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PwC Rewards Equity Manager in San Francisco, California

Specialty/Competency: Reward

Industry/Sector: Not Applicable

Time Type: Full time

Travel Requirements: Up to 40%

A career in our Reward practice, within People and Organisation services, will provide you with the opportunity to help our clients reset their talent strategies and deliver extraordinary business results through their people. We focus on evaluating and managing their unique challenges so our clients can maximise their return on the overall investment in human capital. You’ll gain a tremendous depth of expertise in all aspects of human capital, including creating sustainable value through people culture and change, designing compensation and retirement strategies, and improving human capital operations.

Our team helps organisations set their compensation strategies through analysis of industry benchmarks, company policies and culture, and employee performance. As part of our team, you’ll help our clients determine their compensation structure, executive pay packages, legal and regulatory requirements, tax implications, and financial reporting and accounting advice.

To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be a purpose-led and values-driven leader at every level. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.

As a Manager, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:

  • Develop new skills outside of comfort zone.

  • Act to resolve issues which prevent the team working effectively.

  • Coach others, recognise their strengths, and encourage them to take ownership of their personal development.

  • Analyse complex ideas or proposals and build a range of meaningful recommendations.

  • Use multiple sources of information including broader stakeholder views to develop solutions and recommendations.

  • Address sub-standard work or work that does not meet firm's/client's expectations.

  • Use data and insights to inform conclusions and support decision-making.

  • Develop a point of view on key global trends, and how they impact clients.

  • Manage a variety of viewpoints to build consensus and create positive outcomes for all parties.

  • Simplify complex messages, highlighting and summarising key points.

  • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.

Job Requirements and Preferences :

Basic Qualifications :

Minimum Degree Required :

Bachelor Degree

Minimum Years of Experience :

5 year(s)

Required Knowledge and Skills :

Demonstrates extensive abilities and/or a proven record of success as a team leader in the following areas:

  • Drives projects based on application of robust knowledge of equity/stock based compensation;

  • Leads various sized project teams on engagements in an inclusive, collaborative and fast-paced environment, defining project workflows, managing resources, prioritize responsibilities and tasks in order to deliver quality and timely results while assisting in the financial administration of engagements such as budgets, billing and collections;

  • Engages proactively with clients to identify challenges, recommend solutions and manage expectations utilizing active listening skills to gain understanding of key customer and market issues;

  • Prepares final drafts of major deliverables assuring quality control;

  • Stakeholder management and communications to obtain awareness, understanding, buy-in, and support;

  • Builds and enhances client relationships enabling identification of additional consulting projects, and supporting the development process, responding to requests for proposals, etc.; and,

  • Leads, coaches, and motivates team members, promoting a collaborative work environment by providing strategic and balanced oversight, proactively sharing insights, knowledge and experience.

Preferred Qualifications :

Preferred Fields of Study :

Taxation, Accounting, Accounting & Finance, Finance, Business Administration/Management, Business Analytics, Economics, Economics and Finance, International Business, Quantitative Finance, Human Resources Management, Mathematical Statistics, Mathematical Economics, Financial Mathematics, Mathematics, Public Policy Analysis, Organizational Behavior Studies, Organizational Management

Certification(s) Preferred :


Preferred Knowledge/Skills :

Demonstrates extensive abilities and understanding of the structuring of design, regulatory, compliance, financial reporting and technical aspects of equity compensation arrangements in either a major law-firm, consulting or corporate environment with areas of focus to include a combination of any of the following:

  • Equity/Stock based compensation (domestic and international treatment);

  • Knowledge of employer payroll/tax/compliance obligations for stock plans (domestic and global), including payroll administration/process for equity/stock based compensation;

  • Experience of working with different equity administration vendors and knowledge of industry practices;

  • Payroll administration, day to day processes, ability to understand the payroll life cycle and challenges;

  • Knowledge of employee tax and compliance obligations for equity/stock based compensation;

  • Experience of supporting equity/stock based compensation transfer/conversion in merger and acquisition transactions;

  • Compensation tax, policy research, analysis and working with complex tax issues;

  • Financial Wellness programs to provide broad based and executive education and guidance on benefit plans and total rewards; and,

  • Broad based Total Rewards, Compensation and Benefits including, qualified and non-qualified plans, executive compensation and health & welfare arrangements, compensation plan design, theories, common practices and their administration.

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