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Global Mobility Assistant

Date: Mar 14, 2019

Location: Watford, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID142953BR
Job TitleGlobal Mobility 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 Title: Global Mobility Assistant

Role Type – Permanent

Location: Watford

Function KBS

Service Line:
Global Mobility

Grade E2

Hours of Work: 09:30 – 17:30

The Role

KPMG’s Global Mobility team supports the talent strategy by facilitating and managing assignments all over the world. Working as a pro-active member of the team you will provide full assignment lifecycle administration 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 challenging and exceptionally diverse and you will possess and further develop a wide range of professional skills.

This position reports to the Global Mobility Assistant Manager and is based in Watford.

The Responsibilities.

Liaise closely with functional GM Advisers and the GM Assistant Manager to ensure streamlined processes are delivered to all key stakeholders


Follow detailed process flow and local work instructions to support the administration of the full assignment lifecycle


Deal with international assignment application forms, updating systems and supporting queries.


Administer the on-boarding of all inbound to the UK and returning assignees and the departure of all outbound from the UK assignees based on the information received from GM Advisers and GM Assistant Manager


Communicate with all relevant parties throughout the on-boarding and departure process, e.g. GM Coordinators, overseas GM teams, third party providers, payroll, etc.


Initiate services of third party providers e.g. relocation partners, temporary accommodation, immigration providers, tax services, etc. Act as a first point of contact for the third party providers.


Ensure all compliance checks are carried out effectively and correctly including right to work checks


Maintain up-to-date databases e.g. SAP, Success Factors, Link Enterprise, Excel


Produce assignment documentation based on information received from GM Advisers and GM Assistant Manager


Produce ad hoc letters which fall outside of the standard assignment processes


Forward standard correspondence to assignees and third party providers


Post assignment opportunity vacancies on the GM website


Respond to all email and phone queries in a prompt and professional manner


Manage GM central inbox and reply promptly to all the allocated queries


Maintain clear, orderly and up-to-date assignment folders


Complete all required tracking and store personnel files on the shared drive for all new assignees ensuring that all required documentation is included


Review and process invoices against quotations/policy/terms and conditions to ensure figures are correct and liaise with third party vendors to resolve any incorrect invoices



Able to demonstrate some previous experience working within the field of international assignments or global mobility or expatriate management


A background or specialist knowledge within tax and/or immigration and/or HR


You will be well organised, a strong communicator, able to prioritise and work under pressure, and have a thirst for knowledge and self-development


You will possess good interpersonal skills as you will be dealing with assignees and senior stakeholders on a day-to-day basis


Good IT skills which can support assignment tracking especially Excel


The ideal candidate will be well organised, able to prioritise and work under pressure and be able to manage sensitive and confidential information


The ability to work on your own initiative but also contribute to a high performing team. Completing tasks accurately

This is an unrivalled opportunity to provide both operational and strategic support to assignees and the business areas whilst growing your own technical and professional skills

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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