Compensation and Benefits Director

Chicago, IL

Industry: HR Job Number: Job-1459
Compensation & Benefits Director

$125K - $145K


Chicago, IL


Interviewing over the next two weeks.


Our client has engaged Bell & Associates to help them find their next effective, proven human resources professional for the position of Compensation & Benefits Director. The ideal candidate will be a natural go-getter, hands on, and could work in a fast-paced environment while taking pride in attention to detail and staying on top of trends in Compensation and Benefits.



Compensation & Benefits:
  • Evaluate, and modify compensation and benefits policies to ensure programs are in line with market practices, competitive, and in compliance with statutory requirements.
  • Partner with insurance providers, brokers, and other benefit vendors to ensure best services and fees.
  • Ensure all statutory required reporting is accurate and timely filed, as well as internal reporting.
  • Manage the administration of compensation programs, including the annual salary administration process, bonus programs, commission payments, etc.
  • Develop, monitor, and work within approved benefits and compensation budget.
  • Ensures compliance with all labor and benefit laws and stays current on regulatory changes.
  • Track all incentive programs as launched by internal business leadership and ensure timely payment of incentive bonuses.
  • Partner with third party vendors, HR staff on all leaves of absences including Short-Term Disability, FMLA, and Worker s Compensation claims.
  • Monitor and ensure the accurate payment to all employee on an approved leave of absence
  • Manage the accommodation process in close partnership with outside counsel as appropriate
  • Prepares and/or participates in government filings, plan audits, and other tax-reporting requirements as necessary.
  • Creates ad hoc reports and prepares data for compensation and benefits analysis for all levels of the organization.
  • Assists with the annual budgeting process.
  • Prepares monthly, quarterly and annual headcount for management.
  • Audits compensation, retirement plans, and benefits data



  • A Bachelor s degree in a related business field preferred

  • Human Resources, Benefits, or Compensation Certification is preferred

  • 5+ years experience gained through increasingly responsible positions in human resources, compensation, and benefits with a minimum of 2 years management experience

  • Knowledge of federal laws and regulations related to the administration of compensation and benefit programs; required knowledge of compensation theories and practical applications

  • Significant knowledge of benefit administration and benefit structure

  • Highly developed interpersonal skills, organizational communication skills and conflict resolution techniques

  • Ability to provide direction to staff in terms of development, training, and coaching

  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality

  • Ability to be both proactive and flexible

  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail

  • Continual learner and improvement mindset

  • Proven time management skills

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office


Bell & Associates, Inc. Was recently recognized by Forbes list of Best Professional Recruiting Firms in America - https://www.Forbes.Com/best-professional-recruiting-firms/list/6/#tab: overall




Bell & Associates, Inc. Is a recognized Executive Recruiting & Staffing leader based in Kansas City. We focus and specialize in the following practice areas - Accounting/Finance, Engineering, Executive Leadership, Financial Institutions, Healthcare, Human Resources, Information Technology, Manufacturing/Operations Management.  We provide top talent to our clients on a Direct Hire, Contract, and Contract-to-Hire basis.    
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