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Business Assistant

Company: Purdue University
Location: West Lafayette
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

Job Summary

Purdue University is looking for the right candidate to fill the role of Business Assistant within the Business Office for Student Organizations. The Business Assistant will assist students and student organization advisors with travel, procurement, account management, and other business office functions. Provide training and instruction to student organization officers and advisors on various student organization business procedures. Business processes include registration of officers, deposit procedures, cash handling guidelines, event and travel planning, expenditure procedures, and other university student organization policies. Will inform students on the use and approval of Activity Forms for travel and events. Perform auditing and data entry of transactions to the student organization account system. Approve expenditures and generate reports. Build positive working relationships and provide excellent service to student organizations, advisors, University departmental staff, and vendors.

This position represents a 10-month position (off June and July). Benefits do apply.


* High school diploma / GED
* Three (3) years of experience in customer service, as an account clerk, business, or other related fields
* An equivalent combination of experience and education may be considered
* Ability to identify problems, analyze information, and implement solutions
* Capable of taking initiative, assuming responsibility, maintaining quality standards, and handling confidential information with discretion
* Strong organizational and time management skills with an emphasis on accuracy and attention to detail.
* Ability to influence and build work relationships among a diverse workforce at all levels
* Must be extremely flexible and adaptable to constantly varying work environments
* Proficient with personal computers and related software (Microsoft Excel, Outlook, database, internet, etc.)
* Must possess a learning orientation to ever-changing technology
* Demonstrated oral and written communication skills
* Ability to work under pressure, handle frequent interruptions, prioritize workload, and meet deadlines


* Two (2) years of university business office experience
* University experience
* Knowledge of and skills in using SAP and Success Factors


Additional Information:

* To learn more about Purdue's benefits summary
* Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position
* A background check will be required for employment in this position
* FLSA: Non-Exempt (Eligible For Overtime)
* Retirement Eligibility: Non-exempt Defined Contribution Plan
* All new hires will be expected to follow Protect Purdue guidelines. To learn more, visit
* Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply

Keywords: Purdue University, Fishers , Business Assistant, Other , West Lafayette, Indiana

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