Senior Accountant (Grants)

Our vision is to break the cycle of poverty one neighbor at a time. Through safety-net services and asset building solutions, Worcester Community Action Council (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 serves 45 towns in Central and South-Central Massachusetts with offices located in Worcester, Southbridge, Webster, East Brookfield, and Leicester. We are a team of 145 employees and an annual budget of approximately $30 million. We are committed to a workplace culture with a shared passion for our vision that promotes teamwork, respect, and the opportunity to make a difference.

What we offer:

WCAC provides on-the-job training and professional development opportunities. As well as an excellent benefit package with no waiting period to enroll in health, dental, vision, life/LTD, and 403(b) retirement plan. Generous paid holiday calendar, vacation, personal and sick time. In addition to fair and transparent pay practices, we offer an additional pay differential to bilingual employees. 

Position Summary:

WCAC is a private non-profit organization with an annual budget of approximately $30 million comprised of federal, state, and private funding streams. We are seeking a Senior Accountant to oversee a portfolio of grants to include preparing budgets, monitoring expenses, and submitting invoices to funders. In addition, the successful candidate will meet regularly with program Directors to review financial performance and prepare monthly reports.



Research shows that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At WCAC we are dedicated to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace so if you are excited about this position, but don't meet all of the qualifications, we encourage you to apply anyways. 

  • Master’s degree in business administration or equivalent accounting/finance degree, or bachelor’s degree in accounting/finance/business with 5-7 years relevant business and accounting experience.
  • Experience with accounting software such as Great Plains, Blackbaud, Abila MIP or other accounting software desired. 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite. Ability to learn Agency software and databases.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both in writing and verbally with internal program managers and external agencies.
  • Ability to develop and update agency’s accounting policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of government grant/contract compliance requirements.
  • Knowledge of foundation and private grant procedures and requirements preferred.
  • Experience and knowledge of Payroll, Account Payable, Cash Receipts and reconciliation preferred.
  • Embraces and promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. 

Other Requirements:

  • Must be available to work with Auditors during annual agency fiscal audit.
  • May be asked to attend Board or Head Start Policy Council meetings periodically to present financial reports. 

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 ability, 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.

Salary Description
Starting at $60,000