Positions Available

 Part-time Book Keeper and Accounting Officer

Villa Maria accepts applications for Special Education Certified teachers throughout the year in the event our hiring needs change.

Forward cover letter and resume to Diane McManus, Head of School at employment@villamariaedu.org or mail to Diane McManus, Head of School at Villa Maria School, 161 Sky Meadow Drive, Stamford CT 06903.

Fact Sheet

Total Enrollment: 44
Teaching faculty: 12


Villa Maria School, founded in 1973 is a State approved school for children with learning disabilities from grades K-9 and is also accredited by the Connecticut State Department of Education and the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools (CAIS).

Villa Maria’s Mission

The Villa Maria School is dedicated to developing the full potential of students who are learning disabled by providing its students with an education marked by excellence and enriched by love.


Villa Maria strives to promote the growth of the whole child by providing a small, highly structured, success oriented learning environment. The goals of Villa Maria include helping the students to grow a strong self-image, to return to and succeed in the main-stream classroom, and to participate fully as caring members of the world community. The student’s day is from 8:00 AM – 2:50 PM except for First Fridays of the month, dismissal is at noon, for the teachers’ professional development meetings.

Teacher Schedule:

The teachers’ day is from 7:30 AM – 3:15 PM on regular days.
Faculty meetings or professional development is on Wednesdays from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM, and on the first Fridays of the month from 12:15 PM – 3:00 PM.
Teachers report 3 days before the beginning of the students’ school year, and 3 days after the students’ last day of classes.

Part-time Book Keeper and Accounting Officer

We are looking for an experienced CPA to oversee all finance functions of a long-standing special needs grade school (K - 9), reporting directly to the Head of School. A candidate needs to perform the customary job duties of a school’s accounting officer, and work well in a dynamic, team-oriented environment of a small-school front office. The position can lead to a full-time, Accounting Officer title within one year.


  • CPA, underlying minimum Bachelor’s degree.
  • 5 years general ledger and accounting experience, audit experience a plus.
  • Strong book keeping and organizational skills.
  • Proficiency in QuickBooks, Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
  • General knowledge of insurance, employee benefits, and building management.
  • Work experience in schools, academia, or non-profit organizations preferred, but not required.
  • Up to 20 hours per week, part-time, no benefits, start immediately.


  • Reports directly to Head of School
  • Maintain and prepare books and records (all accounting functions) of the School, including monthly and quarterly financials for presentation to Head of School and the Board.
  • Oversee ALL payroll functions (including tax and benefit withholding), assuring completeness and accuracy of payroll as prepared by processing firm (bi-monthly).
  • Accumulate payables and receivables, process payments and deposits (weekly).
  • Reconcile all bank statements and record all journal entries in QuickBooks.
  • Assist Head of School and Board’s Finance Committee with audit and accreditation.
  • Review all enrollment contracts and collect tuition; liaise with parents, school districts and Admissions Director on tuition payments and financial aid.
  • Manage the property and facility insurance program in coordination with the Treasurer of the Bernadine Franciscan Sisters.
  • Maintain a “Manual of Process and Procedure” for periodic review by the Head of School, Treasurer of the Board, and the Auditor.

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