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Principal Executive Compensation Consultant

General Information

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Travel Amount Required:

Up to 25%

Job Type:

Regular-Full Time


USA - USA - Remote

Company Overview

Here at UKG, our purpose is people™. Our HR, payroll, and workforce management solutions help organizations unlock happier outcomes for all. And our U Krewers, who build those solutions and support our business, are talented, collaborative, and innovative problem-solvers. We strive to create a culture of belonging and an employee experience that empowers our people – both at work and at home. Our benefits show that we care about the whole you, from adoption and surrogacy assistance to tuition reimbursement and wellness programs. Our employee resource groups provide a welcoming place to land, learn, and connect with those who share your passions and interests. What are you waiting for? Learn more at  #WeAreUKG 

Description & Qualifications


The Principal Executive Compensation Consultant, reporting to our VP, Total Rewards, will have executive compensation expertise and be responsible for managing the design, implementation, administration, maintenance, and reporting of executive compensation, including preparing proposal for the Compensation Committee and Board approval. and equity compensation programs and initiatives.  You will work closely with the legal and finance functions, and partner on various business initiatives with a particular focus on collaboration with our global compensation and benefits team, to ensure best practices and employee engagement.

The ideal candidate is someone who can provide guidance and expertise to executives and other partners, while exercising independent judgment.


Lead moderate to complex projects covering areas of executive compensation and drive their delivery.

Assist in preparing materials for Compensation Committee Meetings, including competitive data and plan design alternatives and effects, and providing support in preparation of quarterly Cap Table, quarterly budget to actual reconciliation and updated forecast of share utilization.

Conduct executive market pricing activities including job matching, data analytics, job pricing, and executive compensation survey submissions.

Manage executive compensation communication plans and serves as a single point of contact for senior leaders within the organization to provide information and consultation on their total rewards package.

Oversee administration of Board of Director compensation including quarterly and annual retainers, dividend payments and tracking company holdings

Assist in the due diligence analysis for mergers and acquisitions.

Stay apprised and report on legislation, regulations and media articles about compensation.

Prepares compensation analyses provides guidance related to off-cycle officer compensation adjustments, promotions, new hires and severance agreements.

Assists the compensation team in other analyses, calculations, and projects as needed.


Experience working with the most senior leadership on executive compensation programs

Possess a high level of integrity and discretion and established brand of being widely trusted, direct and truthful, with the ability to maintain effective relationships and gain confidence

Proven organizational skills with attention to detail and the ability to prioritize and work well in an environment with competing demands, ability to work in a team environment with a high sense of urgency, and exceptional written and verbal communications skills as well as strong interpersonal skills

Ability to partner and understand points of view from multiple, disparate stakeholders (e.g., HR, Finance, Legal, Executive team) while balancing the art and science of compensation to see beyond the numbers and drive for alignment on what’s best for the business

Familiar with a broad range of executive compensation topics at a deep level (e.g., stock dilution, performance equity plans, change-in-control provisions)

Knowledgeable on legislation affecting pay programs. Maintain awareness of economic and pay practice trends within industry

Strong analytical capabilities, executive presence, critical thinking, and the ability to manage and lead through change

Proven ability to solve complex problems using quantitative analysis, including dynamic scenario modeling

Excellent communication skills and the ability to interact at all levels within the enterprise

Expert at Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint

Understanding of financial statements and business drivers

Basic Qualifications:

12+ years of experience in HR with 10 years in total rewards/compensation


Pay Transparency for Colorado, New York, Washington and California

The pay range for this position in Colorado, New York, Washington and California is $120,000. to $172,000.  However, base pay offered may vary depending on skills, experience, job-related knowledge and location. This position is also eligible for a short-term incentive and a long-term incentive as part of total compensation.
Information about UKG’s comprehensive benefits can be reviewed on our careers site at

San Francisco Bay Area Pay Law

There is a different range applicable to specific work locations, within the San Francisco Bay area, the base pay range for this role in those locations is USD $132000 to $189000 per year.

EEO Statement

Equal Opportunity Employer

Ultimate Kronos Group is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive work environment. All qualified applicants will receive considerations for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, veteran status, and any other legally protected status under federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws. 

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Disability Accommodation

For individuals with disabilities that need additional assistance at any point in the application and interview process, please email