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Principal Sr Associate Accountant - Expense Team (remote opportunity) in Des Moines, Iowa

RIS Finance is seeking a dynamic accounting professional to join the expense team. In this role, you will prepare, analyze, research, and communicate financial expense information. As a part of the expense team, you will be involved in a variety of tasks related to expenses including forecast planning and analysis. You will be a critical part of RIS by being an expense allocation contact and business partner to operational areas to assist with their finance needs.

Here are a few examples of things you will do:

  • Supporting the expense process for both actual and forecasted expenses.

  • Serve as a contact to a business unit leader to provide analysis, allocation research and answer general questions.

  • Participate in the analytical review of financial information to ensure accurate reporting and/or control functions.

  • Establish, analyze, and review accounting procedures to ensure the integrity of information.

  • Investigate unanticipated variances, providing timely feedback to source areas to ensure that issues are addressed promptly within close timeframes.

  • Support system enhancements and recommend process/system improvements that maximize operating efficiencies.

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance or equivalent experience plus 2+ years of relevant experience required

  • Strong presentation skills required

  • CPA or other applicable certifications preferred

Work Environment

This role offers the ability for in-office, hybrid (blending both office and remote work in a typical workweek), and remote 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: 2021-31991

Business Area: Pension

External Company Name: Principal Financial Group

Street: 711 High Street

Remote: Yes

FLSA Status: Exempt