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Assistant Manager, Climate Risks in FS, Audit & Assurance ESG

Date: Jul 17, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

The Role

Consistent, comparable, and reliable information on climate-related risks and opportunities will allow investors and capital markets to price risks and manage opportunities in a more accurate and efficient manner. This in turn will help investors, companies, regulators, and policymakers drive a successful and smoother transition to a net-zero economy. Yet many companies have not disclosed the significant assumptions embedded in their financials nor completed robust, quantified climate-related scenario analysis. Without that information the true costs and impacts of climate change on assets, securities and companies, as well as society overall, may be unidentified and not addressed. A robust independent audit plays a crucial role in disclosing material climate-related risks and its impacts on financial statements.
If you are interested to shape this new KPMG proposition, consider joining our Climate Risk team to ensure that the impact of climate change is accounted for and disclosed appropriately in the audited financial statements.

To support our growing team (TBC), we have a fantastic opportunity for a manager to challenge and review the assessment of climate risks for KPMG audit clients. The successful candidates will work across multiple engagements managing the delivery of key outputs. We are looking for heroes who can provide the perfect combination of passion, dynamism, enthusiasm, capability, accountability, and above all, the ability to be a great team player.

Role dimensions

• Inquisitive mind with a strong passion for climate change related issues
• Identifying, researching and helping to answer complex climate risk related questions
• Willingness and demonstrated experience in quickly and effectively climbing learning curves

Stakeholder Interaction and Communication Skills
• A clear and engaging communicator: able to clearly define and communicate complex climate and accounting matters to stakeholders.
• Juggle multiple client requests when managing different engagements
• Strong stakeholder engagement and influencing skills with a wide range of individuals both internally and externally

Accountability and organisational skills
• Comfortable working with uncertainty in an evolving field.
• Focus on delivering high-quality work while maintaining excellent attention to detail
• Ability to manage many varied and complex tasks, resilient attitude towards conflicting priorities and challenges
• Contribute to the development of materials, tools and methodologies to support our climate risk proposition for use in client meetings, engagements, events, and broader thought leadership.
• Collaborate with global stakeholders on the development and coordination of climate risk offerings.

Desirable Expertise/Technical role requirements
Ideally, applying candidates will meet some of the requirements from the list below.
• Understanding of the risks faced by financial services due to climate change and how they can be managed, measured, and integrated into banks risk management frameworks
• Knowledge and understanding of banking regulations in relation to climate risk
• Knowledge and experience of credit risk appetite, policies, processes, data, governance and documentation
• Research and understand climate risk data requirements for banks, including macro-economic impacts and data, how this is supported by and links to their current internal data
• Understanding of the risks faced by financial services due to climate change and how it may impact a Bank’s loan portfolio is advantageous
• Working knowledge of IFRS standards
• Minimum 5 years’ experience working in a risk management role within a financial or professional services firm with practical experience in credit risk, and ideally also across market risk, operational risk, liquidity risk, stress testing, risk frameworks and risk governance

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