Principal Financial Group

Industry: Financial Services & Banking

About Principal Financial Group

Principal helps people and companies around the world to build, protect and advance their financial well-being with our retirement, insurance and asset management expertise. With innovative ideas and real-life solutions, we make financial progress possible for clients of all income and portfolio sizes. A member of the FORTUNE 500®, the Principal Financial Group has $572.2 billion in assets under management and offices in 18 countries throughout Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America and North America.

STATUS: Military Friendly®

Military Friendly Spouse Employer.

Military Friendly Ratings

We rate how Military Friendly® an organization is within 6 different categories. Learn more about our methodology.

The ratings below reflect the extent to which each organization exceeds the benchmark standards for Military Friendly®.

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Opportunity & Advancement

Culture & Commitment

Support & Retention

Policies & Compliance

Recruiting & Sourcing

Why Work at the Company?

The Veterans Employee Resource Group at Principal has a diverse membership that strives to make a difference in the lives of our military personnel, their families and in the community by providing veteran outreach and support. Engaged employees at all levels get involved in events and activities that range from job fairs to leadership training on hiring veterans, annual Veterans Day celebration, successful Vet Connect program for new hires, community outreach events that provide funding and skills workshops for shelter homeless veterans and veteran cemetery duties. Our mission is to “Support the attraction and retention of veteran employees in order to leverage their full potential, including their unique skills and life experiences. Provide outreach and development opportunities for our employees. Engage the membership to encourage participation in the resource group.”

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Examine, analyze, and interpret accounting records for the purpose of giving advice or preparing statements. Install or advise on systems of recording costs or other financial and budgetary data.

plaeholder-teamActuaries

Analyze statistical data, such as mortality, accident, sickness, disability, and retirement rates and construct probability tables to forecast risk and liability for payment of future benefits. May ascertain premium rates required and cash reserves necessary to ensure payment of future benefits.

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Interact with customers to provide information in response to inquiries about products and services and to handle and resolve complaints.

plaeholder-teamSales: Financial Services

Buy and sell securities in investment and trading firms, or call upon businesses and individuals to sell financial services. Provide financial services, such as loan, tax, and securities counseling. May advise securities customers about such things as stocks, bonds, and market conditions.

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Develop, create, and modify general computer applications software or specialized utility programs. Analyze user needs and develop software solutions. Design software or customize software for client use with the aim of optimizing operational efficiency. May analyze and design databases within an application area, working individually or coordinating database development as part of a team. May supervise computer programmers.

Top Degrees

Accounting

A program that prepares individuals to practice the profession of accounting and to perform related business functions. Includes instruction in accounting principles and theory, financial accounting, managerial accounting, cost accounting, budget control, tax accounting, legal aspects of accounting, auditing, reporting procedures, statement analysis, planning and consulting, business information systems, accounting research methods, professional standards and ethics, and applications to specific for-profit, public, and non-profit organizations.

Actuarial Science

A program that focuses on the mathematical and statistical analysis of risk, and their applications to insurance and other business management problems. Includes instruction in forecasting theory, quantitative and non-quantitative risk measurement methodologies, development of risk tables, secondary data analysis, and computer-assisted research methods.

Customer Service Support/Call Center/Teleservice Operation

A program that prepares individuals to assist customers with inquiries and problems in frontline call centers, help desks, teleservice centers, and online. Includes instruction in user interfaces and user behavior, principles of hardware and software systems operation, customer interaction skills, telephone and e-mailing skills, data entry, and database and Internet searching and retrieval.

Finance, General

A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, manage, and analyze the financial and monetary aspects and performance of business enterprises, banking institutions, or other organizations. Includes instruction in principles of accounting, financial instruments, capital planning, funds acquisition, asset and debt management, budgeting, financial analysis, and investments and portfolio management.

Financial Planning and Services

A program that prepares individuals to plan and manage the financial interests and growth of individuals and institutions. Includes instruction in portfolio management, investment management, estate planning, insurance, tax planning, strategic investing and planning, financial consulting services, and client relations.

Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General

A program that generally prepares individuals to manage the development of human capital in organizations, and to provide related services to individuals and groups. Includes instruction in personnel and organization policy, human resource dynamics and flows, labor relations, sex roles, civil rights, human resources law and regulations, motivation and compensation systems, work systems, career management, employee testing and assessment, recruitment and selection, managing employee and job training programs, and the management of human resources programs and operations.

Top Metro Areas

Des Moines, IA

Grand Island, NE

Mason City, IA

Cedar Falls, IA

Spokane Valley, WA