USC Auxiliary Services, one of the largest divisions at The University of Southern California, is focused on making a difference for over 65,000 students, athletes, faculty, staff, and guests who visit our campuses each day. Through our innovative services, our six central business units (USC Bookstores, USC Hospitality, USC Housing, USC Transportation, the USC Hotel and the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum) collectively create the best USC experience for future leaders, scientists, filmmakers, engineers, and doctors alike. Auxiliary Services works tirelessly to welcome all visitors into the Trojan family and we are driven to succeed by our commitment to USCâs core values.
The Finance & Accounting team creates the framework for all financial activity for USC Auxiliary Services. Finance & Accounting maintains the fiscal integrity of all finances and works closely with the business units to insure proper controls, policies and procedures are in place to protect the assets of the University. We are a team of analytical thinkers, problem solvers and spirited Trojans. With a unit as large as Auxiliary Services, no task is too big, or too small, for our team!
We are seeking a Director of Finance & Accounting to join our rapidly growing team.
As our Director of Finance & Accounting, you will be the command center, managing and guiding our entire team to continued success. Drawing on your years of expertise and your diverse knowledge base, you will oversee all business functions for our Finance and Accounting. Our future is in your hands, and we hope youâre up to the challenge!
Develops analytical tools and key performance indicators to report on the Auxiliary Services businesses across key operational metrics.
Key stakeholder for the development of data-driven budget and projection processes across all Auxiliary Services businesses.
Brings analytical approaches to the budget and planning process, gathering and maintaining critical internal operational buy-in to holding the business accountable to those budgeted KPIs and metrics.
Partners with operational management to lead and develop the annual budget, monthly projection, and ad hoc analysis and projects as required.
Develops and maintains financial models, analyses and justifications for capital projects and investments in new businesses.
Maintains complete knowledge of and complies with all Auxiliary Services departmental policies and service procedures, both from an accounting and finance perspective.
Follows up on open items to completion with minimal supervision and guidance.
Serves as a liaison and maintains strong relationships with key internal University personnel for special projects and ad-hoc analysis, as needed.
Mentors and manages key Auxiliary Services Finance and Accounting personnel in their professional development, ensuring that the team reaches its fullest potential within their roles.
Expands the role of finance within Auxiliary Services by delivering quality analysis, insights and actionable results, ensuring that Finance is a trusted business partner with Auxiliary Services operations, and an integral part of the USC experience.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
Education: Bachelorâs Degree.
Experience: 7 years.
Directly related program management experience.
Expert knowledge of field.
Demonstrated customer service and communication skills.
Knowledge of applicable federal, state, local, and University laws and policies.
Understanding of budget, marketing, and public relations strategies.
What We Prefer:
10 years of directly related experience.
USC Auxiliary Services experience.
The Trojan Family Rewards:
We pride ourselves in creating the BEST USC EXPERIENCE, and that begins with our employees! We offer a wide variety of benefits and programs that support our staff and their families including:
:Â dental and vision plans, tuition assistance for our employees and their families, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, 2:1 retirement plan contributions, child care centers and up to $50,000 housing subsidy. And because we are a qualifying public service organization, you may qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) for educational loans. Donât believe us? Visit benefits.usc.edu.
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Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 7 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise: Directly related accounting experience including supervision or management in a large private university or organization.
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