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Senior Immigration Consultant



Lisbon, Portugal
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024

Senior Immigration Consultant (m/f)

At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture, and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.

Managing global workforces is increasingly complex. People Advisory Services (PAS) builds and improves organizational and individual performance, delivering a highly complex and challenging mission, especially in an ever changing working environment. As a member of PAS, you'll be part of a team with a wide variety of experiences and a supportive environment. When you join us you will gain unique experiences and valuable knowledge working across capabilities, sectors and geographies and have the opportunity to take your career in the direction you want.

The opportunity
Our PAS Mobility practice provides services to manage the cost and risks involved in HR plans, programs and systems related to a global workforce. We advise the part of business strategy related to people. As an Immigration Senior, you'll have the opportunity to work with global clients to address their most complex people challenges, and ultimately improve and drive sustainable business results.

Your key responsibilities
As a member of the Immigration team, you will join a talented group of professionals that provide companies and their international assignees and families advice on immigration compliance, immigration cost management, immigration regulation and policy for over 160 countries around the world. Our key capabilities include immigration audit and advisory, immigration compliance and visa/work permit application services, and immigration government regulation and policy. You'll advise on the compliance risk issues associated with managing and filing work and visa applications, anticipating and addressing subsequent work permit/visa extensions and other ancillary matters. You will be expected to have excellent communication skills, integrate into and lead new teams, and manage end-to-end global projects. Directly engaging our clients is vital, be ready to question and negotiate to provide results.

Skills and attributes for success
• Successful delivery of global compensation projects - demonstrate technical excellence and business driven approach to solving complex challenges;
• Generate revenue by identifying follow-on engagement opportunities and developing lasting relationships with clients; identify potential risks and opportunities to improve processes and acquire new business; contribute to pursuit activities by preparing proposals and delivering presentations;
• Lead project work streams from planning to implementation - manage project resources and budgets effectively while overseeing multiple engagements simultaneously;
• Influence clients and stakeholders to gain support for major change initiatives and/or decisions;
• Manage, coach, and develop junior resources and peers, focusing on technical and client service skills to develop careers.

To qualify for the role you must have
• A bachelor's degree in related field;
• 3-5 years' experience in global immigration;
• Understanding of automated tax-processing systems and tax laws;
• Excellent communication and negotiation skills, able to confidently influence colleagues and clients at all levels.

Ideally, you'll also have
• Understanding of broader global mobility issues and their connection to immigration.

What we look for
Highly motivated individuals with excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to prioritize shifting workloads in a rapidly changing industry. An effective communicator, you’ll be a confident team player equipped with strong people management skills and a genuine passion to make things happen in a dynamic organization. If you’re ready to take on a wide range of responsibilities and are committed to seeking out new ways to make a difference, this role is for you.

What we offer
We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Plus, we offer:

•Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.
•Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.
•Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.
•Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.

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

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