An administrative associate is in charge of the administrative tasks of a company, mainly its departmental operation. They perform financial operations, including approving expenditures, issuing payments to vendors, and keeping track of account balances. They make arrangements for special projects such as opening new branch offices, preparing travel arrangements for conferences, scheduling maintenance, implementing mass mailings, and so on. Additionally, they oversee what others are doing and train new office administrators.
Administrative associates are hired by businesses, government, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions. Employers require a minimum of an associate's degree in a business-related field with at least three years in a similar role. Applicants must be proficient in Microsoft Office and must possess multitasking, attention to detail, communication, and maths skills. They must be experienced in managing payments, budgets, expenditures, and payroll administration.
The average annual salary of an administrative associate is $43,254, ranging from $29,000 to $64,000.