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Athene Sr Investment Accountant 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 Investment Accounting team is seeking a talented Senior Investment Accountant to support the continuous growth of Athene’s derivative portfolio. This role is responsible for the investment accounting and reporting requirements for Athene’s derivative instruments on a U.S. Statutory, GAAP and Bermuda Statutory basis. This is an exciting opportunity to gain experience in derivative instruments including options, futures, forwards, and swaps.This role may sit in either West Des Moines, IA or El Segundo, CA.


  • Responsible for the investment accounting close activities including the preparation of journal entries, management reports and account reconciliations.

  • Prepare U.S. Statutory, U.S. GAAP, and Bermuda Statutory investment financial statements, footnotes and supporting schedules including consolidated U.S. GAAP (10Q & 10K).

  • Review of investment portfolio activity in the PAM for Investments (PFI) system and perform related general ledger reconciliations.

  • Lead continuous improvement projects and challenge current processes within the team.

  • Support the financial analysis of operating results, balance sheets, and other key performance indicators related to annual planning, quarterly forecasting, and analysis against actual results.

  • Support internal and external audit requests.

Qualifications and Experience:

Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting/Finance or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • 5+ years experience working with investments, banking and/or accounting required.

  • Knowledge of various investment types and the ability to understand complex transactions.

  • Ability to multi-task and adjust quickly in a fast-paced environment, with the ability to change priorities to meet critical deadlines.

  • Knowledge of GAAP and Statutory financial accounting regulations.

  • Advanced Microsoft Excel experience required.

Desired qualifications:

  • Knowledge of derivative instruments and the applicable accounting guidance (including hedge accounting).

  • Experience with PAM for Investments (PFI) or other investment accounting systems.

  • CPA designation.

  • Public accounting experience is a plus.

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) 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

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