The University of Southern California (USC) Finance Division â Office of Budget and Planning is seeking a customer-focused Financial Reporting/Projects Manager with solid financial acumen and demonstrated interpersonal savviness to join its team!
About the Opportunity
The Financial Reporting / Projects Manager is accountable for managing complex financial reporting and analyses to assist the organization in business and financial short and long-term planning. Plans and develops all phases of a variety of strategic and complex short and long-term projects of a financial or business nature. Provides internal financial consulting services and advises on complex or technical financial issues. Has responsibility for budget development, financial reporting and analyses, financial and business research, project management, planning and scheduling, policy development and implementation.
Candidates for the position of Financial Reporting/Projects Manager must have:
A Bachelorâs degree in Business or closely related field; Masterâs degree preferred
At least 5 years of experience; 7 years preferred
Expert knowledge of and experience in financial analysis and reporting; knowledge of computer simulation and forecasting techniques, including proficiency with related software/systems/applications
Directly related project management experience
The Financial Reporting/Projects Manager:
Manages complex financial reporting and analyses to assist a large school or division or the Board of Trustees and other areas of the organization in business and financial short and long-term planning. Plans, designs, develops and implements strategic and complex short and long-term projects of a financial or business nature requiring identification, research, extraction of data, interpretation, analysis, evaluation and summation of findings. Plans, coordinates, schedules and organizes project activities to meet objectives. Presents results formally to senior management.
Produces regular and ad-hoc or complex financial and operating reports. Evaluates and analyzes a variety of complex financial reports and data. Determines accuracy of financial data submitted. May reconcile financial data from multiple sources and make correcting adjustments. May develop forecasts, projections and recommend strategies. Develops conclusions and recommendations and communicates orally or in writing to management.
Develops, enhances and maintains automated or manual systems and procedures to facilitate and support financial operations. Ensures that internal systems complement university-wide systems.
Directs the delivery of financial reporting services. Sets and communicates priorities and performance standards and assesses operations using these criteria. Provides for quality assurance reviews and addresses areas in need of attention.
Provides internal financial consulting services and advices on complex or technical financial issues. Serves as key resource on financial projects. Interfaces with faculty and/or staff necessary to complete assignments. Resolves problems or questions referred by project staff or administrators.
Liaison with all financial departments within the university such as Restricted Fund Accounting, Facilities Management Services, Treasurer's Office, etc. Collaborates with financial departments to explore alternative solutions to problems.
Represents the department and/or university as an authority in field. Responds to requests for information, advice or assistance from colleagues, professional or industry associations, etc.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.Â The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
The University of Southern California (USC) Office of Budget and Planning (OBP) provides support to the universityâs central administration in resource planning, strategic planning, and manages the universityâs budget methodologies that guide formulation of the annual operating budget. The OBPâs goal is to ensure sufficient financial resources to meet the universityâs current and future needs for maintaining academic and patient care excellence, while propelling new research and discoveries to advance humankind. The OBP fulfills the universityâs budget and financial needs as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible in a collaborative manner, and delivers useful budget and financial guidance, assists academic units, auxiliary units and senior leadership in making key financial decisions.Â
The USC Finance Division â Office of Budget and Planning values accountability, teamwork, open communication, integrity, and opportunities for growth & professional development.
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Minimum Education: Bachelor's degreeMinimum Experience: 5 yearsMinimum 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.
Internal Number: REQ20086394
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.