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Staff Auditor

Nelnet Lincoln, NE

Job Description

  • Staff Auditor

    Job Locations US-NE-Lincoln | US-WI-Madison
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(5/3/2018 9:48 AM)
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Evaluate operating procedures and financial transactions to ensure they are in compliance with company policy and generally accepted accounting principles' (GAAP).  Perform work assignments associated with the financial and operational aspects of the company based on risk assessments and priorities established by and under the direction of the Audit Services Manager. 


This role can be located in Lincoln, Nebraska or Madison, Wisconsin.


  1. Participate in audits of various departments, locations, and processes to verify compliance of operations with prescribed plans, policies and procedures.
  2. Assist in evaluating processes and procedures for adequacy of internal controls.
  3. Complete audit program steps utilizing COSO objectives and components that address operational, compliance and financial activities.
  4. Utilize AutoAudit software to document audit procedures performed and maintain support documentation to ensure compliance with Audit Services Division Standards.
  5. Work with functional management and other members of the Audit Services Staff to work through questions that arise during the audit process.
  6. Assist in identifying and researching suggested improvements to areas being audited in order to reduce risk, improve compliance with related rules and regulations or ensure efficient utilization of company resources.
  7. Communicate the status of audit steps to the appropriate member of the Audit Services Staff.
  8. Submit completed audit programs to the appropriate member of the Audit Services Staff for review.
  9. Assist in making recommendations for improvements and modifications to systems and procedures of area audited.
  10. Assist in follow up audit procedures to ensure accurate and timely implementation of agreed upon recommendations.
  11. Assist in performing the appropriate audit work and providing the required documentation for the public accounting firm in association with the annual financial statement audit and other compliance audits.
  12. Assist other members of the Audit Services Division in completing assignments as needed.
  13. Establish and maintain working relationships with members of functional management.
  14. Demonstrate a commitment to teamwork and exhibit a positive professional image. 



Four year college degree in accounting/finance or business related field is required

Professional certification (CPA, CIA) or advanced degree preferred



Up to two years audit experience in a public accounting firm, internal audit department or related area preferred



  1. Strong analytical, interpersonal, organizational and oral/written communication skills
  2. Self-directed, and able to work independently
  3. Proven ability to meet goals and work at a high performance level
  4. Ability to work within a team environment, skilled at interacting with internal and external personnel
  5. Word processing and spreadsheet skills
  6. Commitment to customer service
  7. High degree of literacy in relation to accounting and auditing standards, financial statement internal controls, accounting practice, and internal audit activities

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 April 9, 2019
Date Closes May 9, 2019
Requisition 2018-6401
Located In Lincoln, NE
SOC Category 00-0000.00