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Principal Accountant - Corporate Accounting in Des Moines, Iowa

Corporate Accounting is looking for an Accountant to join our team. This role provides an opportunity to be involved with financial reporting for the company on both a U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and U.S. Statutory Accounting Principles (SAP) basis.

How you'll spend your time:

  • Interact with all business areas and be involved in a mix of monthly close work and problem solving/project work.

  • Complete GAAP/SAP internal and external reporting.

Ideal candidate has a financial reporting background or aptitude; can read and interpret accounting guidance and document conclusions; and is analytical, self-motivated and detail-oriented.

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance, or equivalent experience required.

  • 4+ years of related experience required.

  • Knowledge of GAAP and SAP preferred.

  • CPA or other applicable certifications preferred.

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, analytical, and organizational skills as well as attention to detail is required.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.

*Willing to consider at a higher level based upon experience.

Work Authorization/Sponsorship

At this time, we're not considering candidates that need any type of immigration sponsorship now or in the future or those needing work authorization for this role. (This includes, but is not limited to students on F1-OPT, F1-CPT, J-1, etc.)

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.

Experience Principal

While our expertise spans the globe, we're bound by one common purpose: to foster a world where financial security is accessible to all. And our success depends on the unique experiences, backgrounds, and talents of our employees – individually and all of us together. Explore our core values, benefits and why we’re an exceptional place to grow your career.

Principal is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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: 2021-30391

Business Area: Global Financial Resources

External Company Name: Principal Financial Group

Street: 711 High Street

Remote: Yes

FLSA Status: Exempt