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Principal Sr Associate Accountant in Des Moines, Iowa

The Investment Accounting team is looking for a Sr. Associate Accountant who possesses both high integrity values and initiative. We are looking for someone who really wants to deepen their knowledge of investments and systems (ex. PAM Accounting system, MarkitEDM, Allvue, etc.). The role is on our investment accounting team which is responsible for the daily and monthly accounting for our consolidated (General Account) derivatives, fixed income and alternative investments. Functions on the team include daily processing at an asset level, reconciliations, valuation, corporate actions, security builds, and impairments. Meeting deadlines, control focused, attention to detail as well as balancing multiple priorities and tasks will be key in this role. We are also looking for an someone who embraces change, challenges the status quo, actively participates in generating new ideas and continues to advance automation.

Functions in the role include:

+ + Regulatory Reporting - Schedule D (all parts) for 8 companies

  • PAM Close Rotation, key task in our monthly PAM close process

  • Data Steward, which requires an in-depth understanding of the ledger

  • Various reconciliations, including cash and holdings, system to ledger

  • Researching, analyzing and following-up on open or outstanding items

  • Performing other job-related duties or special projects as time allows

Job level

Willing to consider talent at the next level with the right experiences and skills

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance or equivalent experience plus 2+ years of relevant experience required

  • CPA or other applicable certifications preferred

Salary ranges below reflect targeted base salaries. Non-sales positions have the opportunity to participate in a bonus program. Sales positions are eligible for sales incentives, and in some instances a bonus plan, whereby total compensation may far exceed base salary depending on individual performance. Actual compensation for all roles will be based upon geographic location, work experience, education, licensure requirements and/or skill level and will be finalized at the time of offer.

$49300 - $96000 / year

Work Environment

This role offers the ability for in-office, hybrid (blending both office and remote work in a typical workweek), and remote work arrangements. You’ll work with your leader to determine which option may align best based on several factors.

Work Authorization/Sponsorship

At this time, we're not considering candidates that need any type of immigration sponsorship (additional work authorization or permanent work authorization) now or in the future to work in the United States? This includes, but IS NOT LIMITED TO: F1-OPT, F1-CPT, H-1B, TN, L-1, J-1, etc. For additional information around work authorization needs please use the following links.

https://www.uscis.gov/working-in-the-united-states/temporary-nonimmigrant-workers and https://www.uscis.gov/green-card/green-card-eligibility/green-card-for-employment-based-immigrants

Investment Code of Ethics

For Principal Global Investors positions, you’ll need to follow an Investment Code of Ethics related to personal and business conduct as well as personal trading activities for you and members of your household. These same requirements may also apply to other positions across the organization.

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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, or veteran status.


Requisition ID: 2022-35754

Enterprise Segment: PGI

Business Area: PGI Other

External Company Name: Principal Financial Group

Street: 711 High Street

Remote: Yes

FLSA Status: Exempt