Financial Analyst (Energy)

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Founded in 1965 as part of the War on Poverty, Worcester Community Action Council (WCAC) is one of 1,000 community action agencies across the U.S. and 23 in Massachusetts created to address disparities throughout the nation.  

Our values of advancing equitable access, elevating all voices and partnering with people are embedded in the role we play as the federally designated anti-poverty agency for Central and South-Central Massachusetts. WCAC embodies service to the community through our Mission: Helping people move to economic self-sufficiency through programs, partnerships, and advocacy.   

Our vision is to break the cycle of poverty one neighbor at a time. Through safety-net services and asset building solutions, WCAC creates economic mobility opportunities for tens of thousands of people annually through programs such as energy assistance, early education and care, financial empowerment, positive youth development, and career pathways.  

WCAC is committed to being a responsible and inclusive partner through strong collaboration and a shared client perspective. We are committed to advocating for policies that create equitable access to education, health, social, and economic systems. We are committed to a workplace culture with a shared passion for our mission that promotes teamwork, respect, and the opportunity to make a difference. 

WCAC offers a competitive salary and excellent benefit package including health, dental, vision, life, 403(b) retirement plan with Agency contribution, flexible spending account, paid holidays, vacation, personal and sick time.

Job Description:

Worcester Community Action Council has contracts with the Department of Energy (DOE) and the major local utility companies to install energy conservation measures in low-income homes throughout Central and Southern Worcester County. Each home receives an in-depth inspection by a certified energy auditor to assess conservation needs and the safety and efficiency of the primary heating system. Areas needing improvement are rectified if the home and the occupant meet the criteria of one or more programs outlined below.

The Energy Department Finance Analyst will reconcile program activity and amounts paid through the Energy Department and the Emergency Fuel Fund. 

This position requires a high level of professionalism, attention to detail, and the ability to make decisions and recommendations independently. 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or finance required
  • 3-5 years’ experience in accounts payable or similar capacity required
  • Ability to learn program rules and regulations and apply written and verbal instructions.
  • Excellent organizational and computation skills.
  • Ability and willingness to work cooperatively and collegially with a diverse team who carry varying levels of responsibility in the agency.
  • Ability to speak a second language, preferred.
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy in data entry and analysis required.
  • Excellent writing and correspondence skills.
  • Proficiency in computer programs used at the agency and Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel) required.

Other Requirements:

  • Must pass Accurate Background check including CORI and drug screening
  • This position can be done remotely with regular in-person check-in.  

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Exhibit a high level of professionalism at all times. 
  • Review weekly, semi-monthly and monthly invoices prepared by department staff and reconcile with actual fiscal payments
  • Confirm accuracy of jobs and measures that have been “paid and not reported”.
  • Review and reconcile the payments in the Emergency Donated Fuel Funds and ensure accurate tracking of fund balances.
  • Prepare accurate, professional reports regularly to program director, finance department and others as requested.
  • Other duties may be assigned by the Executive Director.

Send cover letter and resume specifying position via email to hr@wcac.net.

Worcester Community Action Council, Inc. is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, physical or mental disability, pregnancy or pregnancy related condition, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, membership in the uniformed services or any other classification which is protected under state or federal law. 


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