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Athene Finance Systems Analyst in West Des Moines, Iowa

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.

Purpose:

The IT Financial Systems Analyst provides operational and systems support to Athene's financial systems applications. This role supports process changes in the course of doing business.

Accountabilities:

  • Assists in the daily operations and support of Athene financial systems applications including but not limited to Oracle R12, Hyperion, Concur, Kyriba and other various applications.

  • Assists in the definition, analysis, testing and documentation for upgrades, replacements, or enhancements to Athene financial systems applications.

  • Assists in the timely execution of daily, monthly, quarterly close support activities.

  • Identifies opportunities to automate business processes and interfaces with internal and external business partners.

  • Manages the impact of upstream release schedules relating to changes impacting Finance, as well as communicating conflicts and future release dates of other various Source Systems.

  • Participates effectively in development of test plans to reduce financial risk within the General Ledger, including the appropriate “go/no go decision” recommendation.

  • Performs necessary administrative functions in software applications, including configuration changes, incident resolution, user maintenance, upgrade and patching support and user training.

  • Works directly with Finance teams, process teams, business leaders, and IT project teams to ensure technology solutions and processes support Athene business objectives.

  • Works on behalf of Finance to safeguard the General Ledger and other Finance Systems and mitigate risk associated with upstream Source System, infrastructure, and/or configuration changes.

  • Works with team leads and team members to identify and implement new solutions that leverage and support the Finance Systems architecture. This will normally be done through participation in Source System upgrades, on-boarding of new Source Systems, and internal requests from Finance due to ongoing changes in reporting requirements.

  • Acts as a consultant on business process improvements and technology enhancements.

  • Analyzes moderate to complex problems, processes and systems by working with various business unit members to understand, document and interpret that analysis into a comprehensive business solution.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • 4+ years of progressively responsible business systems/processes analysis experience.

  • Working knowledge in Finance Systems.

  • Experience gathering requirements, probing into problems, facilitating meetings, documenting specifications, and coordinating or leading projects.

  • Experience with GAAP and STAT accounting basis.

  • Experience with Oracle R12 or Hyperion is a plus.

  • Experience with Windows10, MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Business Objects, SmartView.

  • Prior experience as a Business Analyst or Financial Analyst

  • Bachelor's Degree in Management Information Systems, Accounting, Business Administration, Finance or equivalent work experience.

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

Drive. Discipline. Confidence. Focus. Commitment. Learn more about working at Athene (https://www.athene.com/about/usa-careers) .

Athene is a Military Friendly Employer! Learn more about how we support our Veterans (https://www.athene.com/about/our-veterans) .

Athene celebrates diversity, is committed to inclusion and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

We are driven to do more. More for our customers and the financial professionals who offer our products. If you are driven to do more and love the challenge of pursuing more, Athene is your kind of company. You will find we offer more than the basics to create a diverse, inclusive and dynamic work environment at our various locations.

Based on your location you will experience a unique blend of: • Benefits to meet individual needs including, but not limited to, a 401(k) and/or pension plan with a company match, paid time off, paid holidays, job-related tuition reimbursement, medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance. • Career development opportunities including a Leadership Development Program, self-guided trainings and periodic Lunch & Learns. • Amenities that include "dress for your day" work attire, in house coffee bar, on-site café, ergonomic desks, game room area and on-site fitness facility. • Volunteer opportunities to give back to the community, company-sponsored volunteer events throughout the year, individual non-profit volunteer time that can earn grant money, and non-profit matching gift program.

Athene USA is also proud to be recognized for the following: • Best places to Work in Money Management by Pensions & Investments, 2020 • Iowa's Top Workplaces; since 2015 • Bermuda Top Ten Employer; 2019 • United Way of Central Iowa awards

• Advocate & Volunteer; 2016 • Spirit of Central Iowa; 2017, 2019 • Game Changer; 2018 • Impact-Maker; 2018, 2020 • Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Awards • Patriot Award, 2018 • Pro Patria Award, 2019 • Seven Seals Award, 2019 • Military Friendly® Employer; since 2017 • Military Spouse Friendly® Employer; since 2017 • LGBTQ+ Friendly Employer by Human Rights Campaign Foundation, 2021 • Excellence in Education LOMA;10 plus years • Structured Retail Products (SRP) • Best Carrier Award; 2017 & 2018 • FIA of the Year; 2019

For more specific details for each location, please click here (https://www.athene.com/about/careers) .

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