Staff Accountant

Finance & Accounting Chicago, Illinois


Kin Insurance is on a mission to change home insurance from what it could be to what it should be. We’re proud to offer affordable insurance coverage in areas most impacted by climate change, like Florida, California and Louisiana, that pay more for insurance than anywhere else in America.

We are also proud to be recognized as Built In’s 2021 Best Midsize Companies to Work For in Chicago and Forbes 2021 Best Startup Employers in America. We are growing super fast, and we need forward-thinking, inspired game-changers like you to help lead the way.

So, what’s the role?

Our accounting team is growing, and we are looking for an experienced staff accountant to assist with AR/AP, and month-end close.  Kin continues to grow, by size, products, and features.  The staff accountant will be integral in helping us to ensure smooth accounting processes as Kin continues to experience rapid growth.  This person will also assist with continuing to build strong accounting principles, find improvement to our reporting and be a resource to our operations teams.

A day in the life could include: 

  • Assisting in monthly close processes including preparing journal entries
  • Performing daily accounting activities for accounts payable and accounts receivable
  • Processing policy refunds and claim payments
  • Preparing month-end account and bank reconciliations
  • Contributing to the development of business processes and accounting policies
  • Working on ad hoc projects with the Accounting Manager

I’ve got the skills… but do I have the necessary ones?

  • 2-3 years experience in accounting
  • Experience with the financial close process
  • Excellent skills with Microsoft Office products and data analytic tools
  • Desire to work in a dynamic and fast paced startup environment

Bonus Points:

  • Financial Services experience a plus

Oh, and don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! 

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance (including 100% employer-paid plans)
  • Remote Work (due to Covid-19) and flexible work hours 
  • Flexible PTO policy 
  • Very generous equity options and 401K
  • Parental Leave
  • Continuing education and professional development 
  • Disability and Life Insurance 
  • Onsite gym membership - when we return to the office (Chicago office only) 
  • The excitement of joining a high-growth Insurtech company and seeing your work make an impact


About Kin:

In an industry that hasn't budged in more than 100 years, our technology transforms the user experience, cuts inefficiencies that waste billions of consumer dollars, and customizes coverage homeowners want. We believe insurance was always meant to be a digital product – we’re making that a reality. 

Our approach to the industry makes us unique, and the people at Kin help us excel. We’re a team of problem solvers, collaborators, builders, and dreamers who are passionate about creating positive change in the lives of our customers and in our industry. Kin is more than just our name – it’s how we treat each other. That’s one of the many reasons we’ve been recognized as a great place to work by Built In, Forbes, and Fast Company.

EEOC Statement

Kin is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We don't just accept difference – we honor it, nurture it, and celebrate it. We don’t discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.