Job Location:
Birmingham AL


Birmingham AL


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 talented and motivated Accounts Payable Specialist to join our team. This professional will ensure the timely, efficient and accurate issuance of Company checks for general operating expenses and other payments. In addition, they will accurately code and enter data to produce checks using our AP system. While working with the wider AP team, they will maintain input batches in an orderly manner and provide support for other areas of Accounting.

Position Responsibilities:  

  • Proficient in GL coding in order to perform analysis on assigned accounts and assist in recognition of errors and making corrections. Assists with audits of assigned accounts using system reports and queries.

  • Enters and updates Excel spreadsheet data. Performs system entry for sales and use tax additions.

  • Codes invoices and check requisitions ensuring appropriate general ledger number and required allocation data is accurate.  Initiates regular payments (rent, etc.) for which we do not receive an invoice as assigned. Verifies that appropriate approvals for payments are present prior to processing for payment.

  • Performs Accounts Payable entry and provides answers to inquiries about payments from employees and vendors. Researches and resolves problems.

  • Codes expense accounts submitted by employees and processes for payment.  During coding, checks expense accounts to ensure items are with corporate guidelines. 

Position Qualifications: 

  • Three or more years general accounting or bookkeeping experience required.

  • Working knowledge of Workday accounts payable system preferred.

  • Must be detail oriented and able to handle work in an accurate manner. 

  • Good math skills and the ability to use Excel and other Windows software required.

  • Typing at 3,000 key strokes per hour with 95% accuracy.

  • This is a hybrid work schedule which will require weekly reporting to our Birmingham, AL office location.

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 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.