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Associate Accountant - Tax

Nelnet Lincoln, NE

Job Description

  • Associate Accountant - Tax

    Job Locations US-NE-Lincoln
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(6/20/2018 10:54 AM)
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Join a dynamic tax department at an expanding and diverse publicly traded company.  Learn from a team of certified public accountants with various backgrounds. 


This position is responsible for performing and supporting various tax department functions including fixed asset reporting and sales and use tax compliance. 


  1. Maintain fixed asset modules for various Nelnet companies:
    1. Administer Nelnet's fixed asset policy
    2. Calculate depreciation on monthly basis (Internal, Tax, and State)
    3. Record depreciation and reconcile reporting to Nelnet's financial statements
    4. Provide support to various internal customers regarding fixed assets
  2. Responsible for sales and use tax compliance
  3. Preparation of periodic reconciliations, correspondence, and various other information reports
  4. Assist with various tax incentive filings
  5. Assist with various accounting responsibilities of new venture investments
  6. Prepare personal property tax filings
  7. Perform occasional research projects and assist with the overall administration of Nelnet's tax policy



Associates Degree Required (Bachelor's Degree Preferred) in Accounting or Business.



  1. 2 years of finance, tax or accounting experience
  2. Extensive Microsoft Excel experience



  1. Strong Organizational Skills: able to organize large amounts of data and present in a meaningful and concise manner.
  2. Ability to consistently meet deadlines.
  3. Effective Communicator: Able and willing to communicate with associates and individuals outside the organization, both verbally and in writing.
  4. Independent self-starter.
  5. Possesses excellent judgment and analytical skills, with an ability to follow tasks through completion.
  6. Exhibits positive energy, drive and pride in your work.
  7. Teamwork: able and willing to support the tax team in a variety of projects.  
  8. Extensive Microsoft Excel experience: utilizing a variety of functions.

EEO Statement

Nelnet is an Equal Opportunity Employer, complies with Executive Order 11246, and takes affirmative action to ensure that qualified applicants are employed, and that employees are treated during employment, without regard to race, color, religion/creed, national origin, gender, or sex, marital status, age, disability, use of a guide dog or service animal, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, or any other status protected by Federal or State law or local ordinance. Qualified individuals with disabilities who require reasonable accommodations in order to apply or compete for positions at Nelnet may request such accommodations by contacting Nelnet Talent Acquisition & Recruiting.

Nelnet is a Drug Free and Tobacco Free Workplace.


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Job Details

Date Posted December 23, 2018
Date Closes January 22, 2019
Requisition 2018-6603
Located In Lincoln, NE
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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