The Financial Compensation Analyst is a high-profile, critical role providing global compensation support for our 450+ employees across 12 countries.
As the technical lead, you will support the development of global salary, bonus, and incentive structures, manage the annual compensation budgeting & benchmarking process, and maintain country-specific payscales.
Your strong business and financial acumen will underpin your gravitas and credibility to work with C-suite members and provide quantitative and qualitative information to our People & Culture Centres of Expertise.
You’ll have the opportunity to work in our close-knit, fun, and hugely supportive People & Culture (P&C) team. Our main mantra is ‘one P&C; one team’. We strive to develop individual capability characterised by personal accountability and shared responsibility. Our other mantra, ‘better never stops’, underpins our determination to deliver P&C excellence in everything we do.
- Prepare global salary benchmarking survey submissions, including data collection, role matching, and related analysis of survey reports
- Perform global market benchmarking analyses to ensure our payscales are market competitive
- Conduct ad hoc proxy analysis from desk research in support of competitive market assessments
- Undertake ad-hoc benchmarking and prepare salary proposals relating to payrises and promotions
- Support the bi-annual global salary & performance review process, including preparation of pay and pay inflation analyses, pay budgets, pay proposal materials, analysis of proposals, and implementation
- Maintain an internal database of all payscales, bonus and incentive structures and non-standard compensation packages
- Provide recurring and ad-hoc compensation metrics, data reporting, and other analyses
- Support the preparation and completion of global regulatory compensation reporting and filings
- Monitor data to ensure data integrity and consistency and distinguish any gaps, ensuring all data is compliant with local legal requirements
- Conduct ongoing research and analysis into emerging and industry trends, market data, and best practices related to compensation programs
- Manipulate, model, analyse & interpret large data sets, draw conclusions and create a compelling narrative to add value to compensation-related decisions
- Use of effective data visualization techniques to present compelling narratives and insights, model financial impact, and draw conclusions
- Design, build, and implement analytical models using people and market data to forecast costs and identify issues and impacts
- Work on ad-hoc compensation projects throughout the year, including research and analysis together with the development of recommendations.
- Deliver annual budgets and rolling forecasts
- Provide compensation-related administration, e.g., manage employee/line manager queries, rewards meetings, invoices
- Provide data insights and analysis for Remuneration Committee (REMCO) papers
- Support design philosophies and strategies to attract, reward, and retain talent through analytics
- First point of contact on compensation-related policies and governance, providing sound guidance to relevant stakeholders
- Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of the internal and external compliance and guidance information relating to compensation, globally
- Support with the calculation, analysis, and awarding of sales and bonus incentive programmes
- Analytical support for annual and long-term incentive programs e.g., cost modelling / analysis, budget planning, run rates, etc
- Point of contact for queries at all levels of the Company
- Educated to degree level (or equivalent) in Finance, or an equivalent STEM discipline
- A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a financial reporting, analytics, accounting, or payroll-related role
- Data analysis and modelling; managing and manipulating large complex data sets
- Understanding of survey methodologies, including job matching, reporting line and responsibilities
- Advanced knowledge of MS Excel & Office; ability to use MS Excel for analysis, reporting and data cleansing; strong knowledge of formulas (VLOOKUP, IF, OR, INDEX, MATCH, etc.), data validation functionality, and creation of Pivot tables; ability to work with MS Excel VBA or PowerBI an advantage
- Strong business and financial acumen
- Αbility to work both collaboratively and independently, and a high level of organization and detail orientation are all prerequisites Demonstrated capability in handling a high volume of projects and complex transactions efficiently is also a must
What we offer
- A fun, informal and international work culture
- A competitive salary package
- Access to regular coaching and mentoring sessions and the opportunity to learn from experienced HR professionals
- Access to the Aurora Academy, our training programme offering a range of opportunities to develop your skills
At Aurora, we will consider all requests for flexible working. For most roles, the following types of flexibility are usually possible: a hybrid model of remote and in-office working, part-time hours and flexible start and finish times. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility we could offer and we will explore what’s possible for the role.
The Company is committed to the principle that no employee or job applicant shall receive unfavourable treatment on grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership and pregnancy and maternity.
From its academic roots, Aurora Energy Research has grown to be the largest dedicated power market analytics company in Europe, providing data-driven intelligence to drive strategic decisions in the global energy transformation. We are a diverse team of experts with vast energy, financial, and consulting backgrounds, covering power, hydrogen, carbon, and fossil commodities.
We are active across the globe in the APAC, LATAM, EMEA, and NORAM regions, working with leading organisations to provide comprehensive market intelligence, bespoke analytic and advisory services, and cutting-edge software. We are a thriving, rapidly growing company, currently serving over 600 of the world’s most influential energy sector participants, including utilities, investors, and governments, and we expect to continue to grow rapidly, adding new countries and products to our portfolio.