USC Human Resources Administration

Job code: 113415Accounting Systems Analyst

Grade: TJ |Overtime eligible: Yes |Date approved: September 10, 2008


Serves as system administrator and analyst for one or more university financial systems.


Priority Time (%) Task (Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.)

% Identifies and coordinates development of financial systems program enhancements and modifications. Examples include but are not limited to screen design, reporting capabilities, access and security, and data management.

% Serves as system liaison for programmers, university financial and budget offices, and/or Senior Business Officers. Responds to questions, provides research, analysis, interpretation, problem resolution and advice as needed. Creates ad hoc reports as requested and verifies data accuracy.

% Manages system data. Verifies data accuracy initially and monitors as updates or changes occur to ensure data integrity. Generates reports and reviews for reliability.

% Plans, coordinates, and/or implements user support services such as training, documentation and communications. Develops training materials and conducts training sessions. Documents and updates user manuals and procedures and oversees distribution. Facilitates user meetings to identify and resolve problems and issues.

% Contributes to the development and documentation of internal operating procedures and time schedules. Plans and coordinates with other university offices as required. Ensures procedures and time schedules are followed.

% Networks with professional counterparts inside and outside the university. Participates in professional associations to stay informed of new developments and technologies. Makes recommendations to senior management regarding technology changes based on developments in field and business needs.
Emergency response/recovery:    
In the event of an emergency, the employee holding this position is required to "report to duty" in accordance with the university's emergency operations plan and/or the employee's department's emergency response and/or recovery plans. Familiarity with those plans and regular training to implement those plans is required. During or immediately following an emergency, the employee will be notified to assist in the emergency response efforts, and mobilize other staff members if needed.


Minimum education Preferred education
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education
Bachelor's degree
Minimum experiencePreferred experience
3 years 5 years
Minimum field of expertise Preferred field of expertise
Prior accounting experience providing a sound knowledge of fund and general ledger accounting and automated systems administration. Prior accounting systems and user support experience in a university. Knowledge of automated spreadsheets and word processing. Knowledge of university AIS systems.
  • Communicate with others to gather information
  • Coordinate work of others
  • Customer service
  • Gather data
  • Prioritize different projects
  • Research information
  • Understand and apply policies and procedures
  • Use computerized spreadsheets
  • Use database and/or word processing software
  • Use desktop publishing software
  • Other

  • Analysis
  • Assessment/evaluation
  • Conceptualization and design
  • Consulting
  • Interpretation of policies/analyses/trends/etc.
  • Knowledge of applicable laws/policies/principles/etc.
  • Organization
  • Planning
  • Problem identification and resolution
  • Project management
  • Public speaking/presentations
  • Scheduling
  • Teaching/training
  • Technical documentation
  • Technical training and instructional design
  • Calculator
  • Computer and peripheral equipment
  • Computer network (department or school)
  • Computer network (university)
  • Fax
  • Photocopier
Supervises level
May oversee student and/or temporary workers.


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The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

The University of Southern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer