Fund Accountant I (Des Moines, IA)

| Des Moines, IA
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Responsibilities

In this role you will learn the various team rotations including reconciliation, transactions, daily journal and pricing of funds. The work includes research, analytics and communication with both internal and external partners for the mutual funds. In addition, performing day-to-day fund accounting activities for a group of assigned funds including calculating and reporting the daily net asset value, verifying trades and transactions, balancing cash and position holdings, reviewing and closing exceptions, and resolving discrepancies. In addition, you will compile information for monthly and quarterly reporting and semi-annual and annual audits. As a Fund Accountant I, you're responsible for ensuring all activities performed are completed in compliance with established regulatory and internal control procedures and guidelines.

This position is also a great way to advance your career. As a growing company with over 16,000 employees around the world, Principal offers a lot of ways for you to learn more, earn more and achieve more.

    • Competitive pay, benefits, perks and more. We'll reward you for the skills and experience you have. Find out more.
    • A great place to live, work and play. Greater Des Moines is one of the fastest-growing metro areas in the country. Given its vibrant and welcoming culture, it's no wonder Des Moines has garnered so much national recognition-including #3 Best Affordable Place to Live (U.S. News & World Report, 2019).
    • Respect for your unique perspective. Diversity, inclusion and empowerment are at the core of our culture.
    • A career, not just a job. Principal is a place where you can learn and innovate. Do important work. Make an impact. And achieve your professional goals.
    • The ability to have a great job and a great life. Sure, work is important. But so is your family. And your friends. And your community. That's why we provide the flexibility needed to find the right balance between your job and the rest of your life.


Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance or equivalent required; strong preference towards a bachelor's degree in accounting with exposure to finance or other analytical course work
  • Previous internship working in related field preferred
  • Demonstrated analytical, problem solving, time management, interpersonal and communication skills is required
  • Must be detail oriented, able to maintain a high degree of accuracy, meet established deadlines, able to handle multiple tasks and prioritize effectively
  • Must be a self-starter, and have good customer service skills
  • Must have the ability to build and maintain strong working relationships and effectively communicate with internal and external contacts
  • Experience with Word and Excel required
  • Ability to learn systems and applications used within the firm required


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

$46600 - $63700 / year

Additional 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.

https://www.uscis.gov/working-in-the-united-states/temporary-nonimmigrant-workers and https://www.uscis.gov/green-card/green-card-eligibility/green-card-for-employment-based-immigrants

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.
More Information on Principal Financial Group
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 82 open jobs at Principal Financial Group, click here.
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