Senior Compensation Analyst - Los Angeles

Our client, a Registered Investment Advisory firm, is seeking a Senior Compensation Analyst.


•   Provide support and administration of compensation plans for a variety of roles within different divisions and departments.

•   Audit existing plans and recommend methods to adjust and realign plans to better reflect our corporate mission.

•   Provide analytical and tactical insight into how plans are working and not working.  Educate existing managers on compensations best practices that elicit desired behaviors.

•   Provide advice and counsel to HR and Division and Department heads regarding pay decisions including policy and guideline interpretation.

•   Participate in, review, and communicate compensation surveys for a variety of divisions and departments.

•   Maintain survey data for variety of skill sets.

•   Provide senior management reports on compensation competitiveness.

•   Perform ad hoc analysis and planning to continuously improve our compensation programs and processes.

•   Provides on-going support, interaction and guidance to HR business partners on compensation related issues.

•   Maintain all books and records relating to plan documents, payout calculations, changes to plan etc.

•    Maintains and administers qualified and non-qualified deferred compensation plans

•   Working with our Chief Information Officer, Director of Research & Development, Director of Marketing, Chief Financial Officer and VP – Human Resources, will maintain and administer semi-annual goal based bonus plan for all support departments.


•   BA or BS degree in Business Administration, Finance or related field that uses quantitative analysis.

•   Some coursework for Certified Compensation Professional (CCP®) certification

•   Minimum 10 years relevant compensation experience

•   Minimum 10 years MS-Office suite experience – advanced Excel skills (pivot tables, v-lookup, etc).

Desired Qualifications:

•   Excellent organization skills

•   Self-starter who proactively works comfortably with senior management.

•   Strong interest in analyzing data and able to synthesize results to form recommendations for alignment and improved competitiveness.

•   Able to work independently, prioritize multiple stakeholders and tasks, manage details and deliver results in an environment with competing demands.

•   Experience with NetSuite and ADP is a plus.

•   Discretion with sensitive, confidential information

•   Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

•   Ability to educate and inspire management team members on compensation best practices that balance the trade-offs between simplicity and complexity.