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Manager - Internal Audit

Company: Nelnet
Location: Madison
Posted on: February 16, 2020

Job Description:

OverviewIt takes someone special to be an auditor. It takes someone with an eagle eye for evaluating policies, procedures and controls. It takes someone with experience in security, infrastructure, development change management, and compliance concepts whos not afraid to speak up and offer suggestions for improvements. It takes someone with the skills to manage multiple resources to get a job done. Youve already got what it takes to be an auditor. At Nelnet, well give you what it takes to be extraordinary.Under the Audit Services Internal Audit Director, the Manger Internal Audit serves an important role assisting in the execution of the annual internal audit plan; participating in audits of various departments and processes. The Manager - Internal Audit analyzes internal controls over Nelnets diverse technology environment including areas such as physical security, access provisioning, system logging and monitoring, and systems continuity. The end result of the Mangers efforts provide assurances to its customers related to the adequacy of Nelnets control environment, systems reliability and quality of information, all in an effort to maintain Nelnets reputation as a leader in the financial services industry.This position requires work in support of the Companys contract with the United States Department of Education (ED). 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.Responsibilities

  • Assist the Internal Audit Director with scheduling assignments in an effort to effectively execute the audit plan.
  • Manage all aspects of executing audit projects, including the development of audit programs, audit support documentation, workpaper review, and drafting of the audit report to ensure compliance with utilizing COSO objectives and components or other relevant frameworks.
  • Work closely with management of all areas of the Company in assessing risk, completing independent/objective evaluations of risks and processes, recommending improvements to the associated controls and processes, and following up to ensure accurate and timely implementation of agreed upon recommendations.
  • Oversee the process of performing audit work and required documentation for external auditors in their execution of SSAE 18 and SOX engagements, as well as other external audits.
  • Review process improvement designs and changes to internal process activities to ensure internal controls that are consistent with departmental objectives.
  • Work with managers to resolve audit issues relative to risk exposure and monitor implementation of control changes to reduce risk subject to a cost benefit analysis.
  • As appropriate, review systems development activities associated with subsidiaries, new products and/or changes to vendor software.
  • Provide consulting or special project services requested by senior management.
  • Coordinate the administrative functions (hiring, personnel development, ongoing performance appraisals, training budget, etc.) associated with managing a team.
  • Supervise staff regarding all of the duties above.QualificationsEDUCATION:A bachelors degree (or equivalent) in information systems, information technology, management information systems, accounting, or similar technology-related field.EXPERIENCE:At least 6 years of experience working in a professional environment. Progressive roles and experience in internal or external audit, quality assurance, process improvement, technology, and/or accounting desired. At least 2 years of experience managing people. Existing professional certification required (e.g., CPA, CIA, CFSA, CRMA). Exposure to public companies financial statements to include all aspects of the financial presentation, accounting systems, tax issues, SEC filings, and SOX compliance preferred.Knowledge working with audit analysis software, general ledger software, Microsoft suite, etc. is a plus.COMPETENCIES SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE/ABILITIES:
    • Desire to learn new concepts and think independently.
    • Ability to adapt in fast-paced environment.
    • Commitment to customer service.
    • Demonstrated ability to clearly communicate thoughts verbally and in writing.
    • Demonstrated ability to analyze complex data.
    • Expert knowledge of information systems, auditing, quality assurance and control concepts.
    • Demonstrated ability to build relationships, work in teams, and interact with many levels of management.
    • Demonstrated ability to work in an organized manner and meet goals.
    • Ability to travel (up to 10%).We encourage you to explore this Nelnet opportunity and others position requires work in support of the companys contract with the united states department of education (ED). 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 positionsEEO StatementNelnet 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.Job Locations US-NE-Lincoln - US-WI-MadisonPosted Date 1 week ago (2/3/2020 4:22 PM)Job ID 2020-9914# of Openings 1Category Professionals

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