Retirement Benefit Analyst II
Des Moines, IA  / Pittsburgh, PA  / Atlanta, GA  / Cedar Falls, IA  / Mason City, IA  / Charlotte, NC ...View All
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Retirement Benefit Analyst II
Job Locations US-IA-Des Moines | US-PA-Pittsburgh | US-GA-Atlanta | US-IA-Cedar Falls | US-IA-Mason City | US-NC-Charlotte
Job # 2021-31090
Category Clerical/Administrative
Ent Seg RIS
Bus Area Pension
Pos Typ Regular Full-Time
Remote Yes
FLSA Non-Exempt

As a Retirement Benefit Analyst you'll work independently to analyze and process retirement calculations and transactions within established timing and quality standards. In this position, you'll also assist in the management and review of participant data and retirement information.

Here are a few examples of the types of things you'll do:

    Independently analyze internal and external customer requests, processing retirement calculations taking into consideration compliance requirements, client/legal documents, contractual restrictions, and tax considerations.
  • Investigate and resolve calculation and transaction problems with limited support.
  • Meet performance measurement standards to ensure calculations are timely and of high quality.
  • Communicate effectively and build positive relationships with internal partners and collaborate to complete tasks and ensure delivery of services to customers.
  • Share knowledge and experience with the team by being a mentor and resource to internal business partners and helping other team members develop.
  • Provide support as needed in problem resolution, transaction processing and data management.
  • Identify, analyze and assist in implementing process improvements.

This position is also a phenomenal way to advance your career. As a growing company with over 16,000 employees around the world, Principal offers a lot of ways for you to learn more, earn more and achieve more.

  • Associates Degree or equivalent experience required.
  • Mathematic, Statistics, Finance or Accounting degree major is preferred.
  • Coding background or knowledge of spreadsheet and database or similar PC software packages, or the ability to learn Excel, Python, and SAS, is preferred.
  • Strong mathematical, technical and analytical skills along with keen attention to detail.
  • Strong decision making and organizational, mentoring, interpersonal and listening skills.
  • Ability to interpret plan/contract provisions and apply them to the calculation being requested.
  • Ability to balance a heavy workload and ability to prioritize with frequent interruptions.
  • Positive influence in a team environment and collaborate with your team.
  • High integrity and discretion to ensure the confidentiality of sensitive client data.
Additional Information

Work Authorization/Sponsorship

At this time, we're not considering candidates that need any type of immigration sponsorship (additional work authorization or permanent work authorization) now or in the future to work in the United States? This includes, but IS NOT LIMITED TO: F1-OPT, F1-CPT, H-1B, TN, L-1, J-1, etc. For additional information around work authorization needs please use the following links. and

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.

The 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.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Associate Degree
Required Experience
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