Requisition ID:  27881

Senior Business Assistant, Payroll/Procurement Floater

Job Summary

Purdue University and its Business Operations department are looking for someone who can take initiative, assume responsibility, maintain quality standards, and handle confidential information with discretion to become its Senior Business Assistant, Payroll/Procurement Floater. As the Senior Business Assistant, Payroll/Procurement Floater you will be responsible for and serve as the unit's key point of contact for all payroll and procurement-related guidelines, policies, and procedures for varying business areas. This position will assist faculty, students, and staff in areas supported by various Payroll and Procurement Centers across the campus with the procurement of goods and services as well as monthly and bi-weekly payroll-related tasks. Interact with the DFA, Associate Deans, Department Heads, and Administrative Assistants to ensure the correct processes are followed.  Serve as a point of contact for all payroll and/or procurement-related questions while assisting departmental faculty, staff, and students with related needs. Serve as a departmental resource person to train and assist staff with payroll/procurement processes and resolve situational problems. Utilize the Footprints tracking system to manage workflow.  The position requires someone who transitions easily and adapts well to differing work styles.  Responsible for formal training and mentoring duties and be expected to serve as an informal mentor and trainer across the university.  Potential to serve on special projects.  


Remote work will be considered for this position based on the candidate’s location and interest



  • High school diploma/GED
  • Four (4) years experience as an account clerk, bookkeeping, business, or related experience
  • Experience with procurement
  • Experience in providing a high level of customer service
  • Ability to identify problems, analyze information, and implement solutions 
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with 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 with limited daily supervision 
  • Ability to analyze, interpret, and implement policies and procedures 
  • Proficient with personal computer and related software (Microsoft Excel, Outlook, database, internet, etc.) 
  • Ability to handle interruptions while meeting deadlines with accurate results and providing exceptional customer service
  • Must possess a learning orientation to changing technology 
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills 
  • Ability to problem-solve and analyze complex issues
  • Ability to provide coaching and training to others



  • Associate degree
  • Two (2) years of University business office experience
  • SAP, SuccessFactors, and billing/collections experience


Additional Information: 

  • To learn more about Purdue’s benefits summary CLICK HERE  
  • 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  
  • 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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