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Administrative Assistant IV - Principal Bank - #220600 more...
Location:Des Moines, IA
Company:Principal Financial
First posted:June 08, 2017 (last updated 1 week 6 days ago)

Job Area: Clerical/Administrative
Business Area: Bank
Location: IA - Des Moines
Career Category: Experienced Professional
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Date Posted: 2017-06-07

Finding the right job is all about finding the right fit

At Principal ®, we believe how we do things is every bit as important as what we do. We're guided by our commitment to do the right thing for customers, employees and the environment. And were not just jumping on the bandwagon thats been part of our culture since we were founded all the way back in 1879.

Were proud of consistently receiving several recognitions as a top workplace for employees.. In fact, Principal made the cut in Forbes first-ever list of Americas Best Employers! And the best part? Its our employees who gave us a thumbs-up.

But dont take our word for it; see what employees at Principal have to say by checking out our employee stories on our career site.  Another great way to get the inside story is connecting with employees via LinkedIn -- learn more and get a sense of the culture.


Do you have the commitment and drive to work in a fast paced financial services organization?

Are you proactive, organized and share a can-do attitude?

If so, then we may have the right opportunity for you!

We are looking for a detail-oriented and tech savvy individual with strong business acumen to use their past administrative assistant experience to support senior staff and team.

Don't think of this role as your ordinary, everyday, average opportunity!!  It's much more - through your efforts and partnership with others, you have the opportunity to impact the overall success of the department as well as 3 individual leaders who you will directly support. 

What does that include?  Here's just a sample of what you can expect:

  • Work under minimal supervision; deliver a full range of administrative services to senior leaders and key staff members.
  • Support senior leaders with calendar management, prioritization, travel arrangements and expense reports.
  • Assist in planning meetings and take detailed minutes.
  • Collaborate with others to ensure a productive environment for internal team members.
  • Providing excellent client care to both internal and external partners.
  • Judgment is required to resolve problems and make recommendations for solutions and actions.  


Skills required:

  • College degree preferred, high school diploma or equivalent required.
  • 6 years of related experience of which 5 years of experience has been in an administrative assistant capacity.
  • Experience within the financial services or banking industry is preferred.

Successful candidates will have the following:

  • Excellent time management, problem solving skills and ability to prioritize work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint ,Outlook and Skype, in particular)
  • Ability to type 45-55 wpm.
  • Strong business acumen and excellent verbal/written communication (including grammar and spelling)
  • Position requires tact, ability to maintain confidentiality and good customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Experience coordinating complex travel arrangements
  • This position may require successful completion of a criminal background check.

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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.

Background Check Requirements

Section 9(a) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 makes certain individuals ineligible for employment with mutual funds and their service providers such as investment advisor, transfer agent and underwriter. If offered this position, a criminal background check will be ordered to ensure that ineligible individuals are not hired to perform tasks for Principal Funds, Principal Management Corporation or Principal Funds Distributor.


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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