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Requisition ID:  15967

Lead Business Assistant

Job Summary

Purdue University is currently looking to fill the role of four Lead Business Assistant within the College of Engineering (COE). As the Lead Business Assistant you will work collaboratively with departmental faculty, staff, students, and other business units or areas. Perform higher-level business functions to support the fiscal management process for organizational units. Tasks may include account management, billing and cost center management, effort reporting, or related functions. Assist with the budget process and serve as subject matter expert for specific functional areas. Exercise delegated signature approval for a variety of business transactions following delegation policies. May develop financial reports for financial planning forecasts, or analyze and project data for budget reviews. May supervise regular, temporary, and student employees or back up the business manager as appropriate.


  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Four years account clerk/bookkeeping or related experience 
  • Ability to identify problems, analyze information and implement solutions
  • Capable of taking initiative, assuming responsibility, maintain 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 and daily supervision
  • Ability to analyze, interpret and implement University policies and procedures 
  • Personal computer and related software skills necessary (Microsoft Excel, Outlook, database, internet, etc.)
  • Must possess a learning orientation to changing technology
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills  


  • Purdue University business office experience
  • Experience with SAP, processing monthly and bi-weekly payroll, purchasing (including credit card processing and experience with SRM), travel, preparing correcting documents, invoice vouchers, income and expenditure reports and projections on departmental accounts, as well as other documents

Additional Information

  • All new hires will be expected to follow Protect Purdue guidelines. To learn more, visit https://bit.ly/3DH3z6f 
  • To learn more about Purdue’s benefits summary https://bit.ly/3zA1Qxb
  • This position represents four vacancies
  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position  
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position
  • This was formerly classified as an operational/technical position; an internal lateral transfer will retain the same benefit standing
  • FLSA: Non-Exempt (Eligible For Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility: Non-exempt Defined Contribution Plan
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply

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