The mission of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work is to improve the wellbeing of vulnerable individuals and communities, advance social and economic justice, and eradicate pressing societal problems in complex and culturally diverse urban environments throughout Southern California, the nation and the world. Our mission is achieved through value-driven, scholarly and creative social work education, research, and professional leadership.
Serving a population of over 400 employees that are located across the country, the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, is seeking a Director of Finance and Administration that is dependable, has a strong a work ethic, and excellent fiscal and analytical skills to join our team. This position is housed at the University Park Campus in Los Angeles. The position will work with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students that all support various programs, such as the Masters in Social Work Program, Virtual Academic Center, Nursing Program, Doctorate in Social Work Program, and PhD Program, all of which serve a population of over 2,500 students. This position will also work with our research administration staff and other project staff that make up the Research Administration Center.Â The ideal individual will work with various university offices as well as internal and external auditors.
Accountabilities include, but not limited to:
Manages business functions and operations
Oversees accounting and financial operations
Oversees Human Resources & Payroll, Facilities, Equipment Management and Information Technology
Prepares financial reports and provides analysis to Dean, school leadership, and university leadership
Develops annual budget, forecast and financial performance
Manages school corporate card program
Is able Â to interpret applicable laws, rules and regulations as well as financial policies and procedures
Directly supervises professional business office staff and indirectly administrative staff
Serves as Business Continuity and Emergency response team member
Participates in strategic planning activities for the school
Conducts short-term and long-term financial planning, including development of assumptions, projections and recommended strategies
Monitors action plans, recommends and implements changes as needed
Supervises the HR Manager, MIS Director, and Facilities Manager
Other duties, as assigned
Â Preferred Education and Experience:
Masterâs degree preferred or combined education/experience as a substitute for education
Minimum of 7 years of experience
Thorough knowledge of fund accounting and internal/external requirements. University financial policies, procedures, systems, and use of computerized spreadsheets and databases.
Analytical and critical thinker A strong candidate will have strong fiscal management skills, customer service skills, be dependable, a self-starter, able to work both independently and with a team, in a fast paced and high volume work environment, with deadline pressures. Ability to work with university offices, internal and external auditors.
We look forward to reviewing your application!
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 7 years, Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experienceMinimum Field of Expertise: Thorough knowledge of fund accounting and internal/external requirements. University financial policies, procedures and systems and use of computerized spreadsheets and databases.
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.