Business Consulting

Compensation and Benefits

Attracting, retaining, and incentivizing key employees has become increasingly important to strategic businesses and organizations — particularly in this competitive labor market. If you don’t address this issue, you risk losing top talent, which can negatively affect your business and its growth prospects. There are also regulatory and compliance requirements to address in your compensation and benefit plans (with costly repercussions if they aren’t met).

Our consulting and tax expertise will help ensure that your compensation and benefit plans best align with your business objectives and reflect industry best practices, thereby optimizing your company’s ability to attract, retain, and incentivize your key employees.  
EKS&H will help your organization create or modify your compensation and benefits programs to help you attract great talent, keep them in place, and optimally incentivize them so your company can best meet its business goals. In addition, if your organization experiences a business transition (such as an acquisition, divestiture, change in management, or succession planning), we’ll walk you through every step of the process to help you maximize the impact of your compensation and benefit plans and minimize risk. 

Our comprehensive services include:
  • EKS&H Compensation Planning Model
    Client compensation plan evaluation and optimization advisory, including a detailed and actionable analysis and compensation report
  • Executive compensation plan design, including a comprehensive plan design process, constructive feedback on your plan documents, and assistance in implementation
  • Mergers and acquisitions advisory, including due diligence, identifying potential opportunities and highlighting potential risks, 280G analysis, and post-closing compensation and benefits integration
  • Change in management and succession planning, including design of compensation and benefits programs that best meet ownership goals, and advice on employee equity ownership strategies
  • Plan administration, including financial reporting requirements and tax compliance
  • Plan compliance and corrections advisory, including assistance in complying with applicable laws and regulations and correcting plan errors

Compensation Planning

Compensation plans should be carefully selected and designed through a thorough a detailed process. Following this methodology, we’ll help you create a compensation program that meets and exceeds your expectations.
EKS&H Sample Analysis of Business Objectives to Compensation Plan Alternatives

The EKS&H Advantage

  • Almost 15 years of leadership experience in compensation and benefits counseling with nationally recognized financial institutions and one of the top 10 law firms in the nation (as ranked by Vault)
  • Seamless service/team approach with EKS&H transaction services, valuations, accounting, tax, wealth advisory, and investment banking
  • Deep technical expertise, diligent preparation, clear guidance, and always singularly client focused

Talk with Our Service Area Lead

Connect with Edward Kim to discuss your employee attraction, retention, and incentives options.


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Employers who sponsor deferred compensation plans subject to 409A should review its administration, determine compliance, and proactively take steps to correct errors if not. 

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