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Compensation Associate Manager - North America Compensation Team - Location Negotiable / Remote (R00088310_Chicago)

Business and Financial Operations



Full Time


Chicago, Illinois, United States

Organization: Corporate Functions/Human Resources

Location: New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Washington, DC

Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology and Operations services — all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 674,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities. Visit us at [Register to View] .

People in the Corporate Function 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.

Associate Manager, North America Compensation Team

Accenture is currently seeking an experienced Compensation professional for a full-time position within their North America Total Rewards Team. The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate very strong proficiencies as well as thrive within the following areas:

  • Working with large, global, constantly evolving, complex and matrixed organizations

  • Communicating effectively (verbal and written) with all levels of employees including Senior Management

  • Analyzing large volumes of data with the goal of “telling the story” and providing relevant and concise executive summaries

  • Presenting compensation analysis and deliverables to clients and internal team

  • Being able to adapt to quickly changing deadlines and deliverables and multi-tasking as required

  • Continuously seeking to improve and enhance, including enjoying creative problem-solving and feeling comfortable questioning the status-quo while recommending alternative solutions

  • Balancing working with clients in a collaborative and empathetic manner, while adhering to, and applying strategic and established compensation principles and processes

  • Demonstrating strong project management and organizational skills and willingness to learn new skills and approaches to compensation.

  • Independently managing and owning client relationships with minimal oversight


As a key member of the North America Compensation Design and Strategic Initiatives team, this role contributes and delivers on a broad variety of compensation activities, including but not limited to:

  • Supporting, contributing to and implementing compensation design and strategic initiatives

  • Applying proficient knowledge and understanding of market data, salary ranges, bonus plans, and federal, state, and local laws governing compensation

  • Developing and communicating compensation policies and procedures

  • Acting as a subject-matter expert on Accenture Total Rewards philosophies and principles

  • Synthesizing complex information and applying knowledge to develop recommendations that support quality organizational decisions and actions

  • Demonstrating and applying current knowledge as well as proactive research methods for best practices and process improvements to increase efficiencies and quality of deliverables

  • Owning and taking full accountability of end-to-end deliverables and relationships

  • Supporting key compensation processes including cyclical salary administration and promotions, off-cycle compensation adjustments, planning and budgeting, pay equity, market intelligence, ventures and acquisitions, etc.

  • Creating clear and concise Excel and PowerPoint analysis and presentations

  • Supporting the Compensation Lead across all deliverables and acting as a subject matter expert within the team


Basic Qualifications:

  • 5-7 years of Compensation experience with strong aptitude in compensation acumen and the areas of data analysis and presentations

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Experience working in a large, complex, and matrixed organizations

  • Experience with Executive compensation analysis and presentations, with sound knowledge of Executive Equity and bonus plans

  • 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 employees at all levels

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, a 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

As required by Colorado law under the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act,Accenture provides a reasonable range of compensation for roles that may be hired in Colorado. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific office location. For the state of Colorado only, the range of starting pay for this role is $97,632 - $182,600 and [Register to View]

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Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States.

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.

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The Company will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Additionally, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the Company's legal duty to furnish information.