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Japanese Speaking Immigration Specialist, Senior Associate, London

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Line of service
Tax
Grade
Senior Associate/Senior Consultant
Specialism
Legal - Immigration Law
Industry
Across all industries
Position type
Full Time
Job ID
24443BR

Job description

About the role

The now 100-strong Immigration team are working together to drive forward the firms immigration offering, working with the PwC expatriate tax and global mobility practice.

Providing an array of immigration services to a range of clients including financial institutions, energy companies and large multi-nationals as well as private clients and entrepreneurs, successful candidates will be committed to our vision of moving the practice forward and operating within a truly global network.

Paralegal/Solicitor

We are looking for a paralegal/solicitor to assist with our Japanese client team.

As an immigration paralegal/solicitor, you will be a key member of a client engagement team with clear objectives and responsibilities. You will actively work and support the client engagement team to ensure engagement deadlines are met in a timely fashion by managing and being responsible for key client projects. You will act as the mai
n contact to the client, understanding their business, their issues and quickly addressing queries and work requests.

You will be involved in assisting with the provision of immigration services for our Japanese clients, providing advice and assistance under the supervision of one of our senior paralegals/solicitors or managers. This will involve liaising with your team members and, at times, the client in order to ensure effective, timely and accurate administration of the immigration service/advice. You will also have responsibility for delegating to more junior staff.

The primary function of your role will be drafting and reviewing immigration applications. In essence you will be managing the complete immigration process, from receiving the initial instruction through to completion, including Certificate of Sponsorship applications, extensions, further leave to remain and entry clearance applications.

In this role you’ll:
  • Responsible for managing the internal client database to ensure the progress of applications is kept completely up to date

  • Assisting with the management of projects to ensure deadlines are met

  • Attending and preparing for client and engagement team meetings, distribute actions plan and follow up where necessary

  • Assisting with client engagement accounting, including billing and collection issues

  • Assisting with the client billing programme of an engagement team including preparation of draft budgets and fee schedules.

  • Understanding and assisting the engagement team to ensure it follows PwC’s protocols for record keeping and document handling

  • Assisting with the risk management checks for new and ongoing clients

  • Undertaking technical and practical legal research including identification, collation, and distribution of the information

  • You will benefit from performing a key role in an internationally networked team with a high profile in the immigration industry.

Essential skills and experience
  • Strong immigration experience

  • Proficient in Japanese, particularly writing and speaking at advanced business level and understanding basic Japanese business culture

  • Strong client service skills with the ability to provide advice on complex cases

  • Able to demonstrate resilience, self-motivation and a positive can do attitude

  • Hard-working and committed to completing tasks well with good attention to detail

  • Ability to confidently deal with demanding situations, people and requirements

  • Proven organisational skills

  • Clear, articulate and confident written and verbal communication skills

  • Primarily a team player but able to work under own initiative

  • Proficient in use of office software and Online research resource

  • Experience of public speaking – this is a plus rather than essential

Location
London


Tax

We help organisations and the people who run them answer the big business questions. How should we raise finance? Where should we be based? How should we reward our people? With some 3,300 experts whose expertise covers every conceivable area of taxation, we’re one of the UK’s leading tax practices.

The skills we look for in future employees

All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, ‘The PwC Professional’ and are made up of five core attributes; whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships.

Learn more here www.pwc.com/uk/careers/experienced/apply

Diversity

We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool, as well as those who reflect the diverse nature of our society. And we aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths. Creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business and as an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we're open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate.

Learn more here www.pwc.com/uk/diversity

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