Accounting/Financial Manager
University of Southern California - Los Angeles, CA

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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. USC's Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences, Dornsife Business Office is seeking an Accounting Financial Manager to join its team. Job responsibilities include: Manages the accounting/financial staff and operations of a financial services department, or large financial unit in an administrative or auxiliary division or department. Sets departmental goals and objectives and measures performance against goals. Establishes departmental priorities. Directly or indirectly supervises all assigned subordinate staff, usually through multiple layers of supervisors. Recruits, screens, hires, orients and trains staff. Evaluates employee performance and provides guidance and feedback to assigned staff. Counsels, disciplines and/or terminates employees, as required. Plans and administers departmental budget. Provides historical data and projections as required for budget development and planning. Monitors, reviews and verifies accounting records and transactions for accuracy, timeliness and adequacy of supporting documentation. Ensures compliance with internal policies, agency rules and regulations, and generally accepted accounting principles. Oversees account reconciliations and production of regularly scheduled summary reports, income and financial statements for assigned accounting operations. Analyzes reports for accuracy prior to distribution. Supervises the collection and formatting of financial data for special management studies and requests. Provides financial data with explanations and interpretation as requested by management. Coordinates the development and maintenance of electronic systems and procedures. Provides direction and input for the development of accounting applications, reports, forms, records and documented procedures. Examines and evaluates internal methods and procedures for adequacy of controls. Notes weaknesses or deficiencies and implements corrective actions. Ensures departmental compliance with all applicable policies and procedures. Advises on University financial policies and procedures, agency laws and regulations, and generally accepted accounting principles. Serves as a resource for funding agencies and/or other organizations to provide requested or required financial information and reports. Clarifies or researches issues as necessary.

Minimum Qualifications:
Minimum Education:
Bachelor's degree

Minimum Experience:
5 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 recordkeeping work. Ability to train, evaluate and supervise the work of employees. Demonstrated analytical, problem solving and effective communications skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Education:
Master's degree

Preferred Experience:
7 years

Preferred Field of Expertise:
University financial policies, procedures and systems.

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