I was exposed to a great variety of work during my first year at PwC, e.g., Actuarial audit, design and pricing new insurance products, new regulatory framework and its impact on balance sheets and income statements, etc. first-hand experiences in meeting clients and discussing ideas among the team have been invaluable for my development.
We perform analytical review and analysis on work performed by the client in an audit, providing practical solutions and advices to clients in a consulting project through analysis of data, communication and understanding client’s objectives.
During an audit, we will review and analyse clients’ work to ensure there is no material misstatement. These tasks allow me to understand different businesses and at the same time strengthen my actuarial knowledge.
Consulting work interests me a lot due to the wide job scope, and how we can manage a project from start to finish, adding value to clients.
I am now on a 2-year secondment with PwC London’s Actuarial team. I have been here since May 2016 and it has been an eye-opening experience so far. The London Actuarial team has a greater variety of projects due to its team size. I plan to carry on with some of my insurance audit work, utilising the knowledge and experience I gained in the Hong Kong office. On top of that, I aim to participate in some other types of projects - the most interesting project I have been involved in so far is helping UK hospitals to analyse their costs and patients in order to get more budget from the Government.
One thing I have done more is to speak up and socialise more with people around me. Since the Actuarial team in London is a lot bigger than my team in Hong Kong, I have to make an effort to build closer relationships. During my 3 months here, I have had countless coffees and beers!