Account Assistant - West Lafayette - Materials Engineering

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: West Lafayette, INDIANA

Account Assistant - West Lafayette - Materials Engineering(
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Perform monthly payroll, account management, and departmental reporting. Act as a liaison resource for departments and central offices. Communicate with faculty to process the appropriate paperwork for their graduate students. Assist in processing Human Resources paperwork, such as FMLA, that directly impacts payroll. Work closely with Account Managers and Business Managers in the office since payroll changes impact the account projections. Provide general fund projections, startup reports, and cost share reports to Managers, Directors and Department Heads. Hire, train, and supervise bi-weekly students.



  • High school diploma / GED
  • Two years of account clerk or related experience
  • Business or financial related degree will be considered in lieu of experience
  • High level of motivation, initiative, creativity, and professionalism
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Strong oral / written communication skills, with ability to effectively compose correspondence
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to effectively balance interruptions and multiple / varied tasks, as well as handle confidential information with discretion
  • Ability to interpret policy, take initiative to solve problems, assume responsibility, and establish and maintain quality standards
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word

Additional Information:
  • Purdue will not sponsor an employment related visa for this position
  • A background check is required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Non-Exempt (Eligible for Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility: PERF/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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