Washington Montessori School (WMS) is an independent day school located in northwestern Connecticut. WMS was established in 1965 and serves 248 students ranging from pre-kindergarten through the 8th grade. Washington Montessori School is an engaging and substantive academic environment supported by a deeply-rooted and diverse community of families and educators. Our students learn to recognize their individual and collective potential, develop thoughtful approaches to learning, and choose paths to responsible and fulfilling lives.
Assistant Business Manager
Job brief The School seeks an experienced accounting professional to oversee broad financial and operational aspects of the institution. This position reports to the Business Manager.
Responsibilities • Responsible for supporting most aspects of the accounting function, including bank and investment account reconciliations, gift reconciliations, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll transmittals, enrollment contract preparation, and assists with the annual audit preparation. • The Assistant Business Manager assists the Business Manager with the following duties: o Facilitating the employee benefits open enrollment process o Reconciling most general ledger accounts o Organizing debt compliance submissions o Management of the annual employee benefits open enrollment process o Administering new hire onboarding paperwork and background check protocols o Collection activities
Required qualifications include: • Bachelor’s degree in accounting with a minimum of two years of accounting experience • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel and Word) • Advanced analytical, communication and organizational skills • Demonstrated understanding of non-profit accounting • Prior experience at an independent school and working knowledge of QuickBooks Accounting Software products are preferred.
Additional Salary Information: Washington Montessori School offers a generous time off package, consisting of 5 weeks off during scheduled school breaks and 2 additional weeks of vacation. Full-time employees who enroll their children at our school, receive a 50% tuition discount.