Manager Investment Accounting in West Des Moines, IA at Athene Holding

Date Posted: 8/3/2020

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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.


Athene has an engaging leadership opportunity with our Investment Accounting team to lead a small investment accounting team in helping produce GAAP and Regulatory financial statements, drive process improvements and partner with other departments to deliver results. The Manager Investment Accounting will report to the Director of Investment Accounting and work closely with Apollo Insurance Solutions Group LLC, located in LA, on day to day investment accounting operations.


  • Work closely with leaders across Finance to ensure investment accounting activities necessary to close the company’s books are performed in a timely, efficient manner, and well controlled manner.  
  • Lead a team of investment accounting professionals who are responsible for both GAAP and Regulatory financial investment reporting.
  • Run the control environment related to investment accounting financial reporting functions, processes and procedure to ensure they are executed in an efficient and effective manner.
  • Provide regular updates to investment accounting senior management keeping them abreast of any issues, shortcomings, or accomplishments of the team.
  • Develop and perform various analytical procedures to assist senior management in understanding the company’s investment performance relative stated strategies and objectives.   
  • Monitor and adjust daily workload across the team, as needed, to ensure that requirements are met effectively.
  • Responsible for ensuring all staff members are cross trained to ensure adequate coverage can be provided as needed.
  • Serve as control owner for all investment accounting SOX controls. Consistently review and modify (as needed) all SOX controls to ensure they are applicable to the team’s processes.
  • Stay abreast of market conditions, investment strategies, the changing accounting literature or regulatory guidance to ensure compliance. 

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and/or Finance.
  • 5+ years of related experience and 2+ years of indirect or direct people leadership experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Fixed Income, Structured Products, Derivatives, Alternative Investments, and NAIC SVO filing is a plus.
  • Comfortable and able to effectively interface with senior management across the finance leadership team.
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills and process improvement experience.
  • A strong detailed orientation while being able to see how the details impact the larger strategic objectives of the firm.
  • CPA designation strongly preferred. 
  • PAM or other Investment Accounting systems experience is a plus.
  • Big 4 Accounting experience is a plus.
  • Occasional travel needed, approx. 10%.

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

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