KPMG Manager, Compensation Design in Chicago, Illinois

Business Title: Manager, Compensation Design

Requisition Number: 68036

Function: Advisory

Area of Interest: Financial Due Diligence, Human Resources, Mergers, Acquisitions, & Restructuring Tax

State: IL

City: Chicago


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KPMG is currently seeking a Manager in Integration & Separation for our Deal Advisory practice.


  • Work with the KPMG team and clients to understand current state of rewards programs and help to design and implement future rewards programs based on key business performance and talent objectives in M&A and non-M&A situations

  • Provide full scope of compensation consulting services, with an emphasis on broad-based employee compensation experience, including: competitive benchmarking and pay analysis, job architecture and leveling, incentive plan design, and plan implementation services

  • Provide consulting services on the Rewards components of transaction-related engagements, including job mapping, role definition, retention strategy design, pay benchmarking of roles, and alignment of compensation programs in a transaction context

  • Participate in HRIS technology implementation projects with cross-functional KPMG teams to provide subject matter specialization related to job architecture and/or compensation design

  • Lead multiple engagements while providing leadership to client service teams; build and manage strong client relationships with senior management and across client enterprise groups to drive growth, provide active involvement in the development of new tools and approaches

  • Draft proposals, fee estimates, and related materials for new opportunities. Participate in internal marketing and business development efforts and draft supporting collateral. Develop, coach, and mentor junior team members


  • A minimum of five years' experience in HR consulting, with a focus on the design, benchmarking, and implementation of compensation programs with a top accounting or human resources consulting firm. Related in-house experience is also considered

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university/college

  • Extensive experience in project management including planning, organizing, coordinating, and managing staff, clients, and/or partners towards the successful completion of a project

  • Has either attained, or is on track to attain, CPA, CCP/CECP, CEP, or other industry specific certification

  • Highly motivated, self-starter, team player, with positive attitude and strong quantitative, communication and relationship-building skills

  • Experience in M&A and the financial services/private equity sector a plus

  • Travel, on average, may be up to 33% depending on the specific client or engagement

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States without the need for visa sponsorship now or in the future

KPMG LLP (the U.S. member firm of KPMG International) offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. KPMG is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex/gender, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, physical or mental handicap unrelated to ability, pregnancy, veteran status, unfavorable discharge from military service, genetic information, or other legally protected status. KPMG maintains a drug-free workplace. KPMG will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable local, state or federal law (including San Francisco Ordinance number 131192). No phone calls or agencies please.

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