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Principal Financial Analyst IV (Principal International) in Des Moines, Iowa

Principal International is seeking a Financial Analyst to join our actuarial team supporting financial analysis and capital management. As a Financial Analyst, you’ll work with international Member Companies to meet local and corporate financial needs.

Other types of things you’ll do:

  • Lead the Impairment Testing process for Principal International’s USD 2B of goodwill and other intangibles. This includes collaborating with local finance teams, Capital Markets and Corporate Accounting to set assumptions and present conclusions to key stakeholders.

  • Participate in discussions of actual and forecasted capital flows and provide insights that will help drive decisions on the optimal capital structure across our international businesses.

  • Incorporate acquired businesses into our financials/forecasts and monitor their performance relative to expectations.

  • Assist with team projects in a variety of areas such as financial modeling, capital planning and Asset Liability Management.

  • Acquire expertise in various international products and markets and develop relationships with local finance staff.

We’re looking for someone with:

  • Bachelor's degree in finance, math, actuarial science, accounting or related field preferred.

  • 4+ years of relevant experience required.

  • Self-motivated with excellent problem solving, leadership, and analytical skills.

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, customer service and organizational skills required.

  • Demonstrates the ability to embrace and adapt to a changing environment, and effectively guides others through change.

  • Strong working knowledge with Microsoft Excel required. Experience with programming languages (Microsoft PowerBI, R, MG ALFA, etc.) preferred.


We are open to this role being located at our Des Moines, IA headquarters or remotely.

Job level

We’ll consider talent at the next level (Financial Analyst V) with the right experiences and skills.

Work Authorization/Sponsorship

At this time, we're not considering candidates that need any type of immigration sponsorship now or in the future or those needing work authorization for this role. (This includes, but is not limited to students on F1-OPT, F1-CPT, J-1, etc.)

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

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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: 2021-29617

Enterprise Segment: PI

External Company Name: Principal Financial Group

Street: 711 High Street

Remote: Yes

FLSA Status: Exempt