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Athene Manager, Accounting Policy - Investments & Strategic Transactions 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.


Athene is looking for a highly motivated Manager of Accounting Policy to join our Accounting Policy team. The Manager will be responsible for executing technical accounting and research function for investments to ensure compliance with reporting requirements, assist in investment integration related to strategic investment transactions, and maintenance of the SOX control environment for investment related accounting policy. This position will report to the Director of Accounting Policy.


  • Coordinate GAAP and Statutory accounting policy activities in all business units for the investment portfolio of Athene Holding; efficient communication of activity and issues across the Company to all relevant stakeholders

  • Disseminate periodic updates on new and emerging accounting rules and pronouncements

  • Serve as key developer of new accounting policies and procedures to account for unusual transactions and technical accounting guidance related to investments; establish necessary workflow for approval

  • Develop implementation plans for new accounting pronouncements

  • Document and maintain policies to ensure adherence to accounting and reporting regulations

  • Collaborate with Apollo Insurance Solution Group (Athene’s asset manager) to help structure and determine accounting policy for all complex asset deals

  • Leads special projects as needed

Qualifications and Experience:

  • 5 or more years of related experience in technical accounting or auditing; insurance experience preferred

  • Ability to research, resolve and communicate technical accounting matters to stakeholders

  • Ability for developing solutions within the boundaries of regulatory agencies and corporate infrastructure standards

  • Hedge accounting and STAT accounting experience preferred

  • Considerable knowledge of investments required (derivatives, alternatives, CLO’s, structured assets)

  • Extensive experience in GAAP and Statutory accounting required

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting is required (or equivalent work experience)

  • CPA strongly preferred

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

Drive. Discipline. Confidence. Focus. Commitment. Learn more about working at Athene.

Athene is a Military Friendly Employer! Learn more about how we support our Veterans.

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:

Workplace awards

  • 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

  • Game Changer & Impact-Maker, 2018

  • Spirit of Central Iowa, 2019

  • Impact-Maker, 2020

Awards for veteran support

  • 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

​​​​​​​Product awards

  • Excellence in Education LOMA;10 plus years

  • Structured Retail Products (SRP)

  • Best Carrier Award; 2017 & 2018

  • FIA of the Year; 2019

For more specific details for each location, please click here.