Human Capital Management | Firmwide Compensation| Analyst| Birmingham
Goldman Sachs
Birmingham, WSTMID, UK
14h ago


The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals.

Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in all major financial centers around the world.

We commit people, capital and ideas to help our clients, shareholders and the communities we serve to grow. Our people are our greatest asset we say it often and with good reason.

It is only with the determination and dedication of our people that we can serve our clients, generate long-term value for our shareholders and contribute to the broader public.

We take pride in supporting each colleague both professionally and personally. From collaborative work spaces and ergonomic services to wellbeing and resilience offerings, we offer our people the flexibility and support they need to reach their goals in and outside the office.

We are open to considering requests for flexible working.


Our division recruits, develops and rewards the people of Goldman Sachs. Our teams advise, design and implement strategies, processes and technologies that help our people advance professionally, drive productivity and help the firm and our clients achieve superior results.

We look for individuals with strong problem solving and analytical skills, innovative thinking and intellectual curiosity who want to make an impact on the success of the firm's most valuable asset, our people.


The Firmwide Compensation function drives the development and implementation of the firm’s global compensation philosophy, policies and practices to help effectively attract, retain, and motivate employees.

The work is invariably of a confidential nature and requires a unique combination of skills to deliver workable solutions to a diverse range of issues.

The role requires liaison with colleagues in the regional, divisional and central compensation teams, departments inside of HCM including Executive and Equity Compensation, Recruiting, the Business Partner teams, and outside of HCM including Compensation Accounting, Controllers, Legal and Tax and external advisors.

The ideal candidate will leverage their proven expertise to assist in the design and delivery of comprehensive compensation programmes to over 6,000 employees across the region.

This candidate will serve as a key member of the EMEA Compensation team.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities :

  • Support all compensation matters relating to EMEA jurisdictions including monthly payrolls, Stock Incentive Plan’ submissions, equity make whole valuations, compensation audits and management of offer letter templates
  • Preparation of new hire packages and assistance with structuring lateral hire compensation offers
  • Support region-specific compensation programmes and processes e.g. Currency Election Programme
  • Support the year-end compensation process including benchmarking, total compensation recommendations, salaries and compensation communication
  • Create and run a variety of ad hoc compensation reports, analysis and diagnostics
  • Partner with divisional HCM to advise / deliver workable solutions to the business on compensation issues
  • Work closely with HCM Engineering on system enhancements and automation to achieve operational efficiency
  • Liaise with divisional HCM, Tax, Legal, and Controllers on compensation matters as necessary
  • Skills / Experience :

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance or related field
  • Excellent analytical skills, including very strong Microsoft Excel skills - an ability to review current processes and / or data, detect and correct errors, take responsibility for data quality;
  • attention to detail essential

  • Strong Business Objects, Microsoft Word and PowerPoint skills preferred
  • Client service focus and relationship management skills; notable responsiveness and a "can-do" attitude; ability to understand and articulate the needs of the client
  • Project management and execution - highly organized and proven ability to execute and manage complex logistics, projects and tasks, prioritize workload and meet deadlines
  • Ability to take ownership and work independently to achieve objectives and think multiple steps ahead
  • Strong oral and written communications skills
  • Ability to handle high degree of confidential information with appropriate discretion
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Good judgment - knowing when to escalate an issue combined with a willingness to be flexible
  • The ideal candidate will have had exposure to reward related issues in a fast-paced international company, and within a complex matrix environment that requires a practical, empathetic and team orientated approach.

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