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Principal Financial Analyst II in Des Moines, Iowa

We are seeking a strong technical Financial Analyst II+ to join our Variable Annuities team! In this role you’ll work directly with financial reporting and hedging, and have the opportunity to collaborate with teammates through a blend of recurring and project work. You’ll execute the variable annuity hedging and reporting processes, analyze results, and communicate financial results to leadership.

  • Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Math, Actuarial Science, Finance, Statistics or related field (or equivalent experience)

  • 1+ year of related experience

  • Intermediate Excel Skills (V-Look Ups, Pivot Tables, Data Summary, etc..)

  • Analytical ability and curiosity to dive into problems to gain a deeper understanding

  • Effectively prioritize projects with multiple business partners

Preferred Qualification

  • Experience working with data software (SAS preferred) and/or MATLAB

  • Experience working with variable annuities


We are open to hiring this role at our corporate headquarters in Des Moines, IA or remotely.

Job Level

We are open to hiring at the Financial Analyst II, III or IV level depending upon experience and qualifications.

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.

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 our core values, benefits and why we’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.

Requisition ID: 2021-29204

Enterprise Segment: RIS

Business Area: Pension

Street: 711 High Street

Remote: Yes

FLSA Status: Exempt