FIND PERSONALIZED JOBS
Sign up to Zippia and discover your career options with your personalized career search.

Log In

Log In to Save

Sign Up to Save

Sign Up to Dismiss

or

The email and password you specified are invalid. Please, try again.

Email and password are mandatory

Forgot Password?

Don't have an account? Sign Up

reset password

Enter your email address and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Back to Log In

FIND
PERSONALIZED JOBS

Become A Purchasing Assistant

Where do you want to work?

To get started, tell us where you'd like to work.
Sorry, we can't find that. Please try a different city or state.

Working As A Purchasing Assistant

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Processing Information
  • Performing Administrative Activities
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Make Decisions

  • Repetitive

  • Stressful

  • $50,370

    Average Salary

What Does A Purchasing Assistant Do

Financial clerks do administrative work for many types of organizations. They keep records, help customers, and carry out financial transactions.

Duties

Financial clerks typically do the following:

  • Keep and update financial records
  • Compute bills and charges
  • Offer customer assistance
  • Carry out financial transactions

Financial clerks give administrative and clerical support in financial settings. Their specific job duties vary by specialty and by setting.

Billing and posting clerks calculate charges, develop bills, and prepare them to be mailed to customers. They review documents such as purchase orders, sales tickets, charge slips, and hospital records to compute fees or charges due. They also contact customers to get or give account information.

Gaming cage workers work in casinos and other gaming establishments. The “cage” in which they work is the central depository for money and gaming chips. Gaming cage workers sell gambling chips, tokens, or tickets to patrons. They count funds and reconcile daily summaries of transactions in order to balance books.

Payroll and timekeeping clerks compile and post employee time and payroll data. They verify and record attendance, hours worked, and pay adjustments. They ensure that employees are paid on time and that their paychecks are accurate.

Procurement clerks compile requests for materials, prepare purchase orders, keep track of purchases and supplies, and handle questions about orders. They respond to questions from customers and suppliers about the status of orders. They handle requests to change or cancel orders. They make sure that purchases arrive on schedule and that the items meet the purchaser’s specifications.

Brokerage clerks help with tasks associated with securities such as stocks, bonds, commodities, and other kinds of investments. Their duties include writing orders for stock purchases and sales, computing transfer taxes, verifying stock transactions, accepting and delivering securities, distributing dividends, and keeping records of daily transactions and holdings.

Credit authorizers, checkers, and clerks review the credit history, and get the information needed to determine the creditworthiness, of individuals or businesses applying for credit. Credit authorizers evaluate customers’ computerized credit records and payment histories to decide, based on predetermined standards, whether to approve new credit. Credit checkers call or write credit departments of business and service establishments to get information about applicants’ credit standing.

Loan interviewers, also called loan processors or loan clerks, interview applicants and others to get and verify personal and financial information needed to complete loan applications. They also prepare the documents that go to the appraiser and are issued at the closing of a loan.

New accounts clerks interview people who want to open accounts in financial institutions. They explain the account services available to prospective customers and help them fill out applications. They also investigate and correct errors in accounts.

Insurance claims and policy processing clerks process applications for insurance policies. They also handle customers’ requests to change or cancel their existing policies. Their duties include interviewing clients and reviewing insurance applications to ensure that all questions have been answered. They also notify insurance agents and accounting departments of policy cancellations or changes.

Show More

Show Less

How To Become A Purchasing Assistant

A high school diploma or equivalent is typically required for most financial clerk jobs. These workers usually learn their duties through on-the-job training.

Education

Financial clerks typically need a high school diploma or equivalent to enter the occupation. Employers of brokerage clerks may prefer candidates who have taken some college courses in business or economics and, in some cases, require a 2- or 4-year college degree.

Training

Most financial clerks learn how to do their job duties through on-the-job training. Some formal technical training also may be necessary; for example, gaming cage workers may need training in specific gaming regulations and procedures.

Advancement

Financial clerks can advance to related occupations in finance. For example, a loan interviewer or clerk can become a loan officer, and a brokerage clerk can become a securities, commodities, or financial services sales agent, after obtaining the required education and license.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Financial clerks should have good communication skills so that they can explain policies and procedures to colleagues and customers.

Math skills. The job duties of financial clerks, including calculating charges and checking credit scores, require basic math skills.

Organizational skills. Strong organizational skills are important for financial clerks because they must be able to find files quickly and efficiently.

Show More

Show Less

Purchasing Assistant jobs

NO RESULTS

Aw snap, no jobs found.

