University of Southern California Budget/ Business Technician in Los Angeles, California

Budget/ Business TechnicianApplyFinance, PlanningLos Angeles, California

Since 1897, the Ostrow School of Dentistry has shaped talented students into outstanding dentists and dental hygienists. Our challenging clinical education and our expert faculty members provide future oral health professionals with the skills they need in order to become the best.

Dentists and dental hygienists are consistently viewed as some of the most trusted and respected professionals that serve the public, and our graduates are part of the reason. The Ostrow School of Dentistry not only educates excellent clinicians but also produces professionals who earn their patients’ trust with unyielding commitment to exemplary ethical standards. Our graduates also earn the respect of their colleagues, taking active leadership roles in the organized dentistry community from local to international levels.

USC's Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry is looking for a talented Budget / Business Technician to join the Finance Team. We are looking for an easy going individuals who is flexible and able to work with a team and independently.*Having clinical / dental knowledge is a preference for this position. Any individuals with DA or RDA background are welcome to apply.

Job Accountabilities:

Performs a combination of duties related to the processing and monitoring of business transactions for an academic, research, administrative or auxiliary department.

  • Assists in the set up, maintenance and monitoring of department accounts. Assigns account numbers for routine business transactions. Prepares, processes and/or reviews paperwork, e.g., department orders and check requests, requisitions and other budget and business forms. Prepares and processes travel advances and reimbursements for faculty and staff.

  • Inputs financial data to ledgers or departmental accounting systems. Reconciles internal records to university financial system ASR's. Distributes ASR's. Researches problems and corrects errors or brings to the attention of the supervisor for further consideration.

  • Monitors blanket requisition charges and itemizes expenses.

  • Monitors and/or controls expenditures for intercampus and external vendors. Reconciles vendor statements and pays invoices. Interfaces with purchasing, external vendors and accounts payable to verify prices and resolve discrepancies.

  • Tracks equipment purchases and obtains maintenance contracts.

  • Interacts with university financial offices to exchange information and resolve problems.

The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Education: Associate's Degree, Related undergraduate study

Preferred Field of Expertise: College coursework in business administration, accounting or related field and 1-2 years of directly related work experience.

Preferred Experience:

  • Adding machine/calculator

  • Computer and peripheral equipment

  • Computer network (department or school)

  • Computer network (university)


  • Assemble and organize numerical data

  • Balance figures

  • Communicate with others to gather information

  • Compute totals

  • Gather and input data

  • Maintain filing systems

  • Prioritize different projects

  • Research information

  • Understand and apply policies and procedures

  • Use computerized spreadsheets

  • Verify calculations

Minimum Education: High school or equivalent, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education

Minimum Experience: 2 years

Minimum Field of Expertise: Directly related office financial experience to provide a knowledge of accounts payable, income and expense accounting and reconcilement, and budget preparation.

REQ20048611 Posted Date: 08/11/2017