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Senior Tax Accountant

Company: Nelnet
Location: Augusta
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

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.
Join a dynamic tax department at a growing and diverse publicly traded company. Learn from and grow with a team of certified public accountants with various backgrounds
This candidate will be an integral part of a high performing team with a particular focus on the federal and state income tax compliance of Nelnet and its multiple joint ventures.

  • Prepare federal and state income tax filings and supporting documentation

  • Manage tax compliance for multiple joint ventures

  • Provide assistance related to income tax examinations

  • Assist with income tax accounting and related calculations

  • Assist with tax incentive calculations

  • Conduct occasional tax research and planning

  • Address and resolve tax correspondence from all jurisdictions

  • Assist with the overall administration of Nelnet's tax and financial reporting policies

    Bachelor's Degree required in Accounting or Business Administration with an emphasis in Taxation. Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
    2+ years of tax compliance and return preparation experience in a public accounting firm, tax research & planning experience, and a good general knowledge of GAAP. Multi-state tax preparation experience is preferred.

    • Strong Organizational Skills: able to take large amounts of data, organize effectively, and present in a meaningful and concise manner.

    • Ability to consistently meet deadlines.

    • Effective Communicator: Able and willing to communicate with associates and individuals outside the organization, both verbally and in writing.

    • Independent self-starter.

    • Possesses excellent judgment and analytical skills, with an ability to follow tasks through completion.

    • Exhibits positive energy, drive and pride in your work.

    • Teamwork: able and willing to support the tax team in a variety of projects.

    • Extensive Microsoft Excel experience: utilizing a variety of functions.

      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 ( .
      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 .
      Nelnet is a Drug Free and Tobacco Free Workplace.
      You may know Nelnet as the nation's largest student loan servicer - but we do more than that. A lot more. We're also a professional services company, consumer loan originator and servicer, payment processor, renewable energy innovator, and K-12 and higher education expert (and that's just a shortlist). For over 40 years, we've been serving our customers, associates, and communities to make dreams possible.
      EEO Info ( - EEO Letter ( - EPPA Info ( - FMLA Info (

Keywords: Nelnet, Augusta , Senior Tax Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Augusta, Georgia

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