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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. Read more of our Statement of Purpose.

While our school has grown as an institution in many positive ways, we have always had a deep commitment to serving children We work hard to preserve our commitment and original enthusiasm to provide a Montessori education.

Washington Montessori School is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, religions, ethnicity, nationality, alien status or citizenship, marital status, military status, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local laws, regulations, or ordinances.


Assistant Business Manager
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:
      – Facilitating the employee benefits open enrollment process
      – Reconciling most general ledger accounts
      – Organizing debt compliance submissions
      – Management of the annual employee benefits open enrollment process
      – Administering new hire onboarding paperwork and background check protocols
      – 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.

Interested candidate should submit a cover letter and resume to:

Washington Montessori School

Attn.: Carol Beebe-Mestel
240 Litchfield Turnpike
New Preston, CT 06777
E-mail: cbeebemestel@washingtonmontessori.org