Financial Analyst II (Fixed-Term) – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

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.

Reporting to the Senior Associate Director, Financial Management for the Marshall School of Business School, the Financial Analyst II will support the financial management team in the day-to-day oversight over the School’s financial reporting, business processes, and compliance function. Areas of responsibility include monitoring, reviewing, and verifying accounting records for compliance, audit, and customer support for the centralized and decentralized operations across the School. The position supports the Marshall Business Office team with monitoring the School’s internal business processes, ensuring compliance with university and School policies and procedures, and staying current with USC’s financial systems. This position will serve as the primary contact supporting stakeholders across the organization with financial aid, scholarships, and awards payments. This Financial Analyst II will play a critical role in the School’s annual fiscal year close.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Support of reconciliation reports across all account types; expenditure, compensation, revenue, student aid, etc.
  • Coordinate with the School’s scholarship award (financial aid), allocation and reconciliation process.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for the new STARS project account hierarchy including regular reporting and support for faculty and academic departments.
  • Develop with maintaining critical reports for internal and external reporting as needed.
  • Support the Senior Associate Director and the Assistant Dean and Director, Finance with oversight of Journal Entries (JEs).
  • Support the Senior Associate Director and Assistant Dean and Director, Finance with data analytics related to upcoming fiscal year 2024 close.
  • Support the Assistant Dean of Finance with Workday Financials account maintenance process including new account creation process, freezing retired accounts, and FDM change requests.
  • Review and monitor corporate card activity including audit and compliance.
  • Review and monitor travel and expense activity and troubleshoot issues for internal stakeholders.
  • Coordinate requests for Workday Financial access and audit.
  • Support School wide stakeholders with escalated request around USC expenditure policies and procedures and Marshall School guidelines and internal practices.
  • Duties and projects as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum Experience: 3 years
    Minimum Field of Expertise: Business education or closely related field. Experience in financial analysis and reporting with knowledge of computer simulation and forecasting techniques.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong financial and budget management and reporting skills, preferably in a university setting.
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analytic and problem-solving skills
  • Strong organizational, collaborative, and interpersonal relationship-building skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in addition to critical-thinking abilities.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure, handle multiple priorities, tasks, demands and time sensitive pressurized situations.
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Excel and related analytic tools
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment; and commitment to completing tasks on time and to the highest ethical and professional standards.

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.

Anticipated Hiring Range:

The annual base salary range for this position is $93,843.03 – $117,544.61. 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.

Required Documents and Additional Information:

  • Resume and cover letter required (may be uploaded as one file). Please do not submit your application without these documents.
  • Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar 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.
  • The University of Southern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer that Values Diversity.

Why join the USC Marshall School of Business?

The USC Marshall School of Business is ideally positioned to address the challenges of a rapidly changing business environment and is ranked as one of the country’s top schools for accounting, finance, marketing, consulting, entrepreneurship, and international business studies.

USC Marshall builds on the unique opportunities that stem from its Los Angeles location on the Pacific Rim, its interdisciplinary and impactful research, the momentum generated by the University of Southern California, and the unparalleled engagement of the Trojan Alumni Family. With ready access to industries defining the new business frontier, including biotechnology, life sciences, media, entertainment, communications and healthcare, this vast network offers USC Marshall graduates exceptionally strong support for success in the global marketplace. USC Marshall is interested in receiving applications from individuals who enhance the diversity of its workforce.

For more information on the USC Marshall School of Business, visit: www.marshall.usc.edu

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Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree
Minimum Experience: 3 years
Minimum Field of Expertise: Business education or closely related field. Experience in financial analysis and reporting with knowledge of computer simulation and forecasting techniques.

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