Budget/Business Analyst
Los Angeles, CA 
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Job Description
Budget/Business Analyst University Advancement Los Angeles, California

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 values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. USC University Advancement is committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture in which all advancement staff and our stakeholders have the opportunity to connect, belong, and grow while supporting USC's mission, values, and goals.

USC's University Advancement - Business Office is seeking a Budget/Business Analyst to join its team. The Budget/Business Analyst will report to the Accounting Supervisor and assist in monitoring, reconciling, analyzing, and reporting on budget activity for the division.

Job Accountabilities:
  • Administers assigned budgets. Monitors actual income and expenses and develops projections in order to authorize or extend financial commitments. Analyzes current performance 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.

  • 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.

Documentation and Additional Information:

To apply, submit a resume and cover letter (may be uploaded as one file). Please do not submit your application without these documents.

USC has excellent benefits, including health benefits for staff and their family with access to the renowned university medical network; retirement plans with employer contributions once you meet Program's eligibility period; 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 football, basketball, and other campus events.

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

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.

REQ20101744 Posted Date: 06/12/2021
USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
1+ years
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