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Immigration Manager - KPMG Law - London

Date: Oct 9, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK


At KPMG, our values define who we are and the way we do business. As a leading professional services firm, we know that our strength and capability come from our people – their different perspectives, experiences and backgrounds. From our inclusive leadership strategy to our diversity and inclusion targets – we’re making bold changes to who we are and what we do. Be part of it.

KPMG Law sits within KPMG Tax. We combine expertise in law with business insight and technology-enabled solutions. KPMG Law is regulated by the SRA as a multi-disciplinary practice.

Established corporate, commercial and employment law teams, and a market leading tax litigation team, are already in place. Over the next few years, these teams will grow, and KPMG Law will expand into other areas of law that fit within its vision and the needs of KPMG’s clients.

KPMG Law’s Immigration team comprises solicitors and non-solicitors with experience from boutiques and Big 4. We are focused on corporate immigration services, private client, higher education, global immigration and immigration technology. We are expanding and looking for like-minded professionals to join us.

What KPMG Legal Services is looking for from its lawyers/ advisers

- Team players who enjoy working with people from different backgrounds and disciplines
- Approachable people who are keen to develop personally and professionally, and to assist with the development of junior team members
- Intellectually curious, open-minded and analytical people, with an eye for detail and pride in their work
- Driven and proactive professionals who deliver a great service to their clients
- Relationship builders who can spot and develop new opportunities both within the KPMG network and externally
- Flexible people who are able to deal with a fluid, changing business and work environment

Why you might 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 immigration practice in a leading global professional services firm
- You want the opportunity to develop 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 and you will play a significant role in shaping that growth
- You want to broaden your experience and become a more rounded professional
- You want to achieve a sustainable work-life balance

Role and Responsibilities
1. Managing UK and global engagements including compliance engagements and consulting engagements.
2. Overseeing service delivery including reviewing and signing off advice, adhering to SLAs and KPIs, caseworking on an as needed basis.
3. Advising on complex cross-border immigration issues, including post Brexit, the impact of Covid on travel and working from anywhere.
4. Identifying opportunities to use technology to solve clients’ problems and improve client service delivery, co-managing the rollout of new technology to clients.
5. Participating in client proposals and presentations, identifying and maximise new opportunities across various business sectors in the UK and overseas.
6. Team management: identifying the team’s training and development requirements, ensuring the team receives sufficient support and coaching. Taking on a Performance Manager role and contributing to the team’s overall development.
7. Risk and Finances: Managing client onboarding, contracting, pricing, WIP management and billing.

Experience Required
This is a growing team and the role will suit an ambitious immigration professional with the desire and ability to play an important role in continuing that growth. There will be an expectation that the successful applicant will help promote the team’s work through participating in team and firm events, giving internal and external presentations, and producing articles for publication. The successful applicant will 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. The successful applicant will have a proven track record in managing a portfolio of clients and supervising junior staff, including reviewing and signing off advice. The applicant will also have experience of advising alongside other professionals such as tax or mobility specialists) and an understanding of the immigration elements of cross-border transactions, including emerging Covid-19 related issues such as travel corridors and working from anywhere.

The applicant will have experience of handling a wide range of corporate immigration matters/cases, ideally all of the following:

- Work Visas (ICT, Skilled Worker)
- Frontier Worker Permits
- Foreign company set up in the UK
- Sponsor licence applications and associated ongoing compliance
- Family applications
- Mock audits
- Prevention of illegal working/Right To Work
- Student and Graduate routes
- Global Talent, Investor, Sole Rep
- Global immigration case management
- Immigration policy design
- Right of Abode
- Citizenship
- Bespoke immigration projects

Education and Qualifications

KPMG is looking for a confident client-facing immigration professional, ideally legally qualified, with strong technical and inter-personal skills.
It is expected that the successful applicant will have at least 7 years of relevant immigration experience, including 2 years as a manager, in a Big 4 or equivalent firm.

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