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  • 06/03/2019 12:03 PM | Brian Mak (Administrator)
    Grant Thornton is collaborative, entrepreneurial and on the move. As part of a dynamic global organization of 42,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, we have the agility and focus it takes to be a leader.

    Job Description

    The Global Mobility Senior Associate will collaborate with the National People & Culture operational and functional areas (HR Operations, National Talent Acquisition, Strategic Learning, Employee Relations, HR Delivery, and Diversity & Inclusion), firm leaders, and the Director of Mobility Services and team members to provide distinctive service in the area of global mobility and domestic relocation.

    The Senior Associate – Global Mobility will execute the U.S. firm’s global mobility programs across all areas of global and domestic relocation including strategic assignment planning and forecasting, the assignment approval process, coordination of assignment execution including compensation, relocation, benefits, taxes, expense management, and immigration, support during an assignment and repatriation. This position interacts and partners with HR business partners, finance, tax, employees and partners of the firm, and the firm’s external vendors.

    The role will be an integral part of the mobility team to develop and deliver the full lifecycle of mobility services including assignment planning, facilitation, and project-based support demonstrating flexibility, adaptability and initiative.

    Assignment and Relocation Management
    • Lead planning, preparations, and execution of international and domestic assignments leveraging standardized policies, processes, and the firm’s mobility vendors and resources
    • Prepare and maintain program activity tracking and reporting including metrics and trends
    • Monitor overall assignment activity, assignment status and support through the assignment lifecycle
    • Prepare and advise around cost management strategies, cost projections and related assignment and relocation documentation
    • Support the business, HR and recruiting in administering the domestic relocation program for new hires, including permanent international transfers
    • Advise HR, recruiting, business partners, new hires/employees on policy and protocol for global and domestic assignments and relocations
    • Facilitate and/or coordinate mobility processes such as cost estimates, letters of understanding, assignment agreements, immigration, mobility compensation reporting/tracking, and mobility payment distribution
    • Provide international assignees with services to coordinate visas, benefits, housing and compensation
      packages, payroll and tax, where appropriate; and identify other support needed for a diverse mobile workforce
    • Conducting or coordinating pre-move/pre-assignment orientation and policy meetings with new hires, employees and assignees
    • Manage escalation of issues and exceptions
    • Assist Global Mobility leader in creating and managing the budget and forecasting
    • Coordinate and monitor the application of policies through third party services providers
    • Conduct assignment experience surveys, analyzing feedback and summarizing results
    • Analyze and prepare high-level summaries of program activity
    • Keep current on market trends, business challenges, and priorities by regularly gathering competitive market data, and driving program policy changes, as needed 

    Business Partnership
    • Act as an advisor to local and national service line leaders, finance, and HR business partners on global mobility policies and processes
    • Collaborate with HR business partners on the alignment of global assignments with career development and succession planning opportunities to support the objectives of the business
    • Assist in the development and delivery of training for the HR community on mobility policies and procedures

    Qualifications (Personal Characteristics, Skills/Abilities, Academic)
    • A business-minded HR/Talent professional with at least 3 to 5 years of corporate experience in Global Mobility programs including expatriate and relocation management
    • Strong understanding of the entire relocation and assignment life cycle for international assignees
    • Knowledge and experience with international cost of living allowances, and country to country cost sharing arrangements
    • Highly detailed oriented, data driven, and metrics-focused with the ability to use analytics to solve problems and develop solutions
    • Experience working with and managing relocation vendor relationships
    • A strong team player with the ability to build good relationships with key stakeholders
    • Credible, adaptable, and someone who demonstrates strong initiative and ownership
    • Experienced in prioritization with demonstrated ability to be effective in supporting multiple leaders/partners working across different service lines
    • Collaborative and action-oriented, with the ability to react positively and quickly to sudden and unpredictable change
    • Experienced with HR and business technologies and applications, applying them as required

    The Ideal Candidate Will Possess
    • Bachelor’s degree in related field
    • GMS certification desirable
    • Proven ability to consistently and positively contribute in a high-paced environment.
    • Natural inclination to constantly think about ways to improve the programs and services that we provide
    • Strong verbal and written communication, and presentation skills
    • Solid analytical skills, and proficiency in MS Office including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 

    Benefits

    Grant Thornton LLP promotes a nationally recognized culture of health and offers an extensive array of benefits to meet individual lifestyles. For a complete list of benefits, please visit www.gt.com.

