The Chief Financial and Operations Officer for the College of Arts and Sciences will work with College budget staff and unit staff in the development and monitoring of unit budgets to ensure planned resources are available to meet the College’s strategic objectives.
The Associate Director of Finance and Budget Operations serves as the main point of contact regarding financial aspects of College–wide initiatives, monitors and reconciles Dean’s office budget for all funds, and provides budget and financial support to all Dean’s office staff.
Reconciles summer accounts, processes budget transfers, tracks commitments, processes pre-approvals for commitments and reimbursements to commitments.
Manages salary administration for all faculty and staff in the College, tracks and monitors payroll and payroll changes, reconciles A fund salary budgets.
The Budget Operations Specialist is a strategic position within the College of Arts and Sciences focused on maintaining the continuity of departmental operations. This position is routinely dispatched to unit-level departments experiencing short or long-term vacancies within the Business Staff. As such, the Budget Operations Specialist performs financial transactions, such as payment requests, purchase requisitions, procurement card transactions, travel authorizations and reimbursements, non-travel reimbursements, expense reports, and Educational Foundation reimbursements, among others, to ensure the fiscal operations of impacted departments are uninterrupted by employee turnover.
Assists units with student hiring and tuition supplement questions and issues and provides related training. Monitors graduate student budgets for academic units. Coordinates College student initiatives.
All chairs, directors and business managers are encouraged to monitor their annual budgets and request adjustments as necessary to accurately forecast year-end balances. The Dean’s office has developed resources to assist in the management of unit budgets.
The Dean’s Office is responsible for ensuring that all USC, State and Federal fiscal policies and procedures are followed. In addition, the leadership of the College of Arts and Sciences creates policies and procedures specific to the College. Policies and procedures are updated regularly, so check here for the most up-to-date versions.
The Dean’s office budget team oversees the management of all unrestricted College funds (i.e., A, D, E, N, and R funds), as well as the allocation of resources to CAS units based on strategic plans. Departments, programs, and centers are responsible for managing the spending within their approved budgets.
The calendar lays out important dates and deadlines for budget matters throughout the year.