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Bonadio Group, The Human Resource Business Partner in Amherst, New York

Our team is seeking a talented Human Resource Business Partner (HRBP) for the Buffalo, New York region (Amherst and East Aurora offices). The HRBP is a close advisor to the leadership team. A successful HRBP establishes a credible understanding of the business model, deploys capability to diagnose organizational needs and talent, consults with client groups on people strategies, develops and implements workforce planning, talent management, organizational design, and other human resource effectiveness strategies to improve business performance through people.

As HRBP you will collaborate on, and in some cases lead company-wide programs; specifically the firm-wide "Bonadio Inspired (culture) Program" and other initiatives including performance and compensation planning programs, workforce planning, people plan development, champion the organization’s culture and employee experience, develop practical local solutions to achieve business objectives through talent (engagement strategies, team effectiveness solutions, change leadership methods, programs to support the business areas key initiatives) and coach leaders to enhance their people leadership capabilities.

A key component of this role is in the use of human resource analytical tools and metrics to inform business decisions.

The HRBP will also ensure the quality of Human Resource service delivery through effective collaboration with our Human Resource specialist teams and consistent application of HR policies, processes and systems within groups supported.

This role requires the ability to continually learn and use new skills, and to be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment while managing continuous change. We offer a competitive salary, lucrative bonuses, generous benefits, a number of employee perks and an entrepreneurial work environment.

  • Owns the New Hire Orientation Program to include all aspects of communication and continuous improvement along with the ability to travel to conduct this program.

  • Demonstrated capability to provide thought leadership, effectively articulate his/her point of view and communicate with business relevance. Can readily establish credibility with others.

  • Drive the implementation of the HR strategy in support of short and long-term business goals by building partnerships and alliances throughout the organization.

  • Represents HR at the business table while becoming a strategic partner and trusted advisor to Partners, Principals, leadership teams, and management teams.

  • Maintains in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance. Partner with legal department as needed/required.

  • Guides and influences staff, key managers and officers on HR matters to ensure effective and compliant solutions.

  • Possesses exceptionally strong consulting and coaching skills.

  • Acts as a change agent by promoting and providing advice and support for organizational change

  • Monitors employee engagement levels and tracks trends in organizational health; Supports the implementation of cultures that drive innovation and employee engagement and inclusion in order to improve individual and organizational performance.

  • Provides a full range of HR consulting services and problem-solving including employee relations; compensation and rewards; organizational design and development, EEO/AA, talent acquisition, and performance management.

  • In partnership with the other HRBPs and HR Specialists (Total Rewards/Benefits, Staffing) to ensure the Total Rewards/Benefits and Staffing solutions are completed and implemented effectively. This includes, yet not limited to: Succession Planning, Performance Calibration, Development Planning, Assessments, Engagement Survey follow-up, appropriate Staffing levels, Career Fairs, Total Rewards implementation, and facilitation of leadership solutions.

  • Navigates organizational complexity and complex change.

  • Ability to use data driven business information (analytics), to extract insight from analysis and translate the impact of HR solutions via measurable results.

  • Project manages merger/acquisition due diligence and company integrations.

  • Works with business leaders to anticipate staffing needs, looks for proactive ways to find talent in the most cost effective manner.

  • Works independently and in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws / regulations and corporate procedures and guidelines.

  • Provides day to day performance management guidance to line management (coaching, career development, disciplinary actions).

  • Works closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, increase productivity and retention.

  • Note: This description will evolve with the growth of the organization.

Required Qualifications

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience with resolving complex employee relation issues

  • Working knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines including compensation practices, organizational diagnosis, employee relations, diversity, performance management, federal and state respective employment laws

  • Ability to travel to other company locations as needed (approximately 20%)

  • Valid Driver's License

  • Client/customer focused, results oriented; collaboratively drives to solutions

  • Self-starter with superb follow up and attention to detail; exceptional ability to manage multiple time-sensitive priorties

Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent consulting skills.

  • Excellent client management and business literacy skills.

  • Strong conflict management skills.

  • Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Develop strong trusting relationships in order to gain support and achieve results.

  • Effectively envision, develop, and implement new strategies to address competitive, complex business issues.

  • Manage multiple conflicting priorities.

  • Ability to understand issues domestically and communicate effectively with clients.

  • Be flexible and available to interact with employees at all levels.

  • Be self-directed and motivated.

  • Take initiative to identify and anticipate client needs and make recommendations for implementation.

    Hours of Operation

  • Our office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • Our summer hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8:00 a.m. to noon on Friday

  • We pride ourselves on our flexibility; however there will be times when additional hours may be needed

At The Bonadio Group, we believe that an inclusive work environment allows all of our people to achieve their greatest potential and the greatest results for our clients and communities. Bonadio is committed to the principle of equal treatment and opportunity for all people. The Firm is committed to fostering and managing diversity in the workplace as an integral part of its practice and service to clients. The Firm values the rich variety of perspectives and experiences offered by those of different backgrounds. This diversity strengthens our institution and enables it to better respond to our clients’ needs in an increasingly global profession.

In the fast-changing accounting industry, The Bonadio Group is always on the cutting edge of growth and innovation. With our great mentoring and training programs, you’ll be exposed to diversity of work, the ability to tackle more interesting issues, and have a path to Partnership. You’ll be working with great people and great clients where you can truly make a difference. Apply online, get on board, and grow with us. You’ll be glad you did!

EOE/AA Disability/Veteran

ID: 2022-2698

External Company Name: Bonadio Group, The

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Street: 100 Corporate Parkway