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Human Resources Director

PBMares, LLP
Newport News, Virginia 23606

PBMares is a leading accounting and business consulting firm serving the Mid Atlantic, as well as specialty areas nationwide and internationally. With over 270 employees in Virginia and Maryland, we are a full-service accounting and advisory firm with a strong reputation for integrity and ethical leadership. We are also a firm that has experienced uninterrupted growth throughout our 50-year history. Since 2016 we have earned the honor of being named as one of the nation’s Top 100 accounting firms by INSIDE Public Accounting, the leading public accounting publication. With so much to offer professionals at all experience levels, PBMares is one firm you definitely want to get to know when you’re ready to move forward in your career.

We are looking for a Human Resources Director to sit in our Newport News, VA office. This role will design, plan, and execute a comprehensive Human Resources strategy for the firm to include talent management, talent acquisition, compliance, employee engagement, learning and development, employee relations, retention, and reward initiatives.  

Job Duties

HR Strategic Planning

  • Creates the HR strategic plan in alignment with the organization-wide strategic business plan and objectives
  • Executes and implements the plan and its tactics and deliverables on time and on budget, Including scope, project plans, budget, timelines and ROI for segments of the department

HR Analysis

  • Establishes business and organizational health metrics, Initiates and performs analysis and synthesis of metrics data from various data sets and derives its impact across the firm. Presents analytic reports to leadership.
  • Creates and presents organizational health statements to leadership in the firm

Talent Management

  • Partners with service line leaders to identify and development talent management strategies, identify gaps that inform other key functional areas such as compensation, recruitment and plans to support business initiatives ensuring alignment to firm wide strategy
  • Independently coaches leaders for positions up to and including partner
  • Partners with service line leaders to develop workforce plans

Employee Engagement, Fulfillment and Experience

  • Identify and influence the key drivers of engagement and fulfilment in the market and at the firm
  • Determine methods to measure and improve fulfillment and engagement
  • Act as key custodian of company culture by regularly communicating to staff members the organization’s values and meaning.
  • Designs and implements career roadmaps, industry/specialty/expertise tracks, leadership opportunities and other employee programs and experiences in alignment with firm strategy

Employee Relations/Compliance

  • Assist the CEO to manage performance/ interpersonal issues via coaching.
  • Oversees complexinvestigations and employee terminations.

Performance Management and Total Rewards

  • Designs and executes performance measurement programs in a continuous feedback environment and in alignment with core competencies that s/he designs and drives.
  • Directs and tracks metrics for performance review processes and advises on change.
  • Designs and implements recognition, rewards and bonus programs in alignment with career paths, competencies and firm strategy.
  • Sets compensation strategy and directs compensation modeling, research and programs that educate and advise leadership on compensation objectives and results, using market data and positioning.
  • Directs payroll manager to ensure compliance with payroll law and all federal and state applicable law and regulations in alignment with firm strategy.
  • Directs and tracks metrics for merit processes and advises on change.

HR Operations

  • Prioritizes work and sets deadlines for team.
  • Leads continuous business process improvement of projects/processes.
  • Serves as a people manager for direct reports and provides effective leadership to employees and/or teams through communicating performance expectations & providing feedback on performance, recognition, coaching, creating career growth opportunities and employee development plans.
  • May informally mentor other HR team members
  • Selects and manages all outsourced and consulting arrangements to execute on HR strategy.

HR Compliance and Risk

  • Accountable for compliance, inspection and enforcement of federal and state employment laws
  • Identifies and addresses complex risk and liability implications in collaboration with general counsel and external counsel, including Labor and Employment laws, Compensation, and Benefits Administration
  • Drives and maintains detailed departmental rules and SOP’s.
  • Leads the implementation of all HR policies
  • Ensures CPE compliance at state board and AICPA levels
  • Ensures HR compliance with any other firm regulatory compliance

Recruiting and Retention

  • Accountable for recruiting and retention strategies and programs, including creation of pre-boarding, orientation, onboarding, and acculturation programs
  • Oversees the recruiting lead function to ensure continuous development of the firm’s talent pipeline, accountable for establishing and results of recruiting metrics and all associated entry level and experienced recruiting programs
  • Directs the development of an employment and recruiting brand for the firm
  • Directs manager and partner promotion process, orientation, onboarding, development, and succession planning

Talent Development

  • Oversees the L&D Manager role to ensure the continued success of the firm’s continuous education culture.
  • Directs the strategic learning programs to meet firm objectives and strategies, such as acceleration pools, leadership programs and technical tracks.


  • Bachelor’s degree in business, HR or related field
  • 10+ years of progressive broad-based HR management and leadership experience, preferably in a professional services firm
  • PHR/SPHR certification preferred
  • Strong data analysis skillset
  • Strong written/verbal communication
  • Demonstrated ability to identify complex patterns of risk and liability, challenges and resolves issues, makes effective recommendations
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations and laws
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to support, affect, and implement change
  • Proficient in all aspects of Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook) required


Our Firm’s policy is to provide equal opportunity for employment to all individuals regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of disability, and requires affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities.

Must be authorized to work in the United States permanently without the requirements of sponsorship at any point in the future.


Posted: 2019-11-01 Expires: 2019-12-01

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