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Principal Senior Accounting Analyst in Des Moines, Iowa

Principal is hiring a Senior Accounting Analyst to play a key role in the implementation of new insurance accounting guidance (also known as LDTI) as part of the actuarial modernization project. This role provides a unique opportunity for someone to serve as an informal leader/mentor and find innovative solutions to drive the success of this high priority initiative.

Key responsibilities of this role include:

  • Help design and build financial reporting processes to move data from the updated actuarial systems into financial reporting tools

  • Work with Corporate Accounting and business unit accountants to lead LDTI journal entry process for dry/test runs and recast

  • Design and build post-implementation process for recording journal entries (prior to possible ARE/ERP project)

  • Provide support for populating, evaluating and editing new disclosures in our financial reports during implementation

  • Present updated solutions and recommendations to key stakeholders

  • Deliver LDTI training materials to accounting peers and other stakeholders throughout the organization

  • Coordinate various aspects of the LDTI implementation with stakeholders across business units, ensuring work is performed by established deadlines

  • Serve as informal leader – ability to lead through change, influencing stakeholders and potentially directing work for interns

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and 8+ years of relevant experience is required

  • CPA or similar certifications preferred

  • Strong data management experience or understanding highly preferred

  • Strong project management skills

  • Strong communication skills and experience presenting to key stakeholders required

  • Understanding of insurance accounting principles and ability to interpret technical guidance highly preferred

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.

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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: 2021-29548

Business Area: Corporate Risk

External Company Name: Principal Financial Group

Street: 711 High Street

Remote: No

FLSA Status: Exempt

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