USC Human Resources Administration

Job code: 113607Financial Analyst I

Grade: I |Overtime eligible: Yes |Date approved: September 24, 2013


Assists in developing information to assess present and future financial status. Prepares and analyzes financial reports required to conduct university business operations. Focus may be limited to a specialized area such as treasury operations or budget development and analysis for the university; or work may involve general business and financial operations of a smaller entity.


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

% Performs regular or ad-hoc financial reporting. Extracts and evaluates data. Organizes and summarizes into meaningful formats. May perform consolidated budget and financial reporting for multiple business units.

% Evaluates and analyzes financial and operating reports and data. Develops conclusions and recommendations and communicates orally or in writing to management.

% Performs analyses to assist in business and financial planning. Produces and analyzes reports of current fiscal status and forecasts future performance based on sound knowledge of operations assigned. Analyzes and researches variances to identify problems or trends and present solutions.

% Reviews existing accounting, reporting and data management systems and methods for adequacy. Contributes to the development and/or modification of financial systems and applications to enhance reporting and information capabilities.

% Assists in the identification and resolution of business problems. Researches and interprets available data. Evaluates alternatives and determines appropriate methods of presentation.

% Participates in projects or special studies of significant import to the university.
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 educationPreferred education
Bachelor's degree Master's degree
Minimum experiencePreferred experience
1 year 2 years
Minimum field of expertisePreferred field of expertise
Business education or closely related field. Experience in financial analysis and reporting with knowledge of computer simulation and forecasting techniques. Directly related experience in a university environment with knowledge of university systems and procedures preferred.
Minimum experiencePreferred experience
  • Assemble and organize numerical data
  • Balance figures
  • Communicate with others to gather information
  • Compute totals
  • Gather and input data
  • Knowledge of financial statements
  • Prioritize different projects
  • Research information
  • Understand and apply policies and procedures
  • Use database and/or word processing software
  • Verify calculations
  • Other

  • Analysis
  • Assessment/evaluation
  • Conceptualization and design
  • Interpretation of policies/analyses/trends/etc.
  • Knowledge of applicable laws/policies/principles/etc.
  • Organization
  • Planning
  • Problem identification and resolution
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Calculator
  • Computer network (department or school)
  • Computer network (university)
  • Personal computer and peripheral equipment
  • Fax
  • Photocopier
Supervises level
May oversee student, temporary and/or resource workers.



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