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Director, Compensation Strategies



Multiple locations · North Carolina, USA · Atlanta, GA, USA · Charlotte, NC, USA · Texas, USA · Minneapolis, MN, USA · Cleveland, OH, USA · Dallas, TX, USA · Miami, FL, USA · Milwaukee, WI, USA · Houston, TX, USA · Indianapolis, IN, USA · Tampa, FL, USA · Winston-Salem, NC, USA · Orlando, FL, USA · Philadelphia, PA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Known for being a great place to work and build a career, KPMG provides audit, tax and advisory services for organizations in today's most important industries. Our growth is driven by delivering real results for our clients. It's also enabled by our culture, which encourages individual development, embraces an inclusive environment, rewards innovative excellence and supports our communities. With qualities like those, it's no wonder we're consistently ranked among the best companies to work for by Fortune Magazine, Consulting Magazine, Working Mother Magazine, Diversity Inc. and others. If you're as passionate about your future as we are, join our team.

KPMG is currently seeking a Director, Compensation Strategies to join our Talent & Culture organization.


  • Lead and set the overall strategic direction for compensation programs that are market competitive while supporting overall business objectives, working collaboratively with senior Business Process Group (BPG) leaders on this strategy, providing advice and recommendations on competitive compensation
  • Create strategic presentations to leadership that includes insightful recommendations based on market competitive trends and data
  • Establish the direction for the year-end compensation strategy for BPG, including the strategy around merit and variable compensation budgets, guidelines and pay for performance; oversee presentations to compensation decision makers and communicators offering advice in regards to the process
  • Act as organizational consultant for BPG leadership, helping leaders assess changes in organization/talent models by leading benchmarking related efforts and making recommendations on pay levels for jobs, aligning jobs to job levels and career architecture based on latest market trends
  • Monitor the promotion process within BPG, including promotion tools, promotion analysis and due diligence with leadership and HR Business Partners
  • Be a Performance Manager of record for other professional(s) involved in BPG compensation benchmarking and strategy; provide guidance to other team members on benchmarking efforts as needed


  • Minimum ten years of recent broad based compensation experience with expertise in base pay and variable compensation programs
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university
  • Experience in a business/financial services consulting environment or other high growth industry
  • Superior consultative, analytical, and organizational skills are critical; ability to think strategically and to link action plans to critical business priorities
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and relationship building skills required to consult and partner with executive level leaders
  • Demonstrated experience in the development and implementation of leading edge compensation strategies; must have strong analytical, business and influencing skills; ability to thrive and be successful in a dynamic changing environment

KPMG complies with all local/state regulations regarding displaying salary ranges. If required, the ranges displayed below or via the URL below are specifically for those potential hires who will work in the location(s) listed. Any offered salary is determined based on relevant factors such as applicant's skills, job responsibilities, prior relevant experience, certain degrees and certifications and market considerations. In addition, the firm is proud to offer a comprehensive, competitive benefits package, with options designed to help you make the best decisions for yourself, your family, and your lifestyle. Available benefits are based on eligibility. Our Total Rewards package includes a variety of medical and dental plans, vision coverage, disability and life insurance, 401(k) plans, and a robust suite of personal well-being benefits to support your mental health. Depending on job classification, standard work hours, and years of service, KPMG provides Personal Time Off per fiscal year. Additionally, each year the firm publishes a calendar of holidays to be observed during the year and provides two firmwide breaks each year where employees will not be required to use Personal Time Off; one is at year end and the other is around the July 4th holiday. Additional details about our benefits can be found towards the bottom of our KPMG US Careers site at “Benefits & How We Work”.
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KPMG LLP (the U.S. member firm of KPMG International) offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. KPMG is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer. KPMG complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. The attached link contains further information regarding the firm's compliance with federal, state and local recruitment and hiring laws. No phone calls or agencies please.

KPMG recruits on a rolling basis. Candidates are considered as they apply, until the opportunity is filled. Candidates are encouraged to apply expeditiously to any role(s) for which they are qualified that is also of interest to them.

KPMG does not currently require partners or employees to be fully vaccinated or test negative for COVID-19 in order to go to KPMG offices, client sites or KPMG events, except when mandated by federal, state or local law. In some circumstances, clients also may require proof of vaccination or testing (e.g., to go to the client site).

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