company with a seven-state, Midwest marketing territory, with our corporate office located in Cottonwood, Minnesota. For nearly 100 years, North Star has built an outstanding reputation based on excellent customer service and top quality insurance products, backed by consistent and considerable fiscal responsibility. North Star adheres to our rural values and is committed to providing excellent personal service.

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