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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. 

Job Description:

Assist in the operation of the finance department including Grants Management, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Payroll, month end closing and allocation entries.         

Qualifications:

  • Associate’s degree in accounting, finance or related field required, Bachelors’ degree preferred.  
  • Knowledge of basic accounting principles and procedures.
  • Knowledge of general accounting software, Microsoft Office, particularly Excel.
  • Knowledge of payroll and A/P systems and procedures preferred.
  • Knowledge of MIP Fund Accounting or other accounting systems a plus.         Ability to learn new software related to finance operations.
  • Knowledge of Health Benefit Plans, Worker’s Compensation, and the 403b plan for calculation of employee payroll deductions a plus.
  • Government and Non-profit grants management and invoicing experience preferred.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with staff and outside agencies.
  • Ability to be proactive and work as an integral part of the fiscal team.
  • Maintain a customer-service orientation to internal and external customers.
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational abilities.
  • Must become familiar with the agency’s program procedures and regulations.

 Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Associate’s degree in accounting, finance or related field required, Bachelors’ degree preferred.  
  • Knowledge of basic accounting principles and procedures.
  • Knowledge of general accounting software, Microsoft Office, particularly Excel.
  • Knowledge of payroll and A/P systems and procedures preferred.
  • Knowledge of MIP Fund Accounting or other accounting systems a plus.         Ability to learn new software related to finance operations.
  • Knowledge of Health Benefit Plans, Worker’s Compensation, and the 403b plan for calculation of employee payroll deductions a plus.
  • Government and Non-profit grants management and invoicing experience preferred.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with staff and outside agencies.
  • Ability to be proactive and work as an integral part of the fiscal team.
  • Maintain a customer-service orientation to internal and external customers.
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational abilities.
  • Must become familiar with the agency’s program procedures and regulations.

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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