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Principal Sr Associate Accountant - Tax in Des Moines, Iowa

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We work with a greater purpose in mind—to give people the financial tools and confidence to live their best lives. And we take that to heart not only for our clients but also extend that to our employees.

By choosing to work at Principal, you'll be a part of making a difference in the lives of customers and in communities. And you can make a difference in your own life by joining a company that cares about its employees as much as it cares about its customers. From career development to comprehensive benefits to our vibrant, diverse work environment, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to enrich your personal and professional life.

We are actively seeking a Sr. Associate Accountant to join the tax financial reporting team. This team has responsibility for reporting of the income taxes and preparation of tax returns for our domestic insurance companies. We are looking for someone who has an understanding of financial statements, the ability to learn technical concepts and is a self-starter.

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance, or equivalent experience required.

  • 2+ years of experience

  • Must have strong problem solving, leadership and analytical skills.

  • Excellent communication skills required.

  • Must have good interpersonal, customer service, and organizational skills.

  • Demonstrates the ability to accept and adapt to a changing environment.

  • Strong Excel capabilities preferred.

Willing to consider at the higher level based upon experience.

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.

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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: 2021-30079

Enterprise Segment: Corporate

Business Area: Global Financial Resources

External Company Name: Principal Financial Group

Street: 711 High Street

Remote: Yes

FLSA Status: Exempt