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KPMG Executive Director, HR in New York, New York

Executive Director, HR

Montvale, New Jersey

Requisition #: 43068

Practice Area: Business Support Services

Location: Montvale, NJ; New York, NY

Known for being a great place to work and build a career, KPMG provides audit, tax and advisory services for organizations in today’s most important industries. Our growth is driven by delivering real results for our clients. It’s also enabled by our culture, which encourages individual development, embraces an inclusive environment, rewards innovative excellence and supports our communities. With qualities like those, it’s no wonder we’re consistently ranked among the best companies to work for by Fortune Magazine, Consulting Magazine, Working Mother Magazine, Diversity Inc. and others. If you’re as passionate about your future as we are, join our team.

KPMG is currently seeking an Executive Director, HR to join our Human Resources Business Solutions organization.


  • Serve as the senior HR business advisor to KPMG’s client enablement and business process groups, partnering with the leaders (including five members of the firm’s Management Committee) and HR centers of excellence to deliver strategic, high-quality, innovative and efficient HR support as well as to influence strategy and processes for topics such as automating and transforming service delivery, HR systems, and analytics

  • Direct and coach a large, distributed, multi-level HR team to provide effective HR service delivery to 5,500+ US partners and employees, while establishing strong working relationships with practice leaders and support the strategic direction of the business in both day-to-day operation and strategic planning

  • Coordinate the functional planning and execution of annual HR processes including goal setting, performance assessment, promotion decisions, compensation planning, and talent management

  • Architect, build, and deploy organizational effectiveness programs and solutions in support of business strategic and operational priorities; analyze trends and metrics in partnership with the HR group to develop solutions, programs and policies

  • Coach and counsel leaders at all levels through key business and people decisions including leadership placement, organizational design, risk and regulatory considerations, and investigations/disciplinary actions

  • Lead the development and annual updates of group-level people strategy by leveraging market-leading employee solutions and partnership with HR centers of excellence to advance Advisory’s strategic talent and people agenda and to drive improved efficiency, effectiveness, agility, and innovation


  • Minimum ten years of broad Human Resources experience, with emphasis on HR strategy, process transformation and innovative cutting-edge employee solutions; professional services environment is strongly preferred

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; Master's degree from an accredited college/university is preferred

  • Strong results orientation with a demonstrated ability to oversee practical, solution-driven initiatives and human resource processes that are perceived as quickly adding value to the business

  • Experience managing teams, HR resources and creating overall HR strategy and transformation agenda that have significant impact and influence to continuously improve business processes

  • Demonstrated outstanding leadership and communication skills with ability to present views in a clear and compelling manner and develop trust and influence as a senior thought leader with a broad relationship base

  • Present a strong client orientation and the ability to build relationships and credibility within a professional services environment of human capital professionals; experience supporting management committee/direct report to CEO level clients is strongly preferred

KPMG LLP (the U.S. member firm of KPMG International) offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. KPMG is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer. KPMG complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Thecontains further information regarding the firm's compliance with federal, state and local recruitment and hiring laws. No phone calls or agencies please.

Our Benefits


KPMG offers a range of medical insurance options to meet your needs as well as prescription drug coverage, health care flexible spending accounts, and dependent day care flexible spending accounts.

Personal Time Off (PTO)

Up to 30 PTO Days per year (depending on job classification/level/years of service).


  • 401(k) and Pension Plans

  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account

  • Health Care Flexible Spending Account

  • Mortgage Assistance Program

  • HomeBenefits@Work Program

  • Hyatt Legal Plan

  • Benefits vary by employment status.