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:

The Senior Manager will work closely with the Assistant Controller to drive the implementation of new accounting/reporting capabilities to support Kemper’s strategic projects well as continually improving the accounting processes within the Kemper Finance organization.  The successful candidate will possess a background in implementing new accounting topics related to new and complex transactions, strong understanding of the insurance industry, and have effective communication and project management skills.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Supports the Assistant Controller and the Corporate Accounting and Reporting team in managing projects and initiatives within the accounting and finance function, including status tracking and problem resolution; ensures matters requiring the attention of leaders are researched and communicated appropriately.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with business units within Corporate, P&C, and Life to discuss accounting issues, provide guidance and review of the implementation of new accounting standards.
  • Collaborate with external auditors to facilitate review of documentation provided, addressing inquiries, status monitoring and issue resolution.
  • Serves as a subject matter expert, handling inquiries and developing action plans to address them.
  • Continuously challenge policies and procedures and implement improvements, as appropriate.
  • Manage other accounting and finance special projects, as needed.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
  • CPA a plus
  • 5-8 years of relevant accounting experience (Big 4 experience preferred)
  • Solid understanding of the insurance industry, including GAAP (ASC 944) and STAT accounting
  • Strong project management skills and able to coordinate well with business units and senior members of the Corporate Finance team
  • Able to work in team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate verbally and in writing throughout all levels of an organization, both internally and externally
  • Workday experience preferred
  • This is a hybrid position that will require working 2-3 days a week from our Chicago 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 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.