Job Location:
Chicago, Illinois


Chicago, Illinois


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 a publicly-traded, multi-billion-dollar insurance and financial services company, and we are seeking a dynamic Staff Accountant to join our Corporate Accounting team in downtown Chicago. This is a fantastic role for a proven leader who is looking to greatly expand their knowledge within a multi-faceted insurance company (P&C and Life) that has exposure to SEC and GAAP accounting.

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:

  • Assisting in preparation of quarterly and annual external financial statements

  • Assisting in preparation of monthly internal financial statements

  • Assisting with the consolidation process of company operating information for internal and external financial reporting

  • Design, prepare, and analyze management reports

  • Create and perform ad hoc queries and analyses

  • Perform research around emerging accounting guidance and unique operational transactions

  • Additional responsibilities, as assigned


Position Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree in Accounting

  • 2+ years of experience in financial reporting preferred. Insurance / financial services experience is a plus

  • CPA or CPA candidate preferred

  • Experience in public accounting and/or corporate financial reporting role

  • Familiarity with US GAAP and SEC filing requirements is a plus

  • Experience navigating a large ERP environment

  • Proficiency in MS Office products – intermediate to advanced knowledge of MS Excel

  • Experience in Workday Financial Management and Workiva a strong plus

  • Progressive thinking skills, a strong work ethic, and a knack for innovative solutions

  • Strong work ethic with the ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks

  • Excellent communication skills to interact with varying levels of management and professional

  • This position is a remote role and can work from a US based home or a local Kemper office

The range for this position is $48,700 to $83,400. When determining candidate offers, we consider experience, skills, education, certifications, and geographic location among other factors. This job is also eligible for our Kemper benefits package (Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO, 401k, etc.)


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.

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.