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Human Resources Generalist (North America)

Ashburn, Virginia, United States

Position type:
North America
Reports to:
Global Human Resources Director
Date posted:
April 28, 2022
Closing date:
Open until filled


The HR Generalist serves as the HR representative for the North America office and assists the Global HR Director with the daily functions and tasks related to managing the North America regional HR.


  • Processes semi-monthly payroll in ADP
  • Maintains the HR records in ADP (HRIS), as well the North America personnel files
  • Responsible for administration and invoicing of benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401(k), FSA, and life/STD/LTD insurance; processes COBRA
  • Coordinates recruitment process including scheduling, interviewing, and testing of candidates; conducting background and reference checks and degree verifications
  • Conducts and manages new employee orientation
  • Plans yearly summer party and Bring Your Kids to Work day; leads or assists with other company or regional events
  • Helps coordinate community service and charitable programs and events in conjunction with the Community Service Committee
  • Coordinates Open Enrollment
  • Prepares and maintains EEO-1 reports and Affirmative Action Plan
  • Submits and processes all ACA reporting requirements and payments
  • Submits 5500s for medical and welfare plans
  • Maintains the employee birthday and anniversary program
  • Creates travel letters for employees traveling internationally
  • Runs ad-hoc reports and audits
  • Handles employee relations issues related to payroll, benefits, and record keeping
  • Provides assistance to the international HR Reps and is responsible for the data management for the regional office personnel in ADP


  • Proficiency with ADP Workforce Now for HRIS and Payroll
  • Understands HR and payroll laws and body of knowledge
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Excel
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Proficient and accurate in typing and data entry


  • High level of discretion and confidentiality
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail
  • Must communicate and interact effectively with individuals at all levels within the organization


  • Bachelor’s degree in a business or related field, with 3+ years of human resources experience
  • Must have 2+ years of payroll processing experience


IPA is the preeminent global benchmarking and consultancy for capital projects. IPA guides capital-intensive organizations to establish the right combination of people, work process, and governance to maximize cost, schedule, safety, and operability performance. We have a dataset of nearly 21,000 capital projects as the basis of our work. Our clients are leading companies in the energy, minerals, chemicals, and technology sectors. IPA is committed to social and ethical responsibility and all global offices initiate or participate in local charity initiatives to support those in need.

We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, stable employment, and a long-term career path for professional growth and development. IPA is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.


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