Job Location:
Los Angeles, CA – University Park Campus

The Administrative Operations unit is seeking a Budget/Business Analyst to join our team within Business Services. This role is responsible for monitoring, reconciling, analyzing, and reporting on budget activity for our client departments which include, but are not limited to, the Office of the Senior Vice President of Administration, Department of Public Safety, Environmental Health and Safety, and Fire Safety and Emergency Planning.

The Budget/Business Analyst administers assigned budget(s). Monitors actual income and expense and develops projections to authorize or extend financial commitments. Sets up and maintains accounts. Reconciles account balances and activity to university financial records and initiates correcting entries. Prepares and submits financial reports as required and reviews for accuracy prior to distribution. Troubleshoots problems, including research of pertinent facts and interacts with appropriate university staff to achieve resolution. Coordinates year-end financial transfer and closing activity.

The selected candidate will be expected to develop, enhance, and maintain information systems to support financial operations. Ensure that internal systems complement university-wide systems, and that information is reconciled on a regular basis. Administer use of facilities, equipment, and space, including purchasing of new equipment, as well as maintenance and repair of existing facilities and equipment. Assist in developing and updating department policies and procedures and/or project procedures and coordinating implementation. Assist in management of department projects, as assigned. Participate in development and administration of project or department budgets.

Candidates with prior USC experience in related fields or familiarity with Workday Financial are encouraged to apply. This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA) under the Clery Act and must comply with the requirements of said designation.

Job Qualifications
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.

Preferred Education:
-Bachelor’s degree

Preferred Experience:
-2 years
-Communication – written and oral skills
-Human resource process and employment knowledge Interpretation of policies/analyses/trends/etc.
-Prior experience at USC as a business manager, accountant, or financial analyst preferred.
-Familiarity with Workday Financial and managing personnel budgets preferred.

Preferred Field of Expertise:
-Prior experience at USC as a business manager, accountant, or financial analyst preferred.
-Familiarity with Workday Financial and managing personnel budgets preferred.


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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