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Sr. Compensation Analyst

San Diego, CA

Order: 68270



Provides technical expertise, administration and analysis for compensation, benefits, and other related HR functions to ensure our programs are market relevant, compliant with all legal requirements and attract and retain talent to drive business results.




Oversees the Base Compensation Program for the Company

  • Participates in surveys, conducts benchmarking, analyzes and makes recommendations on the compensation structures

  • Reviews new hire, promotion and off-cycle increases for equity and compliance

  • Conducts forecasting and analysis of base compensation budgets and provides actionable reports

  • Ensures the company’s pay practices comply with federal, state and local laws and regulations


Administers the Executive Compensation Program for the Company

  • Participates in surveys and conducts competitive analysis

  • Maintains and assists in development of short-term and long-term incentive programs

  • Working with the Vice President of Human Resources, prepares and reviews materials for the Compensation Committee meetings

  • Manages all executive compensation payments and coordinates with payroll on the timing and distribution of pay outs


Supports Variable Pay Programs

  • Ensures current and compliant program documentation is maintained for all programs

  • Conducts analysis and forecasting for budget approvals and reports on results

  • Audits calculations prior to payment for non-discretionary programs

  • Maintains document library for all long and short term plans


Organizes and maintains current job description library

  • Organizes and maintains current jobs description libraries (on-line and in electronic files)

  • Consults with managers requesting new positions, providing guidance on completing the job questionnaire and creates final job description

  • Conducts benchmarking on new jobs and gains approvals

  • Coordinates the company compensation review process


Provides project support for Compensation and other HR areas

  • Supports the annual merit and bonus process by preparing spreadsheets, reviewing recommendations and consolidating data for approval

  • Participates in the design and execution of Annual Enrollment for EDP

  • Prepares documentation such as policies, instructions, guidelines, etc.

  • Prepares materials for training, education, meetings or communication

  • Processes P.O.s, invoices or other requirements to accomplish Compensation and Benefit tasks.

  • Ensures compliance for Compensation areas assigned such as keeping master files, documenting processes and analyzing data and making recommendations.



Bachelor's degree in business or other related discipline; 3 to 5 years’ experience working in Compensation performing similar duties; additional experience and certification will be considered in lieu of Bachelor's degree.



CCP or similar certification in Compensation is desirable



Technical knowledge of compensation principles, tools and techniques; understanding of people management and human resource functions and systems.


In depth understanding and application of compensation laws including FLSA, California and other state wage and hour requirements.


Demonstrated competence in one or more HR information systems, preferably UltiPro. Mastery of Excel and intermediate to advanced skills in other Microsoft Suite applications including Access and Visio preferred


Ability to effectively compose business correspondence, policies and procedures, detailed and executive reports, presentations, and analyses; demonstrated experience in designing and presenting information to audiences of all levels in an engaging manner


Ability to define problems, research and collect data, establish and evaluate facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to make administrative and procedural judgments on sensitive, confidential issues.


Ability to plan, coordinate, and administer complex administrative systems and processes. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.


Suna provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Applicants, with criminal histories, are considered in a manner that is consistent with local, state and federal laws.