    Founded in Chicago in 1924, Grant Thornton LLP (Grant Thornton) is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd., one of the world’s leading organizations of independent audit, tax and advisory firms. Grant Thornton has revenues in excess of $1.3 billion and operates 58 offices across the U.S., with more than 565 partners and 8,000+ employees.

    Grant Thornton works with a broad range of publicly- and privately-held companies, government agencies, financial institutions, and civic and religious organizations. Core industries served include consumer and industrial products, financial services, not-for-profit, private equity, and technology. Grant Thornton focuses on serving dynamic organizations that pursue growth holistically — whether through revenue improvement, leadership, mission fulfillment or innovation.

    It is Grant Thornton’s policy to promote equal employment opportunities. All personnel decisions, including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits and termination, are made without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

    Primary Location

    US-IL-Chicago

    Work Locations

    Chicago(141)


    Click here to apply

  • 05/10/2019 5:39 PM | Brian Mak (Administrator)

    Weichert Workforce Mobility is hiring an Assignment Management Counselor in Downers Grove, IL. The Workforce Mobility Assignment Management Counselor is responsible for facilitating the overall global relocation and assignment management process for authorized client employees. The position provides assignee case management, customer satisfaction and service delivery, supplier coordination, and revenue generation, while supporting One Company initiatives for cross-selling business. The position also works in conjunction with AMS Tax and Compensation, International Expense Management, and Client Shared Services departments to ensure client deadlines and service level agreement metrics are met.

    Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

    ·     Acts as the Weichert Workforce Mobility main point of contact regarding the assignee's relocation process and assignment policy application. Oversees the delivery of relocation and assignment services to assignees and their families using Weichert's best practices and service standards to ensure a high quality service delivery experience.

    ·     Creates, develops, and administers the relocation and assignment processes according to the client's specifications and following Weichert's standard operating procedures.

    ·     Conducts a thorough needs assessment at the onset of the engagement to establish the assignee's specific requirements and address any custom needs. Works with the assignee and/or family to ensure all needs are understood and met, and adjusts services and counseling to changing needs and conditions throughout the move process.

    ·     Coordinates, supports, manages, and reviews the delivery of third party services to assignees by Weichert Affiliates (WFS, WCH, WTS, WRA and WIA) and Weichert's external supplier network relative to home finding, destination and settling-in services assistance, temporary living, move management, visa & immigration services, tax preparation services, language and cross-cultural training, and spousal counseling processes.

    ·     Proactively provides continuing advice and support to both the client contacts and assignee, maintaining regular contact throughout the assignment period. Provides direction to the assignee including policy and benefits counseling, work flow administration, rental assistance coordination, financial services, supplier coordination, etc.

    ·     Acts as a liaison between the AMS Tax and Compensation team and client/customer service team and facilitates the expense management process.

    ·     Prepares assignment letter of understanding (LOU) in accordance with client policies and assignment specific parameters.

    ·     Reviews and evaluates exception requests and challenging situations, and provides solutions to clients in the support of move-based scenarios that arise. Provides recommendations to the assignee, Client Service Director, and/or client contacts regarding appropriate courses of action when outside of their own scope of authority.

    ·     Understands and manages costs and expenses related to relocation and assignment management deliverables, maximizing the benefit while minimizing expenses and costs.

    ·     Measures customer satisfaction on a timely basis. Ensures that assignees receive, complete, and return the Customer Service Evaluations within 60-90 days of their relocation dates and annually if applicable (or as client directed).Works with the Client Service Director to manage issues that arise in the process with a proactive approach.

    ·     Responsible for the accurate and timely documenting of conversations, exceptions, and correspondence in the system. Maintains file documentation and ensures data integrity. Adheres to Weichert's privacy and policies standards at all times.

