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Chicago, IL Full Time Posted by: Kemper Corporation Posted: Tuesday, 23 February 2021

In this role you will be reporting directly to the VP, Controller for Claims Functions to support and interface with Claims on financial needs. This includes the creation of qualitative and quantitative analyses that provide critical insights enabling leaders to make data-driven decisions. Define, design, and build financial models, reports and presentations to support internal planning and budgeting as well as to support external reporting. Understand key metrics and leverage financial information to deliver required financial targets. Candidates must demonstrate strong analytical and critical thinking skills, a strategically oriented thought process, exceptional communication skills and must conduct themselves with the utmost professionalism.

Position Responsibilities:

Develop and provide leadership in developing budget, forecasting, and reporting for the Claims Functions; guide the Claims Functions in the budget process.

Manage and monitor all aspects of the P&L for Claims Functions. Drive actionable information and advice to functional teams. Evaluate financial outcomes of various decision alternatives; provide management with information on potential decision impacts along with recommended options and action plans. Advise on key business planning assumptions, identify, and quantify risks and/or opportunities

Translate content needed for senior level presentations; ensure content provided meets requirements; assist in preparation of presentations for senior management

Develop ad-hoc analyses required by the Claims functions

Move forward projects/improvements that need leadership and support

Support management rollforward reporting/management operating report process

Provide more hands on/day to day support for analysts

Support the increasing needs of the businesses on Claims functions transparency

Oversee close review for Claims functions

Enhance management information

Seek out ways to continuously improve processes

Lead the development and analysis of financial models that drive strategic insights and help address diverse business problems

Assist in the evaluation of our Claims business strategy and initiatives relative to our broader corporate strategy

Evaluate the impact of strategic decisions on our stakeholders (ie, customers, employees, shareholders, etc.)

Position Qualifications:

5+ years of experience in a finance role with analysis experience or equivalent combination of experience.

Demonstrate effective financial, strategic, and executive leadership. She or he will appreciate the rigorous, analytical requirements of a public company, and have the ability to build the requisite infrastructure to support those needs within the business

Ability to plan, organize, prioritize work, and handle multiple projects and deadlines in a complex business environment

Exceptional verbal and written communication skills with the ability to present complex analysis and recommendations clearly

Ability to self-manage progress and deliverables with a high degree of accountability and urgency

Experience partnering with colleagues across an organization as well as an ability to work in a collaborative and team-oriented culture

Bachelors degree in Business, Accounting, Finance, or a quantitative discipline

Strong skills in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SQL and other relational databases

Experience with financial reporting and planning tools, preferably, Adaptive Planning

Strong Financial/Insurance modeling skills required.

Strong Financial and Insurance Industry Acumen and knowledge of insurance financials (GAAP and STAT). Strong understanding of planning and budgeting process. Understanding of insurance capital requirements.

Strong Business Acumen and knowledge of how the business works; knowledgeable in current and possible future policies, practices, trends, technology, and information affecting the organization; knows the competition well; is keenly aware of how strategies and tactics work.

Ability to work at strategic, operational and tactical levels.

Developing executive presence and ability to foster trusting relationships and influence others

Chicago, IL, United States of America
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2/23/2021 5:21:25 PM

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