Positions Available

 Finance Director

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: 76
Teaching faculty: 22


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.

Finance Director


College accounting degree. Working knowledge of computerized accounting. Proficiency in the use of QuickBooks Accounting Software and Microsoft Office Products. Strong accounting skills and at least 5 years of general ledger experience. General knowledge of insurance, employee benefits and building management. A high degree of organizational skills and analytical ability. Ability to work independently and take initiative in various projects. Ability to maintain a level of confidentiality, and to communicate and explain financial transactions in non-technical terms. Ability to function in a changing environment; to establish and rearrange priorities; to recognize problem situations and the ability to act to minimize their impact on the school.


The Finance Director oversees and directs all financial and non-education operational functions of the school. These include but are not limited to the following.


  1. Control all accounting functions including the oversight of the balance sheet accounts, specifically cash, investments, accounts receivable, prepaid expenses, fixed assets, and accounts payable and deferred accounts.
  2. Review and reconcile all investment accounts on a monthly basis prior to the completion of the financial reports.
  3. Prepare complete and detailed monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports to the Board of Directors and the executive staff prior to the next month’s end. The financial reports include a balance sheet, statement of profit and loss as compared to the budget, statement of profit and loss as compared to the prior year, statement of cash flows and an analysis of the information contained in these reports. Prepares annual budget for the review and approval of the executive staff and the Board of Directors. Prepares other reports or analysis as requested. Attends Board of Directors and Investment and Finance Committee meetings as required.
  4. Prepare the annual financial statements for the external audit. Assists the external auditor in the completion of the annual audit.
  5. Review all investments, interacts with the Board, the Investment Committee and executive staff and the investment manager on the investment policies, fund allocations and investment strategies.
  6. Oversee all payroll functions including, but not limited to data input, tax reporting and employee changes. Reviews the payroll and all tax forms as prepared by the payroll processing company for completion and accuracy.
  7. Perform all human resources duties.
  8. Review all tuition contracts.
  9. Manage and engage all contractors working on the building and property.
  10. Prepare annual operating and capital budget for the review and approval of the executive staff and the Board of Directors
  11. Manage the financial aid process.
  12. In cooperation with the Bernardine Franciscan Sisters, coordinate all activities with outside consultants on the long-range planning for the school, including but not limited to engineers, attorneys, land use planners and architects.
  13. Manage the insurance program for the school and property.
  14. Maintain a record of procedures germane to Finance Directorship.


Reports to the Head of School

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