International Payroll Specialist – Location: Malta

International Payroll Specialist – EF Education First – Malta

As International Payroll Specialist at EF, you will work in an international and dynamic environment with a strong scope for development. The International Payroll Specialist reports directly to the Payroll Manager and will work closely with other functional areas and other EF organizations around the world. The International Payroll Specialist will be encouraged to proactively identify and initiate internal improvements as well as to broaden your responsibilities beyond the job description. EF offers an exciting opportunity to learn the procedures and legislation for weekly and monthly payroll processes, thereby specializing in the UK, Malta and Ireland. Within EF, you will be challenged to make a positive change and to develop yourself in a young and evolving environment. 

The ideal candidate has a Bachelor degree in Business Administration, Finance, HR or related areas complemented with 1-2 years of working experience. Most important, you can identify yourself with the organization and have the right drive and ambition to make a (international) career within EF.

The Role

  • To ensure the timely and accurate delivery of payroll related reporting for several European countries on a weekly and monthly basis;
  • Initiate and implement continuous improvements related to payroll processes;
  • Implement changes to the payroll related to secondary benefits such as pension, health insurance and other mandatory regulations;
  • Process, prepare and submit changes in the payroll (e.g. new starters, leavers, salary increases, statutory maternity pay, bonuses and timesheets);
  • Process, prepare and submit net wages, taxes and social fees;
  • Liasing with (international) staff and managers to resolve queries;
  • Prepare and upload payroll journals into Coda Financials system;
  • Assist in ad hoc tasks and various projects (e.g. implementation new payroll software);
  • Travels on occassional base.


  • Bachelor degree in Business Administration, Finance, HR or related areas;
  • 1-2 years of relevant working experience in Maltese Payroll;
  • Strong analytical and English communication skills;
  • Discrete communicator with an eye for details and deadlines;
  • Self-starting and pro-active, positive attitude;
  • Proven creative mindset and a passion for change;
  • Responsible and commited to work together with team members;
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel and MS Office is a plus;
  • International experience (travel, education, working) is a plus.

Company Profile:
EF is the world leader in international education. Their mission is “open the world through education” and so far they have helped over 15 million people to learn a language, discover the world or earn an academic degree. EF has fifteen subsidiaries and non-profit organizations, schools and offices in over 50 countries and employs over 52,000 staff and teachers. In today’s increasingly complex and interdependent world their 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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