Senior Analyst, Budget Management – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

The Office of the Provost – Provost Shared Services is seeking a Senior Analyst, Budget Management to join its team. The Senior Analyst, Budget Management reports to the Senior Business Officer and collaborates closely with Department Leads, Human Resources, IT, Payroll, Finance, Planning and Design, and other stakeholders supporting areas including the Office of the Provost, the Office of the President, and Academic Programs.

It is an exciting division to join and allows for interaction and learning opportunities from the range of services we provide. The seven units of Provost Shared Services provide strategic expertise on a wide range of business, technology, and personnel function; Human Resources, Information Technology, Payroll Services, Finance & Controllership, Planning & Design, Faculty/Staff Visa Services, and Office of Institutional Research.

Specific Job Accountabilities:

  • Acts as a subject matter expert, preparing, managing, and monitoring budgets with supervision, and developing projections that help maintain and promote fiscal integrity. Oversees regular and year-end financial reports, recommending corrective actions in response to reprogramming actions and revised budget allocations to maximize program executions and avert budget cuts.
  • Under general supervision, conducts advanced and detailed analyses for interdisciplinary strategic plans and business development initiatives. Aids leadership in decision-making for determining resource allocations and long-range planning with various performance metrics, forecast models, and outcome data. Recruits, screens, hires, trains, and directly supervises subordinate staff,
  • Provides guidance for strategic planning activities, reporting quality and timely financial information and trends analysis regarding contracts, grant accounts, research, and interdepartmental communications. Develops, recommends, and implements plans and programs for improvement of performance, quality, compliance, and/or efficiency of operations and services.
  • Monitors departmental expenditures and asset inventories, advising staff of financial policies and procedures, budget propriety, implications, and compliance. Oversees faculty and staff financial transactions, including equipment purchases, travel expenses, and reimbursements, and interfaces with vendors as required. Establishes, updates and maintains internal records/systems regarding budgets, special accounts, and payments.
  • Prepares advanced ad hoc reports including analyses for costs, processes, scenarios, and sensitivities. Plans and directs large, complex projects, and technical and financial status meetings, as assigned.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

Minimum Education: 
Bachelor’s degree   Or Bachelor’s degree Business Administration  Or
Bachelor’s degree Finance  Or Bachelor’s degree Economics  Or Bachelor’s degree Accounting  Or Bachelor’s degree in related field(s)

Minimum Experience: 
3 years

Minimum Skills:  Demonstrated budget experience, including knowledge of government and fund accounting, and generally accepted accounting principles and practices. Ability to interpret, provide clarity and conceptualize complex financial data and policies. Strong analytical, qualitative, communication, interpersonal, organization, guidance, computer and spreadsheet skills.

Preferred Education:  Master’s degree

Preferred Experience: 5 years

Preferred Skills: University budget experience and/or thorough knowledge of university financial systems, policies and procedures.
Experience with database administration and management.
Demonstrated supervisory and/or project management experience.

The annual base salary range for this position is $86,902.06 – $90,000. 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, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.



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