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Principal Accountant - Boutique Finance Team in Des Moines, Iowa

Principal is currently recruiting a motivated individual to fill an Accountant role on the Boutique Finance Team within Principal Global Investors.

Day to day responsibilities will include:

  • Perform a variety of financial reporting and analysis, explaining the drivers of current trends, variances from historical results and current expectations.

  • Produce monthly forecasts using sound assumptions and communicating such to senior management.

  • Provide oversight and/or execution of month-end accounting processes, processing dividends, transfers, reconciliations and journal entries.

  • A variety of other project work to improve existing controls and processes and execute on general initiatives.

Growing company with over 16,000 employees around the world, Principal offers a lot of ways for you to learn more, earn more and achieve more.

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance or equivalent required

  • 3+ years of relevant work experience is required

  • CPA or similar certification preferred

  • Strong analytical/problem solving, technical, organizational, and project management skills

  • Ability to handle and prioritize several projects at the same time

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • The ability to adapt to a changing environment

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: 2020-28401

Enterprise Segment: PGI

Business Area: PGI Other

Street: 711 High Street

Remote: No

FLSA Status: Exempt