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Accountant - #221395
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Principal Financial Group | Des Moines, IA
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Job Description

Job Area: Accounting

Business Area: PGI Other

Location: IA - Des Moines

Career Category: Experienced Professional

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Date Posted: 2018-01-16


This role is a great opportunity for someone looking to deepen their knowledge of investments and systems. The role is on our investment accounting team which is responsible for the daily and monthly accounting for our consolidated (General Account) derivatives and fixed income and alternative investments. Functions on the team include cash application, reconciliations, valuation, corporate actions, security builds, and impairments. The role offers an opportunity for variety and project work. There will be interaction across operational areas and with our system vendor and internal IT teams. The ideal candidate will enjoy the opportunity to challenge the status quo and search for opportunities to leverage innovation for efficiencies. Duties may include assessing impacts of new accounting rules or new assets types as they apply to our investment accounting system and data warehouse with a potential for future leadership responsibilities.


* Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance or equivalent experience plus 4-6 years of relevant experience required. CPA or other applicable certifications preferred.
* Must demonstrate a good understanding of statutory and GAAP investment accounting principles.
* Investment knowledge required and knowledge of PAM for Investments (PFI) accounting system preferred.
* Good problem solving, analytical, detail-oriented, organizational and communication skills required.
* Strong system skills and ability to learn new technologies required. Experience with query tools (SQL, SAS, etc) is a plus.
* Demonstrates the ability to accept and adapt to a changing environment.
* Must be able to meet established deadlines, work in a fast moving environment and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

Depending on qualifications, we would be willing to consider hiring at the Sr. Accountant level.

Visa Sponsorship

This position is not eligible for sponsorship for work authorization by Principal. Therefore, if you will require sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, we cannot consider your application at this time.

Background Check Requirements

Employment at Principal is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.


Principal is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, national origin, citizenship status, disability, genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, marital status, domestic partner status, military status, protected veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law.

About Principal Financial Group

Principal Financial Group, Inc. (PFG) is a provider of retirement savings, investment and insurance products and services. The Company's United States and international operations is engaged on the asset accumulation and asset management. In addition, the Company is also engaged in providing a range of individual and group life insurance, group health insurance, individual and group disability insurance and group dental and vision insurance. The Company operates in four business segments: U.S. Asset Accumulation, Global Asset Management, International Asset Management and Accumulation, and Life and Health Insurance. (Source: 10-K)