Thursday, June 25, 2015

We're Hiring - Human Resources Manager

Kessler Orlean Silver (KOS), a 50+ person firm CPA located in Deerfield, IL is looking for a Human Resources Manager. This is a newly-created position and we will consider either full or mostly-full time applicants.

Put your passion into practice! Grow a great career at KOS. Help create a community for professionals who are here for each other. Our friendly, relaxed atmosphere and open door policy will allow you to do outstanding work. We offer a flexible work environment, good benefits and competitive compensation.  

Please send resumes to
Position Responsibilities and Primary Duties:

·         Recruitment

  • Coordinate resume screening and interview process
  • Act as a liaison with college accounting professors, on campus recruiters and the State accounting society; Attend career fairs
  • Establish new hire orientation and onboarding process ensuring a smooth welcoming presence for all new employees
  • Utilize effective recruiting sources and methods to attract and select talented employees while balancing external hiring and internal promotions

 ·         Training

  • Responsible for effective development, coordination and presentation of training and development programs
  • Actively search, creatively design and implement effective methods to educate, enhance performance and recognize performance
  • Schedule training of all new hires
  • Develop and manage a Professional Development Plan for professional staff 

·         Performance Management

  • Ensure employees understand what is expected of them and how they are performing
  • Monitor the performance evaluation process and action plans when performance does not meet expectations
  • Develop feedback and appraisal training for management and staff

·         Employee Relations and Retention

  • Develop and coordinate firm mentoring program
  • Work closely with management and staff to improve relationships, culture and morale, increasing productivity and retention of talent
  • Provide partners, managers and staff with coaching in areas of career advice, conflict management and crucial conversations
  • Collaborate with all levels of management to create a positive environment of trust, teamwork development and entrepreneurship through relationships, coaching and mentoring

·         Human Resource Planning

  • Ensure that we have a pool of talented, qualified and interested staff capable of more advanced responsibility including partnership
  • Maintain knowledge in both state and federal law rules and regulations
  • Liaison with attorneys regarding personnel issues
  • Maintain personnel files

·         Compensation, Benefits and Insurance

  • Prepare payroll for all employees
  • Maintain and update Employee Handbook and firm policies
  • Monitor PTO
  • Handle Medical, Dental and Vision plan, 401(k) HSA and 125 Plan
  • Handle Worker’s Comp. issues and prepare yearly audit


  • The ideal candidate will have 5 or more years of increasingly responsible HR management experience 
  • Prior experience in a CPA firm, or professional service firm, a plus
  • A bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or another closely related field
  • PHR/SPHR preferred
  • Functional knowledge of a broad range of Human Resources disciplines, including: employment onboarding, benefits administration, employee relations, employee reviews and performance management, employee engagement initiatives, training and development and conflict resolution
  • Time management and multi-tasking ability
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to adapt to change and change processes
  • Well developed interpersonal skills; tactful, mature and flexible

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