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Athene Financial Analyst, Financial Reporting & Analysis 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.


The Financial Analyst within the GAAP Financial Reporting & Analysis team will be responsible for helping prepare and analyze the Company’s quarterly and annual results for Athene. This includes gathering and understanding relevant data points, helping explain and message important drivers of results and providing variance analysis to prior periods and Plan. The Financial Analyst will also collaborate with other teams to complete external documents, including the Management’s Discussion and Analysis section of the quarterly 10-Q and annual 10-K, as well as several Investor Relations documents.


  • Understands key financial and operational drivers of performance and tracks, analyzes and reports management information that is predictive and actionable.

  • Assists in the preparation and analysis of key business drivers and profitability.

  • Conducts deep dive analyses of specific targeted areas to understand and help explain results to management.

  • Helps prepare written commentary variance reporting at both the detailed and executive summary levels.

  • Assists in the preparation of quarterly GAAP earnings materials for executive and Audit Committee meetings.

  • Assists in the preparation of the quarterly and annual MD&A process.

  • Supports the Investor Relations team in helping prepare quarterly earnings documents and external communications.

  • Assists in the preparation and analysis of key industry and peer benchmarks.

  • Assists with control documentation and processes as well as with quarterly reviews and the annual external audit by preparing supporting work papers and gathering required information.

  • Participates in the various finance projects that arise throughout the year

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance, or equivalent experience is required

  • Strong preference for candidates who have at least two years of GAAP financial reporting and analysis or public accounting experience

  • Strong communication and critical thinking skills

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

  • Experience with Oracle, Essbase and Workiva’s Wdesk preferred

  • CPA designation preferred

  • SEC reporting background preferred

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

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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 • Spirit 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

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