Senior Compensation Manager at DO NOT USE - Amherst (Remote)

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The Amherst Group of companies comprise of leading real estate investment and advisory firms with a mission to transform the way real estate is owned, financed and managed. Amherst leverages its proprietary data, analytics, technology, and decades of experience to seek solutions for a fragmented, slow-to-evolve real estate ecosystem and to materially improve the experience for residents, buyers, sellers, communities, and investors. Today Amherst has over 1000 employees and $14.1 billion in assets under management.

Over the past decade, Amherst has scaled its platform to become one of the largest operators of single-family assets and has acquired, renovated, and leased more than 46,000 homes across 32 markets in the U.S. The firm delivers customized, stabilized cash-flowing portfolios of assets to its investors, wrapped in all the ongoing services required to manage, own, and finance the asset including property management, portfolio management, and a full capital markets team. In addition to its single-family rental platform, Amherst’s debt business pursues two distinct credit strategies in mortgage-backed securities and commercial real estate lending. Over its 25-year history, Amherst has developed a deep bench of research and technology talent, and leverages data and analytics at every stage in the asset lifecycle to improve operations and preserve long-term value for our investors and the more than 188,000 residents the firm has served.

The Senior Compensation Manager will leverage their abilities and experience to manage compensation programs with a focus on long-term incentives along with ongoing compensation projects. The Senior Compensation Manager will be part of the Human Capital department, reporting to the Director of Total Rewards and HR Operations, with close engagement with the Finance and Legal teams.


  • Own the management and execution of multiple long term incentive programs, including reporting and analytics, tracking, data management, statement and award agreement creation and distribution.

  • Work with Director of Total Rewards, Head of Human Capital, and senior business leadership on program design. Evaluate programs to define eligibility and targets. Partner closely with Finance on tracking of incentive programs and with Legal on program terms and documentation. Develop a strong understanding of plan workings and respond to employee questions

  • Deeply understand the business to provide guidance and insights aligned with organizational goals

  • Track/navigate LTI for former employees

  • Work with Finance on tracking of earnings and managing accruals, to keep real-time estimates/projections of values for bonus programs

  • Develop and lead communication and marketing efforts for compensation programs to increase understanding across the organization

  • Advise business leaders in structure, execution, and maintenance of new incentive programs that drive desired results

  • Partner with Senior Compensation and Data Analyst to ensure practices align with compensation and retention philosophy

  • Partner closely with Talent Acquisition team and HR Business Partners to provide data-based recommendations and support the needs of the organization

  • Interface with business and Talent Acquisitions to understand hiring and retention challenges and proactively address changes in the market. Present data-driven competitive offer packages

  • Ensure our HRIS system is optimized for our compensation structures. Work in close partnership with the HRIS Manager to configure and test the mid-year and year-end compensation processes in Workday

  • Play an active role in year-end compensation planning process

  • Stay current on and share trends and important legislative changes related to the Company’s compensation programs and policies

  • Mentor other team members within Compensation and across The Human Capital team


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Human Resources or related field

  • 7+ years of Compensation and/or Finance experience, financial services industry preferred

  • Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) or Certified Executive Compensation Professional (CECP) designation preferred

  • Strong executive presence with ability to make effective and persuasive presentations on complex topics to drive insights and decisions

  • Superior analytical skills and ability to present data to communicate insights and drive decisions

  • Detailed content knowledge of compensation trends and long-term incentive programs, carry, and equity structures strongly preferred

  • Knowledgeable on tax treatment and considerations of various long term incentive structures

  • Mindset focused on agility and continuous improvement

  • Ability to assess processes and make recommendations for improvement

  • Ability to work cross-functionally to drive projects including business leaders, key stakeholders across Human Capital team, Accounting, Finance, Legal

  • Exceptional project management skills

  • Extraordinary aptitude in Excel, PowerPoint and preferred experience in Workday

  • Experience and ability to manage multiple projects in an organized manner

  • Must be flexible and able to work in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities

Role is partially remote, with a preference for Austin, TX.

Our full-time employee benefits include:

  • A competitive compensation package, annual bonus, 401k match

  • Flexible PTO including 7 paid holidays, 1 floating holiday, and 1 volunteer day

  • Employer-paid benefits (medical, dental, vision, health savings account)

  • Professional career development and reimbursement

  • Up to 16 weeks paid maternity leave; up to 4 weeks of paid parental leave

  • Backup childcare offered through Bright Horizons

  • Relaxed casual environment with virtual office events

Amherst is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information or veteran status, and encourage all applicants to apply.

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