PRINCIPAL FINANCIAL GROUP Accounting Extended Internship (Spring/S in DES MOINES, Iowa

Accounting Extended Internship (Spring/Summer 2019) - #222387Job Area:AccountingBusiness Area:PGI Real EstateLocation:IA - Des MoinesCareer Category:InternFull/Part Time:Full-TimeRegular/Temporary:TemporaryDate Posted:11/07/2018Pursue your calling and make an impact.We know it's important to get off to a great start with your career. Principal offers multiple opportunities to gain experience, make connections, and provide fast-tracked opportunities to learn our business from the inside out.You're not just looking for an internship.We hear you. That's why working with us isn't just about skill sets and job responsibilities. We care about offering you diverse experiences, rewarding challenges, and global opportunities that push you to reach for bigger life goals.The Internship ExperiencePrincipal will host over 200 interns across various business units and teams. You will meet with senior executives, gain career direction, and contribute to work that helps our customers live their best lives - all at a Fortune 500 company who invests in your personal and professional development.Did we mention you'll have plenty of time to explore Des Moines?Principal is headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, the Midwest's best-kept secret. You'll get a chance to network at social events and volunteer in the community with peers and team members. From its miles of trails and lakes, local wineries and breweries, to world-class music, theater and a thriving foodie scene, Des Moines offers big-city perks with small-town charm.Worried about relocating to Des Moines? Don't worry, we offer travel assistance and a living stipend to those who are eligible.Responsibilities:During these paid internships, students will work full-time while enhancing and applying their accounting skills and developing professionally. Once a candidate is selected for this program they will be placed into one of the following accounting areas within the Accounting Community at Principal: Retirement and Income Solutions, Principal Global Investors (Asset Management), Principal International, or Principal Real Estate Investors.Each intern opportunity will differ based on the business needs and the nature of the business area. Generally interns will be exposed to or be responsible for:*Preparing internal or external financial reports, and/or tax returns*Participating in the monthly/quarterly financial statement close processes*Testing and documentation of internal controls over financial reporting as part of the organization's SOX compliance*Variance and trend analysis*Assistance in preparation of quarterly forecasts*Assistance with projects as neededAll applicants must be available to work full time in Des Moines, IA from January - August 2019.Qualifications:Applicants must be pursuing a bachelor's or graduate level accounting or finance degree.3.0 Cumulative GPA or above is requiredBasic Excel skills required.Preferred Qualifications:Double major in Accounting and Finance or IT related degree (MIS, Computer Science, etc...Ideal applicants will have exposure to accounting concepts through basic level class work or student organization involvementIntermediate to Advanced Excel SkillsLeadership positions or initiative within student organizations or in the communityAdditional Information:Not an exact match for this role?We've got a lot of opportunities, so check out some of the others. And creating an email alert on our career site will help you keep you connected and informed of opportunities you're interested in with a just a few clicks!Work Authorization/SponsorshipAt this time, we're not able to consider candidates who would need sponsorship now or in the future or those needing work authorization for this role. (This includes students on F1-OPT, F1-CPT, J-1, etc.) However, we'd hope you continue to keep us in mind for other potential opportunities in the future.Principal is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.All qualified applicants will receive consideratio