Job Location:
Los Angeles, CA – Health Sciences Campus

The Department of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at the USC Keck School of Medicine seeks a Financial Analyst 1 to assist with financial analysis, transactions, and reporting.

This position will report to the department’s Director of Finance and Business Operations, and be responsible for tracking the department’s finances, managing the balance of accounts, assisting with budget, and taking care of financial transactions on behalf of the department.

This position is a hybrid position and is expected to report to the office roughly 3 times a week, depending on business needs on a week-to-week basis.

Job duties include but are not limited to:

  • Performing regular and ad-hoc reporting, including processing reports and creating and maintaining financial dashboards on a monthly basis
  • Evaluating and analyzing financial performance across the department, and creating written summaries of current financial standing for leadership
  • Participating in the department budget process and forecasting future department performance
  • Assisting in the identification and resolution of business problems
  • Researching issues and working on solutions
  • Preparing slide decks and presentations to senior leadership regarding financial performance
  • Participating in other projects or duties as assigned

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Experience working at USC
  • Experience working with Workday Financial
  • Strong technical and financial aptitudes
  • 1+ years of experience working in a medium-to-large organization, particularly in healthcare or academic settings
  • Strong skills with Excel, proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite and web technologies
  • Excellent communication, organization, and people skills a plus

This is a fixed-term, full-time, non-exempt position in the Department of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Compensation is competitive and contingent on experience. A generous benefits package includes: Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, long-term care, disability, malpractice coverage and more (information about benefits can be found here); significant retirement benefits, for which you are eligible after the first year of employment; tuition assistance for you and your family; and generous paid time off.

This position is initially for a 1-year fixed-term position. At the end of the 1-year term, the candidate in this role may be converted to a permanent, full-time position or renewed for another 1-year term depending on performance and budget availability.

Candidates must be willing to comply with all department, university, city, county, and state COVID-19 requirements. Information about USC’s COVID-19 Vaccine Policy can be found here: https://policy.usc.edu/covid-19-vaccination-program/

USC strongly values diversity, equity, and inclusion and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. All genders, BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, people with disabilities, veterans, bicultural/multicultural and bilingual/multilingual individuals are encouraged to apply.

The hourly rate range for this position is $34.03 – $41.90. 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
Minimum Experience: 1 year
Minimum Field of Expertise: Business education or closely related field. Experience in financial analysis and reporting with knowledge of computer simulation and forecasting techniques.


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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