    ·     Prepares monthly and quarterly reports for both internal and external distribution.

    ·     Works with management on various projects; reports back on project status and attends applicable meetings.

    ·     Assists with the training or onboarding of new team members. Coordinates with team members to assist on the training of new processes and procedures.

    ·     Performs other duties as assigned.

    Job Requirements

    The ideal candidate will meet the following requirements:

    ·     High school diploma or GED

    ·     Bachelor's degree preferred

    ·     Real estate license preferred within one (1) year of hire

    ·     Global Mobility Specialist (GMS) certification preferred

    ·     One (1) to four (4) years of customer service experience is preferred

    ·     Previous experience in assignment counseling strongly preferred

    ·     Direct client interaction and advisory experience required

    ·     Fluency in a foreign language(s) preferred

    ·     Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite of products

    ·     Strong oral and written communications skills

    ·     Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment

    ·     Basic math skills including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages, and fractions

    ·     Strong attention to detail

    ·     Excellent customer service skills

    ·     Knowledge and ability to use typical office equipment (PC, calculator, fax machine, etc.)

    ·     Knowledge of internet

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

    https://jobs.weichert.com/job-details/asignment-management-counselor-3544-1-adp/


  • 05/01/2019 10:34 AM | Brian Mak (Administrator)

    Click here to apply.

    What you will love about Johnson Controls:


    We’ve been dedicated to protecting the environment since our invention of the electric thermostat in 1885, which provided a fundamental shift in the energy efficiency of buildings. Now, all over the world, our products and services empower customers and communities to consume less energy and conserve resources.
    • Global, innovative, industry leader
    • Embraces diversity
    • Growth opportunities abound
    • Fast paced, evolving company, always learning, always adapting
    • Great benefits; including Healthcare related wellness discounts, great 401k match, company funded retirement program, vacation, sick time, floating holidays and national holidays


    What you will do 

    Under general guidance and consistent with company policies, procedures and sound Human Resources practices, assist in the design and administration of global mobility, compensation, and benefits programs in support of JCI’s strategic goals. 

    How you will do it
    • Acts as a trusted advisor and regional point of contact for HR & the business for international assignments, domestic relocation, and immigration, counseling and providing recommendations on timelines, policy, processes, risks, and best practices
    • Responsible for initiating new assignments, working with providers to obtain cost estimates, assignment letters, tax and immigration guidance as needed
    • Influencing the decision-making process by providing expert advice and innovative solutions based on solid research, strong personal experience and an understanding of the business
    • Advising HR Business Partners and managers on total rewards decisions to ensure alignment with policy and business objectives
    • Providing analytical services on topics including internal and external equity, cost of labor, pay trends, linkage of merit results to performance, etc.
    • Leading projects through various stages from consultation with the business to define the idea through complete implementation
    • Supporting annual processes for merit planning and incentive payments
    • Reviewing existing policies to determine continued fit with the organization and providing recommendations for updates to most effectively sustain and grow our company

    Desired Skills and Experience

    What we look for

    Required
    • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in a related field
    • At least 2 years of experience with all facets of global mobility, including relocations and assignments
    • Familiarity with expatriate programs, international cultures, global employment requirements, and taxation issues
    • A history of success working toward deadlines, multi-tasking and operating in an environment with rapidly shifting priorities
    • An ability to build partnerships with your total rewards team members, HR and managers, even when they are located in other parts of the world
    • A strong attention to detail balanced with the ability to “see the bigger picture”
    • Successful experience framing and solving complex problems addressing both quantitative and qualitative aspects
    • Demonstrated project management skills
    • Exceptional skills with Excel and other Microsoft Office tools
    • Previous experience with large HR systems – Workday or PeopleSoft preferred
    • A desire to work in an organization where you are encouraged and expected to challenge the “status quo” and deliver on your commitments





    Preferred
    • Desired experience of at least 1 year in total rewards (i.e. benefits, compensation, or incentives)




    Johnson Controls is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information, please view EEO is the Law. If you are an individual with a disability and you require an accommodation during the application process, please visit www.johnsoncontrols.com/tomorrowneedsyou.


