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Athene Senior Analyst - Financial Controls in West Des Moines, Iowa

We are Athene. At Athene, we are driven to do more. We are a leading retirement services company that issues, reinsures and acquires retirement savings products designed for the increasing number of individuals and institutions seeking to fund retirement needs. We see every day as a new opportunity to measure ourselves against the best - and then we don't stop until we've set the bar even higher. We're ready to help you achieve more.


The Financial Controls team is looking for an experienced audit professional to act as a liaison between internal/external auditors and various business units, including Finance, Investments, IT, and Operations to support the overall control framework, including construction, maintenance and enforcement of the individual controls within the framework. The Sr Analyst will serve in an internal consulting capacity to develop solutions for addressing the risks of financial reporting misstatement across the organization and provide insights from a risk perspective to help adapt the current control environment to the fast-changing information technology advancements and automations. This position provides opportunity to work and learn across all key business functions of Athene. In addition, the Sr Analyst will support the Internal Controls function in formulating management’s basis for conclusions on Sarbanes Oxley and Model Audit Rule certifications.


  • Advise business areas to adapt the control frameworks and documentation to changes in Athene processes, business transactions, and updates from regulators including the PCAOB.

  • Assist with harmonization efforts across Athene legal entities and identify opportunities for process and control enhancements.

  • Partner across various business areas to ensure that data and reports used throughout the internal control framework are appropriately considered for completeness and accuracy.

  • Assist in the communication of the control framework and documentation to internal and external auditors, with a focus on the end-to-end frameworks.

  • Coordinate quarterly reviews and annual audit procedures by challenging audit findings, scoping and requests, and assist in developing management’s response to audit findings or observations.

  • Assist in preparation of the scope and risk assessment for the annual SOX/MAR programs and certifications.

  • Assist in preparation of the quarterly and annual deficiency assessments to support management’s Section 302 and 404 SOX certifications.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Professional designation in financial related area preferred, such as Certified Public Accountant.

  • Minimum 4 years of relevant industry experience, including familiarity with internal controls over financial reporting concepts.

  • Experience with insurance concepts preferred.

  • Public accounting audit experience preferred.

NOTE: Successful candidate will be required to complete a pre-employment background check.

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Athene celebrates diversity, is committed to inclusion and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

We are driven to do more. More for our customers and the financial professionals who offer our products. If you are driven to do more and love the challenge of pursuing more, Athene is your kind of company. You will find we offer more than the basics to create a diverse, inclusive and dynamic work environment at our various locations.

Based on your location you will experience a unique blend of: • Benefits to meet individual needs including, but not limited to, a 401(k) and/or pension plan with a company match, paid time off, paid holidays, job-related tuition reimbursement, medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance. • Career development opportunities including a Leadership Development Program, self-guided trainings and periodic Lunch & Learns. • Amenities that include "dress for your day" work attire, in house coffee bar, on-site café, ergonomic desks, game room area and on-site fitness facility. • Volunteer opportunities to give back to the community, company-sponsored volunteer events throughout the year, individual non-profit volunteer time that can earn grant money, and non-profit matching gift program.

Athene USA is also proud to be recognized for the following: • Best places to Work in Money Management by Pensions & Investments, 2020 • Iowa's Top Workplaces; since 2015 • Bermuda Top Ten Employer; 2019 • United Way of Central Iowa awards

• Advocate & Volunteer; 2016 • S pirit of Central Iowa; 2017, 2019 • Game Changer; 2018 • Impact-Maker; 2018, 2020 • Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Awards • Patriot Award, 2018 • Pro Patria Award, 2019 • Seven Seals Award, 2019 • Military Friendly® Employer; since 2017 • Military Spouse Friendly® Employer; since 2017 • LGBTQ+ Friendly Employer by Human Rights Campaign Foundation, 2021 • Excellence in Education LOMA;10 plus years • Structured Retail Products (SRP) • Best Carrier Award; 2017 & 2018 • FIA of the Year; 2019

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