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Financial Analyst II - Defined Benefit - #220571 more...
Location:Atlanta, GA
Company:Principal Financial
First posted:June 02, 2017

Job Area: Finance
Business Area: Pension
Location: GA - Atlanta;PA - Pittsburgh;IA - Mason City;IA - Cedar Falls;IA - Des Moines;NE - Grand Island;WA - Spokane
Career Category: Experienced Professional
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Date Posted: 2017-06-01

Be a part of something bigger

Do you want a career where you can make a real difference? At Principal®, you can.

We work with a greater purpose in mindto give people the financial tools and confidence to live their best lives. And we take that to heart not only for our clients but also extend that to our employees.

By choosing to work at Principal, you'll be a part of making a difference in the lives of customers and in communities. And you can make a difference in your own life by joining a company that cares about its employees as much as it cares about its customers. From career development to comprehensive benefits to our vibrant, diverse work environment, youll find plenty of opportunities to enrich your personal and professional life.


Principal is seeking a Financial Analyst II to join our Defined Benefit De-conversion team.  The Financial Analyst will prepare, analyze, research, and communicate financial information.  Use technical skills to do financial research and calculations.  Provide financial services and support to other departments.

Additional responsibilities may include:

  • Complete assigned projects, including gathering and organizing information and statistical and numerical analysis, with consideration to timing required and quality of work documentation needed; report on progress and final results. Projects will be under the minimum direction of a supervisor.
  • Provide similar technical assistance to other departments involving research, statistical and financial analysis.  Solve questions and problems.  Present results to the appropriate audience.
  • Analyze and review financial information.
  • Perform other job-related duties and special projects as required.
  • Work towards self-development by expanding knowledge of department, line of business, and industry.


Skills required:

  • Bachelor's degree in math, actuarial science, finance or equivalent experience required.
  • 1+ years of relevant experience preferred.
  • Defined Benefit experience and knowledge is preferred.

Successful candidates will have the following:

  • Must have strong problem solving, leadership and analytical skills.
  • Good oral and written communication skills required.
  • Must have good interpersonal, customer service, and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrates the ability to accept and adapt to a changing environment.
  • Knowledge of spreadsheet and database or similar PC software packages, or the ability to learn, is preferred.
  • Aptitude in programming languages is preferred.
  • This position may be subject to SEC restrictions on personal political contributions.

Visa Sponsorship

This position is not eligible for sponsorship for work authorization by Principal. Therefore, if you will require sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, we cannot consider your application at this time.

Job Level

Will consider at the Financial Analyst III level based on experience.


This position may be located in Des Moines, Cedar Falls, Mason City, Grand Island, Spokane, Atlanta or Pittsburg. 

Background Check Requirements

Employment at Principal is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.


Principal is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, national origin, citizenship status, disability, genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, marital status, domestic partner status, military status, protected veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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