Los Angeles, CA – University Park Campus
Budget Business Analyst – Rossier Business Operations
USC Rossier School of Education
The University of Southern California Rossier School of Education is seeking a customer service-driven, self-motivated, analytical Budget/Business Analyst to join its Business Operations office. USC Rossier has been an integral part of the Los Angeles community since our founding as a department of pedagogy at the University of Southern California in 1896. USC Rossier is proud to work with and in our city to advance educational equity. As a member of the team, the Budget/Business Analyst plays a key role in the continued success of the school and its academic programs. Reporting to the Assistant Director of Finance, the Budget/Business Analyst is responsible for providing critical support to the day-to-day financial operations of the Rossier Business Operations office as well as, academic and auxiliary Rossier departments.
These support functions include but are not limited to:
Assists students, faculty and staff with financial transactions such as goods and services requisitions, internal service deliveries, processing reimbursements, and initiating corporate card transactions.
Secures outsourced professional service agreements including working with human resources to onboard independent contractors.
Submits invoices to accounts payable, requests supplier invoices, ad hoc employee/student payments, and limited engagement payees, such as honorariums for guest lecture speakers.
Monitors expenses and develops projections in order to extend financial commitments. Identifies variances and trends and brings to the attention of the supervisor for discussion and resolution.
Reconciles account balances and activity to university financial records and initiates correcting entries.
Runs Workday reports by monthly and fiscal year periods for various department accounts.
Inputs financial data to departmental accounting systems and prepares financial reports as required. Reviewing and analyzing expenses, and ensuring accurate ledger, spend category, and each transaction has a valid business purpose.
Processes and allocates electronic deposits, ad hoc bank transactions, checks, and wire transfers to the appropriate accounts.
Assists in local planning of short and long-term budgets by compiling and organizing data for use in forecasts.
Advises students, staff, and faculty regarding university financial policies and procedures.
Coordinates year-end and monthly closing activities including processing and correcting journal entries.
Interfaces with vendors as required.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.
Skills, Abilities, and Additional Information
Workday Financials, Jaggaer Marketplace, Concur Travel and Expense, Adobe Acrobat, Office 365 (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Teams), Zoom Phone, and Video
Attention to detail; Excellent communication skills (written and oral); Collaborative and self-starter; Ability to prioritize tasks and projects according to provided guidelines.
This position is full-time, non-exempt / 37.5 hours per week; Required work hours are 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Monday – Friday; Flexible hybrid work schedule (on-campus 3 days/week)
Preferred Education: Bachelor’s degree,
Preferred Experience: 2-3 years of USC or higher education experience in a directly related position (accounting, budgeting, business, or finance).
Preferred Field of Expertise: Knowledge of university financial systems (Workday, Jaggaer and Concur) and university financial /budget policies and procedures.
The hourly rate range for this position is $34.92-$39.88. 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.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: In order for your application to be considered, you must attach a cover letter and resume.
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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