Budget/Business Analyst
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 Information Technology Services is seeking a Budget/Business Analyst to join its team. The Budget/Business Analys performs a variety of accounting duties, e.g., processes, reconciles, monitors and reports accounting activity. Job Accountabilities: Administers assigned budget(s). Monitors actual income and expense and develops projections in order to authorize or extend financial commitments. Analyzes current performance to plan. Identifies and researches variances and trends and brings to the attention of the supervisor for discussion and resolution. Projects future budget performance based on knowledge of assigned operations. Sets up and maintains accounts. Reconciles account balances and activity to university financial records and initiates correcting entries. Prepares and submits financial reports as required and reviews for accuracy prior to distribution. Troubleshoots problems, including research of pertinent facts and interacts with appropriate university staff to achieve resolution. Coordinates year end financial transfer and closing activity. Determines when budget adjustments are required and prepares in accordance with university financial guidelines or agency requirements and restrictions. Assists in local planning of short and long term budgets by compiling and organizing data for use in forecasts. Provides information to staff and faculty regarding university financial policies and procedures. Assists faculty and staff in financial transactions such as purchasing equipment and supplies and accounting for travel expenditures and reimbursements. Serves as internal resource for contracts and grants. Monitors grant account activity and balances to ensure adherence to agency restrictions. Advises faculty, researchers and staff regarding agency requirements and regulations. Coordinates the preparation of financial reports for submission to agencies or donors. Acts as liaison among researchers, Office of Contracts and Grants, Sponsored Projects Accounting, and other interested university offices. Coordinates purchasing activities and interfaces with vendors as required. Prepares ad hoc financial reports as requested. 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 values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.

Minimum Qualifications:
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.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Education:
Bachelor's degree

Preferred Experience:
2 years

Preferred Field of Expertise:
Prefer university budget experience and knowledge of university financial systems.

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