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Bonadio & Co. LLP Human Resource Business Partner in Amherst, New York

Human Resource Business Partner

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The Bonadio Group seeks a talented HR Business Partner (HRBP) for our Buffalo region (Amherst & East Aurora offices). The Buffalo 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, organization 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 (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 leader’s 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 high-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.


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.


Required Qualifications
5+ years’ experience in resolving complex employee relation issues; Bachelors degree preferred.
Working knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines including compensation practices, organizational diagnosis, employee relations, diversity, performance management, federal and state respective employment laws.
Relevant industry experience a plus.
Client/customer focused, results orientation; collaboratively drives to solutions.
Self-starter with superb follow up and attention to detail; exceptional ability to manage day to day activities efficiently.
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.
Note: This description will evolve with the growth of the organization.

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.
The ability to work additional hours during busy season is critical, but the rest of the year, flexibility is key.
In the fast-changing accounting industry, The Bonadio Group is always on the cutting edge of growth and innovation. Top-rated employee policies keep our workforce energized and advancing, and because of our many teams and specialty services, we offer more paths to partnership, including non-traditional arrangements. Add to that our robust training and mentoring programs, and the opportunities for growth really add up. Truly, at Bonadio, your trajectory is limitless. We are amoung the nation’s top 50th largest CPA and consulting firm, and the biggest in Upstate New York. Get on board, grow with us, and find your path to partnership. Apply today!

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