Payroll Coordinator

Payroll Coordinator
EF Education First
Cambridge, MA

Who we are

  • We’re travelers, innovators, thinkers and doers
  • Global - we have a presence in over 100 countries
  • We’re open and collaborative - not a cubicle in sight
  • Dedicated – we really do “work hard – play hard”
  • We believe that international experiences are essential to a 21st century education

Who you are

  • You are bold, positive, and fearless – you’re ready to be the subject matter expert
  • An influencer – you help motivate, inspire and unify your team and those around you
  • An achiever – you want to make an immediate impact and
  • A thinkerand an executor – you want to find creative ways to help execute the plan

The opportunity

Report to the Director of U.S. Payroll and advance your career at a company where people and innovation are at the core of everything we do.  As Payroll Coordinator you will help process payroll for 2,800+ employees in more than a dozen EF locations throughout the US.  Core opportunities and responsibilities include processing bi-weekly and monthly payrolls, garnishments, deductions, and other daily payroll tasks as necessary.

The Details

  • Performs payroll functions for our US offices and schools
  • Processes the tracking and reconciliation of employee deductions and earnings including, but not limited to, deductions for employee benefits, retirement contributions, federal state and local taxes, and earnings for base salaries, bonuses, and advances (and the recoupment thereof)
  • Ensures accurate reporting to taxing authorities of taxable wages, including both cash and non-cash items such as taxable use of company property, fringe benefits, gifts and other reimbursements that may be taxable
  • Assists employees and others as needed with payroll-related issues
  • Assists with various internal and external financial and tax audits including but not limited to workers’ compensation, department of labor and other audits as needed
  • Ensures that payroll practices are compliant with state and federal employment laws
  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.)


 The Person

  • Strong communication skills
  • Sound professional judgment and discretion
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, flexible environment

The Perks

We believe that happy people do great work.  What makes us happy?  Things such as:

  • Three weeks of vacation in the first year; increases to four weeks the second year
  • 25% match on employee contributions to 401(k)
  • Heavily discounted travel with our products
  • Market-leading benefits package including top of the line health and dental coverage
  • Free in-house language classes
  • On-site restaurant and bar

About EF Education First
We’re 40,500 small. We’re teachers and students, creatives and analysts, visionaries and doers. We are 120 nationalities—and counting. Together, we break down barriers of language, culture and geography and we do it all over the world. Over the past 50 years, our mission has grown to include a diverse range of programs that give students of all ages the freedom and confidence to explore the world through language, travel and academic opportunities. Follow us on LinkedIn or check out to learn more about our amazing team, products, and 

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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