People Advisory Services - Mobility/Global Compensation Services - Experienced Staff

Ernst & Young   •  

Dallas, TX

Industry: Legal & Accounting


5 - 7 years

Posted 22 days ago

Managing global workforces is increasingly complex. People Advisory Services (PAS) builds and improves organizational and individual performance, delivering a highly complex and challenging mission, especially in an ever changing working environment. As a member of PAS, you'll be part of a team with a wide variety of experiences and a supportive environment. When you join us you will gain unique experiences and valuable knowledge working across capabilities, sectors and geographies and have the opportunity to take your career in the direction you want.

The opportunity

Our PAS Mobility practice provides services to manage the cost and risks involved in HR plans, programs and systems related to a global workforce. We advise the part of business strategy related to people. As a Compensation Manager, you'll have the opportunity to work with global clients to address their most complex people challenges, and ultimately improve and drive sustainable business results.

Your key responsibilities

With the Compensation team, you'll join a talented group of professionals that provide global compensation advisory and compliance. Focusing on large-scale projects, you'll work with clients and tax preparers to coordinate tax authorization lists and answer questions (earnings, remittance of foreign taxes, tax equalization and settlement payments). You'll provide year-end compensation summaries, submit totalization letters, perform quality reviews on compensation, complete tax-bridging, assure accurate processing and delivery of hypothetical tax, allowance and lump sum payments, payroll-related advances, and home country housing deductions and research discrepancies. You will be expected to have excellent communication skills, integrate into and lead new teams, and manage end-to-end global projects. Directly engaging our clients is vital, be ready to question and negotiate to provide results.

Skills and attributes for success

  • Successful delivery of global compensation projects - demonstrate technical excellence and business driven approach to solving complex challenges
  • Generate revenue by identifying follow-on engagement opportunities and developing lasting relationships with clients; identify potential risks and opportunities to improve processes and acquire new business; contribute to pursuit activities - preparing proposals and delivering presentations
  • Lead project work streams from planning to implementation - manage project resources and budgets effectively while overseeing multiple engagements simultaneously
  • Influence clients and stakeholders to gain support for major change initiatives and/or decisions
  • Manage and develop junior resources and peers, focusing on technical and client service skills to develop careers

To qualify for the role you must have

  • A bachelor's degree in related field; MBA, MST, MAcc or JD/LLM preferred
  • 5+ years' experience in expatriate or payroll services: Big 4, global management consultancy firm, niche consultancy or in-house role with exposure to large-scale projects
  • SPHR, GPHR or CPP certification
  • Understanding of automated tax-processing systems and tax laws
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills, able to confidently influence colleagues and clients at all levels

Ideally, you'll also have

  • Knowledge of foreign assignment matters (payroll, accounts payable, relocation, tax, and compensation and benefits)
  • Knowledge of international compensation calculations (hypo-tax, allowances and lump sum payments, payroll-related advances, home country housing deductions, etc.)
  • Understanding of world affairs, geography and economic issues
  • Language skills or international living/working experience

What we look for

Professionals with the drive to take on new responsibilities with the confidence to speak up with their own creative thoughts on a wide range of areas is what we seek. If you're keen to play a pivotal role within a highly focused mobility team, this role is for you.

What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive compensation package where you'll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, both pension and 401(k) plans, a minimum of 22 days of vacation plus ten observed holidays and three paid personal days, and a range of programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being. Plus, we offer:

  • Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues in the industry
  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that's right for you

About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we're using the finance products, expertise and systems we've developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we'll make our ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.