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

Capitalizing on over 140 years of history and tradition in downtown Los Angeles, the University of Southern California (USC) has embarked on an unprecedented period of expansion. USC is now poised to take its place as the preeminent research institution of the 21st century and we are looking for skilled, motivated professionals to help forge the future of higher education.

The USC Finance Division department of the Office of Budget & Planning is seeking a Financial Analyst II to join its team.


The Financial Analyst II is responsible for performing complex financial reporting and analyses to assist the organization in business and financial short- and long-term planning. Assignments are either highly specialized requiring advanced knowledge of a particular financial area, or analyses may be more general requiring thorough knowledge of a broader range of financial activities.

The Financial Analyst II:

  • Coordinates, organizes, and completes strategic and complex projects of a financial or business nature requiring identification and extraction of data, evaluation, interpretation, analysis, and summation of findings. Presents results formally to management.

  • Produces regular and ad-hoc financial and operating reports. Evaluates and analyzes reports and data. Develops conclusions and recommendations and communicates orally or in writing to management.

  • Monitors financial operations for a large operating area of the university or for a significant financial activity. Identifies problems or trends and evaluates for solutions. Seeks resolution or brings to the attention of senior management for consideration.

  • Reviews existing accounting, reporting and data management systems and methods for adequacy. Contributes to the development and/or modification of financial systems and applications to enhance reporting and information capabilities.

  • Provides internal financial consulting services and advises on complex or technical financial issues.

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

The work schedule for this position is Monday to Friday, during normal university business hours; however, work schedules may change at any time to accommodate business needs.


The ideal candidate for the position of Financial Analyst II meets the following preferred criteria:

  • Master’s degree in business, finance, or related field

  • 5 years of relevant experience

  • Directly related experience in a university environment with knowledge of university systems and procedures.


Candidates for the position of Financial Analyst II must meet the following minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, finance, accounting or related field

  • 3 years of relevant experience

  • Experience in financial analysis and reporting with knowledge of computer simulation and forecasting techniques.

The annual base salary range for this position is $85,000 – $95,000.00. 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.

About USC Finance Division:

USC Finance Division is a diverse group of innovative and talented professionals who provide high quality services in support of education and research at USC. The Finance Division is comprised of the following departments: Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Financial and Business Services, Office of the Comptroller; Office of Budget and Planning, Treasury, and Health Plans; Facilities Planning and Management, Audit Services, Risk Management, and Information Technology Services.

USC Finance Division values integrity, excellence, diversity, equity, and inclusion, well-being, open communication, and accountability.

The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.


Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree

Minimum Experience: 5 years

Minimum Field of Expertise: Business education or closely related field. Expert knowledge of and experience in financial analysis and reporting. Knowledge of computer simulation and forecasting techniques. Directly related management experience.

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