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Principal Assistant Director Accounting - Investment Accounting Reporting Team in Des Moines, Iowa

Are you an experienced accounting leader with a strong financial reporting or investment accounting background? If so, this may be the role for you! This is a meaningful role that will provide you the opportunity to help drive the Investment Accounting Reporting team at Principal!

In this role, you will contribute to functional strategy by demonstrating a sophisticated level of understanding of business needs and accounting policies. This role will supervise the PGI Investment Accounting Reporting Team which prepares the GAAP and statutory financial reporting related to Principal's consolidated investment portfolio. The team within Principal Global Investors is also responsible for investment income forecast, management and regulatory reporting including rating agency surveys and earnings call materials. This role is a great fit for someone that enjoys a fast-paced environment and likes to dig in and learn new things. The ideal candidate will be a highly collaborative, confirmed leader with an interest in inspiring change and a background in financial reporting or investment accounting.

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance or equivalent experience plus a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience required.

  • CPA or other applicable certifications preferred.

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience managing a team of accounting professionals

  • Provide timely, courteous and excellent service at an acceptable cost to all customers

  • Must have excellent communication and collaboration skills

  • Must demonstrate the ability to inspire change, informally lead to get results, and find opportunities for process improvements

  • Knowledge of U.S. GAAP and Statutory (for insurance companies) accounting and reporting requirements is desired

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: 2020-28397

Business Area: PGI Other

Street: 711 High Street

Remote: No

FLSA Status: Exempt