Overview

Job Location:
Los Angeles, CA – University Park Campus

The University of Southern California (USC) Finance DivisionOffice of Budget and Planning is seeking an experienced Senior Business Data Analyst to join its Business Data Analysis team!

The Work You Will Do

The Senior Business Data Analyst performs data analyses and assists in interpretation of results using a variety of techniques to support business practices. Works with management to obtain and identify analytical requirements. Provides recommendations and conclusions gained from analyzing data using statistical methods and tools. Researches best practices, develops benchmarks, and provides dashboard metrics to management leadership. Develops a variety of reporting tools for distribution. Ensures data accuracy. Provides input into decisions affecting business operations and strategic initiatives. Has responsibility for business-to-systems analysis and problem-solving analysis of complex management reporting and business issues Provides guidance to other business analysts on all phases of data modeling, design and analysis. May oversee student/temporary/resource workers, as assigned.

The Senior Business Data Analyst:

  • Carries out quality assessment of data, data reports and the accompanying decisions.

  • Performs data analyses and assists in interpretation of results using a variety of techniques to support business practices. Works with management to obtain and identify analytical requirements. Researches best practices and develops benchmarks. Produces data collection methods (e.g., surveys, tests, etc.), and develops tools and processes to support analyses. Analyzes results, reviews data for anomalies, investigates to identify and determine cause, and corrects data inaccuracies and inconsistencies as necessary. Provides recommendations and conclusions gained from analyzing data.

  • Has responsibility for business-to-systems analysis and problem-solving analysis of complex management reporting and business issues. Utilizes statistical and quality management principles to report and initiate operational/business practices changes.

  • Conducts analysis of findings and offers action-driven recommendations and insights to executive leaders and managers on the basis of results.

  • Generates summary and specified dashboard accounts which represent operational data in brief and intelligible format, suitable for the target audience, such as executive leadership, department managers and supervisors and other analysts.

  • Provides business data trend information to support recommendations for action. Collaborates with management on matters of best practices, appropriate statistical measures and benchmarking. Provides management with suggestions, as appropriate.

  • Performs trend and benchmarking analyses. Conveys such information to executive leaders.

  • Maintains currency with industry data analyses techniques, standards and related technologies.

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

Job Qualifications

Candidates for the position of Senior Business Data Analyst must meet the following minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree; however combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education

  • 3 years of experience

  • Direct knowledge and experience in data modeling, data warehousing and reporting; experience with Info/Basic programming language coding, MultiValue and UniVerse

  • Project management experience for complex projects

  • Demonstrated organizational, critical thinking, interpersonal, planning, problem solving, and business analytical skills

  • Able to work at a high functional and technical level

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc.)

The ideal candidate for the position of Senior Business Data Analyst has the following preferred qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in disciplines such as statistics, economics, mathematics, accounting, business, computer science, information science or management information science

  • 5 years of experience

  • Expert knowledge of Data Warehousing methods (e.g., Kimball) and Relational and

  • 5 years’ experience with Info/Basic programming language coding, MultiValue and UniVerse

  • Analytical data structures (RDBMS, OLAP etc.)

  • Impressive experience in designing managerial level presentations and reports

  • Outstanding skills in finding resolution to complicated problems while performing independently in a multifaceted environment

  • Proficient with ERP’s (e.g. Workday HCM & Financials) and Student Information Systems

About USC’s Office of Budget & Planning

The University of Southern California (USC) Office of Budget and Planning (OBP) provides support to the university’s central administration in resource planning, strategic planning, and manages the university’s budget methodologies that guide formulation of the annual operating budget. The OBP’s goal is to ensure sufficient financial resources to meet the university’s current and future needs for maintaining academic and patient care excellence, while propelling new research and discoveries to advance humankind. The OBP fulfills the university’s budget and financial needs as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible in a collaborative manner, and delivers useful budget and financial guidance, assists academic units, auxiliary units and senior leadership in making key financial decisions. 

The USC Finance Division – Office of Budget and Planning values accountability, teamwork, open communication, integrity, and opportunities for growth & professional development.

Join us – apply today!

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

Minimum Experience: 3 years

Minimum Field of Expertise: Direct knowledge and experience in data modeling, data warehousing and reporting. Project management experience for complex projects. Demonstrated organizational, critical thinking, interpersonal, planning, problem solving, and business analytical skills. Able to work at a high functional and technical level.

                                                  

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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