Sidley Austin LLP

  • Senior Compensation Analyst

    Recruiting Location US-IL-Chicago
    Human Resources
  • Summary

    This position reports to the Manager of Compensation and Analytics and is responsible for analyzing and monitoring employee compensation and other various data elements while leading various projects and processes.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Create ad hoc compensation reports from the PeopleSoft Human Resources system;
    • Review compensation surveys and analyze compensation survey results;
    • Lead, monitor, and document compensation programs;
    • Create compensation budget information;
    • Manage annual Firm salary review processes and Firm bonus calculations as necessary, including non-US office salary processes;
    • Lead the completion of analysis for special compensation related projects;
    • Reconcile compensation information between the Firm's payroll systems and human resource system;
    • Propose and implement innovative business solutions and other business improvements with regard to compensation;
    • Complete heavy special project work, including responsibility for the recommendation, design, management and implementation of compensation initiatives.
    • Assist in the development, implementation and roll-out of the automated compensation management system
    • Work with the Manager of Compensation and Analytics to maintain an enhanced compensation profile to include best match information


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the Duties and Responsibilities (Duties) above satisfactorily and meet the requirements below. The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. If you need such an accommodation, please email (current employees should contact Human Resources).


    Education and/or Experience:

    • Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, Organizational Behavior, Human Resources, Accounting, Finance or related field
    • A minimum of 6 years of experience in Human Resources, compensation or related area
    • Ability to analyze technical solutions and propose sound conclusions to a variety of insurance, accounting and other financial issues
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Word
    • Advanced proficiency of Microsoft Excel



    • CCP (Certified Compensation Professional) from World at Work organization


    Other Skills and Abilities:
    The following will also be required of the successful candidate:

    • Strong organizational skills
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Good judgment
    • Strong interpersonal communication skills
    • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
    • Able to work harmoniously and effectively with others
    • Able to preserve confidentiality and exercise discretion
    • Able to work under pressure
    • Able to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities


    Sidley Austin LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.



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