Provide investors with a clear and thoughtful pay ratio story.
Our CEO Pay Ratio services help you arrive at a supportable pay ratio disclosure. We evaluate multiple ways to identify the median employee, comparing and contrasting the pros and cons of competing approaches. For companies with disparate data sources, we handle the process of normalizing the data and stacking it together. For companies unable to access all their data, we apply statistical techniques such as distribution analysis to fill in missing data elements. Finally, we assist with cutting the data in different ways to glean meaningful insights and build supplementary disclosures.
Equity Methods combines compensation and reporting expertise with analytics know-how and high-powered technology to extract meaningful insights from your compensation data.
How We Help
We can help you tell your pay ratio story via the following approach:
- Develop a robust and compliant methodology to calculate pay ratio for proxy disclosure
- Combine, merge and test disparate datasets to organize compensation data in a controlled manner
- Apply distribution analysis in cases where data are not accessible to fill in missing data elements
- Document the calculation methodology to assist with proxy preparation
- Offer insights on emerging industry best practices and statistically valid calculation approaches
- Go beyond the required disclosure, and uncover patterns and trends across multiple sources of employee compensation data
- Apply retrospective and forward-looking analytics to show how pay ratio has changed over time
- Perform attribution/sensitivity analyses to reveal the role that calculation assumptions and business characteristics (such as significant outsourcing) play in driving pay ratio
- Collaborate with you to determine whether a supplementary disclosure is appropriate that highlights logical business drivers behind your pay ratio result
Pay Ratio Library
Here’s a resource center for HR, finance, and accounting professionals who want to get on top of Dodd-Frank CEO pay ratio disclosure rules.