Principal Financial Group Des Moines , IA 50301
Job Area: Accounting
Business Area: Principal Funds
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Career Category: Experienced Professional
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Date Posted: 2018-09-21
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 we're not just jumping on the bandwagon that's been part of our culture since we were founded all the way back in 1879.
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Principal is looking for a Senior Mutual Fund Accountant to join the Mutual Fund Accounting team. This team is a part of a broader community of over 400 accountants who work throughout the company. In this role you'll not only work within your team, but you'll work with accountants and other business partners across the organization.
Responsibility for and oversight of all processes related to mutual fund tax such as tax provisions, distributions, income and excise tax returns, excise distributions calculations.
Oversight of the tax provision calculations and related disclosures in the financial statements, including ASC 740 analysis.
Responsibility for RIC qualification testing for quarterly and annual requirements.
Oversight of foreign tax requirements related to security holdings, including monitoring withholding and treaty rates, opening accounts in new markets, reclaim payments, and payment of capital gain tax.
Responsible for all daily, monthly, quarterly and annual income and capital gains distributions
Oversight of calendar year end 1099 process and related disclosures.
Provide analysis of tax implications related to any new products or investments
Oversight of complex security analysis, including the review of new security prospectuses and term sheets.
Maintain a current understanding of tax requirements related to mutual funds and related investments and tax structures.
Maintain tax department technical analysis memos and make decisions/recommendations related to tax positions taken by the funds.
Maintain relationship with external audit firm.
Review tax related sections of prospectus and SAI, work with internal and external legal groups as needed.
Maintain relationships with internal and external partners including Financial Reporting, Fund Accounting, Legal, Transfer Agent and vendors.
Oversee periodic updates of procedures and internal control processes.
Prepare tax related communications for the Board of Directors.
Responsibility for and oversight of filing monthly, quarterly and annual shareholder tax reporting forms for both federal and state requirements.
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance required
Minimum 6 years of experience with '40Act/mutual fund/regulated investment company tax required
Experience with complex tax adjustments such as those for derivatives, partnerships, and foreign blocker entities required
Experience determining taxable income and distribution amounts required
Experience establishing and maintaining an internal control environment required
We are open to consider higher levels based on qualifications.
We have a preference towards candidates who are willing to be located in Des Moines, IA or Folsom, CA. However, we will consider candidates across the US based on qualifcations and experience.
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Be sure to check your email frequently. We'll communicate our decisions through the email address used on your online profile. If you receive an email from our Principal Talent Acquisition Team, you've been selected to begin your pre-recorded interview experience and have a set time to submit.
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Principal is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to of 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.