Amherst
Amherst is a financial services and technology company that helps investors invest in US real estate
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Senior Compensation Manager

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Amherst is revolutionizing the way U.S. real estate is priced, managed and financed in order to unlock opportunities for all market participants. Driven by data, analytics, and technology, Amherst has a 20-year history of anticipating where the next risks and opportunities are likely to emerge and designing actionable strategies for investors to capitalize on opportunities across residential real estate, commercial real estate and public securities. Amherst, along with its affiliates and subsidiaries, has more than 900 employees, $5 billion under management and approximately $15 billion under advisement and oversight. www.amherst.com.

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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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

Experience:

  • 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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What are Amherst Perks + Benefits

Amherst Benefits Overview

Competitive salaries
Choice of Mac or Windows hardware
Flexible vacation days, paid holidays, and work from home options
Medical, Dental, Vision, LTD, Life, EAP, and 401K with matching benefits
Stellar colleagues with proven track records

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Amherst has established the Amherst People Council focused on Engage, Grow and Give to promote employee engagement such as Affinity Groups, Career Growth and Mentorship and Philanthropy events.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Amherst provides unconscious bias training to all employees
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, age or disabilities.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Life insurance is equal to 1 times an employee's annual salary
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
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Performance Bonus
Amherst has a discretionary annual bonus program based on performance.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Amherst provides Backup child care assistance.
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 16 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Amherst also provides 4 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Amherst provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes work from home Full-time remote for specific positions, Work remotely on occasion as needed.
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Amherst sponsors family oriented events Annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Amherst employees receive between 20 and 30 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Volunteer Time
Our employees receive 8 hours per year of paid volunteer time.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Relocation Assistance
We offer relocation assistance depending on location and position.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Amherst provides a monthly stipend for remote employees.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Amherst offers employees professional development opportunities like Annual individual budget for training, Onsite training courses, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Amherst hosts lunch and learn meetings weekly.
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Amherst. allows employes to set aside 50% of working hours for learning.
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

Competitive compensation and bonus program. Flexible PTO. Health, vision, dental and long term disability coverage. Paid maternity/paternity leave. Attractive office space. Training certification assistance. Monthly birthday celebrations. Casual work environment with regular team-building outings.

An Insider's view of Amherst

What are some social events your company does?

Amherst is always participating in exciting events. From Dell Match Play to SXSW, Amherst engages in a variety of local events. We also host smaller events for employees such as summer BBQ's and happy hours. Nothing tops our holiday party, a true family celebration!

Austen

Director of Talent Programs

What projects are you most excited about?

I'm most excited about our Budget Revision Project! We were tasked with the challenge of moving a tedious process into a more user and mobile friendly system. This will allow the field teams to submit budget revisions from MSR Properties and have one system to manage the majority of their work. This excitement is why I love being a part of the team

Gage

Business Analyst

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

“At Amherst, I am able to work collaboratively with peers who have had years of experience similar to mine. The technology is current and evolving as the company grows. Therefore, my skills stay current and always improve.”

Stan

Senior Systems Engineer

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

My team is expected to create new IP (Intellectual Property) through innovation in software, hardware, workflow process and data. Our goal is to build franchise value/shareholder value, solve difficult problems through creative solutions, and improve over-all efficiency that in turn makes life easier for all of Amherst

Todd

Chief Technology Officer

What are some things you learned at the company?

Within my first year, I have acquired solid enterprise-level knowledge in developing .NET applications by using Angular 4+, ASP.NET MVC, WPF, Entity Framework, and advanced SQL. We’re transitioning into ‘React’ apps that I'm excited about as it will add to my tech skills. I like that we have autonomy regarding the tech decisions in development

Ruchi

Software Engineer

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