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Global Mobility Senior Adviser

Date: Aug 28, 2021

Location: Watford, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

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


• Able to demonstrate previous experience working within the field of international assignments, either global mobility or expatariate 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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