Job Title:
Business Operations Analyst

Arts and Sciences | University Press

The Business Operations Analyst is responsible for the business operations of the OSU Press, providing expertise in financial reporting, analysis, and budgeting; supporting the press Director and staff in implementing financial and procurement policies and procedures; and assuring sound financial management through short- and long-term budgeting. The Business Operations Analyst facilitates the day-to-day business operations in accordance with University and College policies—including handling purchase orders, payment requests, check deposits, invoices, supply and service orders and serving as main contact with university and college entities and main contact for equipment, procurement card, mail, and travel inquiries; handles all financial accounting and reporting—including preparing annual budget and monthly and annual financial reports, conducting monthly general ledger reconciliation, monitoring accounts receivable and payable, and providing journals office with quarterly and annual distribution payments; serves as key liaison with distribution center and performs data entry in the distribution center database—including inputting book title and contract information and processing author royalty payments annually; gathers sales and cost information for the purposes of sales analysis, while also keeping author contact information up to date; aids press staff with tasks such as exhibits processes and procedures, compiling gratis copy list, and mailing copyright copies.

Minimum Education Required
Bachelor's Level Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, or related area, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Qualifications
3-4 years in a business or finance capacity. Business experiences in an administrative capacity. Experience with fiscal procurement functions. Knowledge of accounting principles and applications. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

Desired Qualifications
Experience with and knowledge of university policies, procedures, and systems, including Workday. Knowledge of accounting and financial management principles and practices. Knowledge of publishing industry practices.

Additional Information:
The Ohio State University Press, within the College of Arts and Sciences, seeks a Business Operations Analyst to join our team. The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest college and the academic heart of the university. The College hosts 81 majors. With 38 departments, 20+ world-class research centers, and more than 2,000 faculty and staff members, students have the unique opportunity to study with the best artists, scholars, and scientists in their field. The College values diversity and offers a supportive, open, and inclusive community.

The Ohio State University Press was established in 1957 and currently publishes 50-60 new books a year, in the fields of literary and cultural studies, American studies, rhetoric and communication, gender and sexuality studies, and race and ethnic studies. The press also publishes books about the region on our Trillium imprint, and creative works on our Mad Creek imprint. In addition to its books, the Press publishes six scholarly journals and with the OSU Linguistics department, a linguistics textbook.

Salary Range - $49,800-$66,400

Closing date: July 31st, 2022

Final candidates are subject to successful completion of a background check.

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, protected veteran status, or any other basis under the law.


Applicants are encouraged to complete and submit the Equal Employment Identification form.

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