EY Consultant - Assignment Services, UK&I People Advisory Services - London in England, United Kingdom

Title: Consultant - Assignment Services, UK&I People Advisory Services - London

Location: GB-England-London

Job Number: LON00CMK

Our People Advisory Services business (PAS) is focused on people management and our vision is to help our clients get it right in all its facets - reward management, global mobility, HR transformation, legislative compliance and much more.

In Mobility, we help our clients manage the complex compliance, reporting and risks inherent in deploying a globally mobile workforce. As part of the global team, this group benefits from strategic investment in a number of its businesses and forecasts significant growth in the short to medium term.

Working in Mobility at EY offers fantastic opportunities to develop client relationships early on in your career and to be involved in the day to day delivery and management of relationships across a broad range of issues above and beyond tax compliance and advisory.

The opportunity

The Assignment Services practice within People Advisory Services provides services to a wide range of multinational companies based in the UK, EMEIA and globally. The service offering covers end-to-end assignment management administration and policy development, from the creation of cost estimates, balance sheet calculations, payroll instructions and assignment letters, to the principal point of contact role with our clients' assignees and their HR contacts during their relocation and ongoing assignment, and the coordination and management of all the various third party relocation providers. The service covers all mobility policies; permanent, long-term, short-term, commuter and similar variations.

The practice is part of EY’s integrated mobility offering, which covers expatriate tax and social security compliance and consulting, immigration and assignment services and relocation; a true one-stop-shop.

As part of our continued growth strategy we are looking to recruit an Advisor into the Assignment Services team. This innovative role will focus on operational excellence as well as demonstrating the depth and breadth of our integrated service offering.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Review of assignment documentation (cost estimates, balance sheets, letters of assignment, etc) including the calculation of assignment compensation

  • Ongoing assignee contact in relation to their assignment, including assignment briefings

  • Regular client contact with HR to support case management and compliance

  • Compliance and relocation supplier coordination

  • Coordinating activities performed by and liaising with the offshore processing centre

  • Review of reporting and billing

  • Coordination of the day-to-day operations for their portfolio of engagements, including knowledge and understanding of the engagement financials

  • Supporting their engagements in accordance with the agreed contractual scope, and identification of opportunities for out of scope work or of the potential for scope drift

  • Awareness of, and delivery of services in line with, contractual KPIs

  • Identifying issues or challenges and proactively escalating them to management

Skills and Attributes for Success

  • Client-focused

  • Ability to multi-task and deliver accurately to tight deadlines

  • Ability to adopt a team approach and build rapport with both the client and the engagement team

  • Ability to collect and interpret information

  • A willingness to share knowledge and experience with others in a learning environment

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Articulate and professional communication style

  • Numerate and IT literate

To qualify for the role you must have

  • A full understanding of the assignment life-cycle and scope specifically relating to clients

  • The ability to create and implement process improvements and promote best practice

  • The ability to apply comprehensive knowledge of client specific policies to deliver advice to the corporate client and assignee population

  • An understanding of assignment compensation and benefits planning, payroll and pension issues, and the ability to explain / justify the methodology behind calculations and their application

  • An understanding of relocation issues and the services provided for under client policy

  • The ability to identify potential tax and social security issues in the development and application of assignment policy and the review of standard assignment documentation

  • An ability to provide clear and concise written and verbal global mobility technical advice

  • An understanding of the corporate challenges involved in international assignments

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • The ability to identify potential tax and social security issues in the development and application of assignment policy and the review of standard assignment documentation

  • Understanding of trends in global mobility and of assignment policies, with the ability to provide insight to clients

  • Awareness of EY services and understanding of how these could be beneficial to their clients

  • An understanding of the importance of quality and Risk Management within EY


What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:

  • Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues around

  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career

  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you

EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.

About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we’re using the finance products, expertise and systems we’ve developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we’ll make our ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.

If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

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