Job Location:
MAA Corporate – Memphis – Tennessee

Job Summary

The Compensation Analyst reports to compensation team management and coordinates and executes analytical projects for human resources with a focus on compensation and related total rewards programs. Primary responsibilities include research and analysis of HR programs and data; the design and generation of standard and custom reports, metrics and dashboards to generate insights and recommendations; collaboration as an internal consultant on a broad range of cross-functional HR projects. 

The successful candidate will embody and work to reinforce MAA’s Core Values.  Those values include:

  • Appreciating the uniqueness of each individual
  • Communicating openly and with integrity
  • Embracing opportunities
  • Doing the right thing at the right time for the right reasons

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Analyzes and contributes to the evaluation of total reward programs, including bonus and commission incentive plans, pay differentials, and other recognition and rewards.  Researches and analyzes market data to benchmark best practices and competitive positioning.  Identifies and prioritizes recommendations to improve and maintain market competitiveness.
  • Acquires and maintains advanced reporting and data visualization principles, practices and tools.  Develops and prepares high quality analysis, reporting and presentations.  Gathers and documents business requirements and identifies potential solutions and recommendations.  Designs and generates standard and ad-hoc reports to analyze and provide insights and interpretation to enhance decision making and problem solving. 
  • Participates in the continuous development, adoption, testing and maintenance of HR processes and systems.  Documents and maintains standard operating procedures and workflows for HR functions and business processes.  Monitors HR technology trends, user communities and knowledge base to continually develop and promote capabilities and efficiencies.
  • Maintains awareness of federal, state and local wage and hour and other employment-related laws and regulations (e.g., Fair Labor Standards Act, EEO).  Supports compliance with federal, state and local employment-related laws and regulations with reporting and by researching best practices and implementing process enhancements to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Contributes subject matter expertise and consultative guidance to internal customers and cross-functional projects within HR and the company.
  • Maintains and enforces data integrity, accuracy and confidentiality for all Human Resources information systems.  Conducts audits of data and processes to ensure data integrity and quality. 
  • Performs other related duties as assigned to meet the needs of the business. 

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years of experience in quantitative and qualitative analysis of human resources programs with a focus on compensation, benefits, payroll, and/or information systems required, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Project management experience required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Corporate compensation and/or consulting experience strongly preferred
  • Experience with incentive compensation and/or sales performance management systems strongly preferred
  • Experience with Workday human capital management system strongly preferred
  • Certification in human resources or related field preferred (e.g., SHRM-SCP/CP, SPHR/PHR, CCP, CBP, HRIP)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Quantitative and qualitative analytical skills applicable to large data sets
  • Knowledge and skill to design reports, summarize and interpret data, draw conclusions and prepare recommendations
  • Intellectual curiosity and research skills applied to human capital data management and applications
  • Systems thinking and technological savvy to learn and apply business rules and processes
  • Knowledge of human resource principles and practices, especially base and incentive compensation
  • Knowledge of all employment laws and regulations, especially governing wage and hour practices (e.g., EEO, OSHA, FMLA, FLSA)
  • Business and financial acumen, including financial concepts and modeling
  • Skill and ability to clearly and concisely communicate verbally and in writing, including presentations with executive presence
  • Skill in applying critical thinking, analysis and problem-solving methods
  • Knowledge and skills to manage projects, organize, prioritize, and meet deadlines
  • Process management skills, including mapping and streamlining processes
  • Organizational skills to coordinate multiple projects, goals and objectives
  • Attention to detail and accuracy and data integrity
  • Flexibility and adaptability to change as well as a tolerance for ambiguity
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint)
  • Initiative and self-direction as well as the ability to collaborate as part of a team
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and maintain appropriate discretion

Physical and Environmental Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.