Financial Controls Senior Analyst in West Des Moines, IA at Athene Holding

Date Posted: 5/9/2020

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Job Description

We are Athene. At Athene, we are driven to do more. We are a leading retirement services company that issues, reinsures and acquires retirement savings products designed for the increasing number of individuals and institutions seeking to fund retirement needs. We see every day as a new opportunity to measure ourselves against the best - and then we don't stop until we've set the bar even higher. We're ready to help you achieve more.


Act as a liaison between internal/external auditors and various business units, including Finance, Actuarial, IT, and Operations to support the overall control framework, including construction, maintenance and enforcement of the individual controls within the framework.

Serve in an internal consulting capacity to develop solutions for addressing the risks of financial reporting misstatement across the organization. Provide insights from a risk perspective to help adapt the current control environment to the fast-changing information technology advancements and automations. This position provides opportunity to work and learn across all key business functions of the company.

Support the Internal Controls function in formulating management’s basis for conclusions on Sarbanes Oxley and Model Audit Rule certifications.


  • Advise business areas to adapt the control frameworks and documentation to changes in Athene processes, business transactions, and updates from regulators including the PCAOB.
  • Assist with harmonization efforts across Athene legal entities and identify opportunities for process and control enhancements.
  • Partner across various business areas to ensure that data and reports used throughout the internal control framework are appropriately considered for completeness and accuracy.
  • Assist in the communication of the control framework and documentation to internal and external auditors, with a focus on the end-to-end frameworks.
  • Coordinate quarterly reviews and annual audit procedures by challenging audit findings, scoping and requests, and assist in developing management’s response to audit findings or observations.
  • Assist in preparation of the quarterly and annual deficiency assessments to support management’s section 302 and 404 SOX certifications.
  • Assist in preparation of the scope and risk assessment for the annual SOX program and certification

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Management Information System, Information Technology, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Professional designation in financial related area preferred, such as Certified Public Accountant.
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant industry experience, including familiarity with internal controls over financial reporting concepts.
  • Prefer experience with insurance concepts and knowledge of IT general controls.
  • Public accounting IT audit experience preferred.

NOTE:  Successful candidate will be required to complete a pre-employment background check.

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