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Accountant, Tax

Company: Kemper Corporation
Location: Chicago
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

Kemper is one of the nation's leading specialized insurers. Our success is a direct reflection of the talented and diverse people who make a positive difference in the lives of our customers every day. We believe a high-performing culture, valuable opportunities for personal development and professional challenge, and a healthy work-life balance can be highly motivating and productive. Kemper's products and services are making a real difference to our customers, who have unique and evolving needs. By joining our team, you are helping to provide an experience to our stakeholders that delivers on our promises.Position Summary:Kemper is seeking a talented and motivated Tax Accountant to join its Chicago-based State & Local Tax team. The Tax Accountant will be responsible for state tax compliance and planning, and will work closely with teammates, business partners and third parties to ensure Kemper's obligations are met timely and accurately and that risks are appropriately managed. This is a fantastic role for a strong performer who is looking to greatly expand their knowledge within a multi-faceted insurance company (P&C and Life businesses) that has exposure to GAAP and insurance statutory accounting. -Position Responsibilities:Prepare and review premium, sales and use, and property taxes ensuring compliance with state and local tax lawsPrepare and review monthly reconciliationsPrepare and review journal entriesWork with and advise third-party resourcesAssist with state correspondence, inquiries, and state tax auditsEnsure calendars and trackers are accurate and in complianceMaintain Guaranty Fund complianceAssist with process improvement and/or technology implementation projectsResearch and advise on current tax lawsPosition Qualifications:1-2 years of experience in corporate accounting.Familiarity with US GAAP.Experience in Workday and Blackline a strong plus.Experience with Tableau and/or PowerBi is a strong plus.Insurance / financial services experience is a plus.Familiarity with statutory accounting principles is a plus.CPA or MST preferred. Proficiency in MS Office products - intermediate to advanced Excel knowledge. Strong communication and writing skills and attention to detail.Strong analytical, organizational, and time management skills.Progressive thinking skills, a strong work ethic, and a knack for innovative solutions.Excellent communication skills to interact with varying levels of management and professional staff.The selected candidate will work a hybrid work schedule which will require weekly reporting to our Chicago locationKemper is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, disability status or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We are committed to supporting diversity and equality across our organization and we work diligently to maintain a workplace free from discrimination. Kemper is focused on expanding our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts to align with our vision, mission, and guiding principles. Kemper does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Kemper and Kemper will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.Kemper will never request personal information, such as your social security number or banking information, via text or email. Additionally, Kemper does not use external messaging applications like WireApp or Skype to communicate with candidates. If you receive such a message, delete it. -About Us Kemper at a Glance The Kemper family of companies is one of the nation's leading specialized insurers. With approximately $13 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, and Life brands. Kemper serves over 5.3 million policies, is represented by approximately 29,000 agents and brokers, and has approximately 9,500 associates dedicated to meeting the ever-changing needs of its customers.

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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.

Keywords: Kemper Corporation, Chicago , Accountant, Tax, Accounting, Auditing , Chicago, Illinois

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