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Total Rewards Specialist

Job Location: Location Negotiable

Job Number: 00654807


- Job description

People in the Corporate Function career track contribute to the running of Accenture as a high- performance business through specialization within a specific functional area and grow into internally focused roles by deepening their skills and/or developing new skills within an internal functional area.
Human Resources professionals develop and execute HR strategies, programs and services across one or more parts of the employee lifecycle to attract, develop and retain a highly engaged and differentiated workforce that enables the execution of human capital and business strategies.
Job Description:
Total Rewards professionals design and implement total rewards strategy including Compensation and Benefits programs, conducting salary planning and link compensation to performance assessment process and communicate the compensation structure to employees. design and deliver rewards programs to recognize employees and maintain or increase employee engagement. design and establish pension programs and perform program cost/benefit analysis. Manage enrollments and administer equity programs to eligible.
Accenture is currently seeking an experienced Compensation Specialist for a full-time position within their North America Total Rewards Team. Applicants could be located anywhere in the US or Canada within the Eastern (preferred) or Central time zones. The successful candidate will be comfortable working with large, global, constantly evolving, complex and matrixed organizations, and possess the ability to be adaptable and flexible based on required deliverables.
Provide administrative, analytical and project management support to the Compensation Manager and team, in the management and delivery of compensation functions and deliverables, including but not limited to:
  1. Market Intelligence for US and Canada employees:
    1. Market Survey participation, submission and coordination; data review for validity and consistency; data analysis and reconciliation; vendor and client group liaison; invoice management and tracking
    2. Market Data analysis including trending, YoY analysis, and summarization based on various employee or organizational factors
    3. Position to market analysis including data collection, review, analysis and summarization of results
    4. Develop into SME on global market survey tool (MarketPay) in order to effectively update, review and analyze employee and market data
    5. Maintain master tracker of all surveys including information on invoices and costs, employee and business demographic information,
  2. Salary Ranges for US and Canada:
    1. Ad hoc salary range updates as required to include new or revised roles
    2. Annual review process including collection and review of external market data, client feedback, and various employee metrics as required
    3. Annual and ad-hoc employee position-in-range analysis
    4. Cost impact analysis for review by Compensation manager and leadership
  3. Geographic Differential process for US and Canada including:
    1. SME and full ownership of Geographic Indexing process
    2. First point of contact for clients on questions relating to the data and process
    3. Maintain and update geographic differentials by location
    4. Review annual cost of labor data for all locations and provide meaningful and efficient summaries
    5. Analyze cost impact of proposed changes for review by Compensation Manager and leadership
    6. Maintain and update policy and process documents
  4. Other:
    1. Ad-hoc data analysis based on manager or client requests
    2. Assist with creation of PowerPoint or other presentations as required
    3. Support Compensation Manager and team with Client relationships and other deliverables including but not limited to annual budgeting and forecasting, annual and mid-year compensation administration, promotion processes, off-cycle adjustments, bonuses and Pay Equity
    4. Proactively seek out best practices and process improvements to increase efficiencies and quality of deliverables
    5. Maintain or create process outline documentation as required
  • Act as support for the Compensation Manager who is the day-to-day compensation interface for the assigned business including Business Leadership, HR Business Partner, Director of Operations, Director of Finance, nd other executives in assigned areas(s)
  • Responsible for effective delivery of end-to-end Compensation activities within North America in assigned area(s)
  • Help implement Total rewards processes, policies, programs in alignment with Business and HR strategy
  • Help develop and apply North America and Global guidelines, frameworks, toolkits and methodologies (contributing requirements, ideas and resources)
  • Serve as subject matter expert, applying comprehensive knowledge of one or more HR processes and associated tools and maintain expert knowledge by researching best practices, monitoring legal developments, evaluating emerging trends, keeping appraised of technological advancements and conducting benchmark comparisons
  • Ensure market data analysis and recommendations are aligned with compensation strategy and direction for North America
  • Support the team to ensure our compensation programs and recommended spend across those programs are market relevant and affordable
  • Support the Compensation Manager who is accountable for the operational management, implementation and continuous operation of North America Compensation programs & projects
  • Support Compensation Lead and Total Rewards lead in various programs and initiatives in the total rewards area
  • Establish and build relationships with multiple internal/external customers
Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum of 2 years of Compensation experience with strong aptitude in the areas of Market Surveys and data analysis
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working in a large, complex and matrixed organizations
  • Very strong Microsoft application skills – Excel, Powerpoint and Word – experience or expertise with macros and VB is preferred
  • Very strong analytical acumen – ability to analyze and interpret large volumes of data and provide relevant and concise executive summaries
  • Comfortable with technology and working in web-based and external vendor tools as required
  • Comfortable interfacing with clients as required to conduct needs-analysis to determine appropriate outcomes
Professional Skills:
  • Passion for simplification, process improvement, streamlining and improving efficiencies – quality over quantity!
  • Quick learner and willing to ask questions and challenge the status quo while proposing alternative solutions
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, think outside of the box, apply creative solutions and display proactive and strategic thinking
  • Strong sense of integrity, professionalism and a desire to contribute and shine within a strong team
  • Having an intrinsic appreciation for data, strong work ethic, and a can-do attitude would go a long way in helping you succeed in this role!
  • Demonstrated leadership in professional setting; either military or civilian
  • Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration in a professional setting; either military or civilian

Role is 80% virtual/remote work
Accenture does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis covered by local law.   Accenture is committed to providing employment opportunities to current or former members of the armed forces.
We are committed to employment equity. We encourage all people, including women, visible minorities, persons with disabilities and persons of aboriginal descent to apply.
It is currently our objective to assign our people to work near where they live. However, given the nature of our business and our need to serve our clients our employees must be available to travel when needed.
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