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Compensation and Recognition, Senior Associate


Toronto, ON 

Job Description & Summary

A career in Human Resources, within Internal Firm Services, will provide you with the opportunity to make a difference at PwC by helping to fully leverage the skills and talents of all our people. You’ll focus on helping the local offices in driving the Firm’s people strategy, creating a unique people experience for each individual, and supporting our Firm wide values by working with the core competencies that measure and drive individual and Firm wide success in the marketplace.

Our Total Rewards team plays an important role in supporting the attraction, engagement, and retention of key talent for the Firm. As part of the team, you’ll help develop and administer our total rewards programme by focusing on areas such as competitive benchmarking, tax and regulatory compliance, and incentive design and linkage to performance management.

Important points to consider:

Putting the safety of our people and clients first as we look to a hybrid future: The health, well-being and safety of our colleagues, clients, and communities is our number one priority. Vaccinations have proven to reduce the risk of COVID-19. Effective Friday, October 1, 2021, PwC Canada requires all partners, staff, contractors and visitors to be fully-vaccinated when entering a PwC location, subject to applicable legal exemptions. At PwC, the future ways of work will be a hybrid of in-person and virtual, allowing choice and flexibility to explore new ways of working and collaborating. Read this press release for further details.

What you'll create and do

The Total Rewards team requires a Compensation Analyst who will support the organization by providing project management and professional compensation analyses for compensation programs, ensuring effective job and organization design. The incumbent will assist in developing, implementing and supporting processes and tools that align the PwC Experience with our compensation philosophy. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Manages the annual compensation survey cycle as an owner of the survey submission process and maintaining the relationship with various survey vendors
  • Provides in-depth and timely analysis on various compensation and recognition programs
  • Provides compensation-related recommendation throughout Line of Service (LoS) HC discussions on strategic business initiatives and organizational changes
  • Conducts job evaluations and provides market pricing analysis and salary recommendations
  • Partners with our global Workday Application Management Services and Human Capital IT to monitor and maintain core compensation configuration in Workday
  • Participates in year-end related compensation activities which include assisting with salary budget recommendations, preparing comprehensive market analysis and providing technical support to HC teams
  • Assists with maintenance of internal salary structures and firm's compliance with Ontario and Quebec Pay Equity plans
  • Develops, implements and supports appropriate solutions (processes and tools) with general guidance
  • Monitors Service Now internal ticketing system and handles complex compensation and recognition inquiries that have been redirected from HC Service Centre or other HC teams
  • Provides support for strategic initiatives and administration of PwC’s recognition programs
  • Provides day-to-day consultation and support to HC and their internal clients on implementation and interpretation of compensation policies, guidelines and processes
  • Facilitates the alignment of compensation and recognition programs and processes with HC policies and practices
  • Develops relationships with HC Business Partners to ensure appropriate solutions in support of business unit requirements
  • Provides continual assessment of both existing and potential processes to ensure quality service delivery and alignment with business needs
  • Maintains a thorough understanding of internal and external compensation design, practices and policies
  • Other team operational/administrative tasks and special project assistance as required
What you’ll bring to this role
  • An interest in upskilling for a digital world and technology trends, an openness to learning new tools and adapting how you work
  • A demonstrated commitment to valuing differences and working alongside diverse people and perspective
  • Strong knowledge of compensation practices and theory
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills required
  • Experience with Workday Core Compensation and Advanced Compensation an asset
  • Experience with data analytics/visualization software (e.g. Alteryx, PowerBI) an asset
  • Experience working with a point factor job evaluation method and knowledge in Ontario and Quebec Pay Equity an asset
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and financial modelling skills, with an eye for detail and accuracy
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and consulting skills
  • Ability to build relationships as a trusted partner with internal clients and external vendors
  • Strong project and time management skills and proven ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines in a fast-paced, high-performance environment
  • Demonstrate resourcefulness and initiative to resolve complex situations
  • Completion or progress toward CCP or CHRP designation preferred

Why you’ll love working for PwC

At PwC, we support you through a range of financial and non-financial rewards and benefits. Discover a life that works for you with our diverse, inclusive and flexible culture. To learn how you can grow and shine in your career at PwC, please visit:

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Applying at PwC

At PwC, we embrace new technology where you will learn to innovate and deliver differently. For Administrative, Specialist, Associate, Senior Associate, and Manager roles you may have the opportunity to participate in an on-demand video interview. To learn more about our innovative cloud-based online application interview process click here:

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PwC is committed to building a diverse workforce representative of the communities we serve. We encourage and are pleased to consider all qualified candidates, without regard to race, colour, citizenship, religion, sex, marital / family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, aboriginal status, age, disability or persons who may require an accommodation, to apply.

Every day we see how people make businesses great. But it's not only about skills. If your experience is close to what we're looking for, please consider applying. We recognize that experience comes in many forms, and passionate teams reimagine the possible. Create your future at PwC.


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