Work in Iowa Energy Jobs

Job Information

Principal Financial Group Fund Accounting Analyst- Investment Accounting in Des Moines, Iowa

What You'll Do

We’re looking for a Fund Accounting Analyst to join our Investment Accounting team. In this role, you’ll be responsible for performing day-to-day fund accounting activities for a group of assigned funds including calculating and reporting the NAV, reconciling cash and position holdings, reviewing and closing exceptions, and resolving discrepancies. Incumbent may be asked to assist in monthly reporting requirements and answer ad hoc questions.

  • Perform monthly fund accounting activities for a group of assigned funds. Partner with fund administrators to execute timely and accurate NAV calculation of funds which includes accounting for purchases, sales, income accruals and expenses, to ensure timely and accurate reporting. Perform cash and position holdings reconciliations. Research and clear discrepancies in a timely manner through clear communication with senior team members as needed. Review identified exception affecting accounting records and prices and assist senior team members as needed to close them. Ensure activities are completed in compliance with internal control procedures and guidelines.

  • Identify opportunities and solutions to improve workflow, procedures and processes with a focus on increasing efficiency and accuracy and eliminating pain points; present ideas to the team and if supported, communicate (verbally and via written documentation) changes. Take initiative to research new situations that arise and communicate findings/learnings with the team; develop documentation where appropriate.

  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting. Provide detailed follow-up responses to internal and external parties when additional information is required.

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

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 or equivalent required, plus two or more years of relevant work experience

  • Strong preference towards candidates with a bachelor’s degree in accounting with previous experience in fund accounting

  • Knowledge of the investment market, securities and related accounting principles

  • Ability to learn systems and applications used within the firm required; proficiency with system and applications strong 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 (Non-Exempt expressed as hourly; Exempt expressed as yearly)

$57000 - $77900 / year

Time Off Program

Flexible Time Off (FTO) is provided to salaried (exempt) employees and provides the opportunity to take time away from the office with pay for vacation, personal or short-term illness. Employees don’t accrue a bank of time off under FTO and there is no set number of days provided.

Pension Eligible


Additional Information

Work Environments

This role offers an in-office and hybrid (blending at least three office days in a typical workweek) work arrangement 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 ( and Green 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 our careers 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.

Posting Window

We will accept applications for 3 full days following the Original Posting Date, after which the posting may remain open or be removed based upon applications received. If we choose to post the job again, we will accept additional applications for at least 1 full day following the Most Recently Posted Date. Please submit applications in a timely manner as there is no guarantee the posting will be available beyond the applicable deadline.

Original Posting Date


Most Recently Posted Date