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Principal Financial Modeler in Des Moines, Iowa

We are seeking multiple strong technical Financial Analyst/Modelers with collaboration skills and a desire to learn. In this role you will be training on financial modeling to grow your knowledge and technical skills in this space. Upon completion of training, you would be placed on a team doing modeling work within our Financial Analyst community.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Participate in the maintenance, preparation and analysis of financial models

  • Work with a variety of spreadsheets and the ALFA Pricing System to help deliver models to move our modernization strategy forward

  • Use your technical skills to do financial research and calculations

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Math, Actuarial Science, Finance, Statistics or related field (or equivalent experience)

  • 1+ year of related experience

  • Intermediate Excel Skills (V-Look Ups, Pivot Tables, Data Summary, etc..)

  • Strong problem-solving skills

  • Demonstrated ability to continuously grow through intellectual curiosity. Comfortable collaborating with all staff levels.

  • Ability to effectively communicate technical topics and results to various audiences.

Preferred Qualification

  • Advanced Excel skills (VBA, Macros, etc…)

  • Experience working with ALFA or similar modeling software

  • Experience with programming languages such as R, SQL, SAS, Python, etc…

Job level

We are open to hiring at multiple levels depending upon experience and qualifications.


We are open to hiring for this role in our Des Moines, IA headquarters or remote candidates.

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

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.

Requisition ID: 2020-28848

Enterprise Segment: Corporate

Business Area: Corporate Risk

Street: 711 High Street

Remote: Yes

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt