Compliance Analyst

Ultimate Software is seeking a Compliance Analyst to work directly with SOC1 control owners to make recommendations to minimize risk and optimize controls in Ultimate’s business processes. Position also involves leading or conducting systems, governance, and compliance control audit projects, and providing consulting services to the organization’s management and staff on risk.

Ultimate is ranked #1 in FORTUNE’s Best Places to Work in Technology for 2016 and #15 for 100 “Best Places to Work For in 2016.” This is the 5th year in a row we have been ranked on FORTUNE’s list. We were #21 in 2015, #20 in 2014, and #9 in 2013. Ultimate is also ranked #5 on the inaugural list of “100 Best Workplaces for Millennials” and #8 on Forbes magazine’s 2016 list of the “Most Innovative Growth Companies.”

Primary Responsibilities: (other duties may be assigned)

  • Assesses compliance with controls
  • Detect changes in key risks and/or control effectiveness
  • Assess the effectiveness of internal controls over key risk
  • Identify significant exposures, analyzing transactions and other management information
  • Assesses risks and internal controls by identifying areas of non-compliance; evaluating processes; identifying process weaknesses
  • Advise and collaborate on projects by providing controls expertise and considerations
  • Design and conduct governance and compliance audit programs by understanding organization objectives, structure, policies, processes, and internal controls
  • Completes audit work papers by documenting audit tests and findings
  • Document systems, processes and controls using narratives
  • Provide consulting services to the organization’s management and staff on information risk
  • Understand and communicate the downstream impact on the business of control deficiencies
  • Identify and recommend business process changes resulting in strengthened internal controls and operational efficiencies
  • Collect and analyze data, evaluating information and systems, and drawing logical conclusions


  • Experience in creating assessment/audit programs
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Visio
  • Skill in planning and project management
  • Ability to work independently under general supervision with considerable latitude for initiative and independent judgment
  • Effective verbal and written communications, including active listening skills and skill in presenting findings and recommendations
  • Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with co-workers, staff and external contactors/auditors, and to work effectively in a professional team environment
  • 1-2 years Payroll or Benefit processing or Service Industry experience preferred


  • Preferred Associates degree or higher in Business, Accounting, Computer Science or a related field or equivalent work experience will be considered

Travel Requirement:

  • Limited travel upon request

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