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May 27, 2015 5:21 PM | Anonymous member

Within Performance & Reward, our compensation professionals help clients design, implement, communicate, and monitor their compensation philosophy and strategy, and the plans and programs that support it, including base salary, annual incentive, long-term incentive (equity and cash), executive-level retirement, deferred compensation, perquisite, and fringe benefit plans and arrangements. Compensation professionals assist in providing competitive market data and quantitative and qualitative analyses, as well as assist with the tax, accounting, regulatory, and governance matters relative to compensation and executive benefit programs.


We are currently seeking an experienced Compensation Manager proficient in the taxation of executive compensation to become part of our National Compensation practice. Knowledge of Code Sections 83, 162(m), 280G and 409A and strong communication and writing skills are required.


The Compensation Manager will participate in and supervise multiple and challenging executive compensation engagements for a diverse client base, both in and out of the transaction setting, as well as take an active role in managing and growing our National Compensation practice and service delivery. This professional will have the opportunity to gain meaningful exposure to our business, grow as an integral member of our client services team, and directly interact with clients. This individual helps develop and train staff, as well as keeps resources, procedures, and tools current.


The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to gain exposure to other areas of our Performance & Reward practice, which may include plan operations, retirement plan risk, and 404 and transaction projects.



Manage executive compensation projects both in and out of the transaction setting and perform and/or supervise internal and external market competitive analysis for various executive compensation projects, including base salary, annual incentives, and long-term incentives. Draft technical memos and opinions addressing Code Sections 83, 162(m), 280G and 409A. Assist with or manage the design and implementation of various compensation programs and assess the prevalence of these programs within diverse industries. Assist with or manage analyses of compensation programs in mergers and acquisitions, and analyze salaried jobs within client peer groups. Assist in providing technical advisory services relative to tax, accounting, regulatory and governance matters.


Help to grow and sustain ongoing client relationships. Coordinate staffing and fulfillment on projects, including assisting with staffing projects on a national basis through our compensation knowledge network. Supervise and provide leadership to staff. Initiate and participate in business development/marketing activities.  


Assist in developing the EY thought leadership culture (i.e., assisting with the development of standard methodologies and sharing best practices).

To qualify, candidates must have:

  • a bachelor's degree and approximately 5 years of related work experience; or a graduate degree and approximately 4 years of related work experience
  • a degree in accounting, business, finance, human resources, or a related field
  • an MBA, Master's of Tax, or JD with strong academic credentials a plus
  • approximately 3-4 years of related executive compensation tax experience, preferably in a professional services environment
  • prior compensation consulting experience a plus
  • strong project management and organizational skills
  • strong quantitative and qualitative skills and analytical acumen
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • ability to work independently in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • PC proficiency

Please send your resume directly to Rebecca Rider at Rebecca.rider@ey.com. Thank you for your consideration!

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