Job Location:
Los Angeles, CA – Health Sciences Campus

The Keck School of Medicine of USC’s Department of Population and Public Health Sciences is looking for a new Budget/Business Analysts to join the central finance team, managing over $15 million in operational expenses, for six departmental divisions, more than 100 faculty, 200+ staff, and over 500 students—together on a mission to achieve health equity for all people. 

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As a Budget/Business Analyst, you will lead the procurement process (purchasing, payments, reimbursements, and receivables), and inform decisions with financial analysis (reporting, reconciliations, projections, accounting adjustments and budget amendments) as part of the central finance team for the entire department.


  • Administer the procurement process, initiating corporate card transactions, requisitions, purchase orders, and change orders.
  • Onboard new suppliers and manage existing contracts,
  • Submit internal service delivery requisitions to procure university products and services,
  • Secure outsourced professional and creative service agreements,
  • Work with human resources to secure independent contractors,
  • Request temporary staffing, if needed.
  • Send payments to accounts payable, request supplier invoices, ad hoc employee/student payments, and limited engagement payees, such as honorariums for guest lecture speakers.
  • Process travel and non-travel reimbursements as delegates for faculty, staff, and students.
  • Allocate accounts receivable incoming deposits, ad hoc bank transactions, checks, and wire transfers.
  • Run financial reports in Workday by fiscal year and month for operational program accounts, internally awarded projects, and faculty discretionary gift accounts.
  • Prepare report reconciliations by assessing the budget to available balance ratio, checking for inaccuracies in salary allocations, analyzing the accuracy of expenses on the account, and ensuring appropriate ledger, spend category, and business purposes. 
  • Forecast projections of proposed income and planned expenses for salary and benefits, staff and student hires, materials and supplies, travel, services, stipends, and reimbursements, among other expenses.
  • Create payroll and accounting adjustments to correct salary allocations and other expenses.
  • Submit budget amendments from the department to the Keck School of Medicine to deposit negotiated and/or contracted fiscal year funds, rollover year-end funding at the approval of the department Chair and correct any misallocated budget entries.
  • Other related responsibilities may be assigned, upon department necessity.
  • Enjoy a flexible, hybrid work schedule, and autonomy to manage your own workload within a supportive, collaborative team environment. 
  • Professional development opportunities to learn and lead others in university financial policies, processes, and procedures.
  • Preferred Education:

    Bachelor’s degree

    Preferred Experience:
    2-3 years of USC experience in a directly related position (accounting, budgeting, business, or finance) 

    Preferred Field of Expertise:
    USC financial systems, policies, and procedures

    Technical Skills:

  • Adobe Acrobat, Concur Travel & Expense, Jaggaer Marketplace, Monday.com, Office 365 (Outlook, OneDrive, Word, Excel, OneNote, SharePoint, Teams, Forms), Workday Financials, Zoom Phone & Video
  • Abilities:

  • Self-directed task management, investigative problem solving, attention to accuracy
  • Positive, collegial, customer service oriented
  • Excellent written and oral communication (calls, emails, documents, videos)
  • Minimum Education:

    Bachelor’s degree, or combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education

    Minimum Experience:

    1 year

    Minimum Field of Expertise:

    Business administration, accounting or related degree budget experience including knowledge of government and fund accounting. Strong computer skills with use of automated spreadsheets.

  • The hourly rate range for this position is $36.00. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and 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

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

Minimum Experience: 1 year

Minimum Field of Expertise: Business administration, accounting or related degree and budget experience including knowledge of government and fund accounting. Strong computer skills with use of automated 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 [email protected].  Inquiries will be treated as confidential to the extent permitted by law.

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