Global Mobility Senior Advisor
KPMG UK
Watford, GB
2d ago

The Role

KPMG’s Global Mobility team supports the talent strategy by facilitating assignments all over the world. Working as a pro-

active member of the team you will provide full assignment lifecycle support to the business stakeholders and the assignee directly.

You will be able to demonstrate a highly organised and efficient approach with a pragmatic client focused service. The role is exceptionally diverse and you will possess and further develop a wide range of professional skills.

This position reports to the Global Mobility UK Country Lead and is based in Watford.

The Responsibilities

  • Provide advice to both assignees and business leaders on expatriate policy and the associated costs. Understanding the business need and advising accordingly
  • Develop strong relationships within the business stakeholders, with Finance and with HR specialists, ensuring regular progress is provided on assignment status as required
  • Ensure GM processes are followed, and develop a thorough knowledge and understanding of the technical aspects of the GM role, including tax, immigration and service provider provisions
  • Coordination of inbound and outbound assignments for a dedicated business function in line with GM service level agreements and Global Policies
  • Main duties & responsibilities

  • Become policy expert and encourage knowledge sharing as part of the team culture within GM and the wider KPMG network
  • Adhere to the GM policies, responsibilities, and processes ensuring these are understood and followed, within agreed Service Level Agreements
  • Develop understanding of the cost implications of international assignments in accordance with the policies and be able to advise the business accordingly
  • Ensure LINK Enterprise is utilised and updated as the key tool for all inbound and outbound international assignments, using the reporting tool to monitor assignment progress
  • Participation at resourcing and recruitment events, increasing awareness of international assignment opportunities as a career development choice
  • Conducting effective orientation briefings with inbound and outbound assignees
  • Proactively managing returners and leavers, working with the business to ensure a smooth reintegration
  • Working closely with the GM Assistant to ensure all assignment support tasks are completed accurately, and in line with SLAs
  • Reviewing Terms and Conditions letters and other assignment critical documents ensuring accuracy, and highlighting potential issues to the GM Lead
  • Develop relationships with in-country global mobility coordinators and assistants, the HR community, overseas counterparts, resourcing teams, candidates and assignees to ensure a professional and knowledgeable service is delivered
  • Screening of all in / out assignment application forms, challenging the assignee and business where necessary to ensure that objectives, supporting business case and costs have been understood and approved
  • Conducting assignment debriefs and providing relevant feedback and GM development suggestions to the GM Lead
  • Experience

  • Able to demonstrate previous experience working within the field of international assignments, either global mobility or expatriate management.
  • Alternatively a background of specialist knowledge within tax and / or immigration. You should be able to demonstrate the ability to deal with challenging conversations with business contacts and assignees positioning persuasive arguments and communicating complex assignment processes in a clear and effective manner.

  • Applicants will have a good understanding of the assignment lifecycle from start-to-finish including expatriate compensation methodologies.
  • Additionally you must be able to demonstrate a good knowledge of UK immigration and tax rules.

  • You will demonstrate an international focus with a good understanding of other cultures
  • You will be well organised, a strong communicator, and negotiator, able to prioritise and work under pressure, and have a proactive approach to your self-development
  • You will possess good interpersonal skills to be able to influence both assignees and senior stakeholders on a day-to-day basis
  • Good IT skills, as assignment tracking relies heavily on Excel programmes and our global database systems.
  • This is an unrivalled opportunity to provide both operational and strategic support to assignees and the business areas.

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