The University of Southern California (USC) Finance Division â Office of the Comptroller is seeking an experienced and team-oriented Financial Reporting/Projects Manager with demonstrated interpersonal savviness and solid financial & accounting acumen to join its team!
About the Opportunity
Reporting to the Assistant Comptroller, the Financial Reporting / Projects Manager is accountable for managing complex financial reporting and analyses used by University leadership in financial short and long-term planning. Works as a part of the Comptrollerâs team accountable for preparing the University's annual financial report, quarterly reporting to the CFO and finance committee. Plans and develops all phases of a variety of strategic and complex short and long-term projects of a financial or business nature. Advises on complex or technical financial issues. Has responsibility for 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 will meet the following criteria:
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 accounting & financial analysis and reporting; knowledge of computer simulation and forecasting techniques, including proficiency with related software/systems/applications
Public accounting experience of at least 3 years
Previous work experience at a Big 4 accounting firm is desired
Directly related management experience
Active/valid Certified Public Accountant (CPA) accreditation, or accreditation in progress, is a plus
Values diversity and thrives in a diverse environmentÂ
Has a robust work ethic, proactively jumps-in to help; flexible
Demonstrates learning agility
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.
Collaborates with external Resources to manage and facilitate our Enhanced Business Practices (EBP) project to develop documentation, enhance current controls and remediate control deficiencies across the Universityâs business processes and information technology general controls over financial reporting.
Directly or indirectly manages all staff assigned. Oversees performance appraisal process for staff and remains informed of any disciplinary actions required.
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.
Researches and providesÂ advice on complex or technical financial issues. Serves as key resource on financial projects. Interfaces with the university community, staff and external and internal auditors Â necessary to complete assignments. Resolves problems or questions referred by project staff or administrators.
Develops financial operating and administrative policies and procedures. Directs the dissemination, interpretation and application of financial or administrative policies and procedures. Interprets applicable laws, rules and regulations, as well as university financial policies and procedures.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.Â The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
The USC Office of the Comptroller handles various accounting & financial processes for the University, including the establishment, implementation, and administration of university accounting principles, practices, and procedures, systems for the maintenance of its fiscal records, and preparation of financial reports. The Comptrollerâs Office manages Fringe Benefits Accounting, Financial Systems Administration, Financial System Access & Support, and University Payroll Services. Learn more about the Office of the Comptroller at:https://comptroller.usc.edu/about
The USC Finance Division â Office of the Comptroller values accountability, teamwork, open communication, integrity, and opportunities for growth & professional development.
Join us â apply today!
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degreeMinimum Experience: 3 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise: Business education or closely related field. Experience in financial analysis and reporting with knowledge of computer simulation and forecasting techniques.
Internal Number: REQ20090417
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.