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Senior Manager - Accounting Advisory Services, ESG

Date: Nov 19, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

Job Description

Work as a senior ESG reporting specialist within the growing Accounting Advisory Services (AAS) team. The team provides specialist accounting and reporting advice to clients across a range of areas.

We are seeking an experienced ESG reporting expert to drive the growth of our Corporate Reporting service line. The candidate will lead the delivery of engagements advising our clients on how to develop and improve their external reporting on ESG matters. Such matters might 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.

The role would include providing advice to large corporate companies in different sectors, including those from the FTSE 100, on best practice reporting. This would include the application of relevant reporting industry reporting frameworks such as TCFD, SASB, GRI, CDSB and Integrated Reporting.

The role would often involve managing or working as part of a cross-functional team including ESG strategy, risk management, assurance, technology and transformation/change experts.

Key Responsibilities:

Management of client ESG reporting related engagements, including leading AAS input into large multi-disciplinary teams

Managing the preparation and delivery of reports and presentations to help clients to understand and identify their material ESG issues, decide on their desired reporting maturity, and improve or redesign their public disclosures.

Providing senior clients with advice on the initial and continuing application of relevant industry reporting frameworks including TCFD, SASB, GRI, CDSB and Integrated Reporting.

Development and delivery of training on ESG topics to clients and internal KPMG teams

Building and maintaining strong relationships with senior client leaders as well as KPMG ESG leadership in the UK and Globally

People management and performance development including motivating and generating commitment from team members

Contributing to practice and risk management, including thought leadership and business development activities

Demonstrate continuous self and team development.

Share knowledge with the team.

Actively contribute to AAS strategy and growth, team management and other non-delivery aspects of the role.


Experience of leading and developing teams, managing budgets, strong organisational skills and demonstrated ability to juggle competing priorities

Proven experience in a sustainability/environmental related field, including experience of preparing, assuring or advising on sustainability reporting for large clients (ideally FTSE 350 or equivalent)

Experienced in preparing, auditing/assuring or reviewing the content of mainstream corporate reporting documents such as the Annual Report.

Business development experience including generating sales with new clients and developing internal networks

Expertise/ technical role requirements

Strong understanding of industry reporting frameworks such as TCFD, SASB, GRI, CDSB and Integrated Reporting.

Strong project management techniques including decision-making ability, analytical skills, time management, organisation and evaluative skills.

Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

IT literacy with sound knowledge and experience of Excel/Word/Powerpoint.


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, including Board level stakeholders and KPMG leadership.

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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