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Principal Sr Accounting Specialist in Des Moines, Iowa

Principal Financial Group is currently seeking top talent within our Accounting community! As a Sr. Accounting Specialist you will play a key role in the following:

  • Participate in the maintenance, preparation and basic analysis of financial information. Assist in the development, administration, maintenance and basic analysis of accounting procedures to ensure the integrity of information and protection of capital.

  • Process, reconcile, report, and maintain select accounting and/or financial information.

  • Assist in the preparation and communication of accounting and/or financial information.

  • Assist in establishing, analyzing, reviewing, and maintaining accounting procedures and or/system applications to ensure the integrity of information.

  • Assist in the basic analysis and review of accounting and/or financial information.

  • Assist in maintaining accounting and procedural documentation.

  • Investigate accounting issues as requested and communicate results.

  • Perform other job-related duties and special projects as required.

  • Candidate may be required to associate to broker dealer immediately upon hire or notification by submitting fingerprints, answering questions regarding criminal and credit history, and consenting to a background check.

  • Associate's degree or equivalent experience plus a minimum of 4 years relevant experience required

  • Must have problem solving skills and basic analytical skills

  • Must have solid understanding of accounting concepts

  • Must have good customer service, organizational and communication skills

  • Basic PC and/or system skills required

Work Environment

This role offers the ability for in-office and hybrid (blending both office and remote work in a typical workweek) work arrangements. You’ll work with your leader to determine which option may align best based on several factors.

Work Authorization/Sponsorship

At this time, we're not considering candidates that need any type of immigration sponsorship (additional work authorization or permanent work authorization) now or in the future to work in the United States? This includes, but IS NOT LIMITED TO: F1-OPT, F1-CPT, H-1B, TN, L-1, J-1, etc. For additional information around work authorization needs please use the following links. and

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: 2021-32357

Enterprise Segment: USIS

Business Area: Individual Life

Street: 711 High Street

Remote: Yes

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt