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Athene Associate Vice President, Accounting & Transactions Advisory Group - Insurance Contracts 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.

Purpose:

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 do not stop until we have set the bar even higher. We are ready to help you achieve more.Athene’s Accounting & Transactions Advisory Group is the ideal place to start your finance career with Athene. As a member of the Accounting & Transactions Advisory Group, you will be at the forefront of all the exciting new strategic transactions this fast-moving organization is pursuing. This experience will expose you to many different areas of the organization and position you well as you progress through your career at Athene.ROLE PURPOSE:Athene is looking for a highly motivated AVP to join our Accounting & Transactions Advisory Group. The AVP will interact with Athene senior leaders on complex and technical transactions, lead a technical team and provide oversight and maintenance of the SOX control environment for insurance contracts and general accounting related transactions and accounting policies. This position will report to the Head of Accounting & Transactions Advisory Group.

Accountabilities:

Key Outputs:

  • Lead all aspects of US GAAP and US STAT accounting policy activities across all business units for the insurance contracts and general accounting transactions of Athene; efficient communication of activity and issues across the organization to all relevant stakeholders.

  • Lead a team of professionals responsible for analyzing all strategic and complex transactions related to insurance contracts (i.e., reinsurance deals, mergers & acquisitions, pension risk transfer deals, product development, etc.) and general accounting topics.

  • Lead Athene’s implementation of the Long-Duration Targeted Improvements (LDTI) implementation efforts.

  • Become the face of Athene among industry advocacy groups including the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI) and NAIC Interested Parties groups to advocate Athene’s positions relevant to insurance contracts and other topic areas.

  • Lead the development, maintenance and publication of Athene’s comprehensive Accounting Policy Manual across all relevant accounting topic areas.

  • Lead the identification, assessment, monitoring and communication of new and emerging accounting guidance developed by the FASB, SEC and NAIC across all relevant accounting topic areas.

  • Develop and implement internal training opportunities for the broader Finance organization.

  • Lead special projects as needed.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • 8+ years of experience in accounting or auditing; CPA strongly preferred.

  • Expert in GAAP and Statutory accounting for insurance contracts and business combinations.

  • Extensive experience researching, resolving and communicating technical accounting matters.

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting preferred; Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience is required.

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

Drive. Discipline. Confidence. Focus. Commitment. Learn more about working at Athene (https://www.athene.com/about/usa-careers) .

Athene is a Military Friendly Employer! Learn more about how we support our Veterans (https://www.athene.com/about/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: • Best places to Work in Money Management by Pensions & Investments, 2020 • Iowa's Top Workplaces; since 2015 • Bermuda Top Ten Employer; 2019 • United Way of Central Iowa awards

• Advocate & Volunteer; 2016 • S pirit of Central Iowa; 2017, 2019 • Game Changer; 2018 • Impact-Maker; 2018, 2020 • 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 • LGBTQ+ Friendly Employer by Human Rights Campaign Foundation, 2021 • 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 (https://www.athene.com/about/careers) .

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