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Principal Financial Group Financial Analyst III -Principal Securities in Des Moines, Iowa

What You'll Do

Principal is looking for a Financial Analyst III to join our Principal Securities Finance team! You'll partner closely with Principal Securities management, Principal Financial Network, and other areas across the enterprise. Principal Securities and Principal Financial Network sit at a unique nexus within the Principal enterprise, serving as an important distribution channel for each domestic business unit and most products.


  • Own and evolve the Principal Securities financial forecast Excel model and leverage Excel model templates to underwrite offers for Principal Financial Network’s new recruits.

  • Review and analyze financial results and forecasts for Principal Securities; clearly communicate observations.

  • Build new financial models in Excel to support ad hoc financial analyses, including cost/benefit, pricing, and cost structure analyses. Seek opportunities to streamline existing analyses.

  • Build intuitive visualizations to communicate trends and provide valuable insights; collaborate with PSI CFO to prepare Board and other presentation materials.

  • Work towards self-development by growing knowledge of Principal Securities, Principal Financial Network, Principal’s domestic lines of business, and industry.

Operating at the intersection of financial services and technology, Principal builds financial tools that help our customers live better lives. We take pride in being a purpose-led firm, motivated by our mission to make financial security accessible to all. Our mission, integrity, and customer focus have made us a trusted leader for more than 140 years!

Who You Are

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Finance preferred

  • 2+ years of related experience required

  • Experience with Microsoft applications, specifically Excel financial modeling, data visualization, and PowerPoint

  • Demonstrated proficiency and desire to learn, with the ability to understand and interpret financial statements

  • Strong technical, analytical, and problem-solving skills

  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills

  • Adaptability to change and willingness to hit deadlines

Skills That Will Help You Stand Out

  • FINRA licensing including Series 27

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

$71300 - $96000 / year

Additional Information


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

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 (5/22/2023 10:53 AM)

Job # 2023-39645

Category Finance

Ent Seg Benefits & Protection

Bus Area Principal Securities

Pos Typ Regular Full-Time

Remote No

FLSA Exempt