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Kodiak People Operations Lead



People & HR, Operations
Multiple locations
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Your Journey at Crowe Starts Here:

At Crowe, you have the opportunity to deliver innovative solutions to today’s complex business issues. Crowe’s accounting, consulting, and technology personnel are widely recognized for their in-depth expertise and understanding of sophisticated process frameworks and enabling technologies, along with their commitment to delivering measurable results that help clients build business value. Our focus on emerging technology solutions along with our commitment to internal career growth and exceptional client value has resulted in a firm that is routinely recognized as a “Best Place to Work.” We are 75 years strong and still growing. Come grow with us!

Job Description:

People Operations Lead

We are looking for a dynamic People Operations Lead to take full ownership of our people operations function. This role is responsible for developing HR processes, implementing efficient systems, ensuring compliance with relevant laws and regulations, enhancing policies and procedures, optimizing ongoing employee programs and overseeing compensation and benefits administration. You will report directly to the Chief People Officer.

Position Location: Preference for one of our Kodiak office locations: Chicago, Denver, Indianapolis, or Nashville but open to US remote.

Job Responsibilities

  • HRIS/Payroll System:
    • Manage and optimize HR information systems (HRIS) with Dayforce/Ceridian and other technology platforms.
  • HR Process:
    • Oversee and develop all aspects of the employee lifecycle, including recruitment, onboarding, performance management, compensation, and offboarding.
  • Policy Development and Implementation:
    • Develop, implement, and oversee HR policies and procedures to ensure compliance with legal standards and best practices.
    • Regularly review and update policies as needed.
  • Compensation and Benefits:
    • Administer employee compensation, benefits, and retirement plans.
    • Ensure our offerings are competitive and in line with our budget.
    • Manage all aspects of benefits administration and develop strategies to drive employee awareness and understanding of all benefit programs.
    • Work closely with our broker and their benefits administration group to ensure responsiveness and resolution of employee benefits issues.
  • Legal Compliance and Immigration:
    • Stay updated on employment laws and regulations.
    • Ensure the company's HR practices are compliant.
    • Support regulatory compliance filings or audits as needed: Multiple Worksite Reporting, EEO-1, CA Pay Data, SOC II, and HR/Payroll audits.
    • Be the primary lead on immigration and working with outside immigration counsel.
  • Employee Records and Data Management:
    • Maintain accurate and confidential employee records.
    • Utilize HRIS systems for efficient data management.
    • Prepare weekly, monthly, and annual HR reports.
  • Training and Development:
    • Coordinate required trainings, including sexual harassment prevention.
  • Culture and Ethics:
    • Foster a positive and inclusive work environment.
    • Promote company culture and ethics, ensuring they are reflected in our policies and daily operations.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or a related field.
  • 8-10 years of experience in HR operations or a similar role, with a track record of increasing responsibility.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, ambiguous and fast-paced environment.
  • Strong knowledge of HR systems, processes, and compliance requirements.
  • Previous experience with HRIS systems such as Dayforce/Ceridian, Workday, Applicant tracking recruiting system and other HR related software.
  • Self-starter with a natural tendency to take initiative, work independently, and effectively prioritize urgent tasks.
  • Excellent leadership and collaboration skills.
  • Analytical mindset with the ability to make data-driven decisions.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong judgment and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks, attention to detail and prioritize effectively.
  • High proficiency level across the Microsoft Office software suite

We expect the candidate to uphold Crowe's values of Care, Trust, Courage, and Stewardship. These values define who we are. We expect all of our people to act ethically and with integrity at all times.

We expect the candidate to uphold Crowe's values of Care, Trust, Courage, and Stewardship. These values define who we are. We expect all of our people to act ethically and with integrity at all times.

Kodiak is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Kodiak is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process.

We expect the candidate to uphold Crowe’s values of Care, Trust, Courage, and Stewardship. These values define who we are. We expect all of our people to act ethically and with integrity at all times.

Our Benefits:

At Crowe, we know that great people are what makes a great firm. We value our people and offer employees a comprehensive benefits package. Learn more about what working at Crowe can mean for you!

How You Can Grow:

We will nurture your talent in an inclusive culture that values diversity. You will have the chance to meet on a consistent basis with your Career Coach that will guide you in your career goals and aspirations. Learn more about where talent can prosper!

More about Crowe:

Crowe ( is one of the largest public accounting, consulting and technology firms in the United States. Crowe uses its deep industry expertise to provide audit services to public and private entities while also helping clients reach their goals with tax, advisory, risk and performance services. Crowe is recognized by many organizations as one of the country's best places to work. Crowe serves clients worldwide as an independent member of Crowe Global, one of the largest global accounting networks in the world. The network consists of more than 200 independent accounting and advisory services firms in more than 130 countries around the world.

Crowe LLP provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Crowe LLP does not accept unsolicited candidates, referrals or resumes from any staffing agency, recruiting service, sourcing entity or any other third-party paid service at any time. Any referrals, resumes or candidates submitted to Crowe, or any employee or owner of Crowe without a pre-existing agreement signed by both parties covering the submission will be considered the property of Crowe, and free of charge.