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Senior Manager, Financial Analysis

Company: Kemper Corporation
Location: Chicago
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

Location(s)Chicago ILDetailsIn this role you will--be reporting directly to the VP, Controller for Claims Functions to support and interface with Claims on financial needs. This includes the creation of qualitative and quantitative analyses that provide critical insights enabling leaders to make data-driven decisions. Define, design, and build financial models, reports and presentations to support internal planning and budgeting as well as to support external reporting. Understand key metrics and leverage financial information to deliver required financial targets. Candidates must demonstrate strong analytical and critical thinking skills,--a strategically oriented thought process,--exceptional communication skills and must conduct themselves with the utmost professionalism.Position Responsibilities:

  • Develop and provide leadership in developing budget, forecasting, and reporting for the Claims Functions; guide the Claims Functions in the budget process.
  • Manage and monitor all aspects of the P&L for Claims Functions. Drive actionable information and advice to functional teams. Evaluate financial outcomes of various decision alternatives; provide management with information on potential decision impacts along with recommended options and action plans. Advise on key business planning assumptions, identify, and quantify risks and/or opportunities
  • Translate content needed for senior level presentations; ensure content provided meets requirements; assist in preparation of presentations for senior management
  • Develop ad-hoc analyses required by the Claims functions
  • Move forward projects/improvements that need leadership and support
  • Support management rollforward reporting/management operating report process
  • Provide more hands on/ day to day support for analysts
  • Support the increasing needs of the businesses on Claims functions transparency
  • Oversee close review for Claims functions
  • Enhance management information--
  • Seek out ways to continuously improve processes
  • Lead the development and analysis of financial models that drive strategic insights and help address diverse business problems
  • Assist in the evaluation of our Claims business strategy and initiatives relative to our broader corporate strategy
  • Evaluate the impact of strategic decisions on our stakeholders (i.e., customers, employees, shareholders, etc.)Position Qualifications:
    • 5+ years of experience in a finance role with analysis experience or equivalent combination of experience.
    • Demonstrate effective financial, strategic, and executive leadership. She or he will appreciate the rigorous, analytical requirements of a public company, and have the ability to build the requisite infrastructure to support those needs within the business
    • Ability to plan, organize, prioritize work, and handle multiple projects and deadlines in a complex business environment
    • Exceptional--verbal and written communication skills with the ability to present complex analysis and recommendations clearly
    • Ability to self-manage progress and deliverables with a high degree of accountability and urgency
    • Experience partnering with colleagues across an organization as well as an ability to work in a collaborative and team-oriented culture
    • Bachelor's degree in Business, Accounting, Finance, or a quantitative discipline
    • Strong skills in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SQL and other relational databases
    • Experience with financial reporting and planning tools, preferably, Adaptive Planning
    • Strong Financial/Insurance modeling skills required.
    • Strong Financial and Insurance Industry Acumen and knowledge of insurance financials (GAAP and STAT). Strong understanding of planning and budgeting process. Understanding of insurance capital requirements.
    • Strong Business Acumen and knowledge of how the business works; knowledgeable in current and possible future policies, practices, trends, technology, and information affecting the organization; knows the competition well; is keenly aware of how strategies and tactics work.
    • Ability to work at strategic, operational and tactical levels.
    • Developing executive presence and ability to foster trusting relationships and influence others -ZR -GD -IN -PT Posted 3 Days Ago Full time R-20-0011186 About Us Kemper at a Glance The Kemper family of companies is one of the nation's leading specialized insurers. With over $12 billion in assets, Kemper is improving the world of insurance by providing affordable and easy-to-use personalized solutions to individuals, families and businesses through its Auto, Personal Insurance, Life and Health brands. Kemper serves over 6.4 million policies, is represented by more than 30,000 agents and brokers, and has over 8,300 associates dedicated to meeting the ever-changing needs of its customers.

      *Alliance United Insurance Company is not rated.
      We value diversity and strive to be an employer of choice. An Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V Our employees enjoy great benefits:-- --- Qualify for your choice of health and dental plans within your first month.
      --- Save for your future with robust 401(k) match, Health Spending Accounts and various retirement plans.
      --- Learn and Grow with our Tuition Assistance Program, paid certifications and continuing education programs.
      --- Contribute to your community through United Way and volunteer programs.
      --- Balance your life with generous paid time off and business casual dress.
      --- Get employee discounts for shopping, dining and travel through Kemper Perks.

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