Reward Specialist | Xero | Remote (New Zealand)

Reward Specialist | Xero | Remote (New Zealand)

Remote New Zealand
Application ends: August 8, 2024
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Job Description

Xero is a beautiful, easy-to-use platform that helps small businesses and their accounting and bookkeeping advisors grow and thrive. 

At Xero, our purpose is to make life better for people in small business, their advisors, and communities around the world. This purpose sits at the centre of everything we do. We support our people to do the best work of their lives so that they can help small businesses succeed through better tools, information and connections. Because when they succeed they make a difference, and when millions of small businesses are making a difference, the world is a more beautiful place.

How you’ll make an impact

The Reward Consultant (12 month secondment) plays an important role in ensuring that our People Experience (PX) team, Talent Experience (TX) team and People Leaders are supported to make robust, data led remuneration decisions as we implement the new Reward Strategy framework. 

What you’ll do

Job sizing, benchmarking and analysis:

• Benchmark roles using a consistent and systematic approach

• Conduct analysis, reporting and insights in support of decision making (e.g. gender pay equity, market data analysis, pre ASR/ISR analysis)

• Complete data submissions and participate in ad-hoc surveys as required

Cyclical processes:

• Assist with the management of cyclical salary review processes (e.g. ASR / ISR)

• Support the management of the Short Term Incentive (STI) and bonus plans

• Undertake routine / standardised reporting as required (e.g benefits eligibility)

SME and advice:

• First point of contact for all Reward Team queries, escalate complex queries to Reward Partners as required

• Ensure all Reward related collateral is kept up to date

• Take responsibility for remuneration approvals within Lever and Workday

• Coordinate team activities (e.g. offsite, quarterly deep dives, weekly team meetings)

Reward projects:

• Support the roll out of the new Reward Strategy framework across all Xeros 

• Support with the recognition roll out across Xero’s regions 

• Support with any ad-hoc reward projects as required

Success looks like

• The Reward team is seen as being responsive to requests from business

• Projects and process are completed to a high standard and with assign timeframes

• Proactive reward partner support 

• Using knowledge and sound judgment to solve problems

What you’ll bring with you

Critical competencies

• Basic understanding of reward practices 

• Comfortable working with spreadsheets and completing analysis

• Solid presentation skills 

• Ability to manage multiple, sometimes conflicting priorities


• Reward experience obtained through a either a specialist remuneration role or as part of a broader HR position

• Experience supporting multiple global stakeholders

• Project management and excellent communication skills

Why Xero

Offering very generous paid leave to use however you’d like (plus statutory holidays!), dedicated paid leave to care for your physical and mental wellbeing as well as an Employee Assistance Program to access mental health care for you and your family, free medical insurance, wellbeing and sports programmes, employee resource groups, 26 weeks of paid parental leave for primary caregivers, an Employee Share Plan, beautiful offices, flexible working, career development, and many other benefits that reflect our human value, you’ll do the best work of your life at Xero.

Our collaborative and inclusive culture is one we’re immensely proud of. We know that a diverse workforce is a strength that enables businesses, including ours, to better understand and serve customers, attract top talent and innovate successfully.  At Xero we embrace diversity and inclusion and value a #challenge mindset.

Research has shown that women and underrepresented groups are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single competency or experience . If you are excited about this role, but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly, we encourage you to apply anyway. You could be just the right person for this role and Xero. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application and throughout the interview process.

Xero is an NZ Immigration Accredited Employer and Rainbow Tick certified too.