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Kemper Insurance Manager, Investment Finance in Chicago, Illinois


Chicago IL


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.

Kemper is growing and seeking an Investment Finance Manager to work at our headquarters in downtown Chicago. The role is a new position within the Kemper Investment group, which manages a $9.8 billion portfolio of assets for its insurance affiliates. Candidate will serve as part of a team to compile, model and analyze financial data required to support the Kemper Investment Group and report to the VP Investment Finance. The individual will also be responsible for numerous ad hoc projects and follow up requests to assist the VP Investment Finance in discharging his duties.

Position Responsibilities

  • Construct and maintain structured financial and operational analysis models as tools to aid in expense analysis and monthly reporting

  • Prepare data that can be used for upper level reports and presentations

  • Aggregate and organize financial data from multiple platforms and systems and suggest procedural changes to increase the accuracy, effectiveness, and efficiency of models and reports used or produced by the team

  • Document work processes, including data sources and definitions to help ensure data accuracy

  • Frequently interact and coordinate with other departments outside of Investments to address business issues and to meet organizational objectives

  • Support the development and analysis of Investments performance, including net investment income and investment expenses

  • Interpret data and identify trends to assist the VP Investment Finance to understand key drivers of results, make decisions, and to develop strategy

  • Develop new reports and models to drive key leadership insights into business performance

  • Assist VP Investment Finance on projects as needed as well as Compliance and Planning team members on an ad hoc basis

Position Qualifications

  • 3+ years of corporate finance, analysis, or accounting experience

  • Experience working in an asset management firm, insurance company or audit firm preferred

  • Intermediate or Advanced Excel skills required

  • Knowledge of financial statements a plus (i.e., income, balance sheet and cash flow statements)

  • Strong knowledge and familiarity with systems and coding is required

  • Experience with investment systems a plus (e.g., Aladdin, eFront, Bloomberg, Reuters)

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, statistics, business, accounting, economics, or equivalent

Other Attributes

  • Highly analytical with strong critical thinking skills and ability to provide compliance guidance that balances relevant regulatory requirements, risk mitigation and business objectives

  • Ability to spot relevant issues and solve problems through a practical business lens

  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills

  • Must excel at collaboration, partnership and relationship building among internal and external stakeholders

  • Self-directed, intellectually curious, and advocate for change

  • Continuous improvement and global business mindset

  • Proven ability to demonstrate nimble, innovative thinking and implementation of best practices

  • Ability to navigate in a complex matrixed organization

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. The incumbent must have the abilities or aptitudes to perform each essential function proficiently with or without reasonable accommodation. Our organization has a dynamic work environment where positions evolve and change. Therefore, the Company reserves the right to modify, delete, or add job duties, responsibilities and skills that are stated in this job description at any time.

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.