The Roski School of Art and Design is seeking a Senior Business Officer to join its team! As a member of the Executive Management team, the Senior Business Officer will report to the Dean and assume a strategic role in the overall management of the schoolâs business operations. Under the general supervision of the Dean, the Senior Business Officer, is charged with the responsibility of administering the schoolâs financial operations, safeguarding the school and universityâs assets, ensuring the integrity of the resources, and the effective utilization of these resources. Also, the SBO is responsible for all financial services functions, including business financial services, business office, procurement, and support services, facilities management and operations, and student financial services.
Provides leadership for the financial planning aspects of numerous facilities and capital planning initiatives.
Analyzes business practices and recommends actions to improve operational efficiencies and reduce costs.
Develops and implements policies and procedures to ensure the financial integrity of all university financial resources.
Prepares documents and responses for all financial audits in consultation with the University Internal Auditor, along with identification of significant risks.
Oversees the preparation of financial reports and documents to internal and external entities, as required; coordinating with all major operating areas of the University to ensure enforcement of fiscal compliance regulations, laws, and guidelines and policies.
Responsible for planning to help assure the school attains its financial objectives, including; accounting services, budget review, audit support and financial and tax reporting for the school.
Develops and manages program budgets covering operations, endowments, and sponsored projects. Makes major budgetary and resource allocation decisions. Provides financial status reports as needed.
Provides insight and recommendations to both short-term and long-term growth plan of organization.
Communicates, engages and interacts with Executive Leadership Team, Faculty, Students, Staff and Board of Directors.
Create and establish yearly financial objectives that align with the schoolâs plan for growth and expansion.
Leads and oversee financial compliance and reporting.
Liaison between USC central departments and responsible for budget annual budget.
Oversees the Business Office and operations to ensure the proper functioning of all systems, databases and financial processes.
Manages all year-end closing activities including general ledger accounts, balance sheet accounts and overhead cost allocation.
Prepares long and short-range plans for the use of equipment and facilities. Maintains analysis of space and equipment requirements and allocates usage based on school priorities.
Preferred Experience:Â 5-8 years
Preferred Expertise: Masterâs degree preferred. Strong knowledge of fund accounting and internal/external requirements, university financial policies, procedures and systems, and use of computerized spreadsheets and databases.
Applications will not be considered complete without the following documents attached:
2) Cover Letter
Why Work at the Roski School of Art and Design?
The USC Roski School of Art and Design is noted for its varied programs from the mastery of traditional skills, to the exploration of the newest technologies, to the production of cutting-edge contemporary art and design. The Schoolâs renowned faculty of artists, designer, curators, scholars, and arts professionals provide students with creative, interpretive, and critical skills essential to the practices of art and design today. Join us!
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 5 years, Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experienceMinimum Field of Expertise: Progressively responsible financial experience providing a strong knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and practices as applied in the university's financial operations.
Internal Number: REQ20094423
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.