Eckler’s first actuary in Alberta, Scott joined the firm in 2023 to support a growing roster of clients in the province. He brings over 16 years of experience in the pension consulting field and is a fully qualified actuary. His professional background includes all aspects of defined benefit pension consulting as well as experience with defined contribution plan design and implementation.
Scott has worked with a variety of pension clients across the western Canadian provinces during his career, from very small executive supplemental plans to very large single-employer plans. Before Eckler, he worked for a large global consulting firm, allowing him to also work in Tokyo and São Paulo.
A pension expert with a diverse and broad background, Scott’s consulting assignments range from technical valuation work and programming to plan design for defined benefit and defined contribution pension plans. He also has experience preparing regulatory evidence for rate-regulated utilities, SERP funding and design, employee education, asset transfers, mergers and acquisitions, plan wind-up and annuity purchase, executive disclosures and pension governance. Scott has an in-depth knowledge of pension legislation and regulatory requirements in many jurisdictions along with expertise in various pension accounting standards.
Areas of Expertise
- Pension plan funding
- Pension plan accounting
- US GAAP, IFRS and PSAB
- Risk management and strategy
- Multi-jurisdictional pension plans
- Supplemental executive retirement programs (SERPs)
- Pension plan design
- Rate-regulated utility forecasts
- Pension administration
- Employee training sessions
- Pension plan wind-up
- Asset liability management
- Union negotiations
- Executive disclosure
- Project management
- Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (FCIA)
- Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA)
- Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Actuarial Science – University of Calgary
- Member of the Alberta Actuarial Advisory Committee for the Superintendent of Pensions
While in university, Scott was a student-athlete, playing for the football team and training with the track club. After graduating, he competed on the Canadian national bobsled team for one season. When not at work, Scott’s favourite place to be is in the mountains; skiing in the winter (resort and backcountry), hiking and camping in the summer.