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Director, Compensation & Benefits (Executive Compensation)

Alvarez & Marsal

in Telecommute / Greenwood Village CO / Atlanta GA / Chicago IL / New York NY / Houston TX

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Alvarez & Marsal; Tax

Seeking Director, Compensation & Benefits (Executive Compensation)

The Opportunity:

Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) is a global professional services firm specializing in performance improvement and business advisory services. A&M delivers specialist operational, consulting, and industry expertise to management and investors seeking to accelerate performance, overcome challenges, and maximize value across the corporate and investment lifecycles. Founded in 1983, the firm is known for its distinctive restructuring heritage, hands-on approach, and relentless focus on execution and results.

A&M’s Compensation & Benefits practice is currently seeking a Director with key expertise in the area of Executive Compensation. The ideal candidate will work with our team of professionals to advise companies of all sizes on various compensation and benefits matters. When you join us you will gain unique experiences and valuable knowledge working across capabilities, sectors, and geographies, and have the opportunity to take control of your career progression.

As a Director, you will assist clients with the design, implementation, communication, and monitoring of their compensation philosophy and strategy. The types of programs we consult on include base salary, annual incentives, long-term incentives, executive-level retirement, deferred compensation, and fringe benefit plans.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Complete complex compensation and benefits projects
  • Provide compensation, tax, accounting, and business advice in regards to complex transactions
  • Provide competitive market data, quantitative/qualitative analyses
  • Have proficiency in the taxation of executive compensation and knowledge of Code sections 83, 162(m), 280G, and 409A
  • Participate in multiple executive compensation engagements for a diverse client base, both in and out of the transaction setting
  • Contribute to client satisfaction by providing timely and effective responses to client needs and concerns
  • Participate in client meetings and work within a team environment to deliver fully integrated compensation and benefit services to clients
  • Conduct proxy statement studies and analyses of other publicly available data sources
  • Benchmark, design, and implement annual incentive plans and long-term incentive plans
  • Conduct statistical analyses of compensation data
  • Model financial impact of compensation plans
  • Conduct performance metrics studies
  • Monitor executive and other compensation trends
  • Participate in broader projects including performance management, employee benefits, retirement, healthcare, performance optimization, cash/non-cash reward and recognition
  • Participate in marketing initiatives including support on developing compensation work and methodology approaches, writing and supporting proposals and conducting surveys
  • With this position, you will further your analytical and communication skills while adding value for our clients by helping solve their complex problems
  • Lead client engagements on a day-to-day basis and manage staff members on various projects, including:
    • Benchmark compensation and develop reports to support the compensation recommendations
    • Design annual and long-term incentive awards while considering the tax, accounting, and other regulatory ramifications
    • Prepare tax calculations and various analyses/models to help clients make better informed compensation decisions and comply with the applicable rules and regulations
    • Review/draft technical memorandums and letters related to compensation & benefits issues
    • Review the calculations and work product of peers for accuracy and reasonableness, serving as a thorough reviewer of data and results (most of the work product reviewed will be in Excel and PowerPoint)
    • Interpreting and applying laws, regulations, judicial precedent and other guidance


  • Bachelor’s degree required, Advanced Degree preferred (i.e., JD, LL.M. in Taxation, and/or World at Work Certified)
  • 7+ years of related work experience
  • Strong knowledge of executive compensation and statistical analysis, incentive plan design and analysis, and pay structure analysis and design
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to articulate complex information, including presenting complex topics in easily understood terms to clients
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to simultaneously work on and manage several projects and effectively manage deadlines
  • High motivation to learn and grow
  • Proficient in Excel, PowerPoint, and Word

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