Accountant at Principal Financial Group (Charlotte, NC)

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Principal Global Investors is actively seeking an Accountant to join their team. In this role, you will have a wide variety of responsibilities assisting in the financial administration and analysis of incentive compensation for a global workforce.

How you will spend your time:
  • Leading the financial administration of incentive and sales compensation plans for Principal Global Investors.
  • Calculating and analyzing incentive compensation results, providing both narratives and variance analysis explanations.
  • Partnering with internal colleagues to accurately interpret and manage incentive compensation plans.
  • Collaborating with auditors to ensure timely completion of audits and assurance of strong controls.
  • Leading projects that embrace technology, create process efficiency, and elevate reporting.

Job level - Willing to consider talent at the next level with the right experience and skills.
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance or equivalent experience plus a minimum of 4 years of relevant experience required.
  • Must have strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Must exhibit excellent attention to detail and accuracy and be results oriented.
  • Must possess strong communication skills, including verbal and written.
  • CPA or other applicable certifications preferred.
Salary Range Information
Salary ranges below reflect targeted base salaries. Non-sales positions have the opportunity to participate in a bonus program. Sales positions are eligible for sales incentives, and in some instances a bonus plan, whereby total compensation may far exceed base salary depending on individual performance. Actual compensation for all roles will be based upon geographic location, work experience, education, licensure requirements and/or skill level and will be finalized at the time of offer.Salary Range
$65600 - $90300 / yearAdditional Information

Work Environment

This role offers the ability for in-office, hybrid (blending both office and remote work in a typical workweek), and remote work arrangements. You'll work with your leader to determine which option may align best based on several factors.

Work Authorization/Sponsorship

At this time, we're not considering candidates that need any type of immigration sponsorship (additional work authorization or permanent work authorization) now or in the future to work in the United States? This includes, but IS NOT LIMITED TO: F1-OPT, F1-CPT, H-1B, TN, L-1, J-1, etc. For additional information around work authorization needs please use the following links. and

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

While our expertise spans the globe, we're bound by one common purpose: to foster a world where financial security is accessible to all. And our success depends on the unique experiences, backgrounds, and talents of our employees - individually and all of us together. Explore our core values, benefits and why we're an exceptional place to grow your career.

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.
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Principal Financial Group operates in the Fintech industry. The company is located in Des Moines, IA. Principal Financial Group was founded in 1879. It has 18000 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 85 open jobs at Principal Financial Group, click here.
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