Finance Office Assistant

Berkshire Regional Planning Commission has an immediate fulltime, benefited position opening for a highly responsible, energetic individual to serve as a Financial Office Assistant for a regional planning agency and associated non-profit in Berkshire County Massachusetts.  The Berkshire Regional Planning Commission is a public entity that provides a wide range of planning services to the 32 municipalities in Berkshire County.

This position performs day-to-day financial transactions and maintains contract and financial information. The Finance Office Assistant serves as part of the Administration team that supports all accounting and office activities for the Commission and Berkshires Tomorrow Inc., an affiliated 501(c)(3). Duties include contract administration, posting daily vendor transactions for Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable, preparation of vendor and expense checks and invoices, assists with the maintenance of a web-based timesheet tracking system, assists with updating spreadsheets and maintaining accurate records, as well as other duties related to BRPC and Berkshires Tomorrow Inc.

The individual serving in this position must be capable of exercising a high degree of confidentiality and accuracy in a fast-paced environment.

The Finance Office Assistant position requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field and one-year experience or any other equivalent combination of education, experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position. Five years of directly related experience may be substituted for a degree.  Previous accounting experience in a municipality, non-profit organization, or consulting firm environment desirable.

The successful candidate must have strong skills with Excel, and an intermediate working skill set of Microsoft Windows, Word and Access Office programs, Sage Peachtree accounting software or other accounting software and the Internet. Knowledge of Publisher helpful. The candidate must possess excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as the ability to present numerical data effectively. Also, required are strong organizational and time management skills.

The hiring range for this position is $23.92 to $27.48 per hour, not to exceed 40 hours per week, with a very attractive benefits package.  Minimum work week is 35 hours per week with flex time available.

Submit the following items to officeassistant@berkshireplanning.org by email only: cover letter, resume, and copies of any special licenses related to the position.  Please include the phrase ‘Finance Office Assistant’ in the subject line of your email.  No telephone calls.  Position available immediately and open until filled.  A position description and information about BRPC is available at http://berkshireplanning.org/about/employment-and-intership-opportunities/. EOE/Smoke-and Drug-free Workplace.  1 Fenn Street, Suite 201, Pittsfield, MA 01201. Only serious applicants should apply.

Full job posting here.

Full job description here.