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Internal Auditor

Nelnet Madison, WI

Job Description

  • Internal Auditor

    Job Locations US-WI-Madison
    Posted Date 4 hours ago(11/14/2018 4:16 PM)
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Nelnet Inc., a 6,000+ associate and growing student loan servicer, fiber internet pioneer, real estate investor, and software provider, has an exciting opportunity for an Internal Auditor in our Madison, WI office. This position is responsible for helping the Audit Services team deliver excellent customer service to Nelnet associates - from call center representatives to the Board of Directors and Shareholders - through assurance and advisory services. We need an innovative, forward-thinking professional who is willing to grow with and embrace our diverse business operations. Desired outcomes include:

  • Excellent customer relationships
  • Continuous building of business and industry knowledge base
  • Timely and valuable engagement products
  • Improved risk management, control and governance effectiveness

This position requires work in support of the Company's contract with the United States Department of Education (œED).  As such, the United States Government requires that any applicant for this position must complete United States Government security clearance.  Effective June 1, 2018, ED has informed Nelnet that security clearance applications for foreign nationals are not being accepted or processed.  In light of this direction from ED, Nelnet will be unable to hire applicants without United States citizenship for such positions. 


  1. Conducts internal audit assignments in accordance with established professional standards and Audit Services policies and procedures:
    1. Obtaining an understanding of business processes
    2. Identifying business process objectives and controls
    3. Developing test procedures based on information gathered
    4. Analyzing and evaluating process documentation, records and transactions for evidence of controls, compliance, and potential process improvements
    5. Identifying the root cause of issues and suggesting possible solutions
    6. Completing workpapers to document the results of testing and submitting workpapers for review
    7. Communicating the results of testing to operational and Audit Services Management
    8. Contributes to team effort by completing tasks as assigned
    9. Communicates status of projects to Audit Services Management
    10. Completes follow-up procedures to facilitate timely execution of management's remediation plans
  2. Builds effective working relationships with other areas of the business.
  3. Responds to internal requests for support or assistance in a prompt and professional manner.
  4. Provides assistance to external auditors, as needed.
  5. Demonstrates the highest level of corporate and professional ethics, complying with corporate and departmental policies and procedures at all times.
  6. Engages in activities to continuously develop knowledge of NNI's business strategies, requirements and processes.
  7. Acquires and maintains professional competency through appropriate participation in professional organizations, continuing education, and other learning opportunities. Obtains the required number of continuing education credits to maintain certifications when applicable.
  8. Performs other duties as assigned.



  1. Knowledge equivalent to an Associate's degree or Bachelor's degree, preferably in accounting, finance, MIS or similar business-related field is required
  2. Interest in obtaining a related professional license/certification (e.g., CPA, CIA) or progress toward certification



Zero to two years of experience with accounting, audit, process improvement, compliance and/or quality assurance



  1. Communicates effectively and build relationships with internal and external customers
  2. Displays professional and ethical behavior at all times
  3. Executes strong analytical skills
  4. Takes responsibility for completing assignments and in an individual or team environment
  5. Executes organizational and project management skills
  6. Executes word processing and spreadsheet skills, along with other audit technology
  7. Displays a commitment to customer service at all times
  8. Applies familiarity with accounting, auditing, quality assurance, and/or process improvement concepts
  9. Follows a prescribed audit methodology and other corporate and departmental instructions

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 February 15, 2019
Date Closes March 17, 2019
Requisition 2018-7339
Located In Madison, WI
SOC Category 00-0000.00