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Nelnet Tax Credit Lead Analyst in Lincoln, Nebraska


Nelnet is a corporate taxpayer with a strong appetite and investment capacity for various tax credits, especially renewable energy tax credits. As this portfolio has grown and Nelnet has begun offering the investment credit opportunity to third parties, the business requires an individual to assist with investment management and related accounting. Each investment has unique characteristics and intricacies in terms of value maximization and risk mitigation.

This position will be integral in ensuring the investment performs as projected, managing compliance with all federal and state income tax regulations, and reporting performance to pertinent stakeholders. In addition, other responsibilities include participation in diligence prior to investment, financial modeling, internal and external reporting, and interaction with investors and sponsors.


  1. Model potential tax credit investment opportunities for negotiation, modeling, and execution.

  2. Participate in the due diligence phase of an investment prior to close to manage risks, maximize profitability, and establish the mechanics for managing the investment post-close.

  3. Monitor overall performance of funding, operations, compliance requirements, and return thresholds associated with tax credit investments.

  4. Interact with project sponsors and project financiers on issues and delays. Correspond with executive team and internal accounting team with entity structure, cash movements, and book/tax accounting.

  5. Maintain ownership of general ledger, tax basis, and capital account tracking schedules relative to tax credit investments.

  6. Report pertinent accounting, tax, and performance information to third-party investors.



Bachelors Degree required in Accounting or Business Administration with an emphasis in Taxation. Certified Public Accountant (CPA)-Preferred


3+ years of tax compliance and return preparation experience in a public accounting firm. Expertise in partnership taxation and/or renewable energy tax credit investment experience is preferred.


  1. Consistent, High Quality Results: Establishes credibility and finance leadership by producing timely, accurate and insightful results, consistently. Earns the respect of others through effective interaction with all teams.

  2. Extensive Microsoft Excel experience.

  3. Efficiency/Accountability: Allocates time efficiently, focusing on ever-shifting priorities, continually seeks ways to improve individual and team productivity. Highly accountable and able to manage multiple complex tasks in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. Effective follow through skills.

  4. Energy, Drive, and Motivation: Embraces challenges enthusiastically, then executes relentlessly. Willingness to expand role and find ways to support members of the accounting, legal, and tax departments.

  5. Entrepreneurial: Encounters new business ideas and continuously assesses the proposals.

  6. Possesses strong project management and organizational skills.

  7. Broad business knowledge (law, accounting, tax, and human resources preferred).

  8. Strong experience with structuring transactions and proficient in partnership taxation.

  9. Proven ability to work under stress in emergencies, flexibility to handle pressure coming from all directions simultaneously. Able to work independently.

  10. Strong/confident communication style: Effectively communicates with and engages all levels of the organization from peers to executive management both verbally and in writing. Displays confidence in expressing opinions and in offering a point of view. Strong interpersonal skills.

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.

Job ID 2019-9108

# of Openings 1

Category Accounting/Finance