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Principal Senior Accountant RIS- Accounting in Des Moines, Iowa

Do you have strong leadership experience? Are you passionate about accounting processes and developing employees? Join our RIS Accounting Operation Team!

As a Senior Accountant, you'll lead a group of individuals to ensure high quality, efficient, and timely service is delivered, and customer expectations are met. You'll play a key to role to ensure daily functions such as balancing, system reconciliations, identification of incoming funds, and transaction research are completed.

Here are a few examples of the types of things you'll do:

  • Lead and manage staff of eight to ten employees including hiring, training, and career development. Provide compensation administration, rewards and recognition, performance management, coaching and mentoring.

  • Oversee team workflow, projects and communication.

  • Assist in the development and implementation of financial controls. Monitor control activities, escalate issues as necessary and drive remediation plans.

  • Interact with internal and external auditors to ensure requested data needs are met.

  • Participate in the development of business unit and corporate administrative and financial systems.

  • Collaborate with business partners to ensure customer and business objects

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance or equivalent experience required

  • 6 + years of relevant experience required.

  • 2 + years of leadership experience within an accounting role; formally or informally.

  • Attention to detail and experience making activities more efficient.

  • General accounting research.

  • Working independently on complex technical accounting or cross business unit projects.

  • Ability to set priorities, multi-task and manage deadlines.

  • Must have solid understanding of accounting concepts.

  • Must have good customer service, organizational and communication skills.

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: 2020-28390

Business Area: Pension

Street: 711 High Street

Remote: Yes

FLSA Status: Exempt