Accounting Manager

Accounting Manager
EF Education First
Cambridge, MA

The role

EF is currently seeking a specialist Accounting Manager with a strong focus in Procurement & Accounts Payable (AP) processes and internal controls. The Accounting Manager will be responsible for designing efficient processes while at the same time overseeing the business as usual tasks and developing a committed team. We require someone with drive and a results-oriented focus to deliver process efficiencies in an important business component.

With several core AP projects identified for the coming 12 months, you will be required to source and assess key process solutions. Partnering with other managers and reporting to the U.S. Head of Accounting, you will be part of a diverse team that emphasizes ownership and engagement from the entire U.S. organization.

About you

We are continuously searching for ambitious, driven and enthusiastic Managers, to join our strong network of Finance professionals in Cambridge, MA. EF is a young, dynamic and entrepreneurial company which is looking for independent responsible personalities with an international mindset.

For the successful candidate, this position provides immense opportunities for growth and ownership, with the requirement to contribute to large scale business decisions and planning. Operating within the company’s North American headquarters, the position requires the ability to work and communicate across numerous functional areas within the Group, offering exposure to a truly global business and its underlying finance structure.


  • Minimum Bachelor Degree in Accounting, Business Administration/ Finance/ Economics or similar. Accounting is preferable.
  • Four or more years’ experience in the field of Accounting.
  • Core experience in an Accounts Payable, Procurement cycle, desirable.
  • CPA desirable.
  • Prior team management experience.
  • Prior project management experience desirable.
  • Strong competence in MS Excel with exposure to advanced formulas and functions.
  • The ability to structure, plan and prioritize work in order to deliver against multiple deadlines.
  • The capacity to collaborate with people across a wide variety of skills and seniority to deliver results.
  • Displays accountability and commitment to team goals.
  • Strong communication and social skills.
  • Competencies in other languages is considered an advantage.

To be considered for this role, applicants must have legal authorization to work in the United States. 

Why work at EF?

We are international. With a global network of offices and schools, EF is able to offer an international career in any part of the world.

We are entrepreneurial. EF has grown into the largest international education company by hiring people who are street smart and “can get things done”. Our entrepreneurial spirit is at the core of what makes working at EF a ton of fun.

We embrace change. Be prepared to join a flexible organization where no day is the same. We believe change is key to business success, personal development, and career progression.

The company

EF is the world leader in international education. Our mission is to open the world through education and so far we have helped over 15 million people learn a language, discover the world or earn an academic degree.

We have sixteen subsidiaries and non-profit organizations, schools and offices in over 50 countries and employ over 46,500 staff and teachers. In today’s increasingly complex and interdependent world our mission is more relevant than ever.

EF is an equal opportunities employer. EF offers competitive salaries and a multicultural working environment. If you are motivated by the prospect of an international career with a dynamic and forward-thinking company, we want to hear from you.

See Inside the Office of EF Education First

EF Education First is the world leader in international education. At EF, everything employees do is centered around the company’s mission: opening the world through education. Since it was founded 50 years ago, EF’s language learning, educational travel, and cultural exchange programs have helped people of all ages and nationalities become citizens of the world.

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