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Immigration Assistant

Date: May 15, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID144627BR
Job TitleImmigration Assistant
CountryUnited Kingdom
FunctionKPMG Business Services
Service LinePeople
Service Line InformationWe believe working in our People community is an exciting and challenging environment in which to develop your career. We offer a wide range of opportunities across all areas of HR, where our people are highly respected by our clients, not only in the UK, but also across our growing European integrated practice.

KPMG OverviewKPMG is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax & Pensions, Consulting, Deal Advisory and Technology services. Through the talent of over 16,000 colleagues, we bring our creativity and insight to our clients’ most critical challenges.
With offices across the UK, we work with everyone from small start-ups and individuals to major multinationals, in virtually every industry imaginable. Our work is often complex, yet our vision is simple: to be the clear choice for our clients, for our people and for the communities we work in.

Job DescriptionJob Description

KPMG in the UK is a leading provider of professional services, including audit, tax and advisory specialisms - delivering integrated solutions to our clients’ issues. In the UK, we have over 12,000 partners and staff working in more than 20 offices. Being part of a strong global network of member firms gives us a truly global mind-set.

The KPMG Legal Services Team sits within the tax department in our office in Canary Wharf, London. Its establishment flows naturally from KPMG’s long history of successfully delivering multidisciplinary services to its clients. Its vision is to be the legal adviser of choice for KPMG’s clients when it comes to their people, corporate structures, internal arrangements, regulatory requirements and disputes with HMRC. KPMG is regulated by the SRA as a multi-disciplinary practice.

The Legal Services immigration team currently comprises 30 solicitors and non-solicitors with experience from across the sector including work for the Home Office, corporate immigration services and human rights and appeals. We are now growing our global immigration team and are looking for several committed and experienced Global Immigration Consultants.

Role and Responsibilities

The main duties will include, but are not limited to:
- UK Immigration Management – assisting solicitors/consultants in the securing of all relevant UK inbound entry and work permissions (including dealing with employment law and sponsor licensing issues).
- Global Immigration Management – assisting lawyers/consultants in the co-ordination of global immigration cases through effective communication and coordination with other advisers around the world.
- Private Client Immigration – assisting solicitors/consultants in providing bespoke immigration advice for High Net Worth Individuals and their families
- Immigration Audit – assisting solicitors/consultants in auditing the compliance of employer and educational institutions through onsite review and reporting

Qualifications and Experience Required

The successful applicant will:
- Have at least 6 months corporate immigration experience gained within a law firm or dedicated immigration practice with SRA/OISC accreditation
- Have good skills in Windows Word, Excel and PowerPoint
- Be a confident professional with strong interpersonal skills and a desire to learn
- Have experience of working with a variety of professionals (such as the immigration team, tax or employment advisers)
- Have a general understanding of the UK immigration landscape and a desire to learn more
- Help promote the team’s work through participating in team and firm events, assist in preparing internal and external presentations, and assist in producing articles for publication
- Be organised and efficient, able to produce consistently high quality work within demanding time frames but not afraid to ask questions to challenge or seek clarification when appropriate
- Be a self-starter who takes responsibility for their work and proactively seeks ways to improve processes
- Be flexible and able to deal with a fluid, changing work environment

Why you will want to join KPMG Legal Services:

- You can see the advantages of professional advice being provided within a multidisciplinary team
- You are ambitious and perceive the wealth of opportunities presented by a start-up legal practice in a leading global professional services firm
- You want the opportunity to assist in developing client relationships and KPMG’s legal services capabilities
- You are excited by the idea of being a founding member of a team that will grow significantly
- You want to broaden your experience and become a more rounded professional
- You want to achieve a sustainable work-life balance

Our Deal

Flexible Working

Our employees have many varied work schedules to suit their individual needs!

Our intelligent working options range from role sharing and flexible start and finish times, to home working and more informal arrangements agreed within teams.

Check out examples of KPMG employees enjoying different working patterns on our website and please do share your own individual requirements with us.

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