Financial Analyst - #222282Job Area:MarketingBusiness Area:Individual LifeLocation:IA - Des MoinesCareer Category:Experienced ProfessionalFull/Part Time:Full-TimeRegular/Temporary:RegularDate Posted:10/10/2018Finding the right job is all about finding the right fitAt Principal, we believe how we do things is every bit as important as what we do. We're guided by our commitment to do the right thing for customers, employees and the environment. And we're not just jumping on the bandwagon - that's been part of our culture since we were founded all the way back in 1879.We're proud of consistently receiving as a top workplace for employees. In fact, Principal made the cut in Forbes' first-ever list of "America's Best Employers!" And the best part? It's our employees who gave us a thumbs-up.But don't take our word for it; see what employees at Principal have to say by checking out our employee stories on our career site. Another great way to get the inside story is connecting with employees via LinkedIn -- learn more and get a sense of the culture.Responsibilities:Principal is actively seeking an exceptional individual with strong technical and collaboration skills for a Financial Analyst role. In this position, you will be working on the Life Actuarial Financial Reporting Team within our Individual Life business area. The responsibilities include calculating life insurance reserves and deferred acquisition costs, analyzing results, and producing reports. This role offers an individual the opportunity to collaborate with other functional areas within the Individual Life business as well as our independent auditors. This role will also have a focus on actuarial modernization and process improvement.Qualifications:* Bachelor's degree in math, actuarial science, finance or equivalent experience* 2+ years of relevant experience required. Experience in the life insurance industry is a plus.* Strong oral and written communication skills required.* Knowledge of Excel and Access or similar PC software packages is required. Candidates with SAS or actuarial software systems are preferred.* Ability to evaluate, plan and implement process improvements* Must have strong analytical and problem-solving skills.Job Level:Willing to consider applicants at multiple job levels.Additional Information:What's next? Innovation at its finest.We'll review your application and if you're selected for an interview, you'll receive an invite for a pre-recorded interview experience. Haven't done that before, don't worry. We've got all the tips and tricks available to help you be successful. With a pre-recorded interview, you can add your own flair and personality - at your pace.Be sure to check your email frequently. We'll communicate our decisions through the email address used on your online profile. If you receive an email from our Principal Talent Acquisition Team, you've been selected to begin your pre-recorded interview experience and have a set time to submit.Benefits designed with you in mind.Because each employee is unique, our benefit packages give you lots of choices. We offer comprehensive benefits that helps contribute to the healthy, fulfilling life and gratifying work experience you deserve, at an affordable cost. Click to see just a few benefits you'll receive once you join our team.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 qu