  • 04/24/2019 2:07 PM | Brian Mak (Administrator)

    Position available for an entry level corporate Mobility Benefits Administrator in the Western suburbs of Chicago. Reporting to a TRD Mobility Director and to Human Resources Management of our corporate clients on an outsourced basis, you will assist in managing all aspects of global relocation activity including: benefit counseling; service providers selection and management; expenses auditing & approval, tracking and reporting; and real estate program management.  Minimum of one to three years’ experience in Human Resources or Mobility Services or Customer Service required. Requires outstanding communications and customer care skills. Knowledge of mobility benefits administration, real estate transactions and related technologies a plus. Compensation includes salary commensurate with experience and company-paid benefits.

    Contact: Nick Casiello, CEO, ncasiello@relocationdept.com


  • 01/04/2019 10:51 AM | Brian Mak (Administrator)

    Weichert Workforce Mobility is hiring a Vice President of Tax and Compensation in Downers Grove, IL. The Vice Presidentof Tax and Compensationis responsible to develop, coordinate, and implement a tax and compensation service delivery strategy for the regional T & C client base. The position manages a team of Tax and Compensation Managers and Coordinators to ensure the timely delivery and accuracy of all client deliverables, as well as the optimization of the Taxand Compteam. He/she acts as a Subject Matter Expert in multiple subject areas relating to assignment management, will serve as a senior level contact to all regional clients and will work towards becoming a trusted advisor to the top 5 regional clients. It is expected that this person will assist the regional business unit with its sales efforts for prospects and existing clients.

    Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

    ·     Oversees and manages the day-to-day operations of a T&C team including daily interaction with team members, presenting at staff meetings, training staff on process and technology, assisting in the monitoring of workloads, and the resolution of issues.

    ·     Responsible for the quality and timely delivery of all scheduled and ad-hoc services from the international T&C team. These services include, but are not limited to cost projections, compensation worksheets (balance sheets), assignment letters, payroll, shadow payroll reporting, and global compensation collection and review.

    ·     Assists proactively in the development and implementation of assignment processes and best practices across the client base.

    ·     Supports the region with regard to all sales efforts for prospects and existing clients including responding to proposals, presentations, technology demonstrations, Client Summit participation, and industry networking.

    ·     Assists in the development and/or testing of new technology products and enhancements to current technology systems. Ensures successful implementation of new T&C products/services.

    ·     Supervises the review of project deliverables for completeness, accuracy, and adherence to policy. Monitors delivery of services and their due dates to ensure all applicable service level metrics are met. Adjusts the workload of the team to maximize efficiency and meet all service level metrics.

    ·     Exercises judgment on suitable responses to requests or questions received from the client or other party. Provides guidance to team members on how to respond to questions.

    ·     Responsible for the delivery of broader, periodic products and services including new client implementations, consulting and ad hoc reporting, as well as specific deliverables such as ongoing and year-end compensation collection, wage reconciliations, eligibility lists, etc.

    ·     Reviews year-end project plans and implementation plans; maintains oversight role of the year-end process and other deliverables for each client.

    ·     Responsible for ensuring that best practices and approved processes are utilized by the team on a uniform and consistent basis.

    ·     Identifies process breakdowns or deficiencies as they occur, involving the Regional Vice President (RVP) in order to rectify and resolve issues. In conjunction with the resolution of daily process-related issues, continually evaluates existing processes and make recommendations to the RVP.

    ·     Keeps the RVP informed on a regular basis of ongoing activities and escalates unresolved issues in a timely manner. Handles escalations from the client whenever possible and seeks timely resolution.

    ·     Adheres to Weichert's privacy policies and standards with respect to all internal and external communications.

    ·     Performs other duties as assigned.

