The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown L.A. and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the “Trojan Family,” which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.
The USC School of Pharmacy is seeking a Budget/Business Analyst to provide financial support to the School's Business Office. The Budget/Business Analyst will monitor, reconcile and analyze account activity, process purchases and reimbursements as well as prepare detailed reports on accounts' activities.
Administers assigned budget(s). Monitors actual income and expense and develops projections in order to authorize or extend financial commitments. Analyzes current performance to plan. Identifies and researches variances and trends and brings to the attention of the supervisor for discussion and resolution. Projects future budget performance based on knowledge of assigned operations.
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.
Determines when budget adjustments are required and prepares in accordance with university financial guidelines or agency requirements and restrictions.
Assists in local planning of short and long term budgets by compiling and organizing data for use in forecasts.
Provides information to staff and faculty regarding university financial policies and procedures. Assists faculty and staff in financial transactions such as purchasing equipment and supplies and accounting for travel expenditures and reimbursements.
Serves as internal resource for contracts and grants. Monitors grant account activity and balances to ensure adherence to agency restrictions. Advises faculty, researchers and staff regarding agency requirements and regulations. Coordinates the preparation of financial reports for submission to agencies or donors. Acts as liaison among researchers, Office of Contracts and Grants, Sponsored Projects Accounting, and other interested university offices.
Coordinates purchasing activities and interfaces with vendors as required.
Prepares ad hoc financial reports as requested.
Configure Telephone and Ethernet moves, transfer and disconnects.
Process Cell phone and Business card orders and other special projects as required.
Prepare and monitor monthly telephone charges.
Bachelor’s degree Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education
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.
When the University of Southern California opened its doors to 53 students in 1880, Los Angeles still lacked paved streets and electric lights. Today, the University of Southern California is one of the world?s leading private research universities and operates an integrated academic medical center that serves more than a million patients each year. An anchor institution in Los Angeles, a global ...center for arts, technology and international trade, USC enrolls more international students than any other U.S. university and offers extensive opportunities for internships and study abroad. With a strong tradition of integrating liberal and professional education, USC fosters a vibrant culture of public service and encourages students to cross academic as well as geographic boundaries in their pursuit of knowledge.