The Program Finance Specialist’s primary purpose is to work closely with the Finance Manager and HR to perform finance functions that support programs and staff.
Payroll, Benefits & HRIS
Early Education and Care (EEC) State Billing
Reporting and Audits
Associates Degree or equivalent college credits from an *accredited institution in business, human resources, or a related field.
Minimum of two (2) years’ experience a financial role in a government entity or federally funded or non-profit organization.
A combination of the following education and experience may be substituted for the requirements:
High School Diploma or GED Degree and three (3) years of experience in government funded or non-profit organization providing finance and human resources support administration or Bachelor’s Degree and one (1) years of experience in government entity, federally funded or non-profit organization with similar experience.
*Listed in the US Department of Education’s Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs
*Reliability: Is utterly reliable, always delivering on promises and maintaining the highest standards of quality
*Integrity: Is a champion for integrity, honesty and openness
*Enthusiasm & Engagement: Is fully engaged with the organization's values and goals. Is an enthusiastic ambassador for the organization in all areas.
*Teamwork/Building: Facilitates team activities that promote effective peer and work relationships. Creates a culture of accountability and fosters the building of effective teams across the organization.
*BCHS’s Core Values
Organizational Relations: The degree to which the employee collaboratively works with other internal departments, agencies, and/or outside organizations. The level of response to internal and external requests. Anticipation and control of obstacles.
Analytical Skills: The ability to observe, evaluate, summarize, and apply meaningful data in the problem-solving process. The level of logical reasoning necessary to connect required actions to desired outcomes. The ability to forecast events based upon current situations. Demonstrated skill in generating alternative solutions to problems.
Job Knowledge: The depth and breadth of know-how to perform essential duties and functions of the job. The level of compliance with degree, certification, and training requirements. Understanding of how individual job performance furthers organizational objectives. Willingness to update and expand skills, knowledge, and training.
Confidentiality: Maintains the highest level of confidentiality. Ensures all employee, children, and family’s sensitive and personally identifiable information (PII) is secure and not shared with any unauthorized individual, agency, or company.
Tasks involves light physical effort (i.e., some standing and walking, or frequent light lifting of less than 10 pounds); and minimal dexterity in the use of fingers and limbs in the operating of office equipment. Tasks may involve extended periods of time sitting at a workstation and utilizing a keyboard.
Some tasks require manual dexterity. Tasks require visual and hearing acuity. Tasks may involve identifying and distinguishing colors. Tasks require oral communications ability.
Although some of the duties in this job description my be performed from a remote location at certain times, the role requires the Program Finance Specialist be onsite in the administrative office located in Pittsfield, Massachusetts the majority of the time. A valid driver’s license and/or reliable transportation to and from the location is required.
Berkshire County Head Start welcomes and encourages hiring and retaining bi-lingual staff. The ability to speak, read, and write in English is required.