    Job Requirements

    The idealcandidate will meet the following requirements:

    ·     Bachelor's degree required

    ·     MBA / MA Taxation preferred

    ·     Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Enrolled Agent (EA) certification stronglypreferred

    ·     Global Mobility Specialist (GMS) certification preferred

    ·     Global Mobility Specialist Talent (GMS-T) certification preferred

    ·     Five (5) to seven (7) years of experience in expatriate tax compliance, compensation, payroll, and/or assignment management

    ·     Advanced knowledge of global income and social tax laws and tax planning opportunities

    ·     Advanced knowledge of global payroll and reporting requirements

    ·     Strong client service skills and ability to handle service escalations as they arise

    ·     Working knowledge of the human resources administrative area is strongly preferred

    ·     Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite of products

    ·     Ability to generate reports and spreadsheets in Excel, using statistical formulas

    ·     Strong project management and organizational skills

    ·     Strong oral and written communications skills

    ·     Strong analytical skills and approach to problem solving

    ·     Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment

    ·     Strong people management skills; ability to provide guidance and leadership to a team of individuals

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

    Job Posting #3103

    Please apply here: http://jobs.weichert.com


  • 01/04/2019 10:46 AM | Brian Mak (Administrator)

    Weichert Workforce Mobility is hiring an Expat/International Tax and Compensation Coordinator to work in our regional office in Downers Grove, IL. The Expat/International Tax and Compensation Coordinator provides key compensation tax and payroll related services in support of the overall delivery of assignment services to our clients.

    Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

    Ensuring the quality and timely development and delivery of tax and compensation service deliverables to client companies. These deliverables include, but are not limited to:

    ·     Compensation worksheets/balance sheets

    ·     Salary analyses and calculations

    ·     Payroll

    ·     Cost projections

    ·     Assignment letters

    ·     Compensation summaries

    ·     W-2 reconciliations

    ·     Journal entries and tracking

    ·     Compensation collection

    ·     TEQ tracking

    ·     Special projects as identified by the business unit.

    Job Requirements

    Ideal candidates will meet the following criteria:

    ·     Bachelors Degree in Business or Accounting;

    ·     Demonstrated strength in problem solving;

    ·     1 - 2 years expatriate tax, compliance, payroll and/or assignment management experience;

    ·     Previous customer service experience a plus;

    ·     Excellent verbal and written communication skills;

    ·     Fluency in a foreign language is a plus;

    ·     High proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Access packages;

    ·     Proven ability to multi-task and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment

    ·     AS400 experience a plus.

    This is an ideal opportunity for someone highly analytical with a high aptitude for numbers, an interest in payroll and international accounting, as well as strong customer service skills.

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

    Job Posting #3308

    Please apply here: http://jobs.weichert.com/  


  • 10/29/2018 8:29 AM | Brian Mak (Administrator)

    Reports to: President

    Direct Reports: None

     

    Job Function: Monitor, control and manage business operations to meet customer expectations and achieve company goals.

    Job Responsibilities:

    • Assist President in day-to-day coordination and management of business operational activities.
    • Support our clients by acknowledging and responding to new initiations and questions in the America’s time zone as well as generating and sending regular reports
    • Coordinate and manage assigned project tasks to ensure project delivery within allotted budget and timelines.
    • Support the company’s response to RFP’s, RFI’s and other client sales and support needs
    • Ensure compliance with company standards and procedures.
    • Support the company Mission, Vision and Direction, helping others to do the same.
    • Identify problems in the operations process and resolve them in a quickly and timely manner.
    • Maintain clear and accurate operations documents/procedures for reference purposes.
    • Maintain accurate and updated information inside an internal database including:
      • Client Records
      • Pricing Information
    • Manage invoicing process for US entity including:
      • Liaising with teams in Asia
      • Checking and processing internal and external invoices
      • Track payment notifications, receipt and follow up on overdue invoices
    • Be a fanatic supporter of company direction with regard to technology.
    • Be proactive in the continuous improvement process.
    • Be willing to take on other responsibilities or projects as they arise in our fast growing organization.
    Desired Skills
    • Ability to function independently as well as with a multi-location, multi-cultural team.
    • The desire to learn and take on greater responsibility as we grow.
    • Excellent time management, project management and communication skills.
    • Highly effective at using technology to improve operations.
    • Computer (Microsoft Office Suite)
    • Previous Database Experience
    • 1-5 years business experience, preferably in Global Mobility / Relocation
    For more information please contact: sharon.michnay@orientations.com

     



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