Job Location:
Los Angeles, CA – University Park Campus

The University of Southern California’s Iovine and Young Academy is seeking an experienced professional for the position of Assistant Dean of Finance & Administration. Reporting to the Dean of the school, this leader will manage business office staff, will act as a strategic partner, assume overall responsibility for the school's short and long term budgeting, financial operations, general accounting, contracts, grants, accounts payable and receivable, and procurement needs. Position is responsible for establishing and updating the school’s financial policies and standards, as well as training personnel on those policies and procedures.


● Assumes overall responsibility for the school's short and long term budgeting, financial operations, general/fund accounting, contracts and grants.

● Establish and update the school’s financial policies, internal controls and administrative standards, as well as training personnel on these policies and procedures.

● Create business objectives and strategies in support of the long-term goals of the school.

● Provide financial consulting and strategic support to the Dean and leadership team, including preparing board presentations, financial presentations, analysis and other projects. Must be capable of exercising discretion to make key budgetary decisions based on knowledge of the Dean’s priorities. Must have greater visibility and influence to assist key stakeholders to make financial decisions, and must participate in discussion and debate regarding the most pressing questions facing the school.

● Lead all strategic planning, annual budget, monthly reporting and forecasting functions.

● Consult with and guide senior management on financial issues, evaluate business/operational proposals, and make recommendations for optimizing the financial impact of business initiatives, including but not limited to the following:

● Produce clear, concise, presentations for quarterly and annual budget meetings.

● Provide insightful financial advice and analysis to the Dean and all direct reports.

● Communicate effectively with department heads concerning financial objectives.

● Plan, develop, organize, implement, direct and evaluate the organization’s fiscal function and performance; proactively identify and recommend cost efficiency and productivity initiatives.

● Develop automated processes to report and analyze revenues and costs, and prepare monthly and quarterly analysis.

● Works as a positive, change oriented, transformational leader in alignment with the organizational values, and leadership culture.

● Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time..


● Minimum Education: Master's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education.

● Minimum Experience: 7 years Minimum Field of Expertise: Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, or related field.

● Management experience in a large, multi-faceted school or corporate environment.

● Excellent financial modeling, Excel, and PowerPoint skills.

● Strong analytical and reconciliation skills around detailed financial data.

● Excellent oral and written communication skills across all levels of an organization, and especially with University executives and senior management.

● Exceptional organizational skills, with a strong focus on the team.

● Must enjoy a fast-moving environment.

● Experience with the Workday financial system in a university setting.

● Thorough knowledge of management principles, budgeting, finance, accounting and applicable laws/regulations.

Applicants must upload a cover letter and a resume to be considered for this position.

In addition, the successful candidate must also demonstrate, through ideas, words and actions, a strong commitment to USC’s Unifying Values of integrity, excellence, diversity, equity and inclusion, well-being, open communication and accountability.

The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.

The annual base salary range for this position is $132,000 – $168,252.78. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope of responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

The Iovine and Young Academy was founded in 2013 through a visionary gift by Jimmy Iovine and Andre, Dr. Dre, Young. The Academy’s educational experience offers unprecedented combinations of knowledge, skills, along with premier professionalizing opportunities to develop the next generation of innovators, technology developers, and creative strategists who will lead with empathy and drive innovation for positive impact.

The University of Southern California, founded in 1880, is located in the heart of Downtown LA and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. Ranked 15th among U.S. colleges and universities by the Wall Street Journal, USC is one of the world's leading private research universities and a global center for the arts, technology, medicine, and international trade. As an

employee of USC, you will be part of a world-class university and a member of the "Trojan Family," which comprises the faculty, students and staff that make USC the great institution that it is today.


Minimum Education:
– Bachelor’s degree
– Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education

Minimum Experience:
– 5 years
– Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum work experience

Minimum Requirements:
– Progressively responsible financial experience providing a strong knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and practices as applied in the university’s financial operations.
– Strong knowledge of fund accounting and internal/external requirements, university financial policies, procedures and systems, and use of computerized spreadsheets.


USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance. We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact USC Human Resources by phone at (213) 821-8100, or by email at uschr@usc.edu.  Inquiries will be treated as confidential to the extent permitted by law.

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