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Kemper Corporation Treasury Manager in Chicago, Illinois

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Chicago IL

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Kemper is looking for a highly talented and motivated person to lead its Cash Management function from its Chicago location. The Treasury Manager will be responsible for leading the management of cash throughout Kemper – by ensuring proper day-to-day cash movement, producing accurate and timely reporting of cash information, ensuring operational liquidity, optimizing use of cash and maintaining an effective control environment. Evaluates and recommends cash management initiatives and oversee the day-to-day treasury operations. The Treasury Manager (Cash Management leader) will be responsible for leading a team of onshore and offshore resources and deliver on tactical and strategic outcomes.

The successful candidate will work closely with Treasury, Investments, Accounting and Operations teams on day-to-day activities and business initiatives. The candidate will be hands on and operate in a fast-paced environment, a self-starter who will learn Kemper systems and processes, and quickly become an integral part of the Treasury team.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work closely with the Finance and Accounting Teams, and segments to fully understand sources and uses of cash and applying that knowledge to leading Treasury practices. Partner with and support business functions including providing oversight to business units

  • Manage cash operations and cash handling

  • Ensure operational liquidity

  • Provide cash flow reports and projections

  • Exercise control over daily bank balances

  • Ensure proper function, and utilization, of the treasury management system

  • Ensure proper accounting for cash

  • Provide KPIs regarding cash positions and cash management activities

  • Work effectively with offshore resources

  • Assist with special projects

MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor's degree; advance degree or professional treasury designation a plus

  • 5+ years of relevant experience in a cash management role

  • 2+ years of leading a cash management function

  • Advanced knowledge of cash management and banking activities

  • Detailed knowledge of related accounting principles and procedures

REQUIRED JOB SKILLS:

  • Proficient in Excel; strong analytical and modeling skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong leadership skills.

  • Strong team player with ability to anticipate problems, collaborate in developing strategies and provide forward thinking solutions

  • Effective interpersonal skills, including written and oral communication, with an ability to address complex matters in ways that are meaningful and useful to other professionals

  • Track record in taking ownership, prioritizing competing demands, sound decision making and delivering results

  • Ability to analyze and review information, make recommendations and take action

  • Ability to manage uncertainty

  • Experience enabling growth, driving efficiency improvements, managing risk and improving the quality and speed of data relevant to cash management

  • Highly motivated and able to work in a fast paced and occasionally ambiguous environment

  • Detail-oriented individual who is organized, possesses excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, and delivers on tight deadlines

  • Experience working in a matrix environment, influencing strategy, and achieving goals by working with people across the organization

  • Ability to attract and retain high quality finance professionals

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other protected category or status.

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