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Principal Investment Ops Analyst (System Oversight) in Des Moines, Iowa

As an Investment Operations Analyst on our System Oversight team you'll provide Systems Oversight across a variety of operations, investment, performance and reporting tools. This will include vendor interaction and support, providing expertise and education for hosted tools, granting system access and building portfolio’s in multiple systems, maintaining reference data that is used by multiple consumers across the organization, interfacing and coordinating across internal and external business teams, responding to numerous ad hoc requests, supporting planning and testing efforts for upgrades and system releases, identifying workflow and system improvements, and working across teams to influence change!

Your day will be filled with:

  • Identifying and resolving advanced problems with minimal guidance with strong collaboration across business partners.

  • Supporting global investment initiatives through participation in projects, process reviews and/or system improvements.

  • Proactively diagnosing and managing high risk issues by reviewing and identifying operational improvements to ensure that data is handled and processed accurately and effectively throughout the lifecycle.

  • Conducting special analyses and/or studies and ensuring quality standards are met.

  • Providing guidance, training, and mentorship to junior team members.

  • Liaising with system vendors on issue resolution, upgrade coordination and relationship building

This position is also a great way to advance your career. As a 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 or equivalent in Finance, Accounting, MIS or Business field with background in Economics, Statistics, Business Analytics, Computer Science or Mathematics.

  • 3+ years' work experience in investment operations or related field preferred.

  • Strong technical capabilities required, including advanced usage of Excel (Pivot Tables, Macros, etc.) Strong technical aptitude and ability to learn multiple systems quickly.

  • Dynamic problem solving, analytical & critical thinking, and excellent communication skills required.

  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail and the ability to produce accurate and timely information.

  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and show flexibility in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment under limited direct supervision.

  • Ability to build strong working relationships, and effectively collaborate with internal and external contacts at all levels.

  • Solid understanding of financial services and investment related terminology preferred

PGI Investment Pay and Benefit

This position is eligible for the PGI investment pay and benefits programs.

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: 2021-30423

Business Area: PGI Other

External Company Name: Principal Financial Group

Street: 801 Grand Ave

Remote: Yes

FLSA Status: Exempt