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Budget/Business Analyst, USC Schaeffer Center

Company: College of Charleston
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

In order for your application to be considered, you must attach a cover letter and resume to your employment application. A collaboration of the and the , the USC Schaeffer Center--s mission is to measurably improve value in health through evidence-based policy solutions, research excellence, and private and public sector engagement. The Schaeffer Center is seeking a Budget/Business Analyst to join the team, who will play a key role in managing the financial and business processes of the Center and ensuring that they are handled accurately and in a timely fashion. This is a full-time, two-year fixed term position. Hybrid work arrangement. Key duties/areas of oversight include but are not limited to the following:

  • Procurement and Disbursement -- Management of new and existing subcontracts, and Independent Consulting Agreements/Professional Services Agreements; assisting research staff in procuring incentive fees, and processing of other research payments; providing information to staff and faculty regarding university and sponsor financial policies and assisting faculty and staff in financial transactions such as purchasing supplies and accounting for travel expenditures and reimbursements.
  • Assisting with account reconciliations -- setting up and maintaining accounts; reconciling account balances and activity to university financial records and initiating correcting entries; and troubleshooting problems, including research of pertinent facts and interacting with appropriate university staff to achieve resolution.
  • Administering assigned budget(s) -- monitoring actual income and expense and developing projections in order to authorize or extend financial commitments; analyzing current performance to plan, and projecting future budget performance based on knowledge of assigned operations. The Budget/Business Analyst will be expected to work effectively on multiple projects, be resourceful, and take the initiative to address and resolve issues. This position will be an integral member of the Schaeffer Center--s finance team, and successful candidates will be flexible and possess a willingness to pivot as needed. -- Minimum Education: Bachelor--s Degree Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education Minimum Experience: 1 year Minimum Fields of Expertise:
    • Business administration
    • Accounting or related degree
    • Budget experience, including knowledge of government and fund accounting
    • Strong computer skills with use of automated spreadsheets Preferred Education: Bachelor--s Degree Preferred Experience: 2 years Preferred Expertise:
      • University budget experience
      • Knowledge of university financial systems, including the Workday financial system and SAP Concur
      • Post-award research administration experience; experience in NIH awards is a plus Compensation Commensurate with experience and qualifications. The hourly rate range for this position is $34.92 - $39.88. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate--s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations. Position is 100% FTE Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time. Required Documents Cover letter Resume/CV About the USC Schaeffer Center Since its establishment in 2009, the has served as an intellectual hub for health policy and health economics research at USC. A collaboration of the USC School of Pharmacy and the Sol Price School of Public Policy, the Schaeffer Center--s mission is to measurably improve value in health through evidence-based policy solutions, research excellence, and private and public sector engagement. As the home to about 150 faculty, staff, and fellows--including 3 Nobel Laureates--the Center produces some of the leading academic research in its field. As of June 2023, the Schaeffer Center was ranked #5 out of 2,711 institutions in health economics by IDEAS, the largest bibliographic database dedicated to economics. This places the Schaeffer Center in proximity to the economics departments of Harvard, MIT, Stanford, and University of Chicago. Schaeffer Center experts are also frequent advisors on national policy. Our fellows have served on 38 National Academies panel and 4 Schaeffer fellows have been elected to the National Academy of Medicine. Through its unique collaboration with The Brookings Institution and other partners, the Schaeffer Center has developed an effective channel to disseminate its policy research. Center research has been featured by the White House, Congress, the Congressional Budget Office, the Federal Reserve Board, and other agencies. In 2023, Schaeffer-affiliated faculty testified before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee; the Senate Finance Committee; and the House Ways & Means Subcommittee on Health. Center experts are regularly sought out by media outlets--including the New York Times, NPR, Stat, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post--to provide insight on health policy issues.-- Schaeffer Center faculty are the recipients of approximately $75 million in NIH funding. About the Sol Price School of Public Policy Ranked among the foremost schools of public policy in the nation, the generates uncommon knowledge for the common good. The School is composed of overlapping disciplines that generate innovative approaches to critical issues ranging from health-care policy to homelessness, and sustainability to congestion -- to name a few. A wide-ranging curriculum, including extensive experiential learning, prepares our graduates to navigate problems that demand multi-layered solutions driven by critical, informed thinking. The Price School, founded in 1929, is anchored by four departments: Public Policy and Management, Health Policy and Management, Wilbur H. Smith III Department of Estate Development; and Urban Planning and Spatial Analysis. The School--s rigorous academic programs provide students with the knowledge and distinctive opportunities to make meaningful contributions to their professions. Integrating classroom instruction with real-world experience and led by some of the world--s most renowned faculty in their fields, our students establish a clear pathway to successful careers. Our academic programs are augmented by numerous research centers, institutes and initiatives that provide additional research expertise and experiences, notable among them are: The Judith and John Bedrosian Center on Governance and the Public; The Center for Philanthropy and Public Policy; The USC Lusk Center for Real Estate; The METRANS Transportation Consortium; The Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics; and The Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy. Together, they account for over $100 million in externally funded research grants and contracts. Our departments and research enterprise provide unmatched breadth and depth to tackle an enormous range of challenges facing our country and the world. Our graduates hold leadership positions across diverse sectors -- public, private, and nonprofit -- championing the advancement of the common good. They come from around the world and from a variety of cultures and socio-economic backgrounds to create a rich intellectual environment that celebrates, supports and benefits from diverse people and opinions. About the Alfred E. Mann School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is located on the USC Health Sciences Campus, which includes the Keck Hospital of USC, the Norris Cancer Hospital, Doheny Eye Institute, and the flagship LAC+USC Medical Center, along with directing five university- and community-based pharmacies, adding a sixth in South Los Angeles in 2023. Ranked by US News and World Report as the #1 private pharmacy school in the United States, and the #2 overall school according to World Scholarship Forum, the USC Alfred E. Mann School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is recognized for its more than century-long reputation for innovation and leadership in pharmaceutical education, practice, research, and service to the community and to the profession. The school uniquely spans the entire spectrum of pharmaceutical development and clinical care -- from drug discovery to regulatory approaches that promote safety and innovation, from delivery of contemporary patient care services to evaluating the impact of care provision on patient outcomes and costs. The school--s dynamic faculty is involved in all levels of pharmacy education: from undergraduate majors to multiple MS and PhD graduate programs, from the Doctor of Pharmacy degree program with dual degree options to a wide variety of advanced clinical residency and fellowship training, and from laboratory to bedside learning experiences. The school has recently received a $50 million endowment from the Alfred E. Mann Foundation to name the school and to support student scholarships, faculty development and recruitment, and integrated biomedical innovation. The University of Southern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer that Values Diversity. Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 1 yearMinimum 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.

Keywords: College of Charleston, Los Angeles , Budget/Business Analyst, USC Schaeffer Center, Professions , Los Angeles, California

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