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Nelnet Accountant I in Lincoln, Nebraska

Nelnet is a diversified and innovative company committed to enriching lives through the power of service as a student loan servicer, professional services company, consumer loan originator and servicer, payments processor, and K-12 and higher education expert. For over 40 years, Nelnet has been serving its customers, associates, and communities.

The perks of working at Nelnet go beyond our benefits package. When you join the Nelnet team, you're part of a community invested in the success of each individual. That support comes through in our work, as we are united by our mission of creating opportunities for people where they live, learn, and work.

Develops, prepares, and analyzes financial and operating data while performing a variety of complex accounting duties. Assists with completion of other department projects.


  1. Assist with financial statement preparation and consolidation of financial statements

  2. Develop and communicate solutions for continuous process improvement within the job function

  3. Perform calculations, posting of journal entries, analysis, and reporting related to complex GAAP accounting transactions

  4. Apply results of research to the Company’s operations and/or specific transactions

  5. Reconcile complex accounts, extensive research, advanced problem solving, and resolution within corporate standards

  6. Assist with various accounting projects and report on performance

  7. Document, report and follow through on recommendations from projects

  8. Manage expectations through consistent and timely updates

  9. Work with external organizations and internal departments on project initiatives and various accounting issues


4-year degree in Business Administration/Accounting


1+ years accounting experience


  1. Understanding of basic accounting concepts as well as consolidation accounting and strong knowledge of GAAP.

  2. Ability to work under and deliver under deadline constraints and manage multiple tasks

  3. Ability to work independently with initiative and appropriate supervision

  4. Strong analytical and problem solving ability

  5. Excellent oral and written communication skills

  6. Effectively interact with various divisions and levels of management throughout the company

  7. Excellent PC and technology skills including MS Excel & Word

Our benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, HSA and FSA, generous earned time off, 401K/student loan repayment, life insurance & AD&D insurance, employee assistance program, employee stock purchase program, tuition reimbursement, performance-based incentive pay, short- and long-term disability, and a robust wellness program. Click here to learn more about our benefits: LINK (http://nelnetinc.com/careers/benefits/) .

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 Corporate Recruiting at 402-486-5725 or corporaterecruiting@nelnet.net .

Nelnet is a Drug Free and Tobacco Free Workplace.