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Manager 2, General Accounting

Company: Kemper
Location: Chicago
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:


Chicago IL


Kemper is a publicly-traded, multi-billion-dollar insurance and financial services company, and we are seeking a talented and motivated Senior Accountant to join our Life & Health Accounting team in downtown Chicago. This is a fantastic role for a strong performer who is looking to greatly expand their knowledge within a multi-faceted insurance company (property and casualty, life, health) that has exposure to statutory accounting, liquidity analysis, internal reinsurance, and allocations. Kemper has a proven track record for developing its people for higher roles within the department as well as other functions and across its operating entities. We seek a detail-oriented professional to assist with a wide range of monthly, quarterly and annual accounting functions associated with Kemper's financial reporting.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and/or review quarterly and annual statutory-basis financial statements
  • Perform various intercompany and reinsurance settlements
  • Work with internal and external auditors and provide necessary support
  • Prepare analytical schedules, analyze variances, and provide support for internal requests
  • Actively identify, lead, manage, and complete process improvement projects
  • Assist with requests from external regulatory agencies, as necessary
  • Prepare and review quarterly journal entries
  • Prepare and/or review quarterly account reconciliations
  • Additional responsibilities, as assigned

Position Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree in Accounting
  • 3+ years of experience in accounting for a large Insurance organization required
  • CPA or CPA candidate preferred
  • Familiarity with statutory accounting principles is a strong plus
  • Experience navigating a large ERP environment
  • Proficiency in MS Office products - intermediate to advanced knowledge of MS Excel
  • Experience in Workday and Blackline a strong plus
  • 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

Kemper 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 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.


Keywords: Kemper, Chicago , Manager 2, General Accounting, Other , Chicago, Illinois

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