Financial Analyst | Valley Performing Arts Center

California State University Northridge | Valley Performing Arts Center

Northridge, CA

Job Title: Financial Analyst
Job ID: 5598
Full/Part Time: Full­Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job Code: 1038 Administrative Analyst/Specialist ­12 Month
Job Grade: Exempt II
Department: Performing ArtsComplex Ad­8448

CSUN's Commitment to You

CSUN is strongly committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, active learning and diversity. Our values include a respect for all people, building alliances with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN actively encourages qualified candidates to apply who demonstrate a commitment to serving a diverse student population as well as a commitment to maintaining a respectful and inclusive work environment.

About the University

Serving more than 42,000 students each year, CSUN is one of the largest universities in the United States, and it has an impact to match its size. Money Magazine recently named CSUN one of the top ten values in all of higher education, and the Social Mobility Index ranked CSUN fifth in the nation for elevating its students' economic and social well­being. CSUN ranks 10th in the country in awarding bachelor's degrees to underrepresented minority students, fifth nationally in awarding master's degrees to Hispanic students and enrolls the largest number of deaf and hard­of­hearing students of any U.S. state university. CSUN's 171 academic programs and engaged centers enjoy international recognition for excellence. CSUN currently partners with more than 100 institutions of higher education in 22 countries around the globe and attracts the largest international student population of any U.S. master's level institution. Situated on a 356­acre park­like setting in the heart of Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley, the campus features modern educational buildings and world­class LEED Gold­certified performing arts and recreational facilities recognized as among the best in the country. CSUN is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American, Native American, Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and we value the diversity of all of our students and the campus community. CSUN is a welcoming university that champions accessibility, academic excellence and student success. 

About the Department

Valley Performing Arts Center includes two venues, a 500­seat auditorium, and the new 1700­seat state of the art proscenium theater/concert hall. VPAC presents about 50 performances per year of world­class artists of all genres and disciplines. Located in the nation's second largest market, Los Angeles, VPAC operates at the highest level of professional and artistic excellence.

Major Duties

Under general supervision of the Associate Executive Director, the Financial Analyst manages the financial functions of Valley Performing Arts Center (VPAC). The incumbent provides business, financial, accounting, and administrative efforts to the organization to ensure VPAC meets its financial responsibilities and fulfills its mission presenting and producing world­class performing arts events in the dynamic marketplace of our diverse Los Angeles region; provides service and efforts for financial management and reporting, budgets, internal controls, processing cash management, and insurance; and provides oversight to VPAC's total budget for management, programming and operations of both the 1700 seat Great Hall and the 500 seat Plaza del Sol theater. Oversees and ensures that the day to day accounting functions of VPAC are performed timely and accurately; ensures the integrity of financial results and compliance to policies and procedures with all government (local, state and federal), CSU, university and other funding sources; prepares annual financial statements; and oversees all reconciliations and account analysis. Develops VPAC's annual budget including anticipated revenues from ticket sales, fundraising, and licensing/venue rental activity and expenses from production/performance, staffing, and marketing for operations, campus executive leadership and various donors; and forecasts budgets for future years; Ensures financial systems, policies, procedures and practices are efficient and up­to­date and maximizes the use of technology while maintaining integrity and controls; supervises and provides direction for accounting staff; serves as the financial and administrative support liaison for grants, contracts, sponsorships, and fundraising activities of VPAC; compiles and prepares financial materials for grant proposals; interacts and works with various campus leadership/management, university personnel, internal and external auditors, and consulting firms; and performs other duties as assigned.


Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four­year college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, Arts Administration or business related filed. Masters of Business Administration or in a business related field preferred. Equivalent to five years of full­time, progressively responsible relevant experience; with two of the five years in a finance role or similar in a non­profit arts organization or academic institution preferred. Oversight and administration of a program with supervisory and/or lead experience preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Thorough knowledge of general practices, program, and/or administrative specialty, and operational and fiscal analysis and techniques. Functional knowledge and advanced proficiency level with Microsoft Excel (V­Lookups, pivot tables, formulas, filtering, formatting). Knowledge of principles of budget development/preparation. Advanced knowledge of policies, procedures, and outside regulations pertaining to principles and practices of governmental accounting, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Governmental Accounting Standards Boards (GASB), and applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Working knowledge of Oracle's PeopleSoft system preferred. Ability and specialized skills to: take initiative and independently plan, organize, coordinate, and perform work in various situations where numerous and diverse demands are involved; expertise in investigating and analyzing problems with a broad administrative impact and implications; train others and provide lead work direction; interpret, and apply a wide variety of policies and procedures to develop conclusions and make recommendations; analyze data and make accurate projections using business mathematics and basic statistics; communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

The university offers an excellent benefits package.
The salary range for this classification is: $4693 ­- $7617 per month.
The anticipated hiring range: $4693 ­- $6666, dependent upon qualifications and experience.
Hours: Full Time 40hrs/wk; 8:00am ­ 5:00pm, Monday through Friday; may include some evenings and/or weekends.

General Information

This position is a sensitive position as designated by the CSU.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

This position is a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission. 

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

How To Apply

Please complete the on­line application/resume upload submission process in order to be considered for any open position within the university and its auxiliaries. The hiring department will contact the best qualified candidates and invite them to participate in the interview process.

This job opening has been re­posted and will remain OPEN UNTIL FILLED. 

In order to be considered in the initial review, applications must be submitted prior to the date listed above. Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.

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Equal Employment Opportunity: California State University, Northridge is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability.  Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Recruitment Services.

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