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Senior Global Compensation Specialist

Oakbrook Terrace, IL, USA Req #182
Monday, September 16, 2019

 SIRVA is a leading partner for corporations to outsource their mobility needs, relocating and moving their executives and staff globally. SIRVA offers an extensive portfolio of mobility services across approximately 170 countries providing an end-to-end solution to deliver an enhanced mobility experience and program control and security for customers. SIRVA has a portfolio of well-known and recognizable brands including Allied Van Lines, northAmerican Van Lines, SMARTBOX, and Allied Pickfords. For more information please visit

SIRVA brings together strong, collaborative people in a dynamic culture of mutual respect, support, and passion for the brand and product. We believe innovation drives winning performance, and we constantly challenge ourselves to be the very best we can in every aspect of our business. You will be surrounded by some of the brightest and most driven people in the industry. At SIRVA, you will be in great company!           

The Sr. Global Compensation Specialist acts as the Subject Matter Expert for the Global Compensation and Payroll Services team, participating in client implementations, training other specialists in compensation procedures, and tracking performance on client Service Level Agreements. Specialists are responsible for international assignment payroll services for SIRVA Relocation clients, working closely with client HR/Payroll teams, their international assignees, and other global assignment professionals within SIRVA.


-Subject matter expert in expatriate payroll services for international assignments.
-Creates and delivers payroll instructions for client’s local payroll providers prior to local deadlines based on international assignment balance sheet. Works with client’s tax providers when additional calculations and reports are required. Completes payroll reconciliation, compensation accumulation, and shadow reporting tasks. Delivers all required reporting per client schedule. 
-Participates in implementation and system setup during client implementations. Leads client meetings with local teams as required. Participates / leads internal SIRVA meetings related to implementation as directed.
-Answers client / team questions about system and procedures. Troubleshoots issues. Develops and documents procedures with team members.


• 6+ years working in an international payroll, global mobility, or auditing role
• In depth understanding of expatriate payroll administration
• Proven customer service focus and collaborative working style
• Ability to work independently under tight deadlines
• Proficiency with Excel and ad hoc report writing tools


• High School Diploma required
• Bachelor’s degree and/or global mobility or global payroll specialty designation preferred

SIRVA is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, military status, genetic information or any other consideration made unlawful by applicable federal, state, or local laws. SIRVA also prohibits harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protected categories. It is also SIRVA's policy to comply with all applicable state and federal laws respecting consideration of unemployment status in making hiring decisions. The Federal EEO Law Poster may be found at  If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability of any part of the employment process, please send an email to Human Resources at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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  • Oakbrook Terrace, IL, USA