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Principal Financial Group Financial Analyst II in Des Moines, Iowa

What You'll Do

As a Financial Analyst II in Capital Markets, you will learn the art of the deal – how to analyze, structure, negotiate, and complete transactions on behalf of Principal’s operating businesses and the broader Principal enterprise! You will work on projects involving mergers and acquisitions and business development.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide analytical expertise, financial analysis, valued research, and leadership in support of complex projects involving coordination between departments and interaction with senior management and external advisors.

  • Ad-hoc research and analysis for decision making while working with external investment banks and advisors to gain additional market intelligence.

  • Partner with team members to guide business divisions on business develop needs (i.e., M&A targets, potential JV partners), including sourcing, screening, and analyzing new opportunities, coordinating due diligence, supporting negotiations, etc.

  • Influence stakeholders at all levels of the organization with insights and recommendations of Capital Markets team across M&A and Business Development.

Who You Are

  • Bachelor's degree in math, actuarial science, finance, or equivalent experience required.

  • 1+ years of relevant experience preferred.

  • 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 understand the change process, and effectively guides others through change.

  • Knowledge of spreadsheet and database or similar PC software packages, or the ability to learn is 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

$51000 - $147600 / year

Additional Information


This position is located at our headquarter offer in Des Moines, IA.

Job Level

We’ll consider talent at the next level with the right experiences and skills.

Financial Analyst III requires 2+ years of related experience.

Financial Analyst IV requires 4+ years of related experience.

Work Authorization/Sponsorship

At this time, we're not considering applicants 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.

Nonimmigrant Workers ( andGreen Card for Employment-Based Immigrants (

Investment Code of Ethics

For Principal Asset Management 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

At Principal, we value connecting on both a personal and professional level. Together, we’re imagining a more purpose-led future for financial services – and that starts with you. Our success depends on the unique experiences, backgrounds, and talents of our employees. And we support our employees the same way we support our customers: with comprehensive, competitive benefit offerings crafted to protect their physical, financial, and social well-being. Check out ourcareers site ( to learn more about our purpose, values and benefits.

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.

Job Locations US-IA-Des Moines

Posted Date 2 weeks ago (5/26/2023 3:25 PM)

Job # 2023-39730

Category Finance

Ent Seg Corporate

Bus Area Global Financial Resources

Pos Typ Regular Full-Time

Remote No

FLSA Exempt