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Athene Sr Accountant SEC Reporting 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.


Athene's SEC Reporting team is growing! This brand new role will report to the SEC Reporting Manager, but work independently with peers and leaders across the organization to prepare and analyze the company’s SEC financial statements, management reports, and related financial statement disclosures.


  • Perform GAAP financial statement preparation and/or complex accounting calculations.

  • Coordinate work requirements and deadlines from internal departments.

  • Research and resolve variances and inconsistencies noted in information by conducting initial investigation and applying accounting techniques.

  • Respond to other departmental requests involving financial information.

  • Helps prepare all SEC filing requirements for 10Q and 10K financial statements.

  • Ensure financial statements and supporting footnotes adhere to GAAP requirements.

  • Research and interpret SEC and GAAP accounting guidance for disclosures.

  • Complete analytics for financial statements and related disclosures.

  • Complete SEC and GAAP reporting disclosure checklist to ensure appropriate compliance.

  • Implement GAAP accounting policy for new and complex business transactions and new and complex accounting guidance.

  • Assist with annual external audits and examinations including the preparation of work papers, analysis of data, and information gathering.

  • Assist with other finance projects as needed.

Qualifications and Experience:


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

  • 5+ years of accounting and financial reporting experience is required; insurance industry and/or public accounting experience is preferred, but not required

  • Strong analytical skills, with the ability to draw conclusions from research and report on findings.

  • Ability and desire to communicate with other departments to get critical data and complete research is key for this role


  • Must be proficient with MS Office products such as Word and Excel.

  • Experience with Workiva’s Wdesk application preferred.

  • Experience with Oracle, Essbase, and Hyperion preferred.

  • Completion of or interest in obtaining CPA and/or FLMI designations.

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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