Director, Treasury

Merastar Insurance Company
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Competitive salary
04 Mar 2021
09 Mar 2021
Experience level
Chicago IL


Kemper is looking for a highly talented and motivated person to lead its Cash Management function from its Chicago location. The successful candidate will lead 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. The Treasury Director will work closely with Treasury, Investments, Accounting and Operations teams on day-to-day activities and business initiatives.

The Treasury Director will be responsible for leading a team of onshore and offshore resources and will deliver on tactical and strategic outcomes.

  • 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
  • Partner with and support business functions including providing oversight to business units
  • Assist with special projects

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or related field
  • 10+ years of relevant experience in a cash management role
  • 4+ years of leading a cash management function
  • Advanced knowledge of cash management and banking activities
  • Detailed knowledge of related accounting principles and procedures

  • 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
  • Advance degree or professional treasury designation plus

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.