Accounting Financial Supervisor – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

Accounting Financial Supervisor

The University of Southern California’s (USC’s) Information Technology Services is seeking a talented Accounting Financial Supervisor with an exceptional commitment to service excellence to join the its team. As the Accounting Financial Supervisor, you will be an integral member of ITS Finance, collaborating with diverse and talented team members to help support the financial needs for multidimensional information technology initiatives and generate value for our campus stakeholders across a broad base of departments and constituencies.

THE TEAM

The ITS vision aligns strategy, business, and services; affirms ITS cultural values; empowers cross-functional teamwork; embraces world-class best practices; and promotes innovation, excellence, agility, and efficiency. To achieve this vision, ITS is committed to providing a modern technology infrastructure that is resilient and delivers the performance necessary to meet the demands of a growing customer base, training in the latest technologies for its highly productive and motivated workforce, outstanding customer experience, and technology services that are aligned with the university’s mission to provide exceptional learning opportunities for students. ITS is creating a workplace where employees can develop cutting-edge skills, take pride in the services they provide, and have access to the roles and career paths that align to their abilities and potential. We are looking for top talent to join us on our journey.

ITS CULTURE

USC’s ITS organization represents a diverse and talented team, committed to supporting a collaborative culture and delivering secure and innovative IT services, core to the mission of USC. ITS values accountability, excellence, and commitment to exceptional customer experience. ITS strives for a supportive and inclusive culture that encourages employees to do their best work every day and where individuals are recognized and celebrated for their contributions.

ABOUT USC

USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology, and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

The candidate for the position of Accounting Financial Supervisor must meet the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Two years of experience in accounting or Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education.
  • Senior or lead bookkeeping/accounting experience with directly related college study.
  • Thorough knowledge of established accounting principles, methods, practices and terminology used in financial/accounting and statistical record-keeping work.
  • Ability to train, evaluate and supervise the work of employees.
  • Demonstrated analytical, problem solving and effective communications skills.

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS

The ideal candidate for the position of Accounting Financial Supervisor meets the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Three years of experience in accounting
  • Proficiency in Excel – pivot tables, formulas, charts

  • Knowledge of University financial systems plus a strong knowledge of computers and accounting applications

  • Knowledge of Workday and other financial systems

In addition, the successful candidate must also demonstrate, through ideas, words and actions, a strong commitment to USC’s Unifying Values of integrity, excellence, diversity, equity and inclusion, well-being, open communication and accountability.

THE WORK YOU WILL DO

The Accounting Financial Supervisor will be tasked with Supervising the day-to-day work of accounting assistants or technicians assigned to a financial unit within financial services or in a school, administrative or auxiliary department.

The Accounting Financial Supervisor:

  • Supervises the work of accounting assistants and/or technicians assigned to a financial unit in a school, administrative or auxiliary department, or within financial services. Communicates unit priorities. Assigns and schedules work based on assessment of work volume and deadlines. Authorizes overtime and/or use of temporary staff. Monitors performance and provides feedback. Counsels or disciplines as needed.
  • Monitors and reviews work for accuracy and timeliness. Identifies and corrects errors. Assists in problem resolution and makes decisions within established authority level. Ensures adherence to internal operating policies and procedures and external guidelines and regulations.
  • Trains staff in unit operating procedures. Ensures procedures and policies are documented and updated as changes occur. Communicates changes to staff.
  • Monitors internal financial operations and evaluates procedures and controls for adequacy. Recommends changes or modifications.
  • Collects and formats data for special projects and management studies and/or, or reviews data gathered by others for accuracy. Prepares various financial reports, as required.
  • Plans, schedules and coordinates internal reviews and audits. Implements corrective actions directed by manager.
  • Vendor Management – Coordinates with Procurement and Sourcing team suppliers to aggregate vendor contract performance data . Develops standard and ad hoc reports to support vendor management performance. Identifies and analyzes compliance validations, operational oversight, and overall vendor spending. Facilitates innovation and the continuous improvement of existing and future processes by leveraging report insights.
  • In addition, the successful candidate must also demonstrate, through ideas, words and actions, a strong commitment to USC’s Unifying Values of integrity, excellence, diversity, equity and inclusion, well-being, open communication and accountability.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

Come join the USC ITS team and work as a trusted partner in shaping an environment of innovation and excellence.

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This position’s annual base salary range is $80,000- $85,000. 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, critical 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
Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education

Minimum Experience: 2 years

Minimum Field of Expertise:
Senior or lead bookkeeping/accounting experience with directly related college study. Thorough knowledge of established accounting principles, methods, practices and terminology used in financial/accounting and statistical record-keeping work. Ability to train, evaluate, and supervise the work of employees. Demonstrated analytical, problem solving and effective communications skills.

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