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Principal Senior Accountant - Reporting team in Des Moines, Iowa

Corporate Accounting is looking for a Senior Accountant to join our team. This role provides an opportunity to be involved with financial reporting for the company primarily from a U.S. Statutory Accounting Principles (SAP) basis, but will also have exposure to U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) reporting.

How you'll spend your time:

  • Interact with all business areas and be involved in a mix of monthly close work and problem solving/project work.

  • Complete GAAP/SAP internal and external reporting.

  • Record certain monthly entries and/or facilitate certain monthly processes for which Corporate Accounting has oversight.

  • Prepare quarterly Statutory filings for one of our domestic insurance companies

  • Oversight of monthly/quarterly separate account process and preparation of annual Statutory separate account filings

  • Other miscellaneous duties, which could include: Provide support for business unit accounting staff; participate in implementation of new accounting guidance; participate in resolution and documentation of accounting issues

Ideal candidate has a financial reporting background or aptitude; can read and interpret accounting guidance and document conclusions; and is analytical, self-motivated and detail-oriented.

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance or equivalent experience plus 6 years of relevant experience required

  • CPA or other applicable certifications preferred

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: 2021-31103

Business Area: Global Financial Resources

External Company Name: Principal Financial Group

Street: 711 High Street

Remote: Yes

FLSA Status: Exempt