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Athene Senior Investment Accountant in West Des Moines, Iowa

We are Athene. At Athene, we are driven to do more. We are a leading retirement services company that issues, reinsures and acquires retirement savings products designed for the increasing number of individuals and institutions seeking to fund retirement needs. We see every day as a new opportunity to measure ourselves against the best - and then we don't stop until we've set the bar even higher. We're ready to help you achieve more.


We are looking for a solution-oriented and motivated Senior Investment Accountant to join our team to help drive and deliver our investment accounting functions. This position will help reconcile and prepare Statutory, GAAP, Reinsurance, and Tax financial reports. This position will also be involved in department automation and new business on-boarding projects.


  • Responsible for supporting the investment accounting and reporting requirements on a Statutory and US GAAP basis for Athene USA

  • Prepare the fixed income and cash Statutory schedules (D, DA, E) and related reporting.

  • Maintain US Statutory, GAAP and Bermuda Statutory general ledger reconciliations

  • Produce investment reinsurance settlements

  • Post manual journal entries

  • Utilize SSGX PAM (investment system of record) and navigate Athene’s ARCHIE (data reporting) system

  • Contribute to automation and continuous improvement projects

  • Produce various financial analysis of operating results, balance sheets, and other key performance indicators related to annual planning, quarterly forecasting, and analysis against actual results.

  • Support internal and external audit requests.

  • Maintain process documentation

  • Other projects and tasks as assigned

Qualifications and Experience:

Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting/Finance or an equivalent combination of education and experience

  • At least 5 years of related accounting or financial analysis experience

  • Understanding of different investment types and the ability to understand complex transactions

  • Knowledge of GAAP and Statutory financial accounting regulations

  • Well developed communication skills (verbal and written)

  • Advanced Microsoft Excel experience required

  • Proficient problem-solver

Desired qualifications:

  • SSGX PAM, Essbase, Cadency & Bloomberg experience

  • CPA designation

NOTE: Successful candidate will be required to complete a pre-employment background check.

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Athene celebrates diversity, is committed to inclusion and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

We are driven to do more. More for our customers and the financial professionals who offer our products. If you are driven to do more and love the challenge of pursuing more, Athene is your kind of company. You will find we offer more than the basics to create a diverse, inclusive and dynamic work environment at our various locations.

Based on your location you will experience a unique blend of: • Benefits to meet individual needs including, but not limited to, a 401(k) and/or pension plan with a company match, paid time off, paid holidays, job-related tuition reimbursement, medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance. • Career development opportunities including a Leadership Development Program, self-guided trainings and periodic Lunch & Learns. • Amenities that include "dress for your day" work attire, in house coffee bar, on-site café, ergonomic desks, game room area and on-site fitness facility. • Volunteer opportunities to give back to the community, company-sponsored volunteer events throughout the year, individual non-profit volunteer time that can earn grant money, and non-profit matching gift program.

Athene USA is also proud to be recognized for the following: • Best places to Work in Money Management by Pensions & Investments, 2020 • Iowa's Top Workplaces; since 2015 • Bermuda Top Ten Employer; 2019 • United Way of Central Iowa awards

• Advocate & Volunteer; 2016 • Spirit of Central Iowa; 2017, 2019 • Game Changer; 2018 • Impact-Maker; 2018, 2020 • Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Awards • Patriot Award, 2018 • Pro Patria Award, 2019 • Seven Seals Award, 2019 • Military Friendly® Employer; since 2017 • Military Spouse Friendly® Employer; since 2017 • LGBTQ+ Friendly Employer by Human Rights Campaign Foundation, 2021 • Excellence in Education LOMA;10 plus years • Structured Retail Products (SRP) • Best Carrier Award; 2017 & 2018 • FIA of the Year; 2019

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