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Principal Financial Group Financial Analyst II in Des Moines, Iowa


Principal is hiring a Financial Analyst II to join the Repetitive Payment System Operations Support Team ! In this role you will support the operations and maintenance of the company’s repetitive payment system (RPS). This is a versatile role responsible for coding, automation and balancing of the RPS by various time periods, contracts, and for audits.

We are looking for someone who thrives on solving unique problems with advanced analytical skills and enjoys working with several internal partners and tools. You willserve as an expert for internal and potentially external contacts.

  • Leverage large amounts of data to prepare and communicate a variety of financial reports to other teams and senior leadership

  • Build, maintain, and communicate profitability studies for existing clients

  • Update and create models and experience studies

  • Analyze and review financial information.

  • Work towards self-development by expanding knowledge of department, line of business, and industry.

  • Perform other job-related duties and special projects as required.


  • Bachelor's degree, or equivalent experience required

  • 1+ year related professional experience working in a similar position

  • Experience with Microsoft applications, specifically Excel (familiarity with formulas, functions, pivot tables).

  • Experience working with VBA, SAS, PowerBI, SQL, etc. in a professional environment

Top candidates will also have:

  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and decision-making skills

  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills

  • Aptitude and desire to learn new skills

  • Adaptability to change


The work location preference is for Des Moines, IA. However, 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.

What you'll get from us:

  • Competitive pay, benefits, perks and more. We’ll reward you for the skills and experience you have.

  • 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.

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

$49300 - $95000 / year

Additional Information

How we hire

Once you apply, your application is hand reviewed by our talent team. Generally within a few weeks, the team makes interview selection decisions and communicates those via email. If selected, you’ll receive an email from Principal Talent Team to complete a pre-recorded interview on your own time. Be sure to check your email frequently and follow the steps shared to submit timely.

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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 ourcore values ( ,benefits ( and whywe’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.

Need assistance? Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation due to a disability at any stage of the employment application process should contact Human Resources at (515) 247.MYHR (6947) or at 1.866.524.MYHR (6947).

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Job Locations US-IA-Des Moines

Posted Date 1 day ago (9/23/2022 2:00 PM)

Job # 2022-36881

Category Actuarial

Ent Seg RIS

Bus Area Pension

Pos Typ Regular Full-Time

Remote Yes

FLSA Exempt

Job Posting Close Date 10/3/2022