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Position Title: Business Analyst - Corporate Compensation
Job Code: 399718
Job Location: New Jersey-Newark

Long-Term Equity and Cash Administration


The Program Management team within Corporate Compensation is responsible for the implementation and management of large, high risk and complex compensation processes and systems.  A unique opportunity exists within the Program Management team for a Business Analyst.


This position provides business analysis, data analysis and process management support for various equity and cash based compensation plans and processes.  The ideal candidate should have a deep analytic background, broad project experience, and strong written and oral communication skills.  The incumbent must be able to manage multiple priorities and excel in a fast-paced environment where the ability to work autonomously is critical.  Equally important is flexibility and partnering to effectively contribute to team projects and/or provide assistance and coverage to teammates as workload dictates.  Strong relationships with those viewed as teammates, customers, service providers, and vendor partners are necessary to ensure successful delivery of services and support.  This position will report to the Director of Long-Term and Equity Administration.


Primary responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Lead/assist business analysis efforts for multiple projects – collect and document business requirements; analyze impacts and inter-dependence; partner with technology teams to translate business needs into system designs; provide quality review of functional specifications; and coordinate/execute user acceptance testing 
  •  Assist in the calculation, modeling & analysis of monthly incentive accrual process; partner with Finance team as a point contact
  • Provide analytical support to compensation relationship managers and other stakeholders – includes providing reports, metrics, analyses and presentations to address business requests
  • Provide process management, ad-hoc reporting and analysis support during cyclical processes, such as the annual Compensation process 
  • Support expense tracking, analysis and forecasting
  • Lead troubleshooting process and technical issues, perform root cause analysis, reconciliations, recommend corrective action and support resolution efforts
  • Identify and assist with continuous process improvement related to controls, efficiency and customer experience

  • 1-3 years experience in business analysis, data analysis, and implementation of system solutions – experience in business requirements gathering & documentation is a plus
  • Experience in equity or cash based compensation administration is a plus
  • Highly motivated & action oriented individual
  • Demonstrates ability to develop innovative solutions to problem situations; ability to think critically and creatively
  • Strong analytical skills, with the ability to synthesize data and create summary materials to be shared with management team
  • Strong partnering, problem solving and issue resolution skills, with the ability to identify processes that can be streamlined and improved
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills (both verbal and written) with ability to present and clearly explain information to non-technical audiences
  • Collaboration skills and ability to navigate in a matrix organization
  • Demonstrated ability to navigate and analyze complex and large data sets
  • Strong risk management and control mindset as work involves highly confidential data
  • Detail oriented with strong time management, organizational skills and ability to adapt to frequent change
  • Proven ability to effectively juggle multiple priorities and to prioritize day-to-day responsibilities and project related tasks
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite - Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint
  • Familiarity with HR applications and compensation systems is a plus (e.g., PeopleSoft, Oracle HCM, Cognos reporting or similar report writing tools)


Other Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Position is based in Newark, NJ
  • Overtime required during peak periods
  • Occasional travel of less than 5%

Prudential is a multinational financial services leader with operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Leveraging its heritage of life insurance and asset management expertise, Prudential is focused on helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. The company's well-known Rock symbol is an icon of strength, stability, expertise and innovation that has stood the test of time. Prudential's businesses offer a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds, asset management, and real estate services.

We recognize that our strength and success are directly linked to the quality and skills of our diverse associates. We are proud to be a place where talented people who want to make a difference can grow as professionals, leaders, and as individuals. Visit to learn more about our values, our history and our brand.

Prudential is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Note that this posting is intended for individual applicants. Search firms or agencies should email Staffing at for more information about doing business with Prudential.
Job Function: Compensation
Schedule: Full-time
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