Chicago, Illinois

The world isn’t standing still, and neither is Allstate. We’re moving quickly, looking across our businesses and brands and taking bold steps to better serve customers’ evolving needs. That’s why now is an exciting time to join our team. You’ll have opportunities to take risks, challenge the status quo and shape the future for the greater good.

You’ll do all this in an environment of excellence and the highest ethical standards – a place where values such as integrity, inclusive diversity and accountability are paramount. We empower every employee to lead, drive change and give back where they work and live. Our people are our greatest strength, and we work as one team in service of our customers and communities.

Everything we do at Allstate is driven by a shared purpose: to protect people from life’s uncertainties so they can realize their hopes and dreams. For more than 89 years we’ve thrived by staying a step ahead of whatever’s coming next – to give customers peace of mind no matter what changes they face. We acted with conviction to advocate for seat belts, air bags and graduated driving laws. We help give survivors of domestic violence a voice through financial empowerment. We’ve been an industry leader in pricing sophistication, telematics, digital photo claims and, more recently, device and identity protection. We are the Good Hands. We don’t follow the trends. We set them.

Job Family Summary

The Reporting team is responsible for providing timely and accurate information to support external filings made by The Allstate Corporation.

Job Summary

The Junior Accountant is responsible for developing and analyzing financial statement deliverables of the External Reporting team.  This includes preparing complex schedules that support external filings made by the company and performing analysis to identify and investigate unusual trends. The Junior Accountant is expected to independently manage their workflow based on deliverable prioritization and raise issues as appropriate. The Junior Accountant is expected to execute processes and procedures per the team’s operational support documentation, seek opportunities for process improvements, identify when practice deviates from the documented process, and troubleshoot issues that arise.  The Junior Accountant should also ensure the integrity of financial schedules by operating within established SOX controls and recommending improvements to the control environment.  The role will be part of the broader Investment Accounting COE, providing exposure to other areas of the COE and opportunities for professional development.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop / prepare complex schedules that support external filings made by the Allstate Corporation. 
  • Support the Accounting Center of Excellence, including processes and deliverables across multiple teams in the Investments department
  • Perform analysis (e.g., trend analysis, comparisons to prior periods, comparisons to expectations) on schedules that support external filings and work with other teams to identify / investigate unusual trends.  Modify / correct schedules based on findings, if any
  • Prepare journal entries to support the monthly and quarterly close; troubleshoot issues as they arise
  • Prepare reconciliations to General Ledger
  • Own and be accountable for execution of responsibilities
  • Promote team culture and positively motivate colleagues to achieve optimal team performance

Key Responsibilities (cont.)

  • Identify and execute process improvements
  • Work collaboratively within the team and across the department to resolve data anomalies and research issues; begin to formulate proposed solutions to these issues
  • Help coordinate and participate in team projects, assignments and team responsibilities such as continual process improvements, strengthening of controls and cross training
  • Review documented procedures for accuracy/completeness, update as necessary
  • Explore training opportunities to enhance knowledge, build reporting and analysis skills
  • React to operational changes by formulating solutions and suggesting preventative measures to Supervisor


  • Undergraduate degree in Finance or Accounting or relevant experience
  • 2+ years of Accounting/Reporting experience
  • CPA or CPA candidate is a plus
  • Intermediate Microsoft Excel, Access and SAP skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Solid organizational and time management skills, ability to meet deadlines
  • Flexible and able to adapt to changing circumstances
  • Problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Recommends solutions in a logical and creative manner

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.


Good Work. Good Life. Good Hands®.


As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary – but that’s just the beginning. Our Total Rewards package also offers benefits like tuition assistance, medical and dental insurance, as well as a robust pension and 401(k). Plus, you’ll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life -- including a generous paid time off policy. For a full description of Allstate’s benefits, visit


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Chicago, Illinois

Allstate Work Environment Allstate is a great place to work! Allstate is a place of advanced technology, innovative products and unlimited opportunity. With more than 20 million customers, Allstate is the largest publicly held property and casualty insurance company in the nation. We have tremendous opportunities for those self-starting people who are looking for challenge, and ready for change. Diversity Our Diversity and Work/Life Strategy is an integrated approach to attract, retain and motivate our workforce. Some of the processes encompass: Affirmative Action,Work/Life and Wellness Initiatives, Diversity Education, Recruitment, Career Advancement and Development Leadership, Accountability Measurement, Mentoring Programs, Support Networks and Community Involvement. Culture Our business is one that is built on caring - a value that has been at the core of our relationship with customers, employees and agents for more than 70 years. Allstate has built its reputation on promising to be there when customers need help to protect their lives, families, property and communities. Our long heritage of caring and commitment is expressed through partnerships, volunteerism, grants, investments, safety and market initiatives. Our history is a testament to our culture: Allstate is a company of people who care.

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