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Manager- ESG Assurance

Date: Apr 21, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

The Team

Summary of role purpose

To support our growing sustainability/ESG (‘Environmental, Social and Governance’)and non-financial information assurance business across Audit we have a fantastic opportunity for a manager to join our team and assist in providing large corporate companies in different sectors, including those from the FTSE100, with assurance over a wide variety of topics. These topics include Greenhouse Gas (GHG)emissions, waste, water, community investment, sustainable supply chains, health and safety (H&S), diversity, gender pay gap, responsible investing and other non-financial information. They will be responsible for managing these assurance engagements from within an exciting and newly formed Assurance hub. And they will also have the opportunity to provide ESG reporting advice to non-audit clients.

Description of the role

You will work with senior managers, directors and partners to deliver sustainability/ESG assurance and reporting advice on specific clients. You will manage all aspects of the end to end engagement process, including: working to agree timetables, developing the scope of work and deliverables, developing appropriate work programmes, reviewing the testing and assurance fieldwork and draft reporting and being responsible for project management.


Role dimensions

Leadership and Management

•Complete the first review of the documentation on the assurance file in line with KPMG’s quality standards and our internal KPMG Assurance Manual.
•Manage engagements in line with the assurance standards ISAE 3000 and ISAE 3410or equivalent.
•Resolve day to day issues in delivering the overall assurance engagement
•Draft final client reporting for review by the senior manager/director/partner
• Coach and oversee work performed by onshore and offshore juniors and assistant managers
• Support the senior manager in engagement finances and budgeting
• Support in developing and improving the standardised Assurance work programmes


Stakeholder Interaction and Challenges

• Juggle multiple client requests when managing different sustainability/ESG Assurance engagements
• Be responsible for engagement and client acceptance procedures
• Build relationships with the client staff and acting as an ambassador for the firm.


Impact, Risk, Accountability and Governance

• Take responsibility for supporting the senior manager/director/partner in identifying and pursuingnew assurance opportunities.
• Identifying, researching and helping to resolve complex sustainability/ESG assurance issues.


The Person - The ideal candidate will meet the following criteria:

Experience

Significant substantial experience in a sustainability/environmental related field, including experience of delivering and managing sustainability assurance engagements for large clients (ideally FTSE 350 or equivalent) under ISAE 3000 and ISAE 3410
• Experienced in review and development of audit/Assurance working papers.

Desirable

• A 2:1 degree or above from a recognised university or institution in a sustainability/ESG related degree or equivalent work experience


Expertise/ technical role requirements

• Strong understanding of industry reporting frameworks such as the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, TCFD and the GHG Protocol
• Strong project management techniques including decision-making ability, analytical skills, time management, organisation and evaluative skills.
• IT literacy with sound knowledge and experience of Excel/Word/PowerPoint.

Skills

• Inquisitive mind with a strong passion for sustainability and ESG issues
• Willingness and demonstrated experience in quickly and effectively climbing learning curves
• An ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals both internally and externally
• Self-driven and resilient.
• Ability to identify and resolve issues, or escalate as appropriate.
• Drive and resilience and ability to thrive in a pressured environment
• Focus on delivering high quality work whilst maintaining excellent attention to detail



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