Add To My Jobs

Purchasing Assistant Career Paths

Purchasing Assistant
Assistant Buyer Buyer Purchasing Manager
Director Of Global Sourcing
12 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Assistant Account Manager Purchasing Manager
Director Of Materials Management
6 Yearsyrs
Planner/Buyer Senior Buyer Purchasing Manager
Director Of Purchasing
10 Yearsyrs
Planner/Buyer Purchasing Manager
Director, Procurement
13 Yearsyrs
Purchasing Manager Program Manager
General Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Assistant Buyer Product Manager Purchasing Manager
Global Procurement Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Associate Buyer Purchasing Agent Inventory Manager
Inventory/Purchasing Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Accounting Assistant Accountant Senior Finance Analyst
Manager Finance Planning And Analysis
8 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Assistant Accounts Payable Clerk Purchasing Agent
Material Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Accounting Assistant Accounts Receivable Specialist Accounts Receivable Manager
Office Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Purchasing Manager General Manager Account Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Buyer Material Manager Operations Manager
Plant Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Office Administrator Operations Manager Purchasing Manager
Procurement Officer
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Buyer Procurement Agent Purchasing Manager
Program Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Purchasing Agent Senior Buyer
Purchasing Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Billing Specialist Operations Manager Purchasing Manager
Senior Manager, Procurement
11 Yearsyrs
Buyer Planner/Buyer Purchasing Manager
Supply Chain Lead
9 Yearsyrs
Purchasing Agent Purchasing Manager
Supply Chain Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Office Administrator Purchasing Agent Senior Buyer
Supply Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Billing Specialist Home Health Aid Warehouse Associate
Warehouse Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Show More

Purchasing Assistant Demographics

Gender

Female

75.8%

Male

21.9%

Unknown

2.3%
Ethnicity

White

78.4%

Hispanic or Latino

11.8%

Asian

7.6%

Unknown

1.6%

Black or African American

0.6%
Show More
Languages Spoken

Spanish

49.3%

Chinese

8.4%

Mandarin

8.0%

French

6.9%

Japanese

5.1%

German

4.0%

Cantonese

3.3%

Korean

2.2%

Arabic

2.2%

Russian

1.8%

Italian

1.5%

Polish

1.5%

Vietnamese

1.1%

Hindi

1.1%

Filipino

0.7%

Carrier

0.7%

Tagalog

0.7%

Portuguese

0.7%

Swedish

0.4%

Marathi

0.4%
Show More

Purchasing Assistant Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

24.8%

American InterContinental University

6.1%

University of Houston

5.2%

Sinclair Community College

4.6%

Liberty University

4.6%

Kaplan University

4.6%

Southern New Hampshire University

4.3%

Ashford University

4.3%

Michigan State University

4.0%

Eastern Michigan University

3.7%

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

3.7%

Davenport University

3.7%

University of Kansas

3.7%

Oakland Community College

3.4%

University of Alabama

3.4%

Illinois State University

3.4%

Florida International University

3.4%

West Virginia University

3.4%

Temple University

3.1%

Ball State University

3.1%
Show More
Majors

Business

40.1%

Accounting

11.3%

Management

4.6%

Marketing

4.5%

Health Care Administration

3.6%

Psychology

3.6%

Communication

3.3%

Supply Chain Management

3.2%

General Studies

3.0%

English

2.7%

Criminal Justice

2.4%

Finance

2.4%

Liberal Arts

2.4%

Computer Science

2.3%

Human Resources Management

2.2%

Education

1.8%

Computer Information Systems

1.8%

Nursing

1.7%

Legal Support Services

1.5%

Sociology

1.5%
Show More
Degrees

Bachelors

38.6%

Other

28.4%

Associate

15.3%

Masters

9.2%

Certificate

6.6%

Diploma

1.3%

License

0.3%

Doctorate

0.3%
Show More
Job type you want
Full Time
Part Time
Internship
Temporary

Real Purchasing Assistant Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Inventory and Purchasing Assistant Vasyli LLC San Rafael, CA Jan 15, 2012 $45,956
Purchasing Assistant Corridor Store Inc. Fort Lee, NJ Sep 22, 2015 $43,597
Purchasing Assistant Grace World Trading, Inc. Philadelphia, PA Jul 12, 2016 $42,702
Purchasing Assistant Andritz Inc. Alpharetta, GA Jun 08, 2016 $41,101
Purchasing Assistant 1701 Russell Street LLC Greenbelt, MD Sep 15, 2012 $39,395
Purchasing Assistant Completely Fresh Foods Vernon, CA Oct 27, 2014 $38,397
Purchasing Assistant Pacific MacHinery Corporation Miami, FL Feb 28, 2008 $35,813

No Results

To get more results, try adjusting your search by changing your filters.

Show More

Top Skills for A Purchasing Assistant

PurchaseOrdersNewVendorsOfficeSuppliesOrderEntryDataEntryBuyersCustomerServiceRawMaterialsInventoryControlInventoryLevelsSafetyLogisticsERPPurchaseRequisitionsMROMRPSpecialProjectsTemporaryCostSavingsComputerSystem

Show More

Top Purchasing Assistant Skills

  1. Purchase Orders
  2. New Vendors
  3. Office Supplies
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Track purchase orders for materials and keep accurate accounting of product.
  • Processed requests to add new vendors and managed an approved supplier list of nearly 1,000 companies in SAP.
  • Reconcile bank statements, assist the office staff, sort and distribute mail, faxes and office supplies.
  • Process requisitions to purchase orders by confirming department budgets, establishing new vendors in database and order entry.
  • Worked on data entry, customer service, and provided administrative assistance

Top Purchasing Assistant Employers

Purchasing Assistant Videos

A Day in the Life - Retail Buyer

Purchasing Managers Job Description

Retail Careers - What Buyer Jobs Are Like

×