NBS - Director - Accounting

5 months ago(8/29/2017 4:55 PM)
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Analyzes, consolidates and interprets financial data.  Participates in strategy planning and development of business plans, products, and pricing, including recommendations to help in decision making.  Leading the development and maintenance of daily accounting & cash management tasks, including monthly financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting, key metrics, pricing and profitability projects.  Represent the Accounting & Finance role in key decisions with multi-departmental decision making. Manage project demands of scope, time, cost and quality.  Internal controls over financial reporting.


  1. Lead and coordinate all daily and monthly accounting & cash management activities, including invoicing and collections, customer cash management, vendor management, and new product accounting.
  2. Lead and coordinate the preparation of segment financial reporting and consolidation of financial statements.
  3. Develop payment processing expertise and guide changes in payment processing requirements and processes for client-facing payment products of NBS and PaymentSpring.
  4. Coordinate all documentation of segment internal controls over financial reporting and all other documentation and support for financial audit and SEC purposes, including working with external auditors and examiners.
  5. Assess and implement changes in generally accepted accounting principles for both the US and international activities. Implement new procedures and monitor of accounting and cash management processes and reporting for international businesses.
  6. Participate in management decisions to better know the customers’ needs and understand their goals and analysis & reporting requirements. Provide ad-hoc financial analysis or reporting for senior leadership as required.
  7. Participate in product development to recommend system and service needs for accounting & cash management processes both for NBS and the customers. Develop proper controls within the system and processes to ensure protection of cash management processes.
  8. Work with other members of senior management to develop processes for cash management and invoicing needs to better serve customers and when changes to systems/services occur.
  9. Lead the development and enhancement of daily processes and workflows to allow for growth in business activities and additional business lines and improve process efficiencies. Assess Accounting and Cash Management workflow and process improvement ideas and guide changes (e.g. automation processes) to ensure efficiencies are maintained in processes in both Accounting and Finance tasks.
  10. Act as liaison between NBS and Petersons Accounting/Cash Management and Nelnet Corporate Finance & Tax, SEC and Corporate Accounting teams as necessary. Ensure the team provides required information and analysis for SEC reporting, financial and SEC audits, tax research, special projects, or other ad-hoc requests on a timely basis.
  11. Conduct performance reviews, staff training and development, manage workflow and other supervisor or management responsibilities as needed, including leading a team of accounting and cash management associates.
  12. Assist the Director of Finance in the annual budgeting & forecasting processes managed by the Finance team.



  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting. Accounting degree preferred.
  2. Advanced degree or certification preferred.



  1. 7+ years of related accounting and financial analysis experience, with a proven record of success.
  2. 3+ years of management experience.
  3. 5+ years of experience in financial services including payments or banking.
  4. Project management experience.
  5. Merger and acquisition experience and technical research skills preferred.
  6. International accounting and cash management experience.
  7. Auditing and compliance experience.



  1. Knowledge of accounting and auditing theories and practices, both US and International.
  2. Exceptional Excel skills and proficient in other Microsoft and other analytical tools.
  3. Energy, Drive, and Motivation: Embraces challenges enthusiastically, then executes relentlessly.
  4. Consistent, High Quality Results: Establishes credibility and finance leadership by producing timely, accurate and insightful analysis, consistently.
  5. Effective interaction with all teams: Earns the respect of others.
  6. Efficiency/Accountability: Allocates time efficiently, focusing on ever-shifting priorities; continually seeks way to improve individual and team productivity.
  7. Highly accountable and able to manage multiple complex tasks in a fast paced dynamic environment.
  8. Confident Communication Style: Effectively communicates with and engages all levels of the organization verbally and in writing; displays confidence in expressing opinions and in offering a point of view.
  9. Proven ability to work under stress in emergencies; flexibility to handle pressure coming from all directions simultaneously.
  10. Excellent presentation skills and report development.
  11. Excellent skills in analytic problem solving.
  12. Independent decision making and strategic thinking.
  13. Demonstrated ability to lead professionals through influence.

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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