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 a great place to work.
As a community of Dornsife College “we are committed to the creation, preservation, and communication of fundamental knowledge in all its forms…as well as a lifelong passion for learning and a commitment to the betterment of society.” The academic mission of Dornsife College can only be realized to its fullest potential when we build and protect a representative, equitable, inclusive culture of scholarship for students, faculty, and staff. This is not done through initiatives but by embedding these values into the everyday interactions, relationships, policies, and practices of the College. What is required is a seamless integration of the tenets of equity and inclusivity into every facet of academic life. If we want our scholars, staff, and students to be able to give their very best, we must create an academic environment that portends success.
Success is possible when every member of the Dornsife community owns their role as a steward of the culture in which we learn, research, and work; when we believe that it is because of who we are that we are able to do what we do: achieve excellence, together.
Achieving a robust and inclusive academic culture requires more than just the completion of a task, but includes that person’s capacity to contribute positively to the relationships and culture of their office or department. Therefore, any applicant seeking to advance the mission of Dornsife College should also be assessed on their capacities beyond the technical elements of their work, and demonstrate an understanding of their impact on others, and to articulate how they contribute positively to those around them.
Serving as a launchpad for projects drawing on disparate disciplines of science, engineering, medicine and the arts – the Bridge Institute is leveraging the strengths of individual departments and schools by providing an umbrella that trains fearless researchers, supports convergence and empowers collaboration. Exploring the interplay of molecules, cells and tissues through inclusive Team-Science and Art-Science frameworks to create new mechanistic insights that impact biomedical research, support science training and improve the human condition.
The Bridge Institute is seeking a Budget Analyst to join our team. The Budget Analyst will be part of the Administration Team that will support the Bridge’s Faculty, Students, Postdocs, Research Staff and other Admin Staff. They will support the Program Administrator who is the primary Financial Manager for the Bridge.
PRIMARY JOB DUTIES
- This position performs a combination of duties related to the processing and assisting in monitoring of business transactions related to restricted and unrestricted accounts, in addition to discretionary, gift, and grants accounts for the academic unit.
- Assists in performing analyses of technical, clerical, and administrative tasks related to operating budgets, including sponsored research accounts, requisitions, purchase orders, work orders, travel documents, transfer request forms, etc.
- Assists faculty and research administration staff in financial transactions such as purchasing equipment and supplies and accounting for travel expenditures and reimbursements. Interacts with vendors, pays invoices, prepares and processes department orders, check requests, requisitions, procurement card purchases, honorariums, and consultants.
- Ensures confidentiality and controls access to sensitive information such as faculty or staff personnel files.
- When necessary, serves as backup to the Program Administrator.
- Maintains internal accounting records of and reconciles account balances and activity to university financial records and corrects errors if necessary.
- Performs other related duties and responsibilities. The university reserves the right to add or change duties at anytime.
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
Preferred Field of Expertise:
Prefer university budget experience and knowledge of university financial systems.
Hourly range: The hourly rate range for this position is $34 – $34.85. 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.
This position is contract funded.
Required Documents and Additional Information:
- Resume and cover letter required (may be uploaded as one file).
- Job openings are posted for a minimum of (5) five business days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended, so please apply on the same business day if interested.
- USC has excellent benefits, including health benefits for staff and their family with access to the renowned university medical network; eligibility for retirement plans with employer contributions after six months of employment; tuition benefits for staff and their family; free Professional Development classes; central Los Angeles location with easy access to commuter trains, buses and free tram pick up services; discounts to sporting and other campus events.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
The University of Southern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer that Values Diversity.
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.
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