Senior Compensation & Benefits Analyst

Areas of Interest:

Human Resources


Chicago, Illinois

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Company Description:

William Blair is a global investment banking and asset management firm. We are committed to building enduring relationships with our clients and providing expertise and solutions to meet their evolving needs. An independent and employee-owned firm, William Blair is based in Chicago, with offices in 10 cities worldwide. For more information, please visit

Job Summary & Responsibilities:

  • Partner with HRIS Manager and payroll to ensure compensation and benefits systems are maintained and all reporting related to open enrollment and the annual compensation process is updated accurately and in a timely manner throughout the year. 
  • Conduct market compensation, internal equity comparisons, and FLSA evaluations for new and modified jobs.  Recommend target compensation levels.  Ensure market compensation survey matches are maintained for all jobs.    
  • Recommend and produce various analytics and reporting tools for HR and business clients to facilitate compensation and benefits related design discussions and decision making.  Present materials independently to HR and business clients.  
  • Interpret benefits plans and policies in order to facilitate administration, respond to client questions, and interface with vendors independently to solve more complex problems; pulling in the Benefits Manager as needed. 
  • Complete designated compensation and benefits surveys.  Review and interpret survey results.  Make recommendations for change based upon results and assist in development of internal communications related to comp or benefits changes.
  • Provide general support and coverage for compensation, benefits, and HRIS, as necessary. 


  • Minimum 5 years relevant experience in base and incentive compensation, and benefits.  
  • Preferred experience in compensation, accounting, finance, or banking.
  • Bachelor’s degree required. 
  • Experience in providing exceptional service to internal clients.
  • Knowledge of employment laws (FMLA, ADA, FLSA) a plus.
  • CCP, CEBS or SPHR certification a plus.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving skills, capable of understanding and analyzing complicated issues.
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel and Access; familiarity with payroll/HRIS systems.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information.
  • Detail-oriented and able to reprioritize work when necessary.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with HR and business partners.

As a William Blair associate, you’ll enjoy Medical, Dental, Life and AD&D Insurance, along with a generous profit sharing program that includes a 401K plan in addition to a firm contribution. We also offer three weeks of vacation, flexible spending accounts, a business casual dress code, a 75% discounted commissions on trades, and discounts at restaurants, museums, parks and retailers.

William Blair is an equal opportunity employer. It complies with all laws and regulations that prohibit discrimination in employment practice because of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, marital status, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, unfavorable discharge from the military service or on the basis of a physical or mental disability that is unrelated to the employee's ability to perform the duties of the job applied for.

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