ESG Reporting Advisory Director (CMAS)

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Quality is at the heart of what we do. Combining passionate people with leading technology, we work together to build trust in society. We put the team first and solve important problems by challenging the organisations we audit and being open to challenge ourselves. We take pride in our work and the profession, recognising audit as a deep specialism.

Hear from our UK Head of Audit about the evolution of the Audit and what opportunities PwC could have for you.


It's a really exciting time to be joining us. We’re growing our teams across all areas of our Audit practice and investing a huge amount in our people, their skills and the technology available, as we continue to radically modernise our business and the way we serve our clients.

Learn more about The Future of Audit. 

A career within Capital Markets Accounting Advisory Services, will provide you with the opportunity to be responsible for complex financial reporting issues around deals and other transformational events. You’ll tackle client’s needs with a solution oriented approach that creatively addresses complex financial reporting problems for high profile transactions and you’ll have significant interaction with senior company management teams, bankers, lawyers and other advisers.

To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be a purpose-led and values-driven leader at every level. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.

As a Director, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:

  • Support team to disrupt, improve and evolve ways of working when necessary.
  • Arrange and sponsor appropriate assignments and experiences to help people realise their potential and support their long-term aspirations.
  • Identify gaps in the market and spot opportunities to create value propositions.
  • Look for opportunities to scale efficiencies and new ways of working across multiple projects and environments.
  • Create an environment where people and technology thrive together to accomplish more than they could apart.
  • I promote and encourage others to value difference when working in diverse teams.
  • Drive and take ownership for developing connections that help deliver what is best for our people and stakeholders.
  • Influence and facilitate the creation of long-term relationships which add value to the firm.
  • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.

About our Risk Line of Service

The level of risk organisations need to manage today would scarcely have been imaginable, even recently. We can help clients navigate this uncertainty, changing the way they predict, prepare and respond to risk, giving them confidence to make decisions that make the difference.

Together, we can rethink risk.

Risk is fast-moving, uncertain and unpredictable. To succeed, organisations must be resilient, with the ability to adapt and emerge stronger from whatever disruption they face. We can work together to rethink our clients’ approach to risk, giving them greater insight into the challenges ahead so they can make confident decisions and uncover opportunities for growth.

We bring business and industry insight, technical expertise and collaborative ethos to help clients embrace change and build trust. Whether it’s forging stronger customer relationships, leaning into future regulation, innovating at speed or making their technology work better for them, we help clients make decisions that make the difference.

About the Team - Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)

Being a trusted organisation lies at the heart of being profitable and sustainable and to earn trust, businesses must rise to the challenge of giving their stakeholders confidence not just in relation to their profitability and sustainability, but in demonstrating that they think, behave and operate with integrity and transparency across the extended enterprise. To ensure viability though, both sides of the equation need to be in balance and at PwC that's what we refer to as 'Good Business'. We understand the challenges and risks associated with achieving this and work with clients to help them manage risk, engender trust and pivot risk into opportunity. We support them to create value that is both commercial and responsible - to be a ‘good business’ that does ‘good business’.

We are scaling a significant ESG-focused practice within the Risk Line of Service. We support our clients to manage ESG related risks and create value, with services focused on ESG reporting advisory, third party risk management, risk modelling and ESG crisis and issues management.

The role 

Working in the ESG Team in our Capital Markets group within our Risk line of service you will be responsible for leading a variety of challenging and career-advancing engagements. As part of a fast-paced and dynamic group, you will work across a diverse range of well-known clients. This will include client advisory engagements on all aspects of ESG reporting and regulation, helping companies with their ESG journey as they look to IPO in public transactions,  as well as being a trusted ESG reporting advisor to the business within PwC internally. 


You will be responsible for identifying and pursuing business development opportunities to work with our varied client base.  This will involve you creating networks across PwC, building relationships with clients, and winning work.


You will also contribute to the development and delivery of the wider ESG proposition for the Risk line of service within PwC UK, and support the knowledge transfer and training of the team.


The essentials

ESG expertise and experience

  • In-depth knowledge of ESG

  • Experience in leading ESG reporting advisory engagements e.g. TCFD and/or other related fields

  • Deep cross-sector knowledge of ESG reporting and regulatory landscape

  • Detailed understanding of the value drivers within ESG including how to conduct client-specific reporting maturity assessments

Business development

  • Develop deep client and internal relationships and deliver as a trusted advisor to all stakeholders

  • Drive the identification, pursuit and conversion of the Risk ESG Reporting Advisory pipeline of business development opportunities

  • Proactively manage and follow through on-sell and cross-sell opportunities, including other ESG propositions and value creation work

  • Strong commercial acumen

  • Support the development of other ESG propositions within Risk, thought leadership and digital assets to support our business development and brand positioning

Client delivery

  • Lead delivery of engagements, taking ownership of all aspects of delivery, programme and team management, monitoring commercial performance and quality control

  • Manage, coach and support development of colleagues through collaboration, mentoring and coaching

  • Finalise client deliverables, identify and engage in critical areas for debate

  • Act as an internal advisor to colleagues across the firm on relevant topics of ESG and ESG reporting

Preferred Skills

  • Experience of working for a ESG advisory group, strategy house or central strategy / corporate development team

  • Track record of working closely with corporate clients to deliver high impact work

  • Detailed knowledge of preferably more than one area of ESG, for example, ESG strategy, Circular Economy and/or other related fields, with ability to talk credibly to C-level clients on key issues, regulatory changes and strategic considerations 

  • Strong academics with ESG-related academic qualifications - Doctorate, Masters or equivalent

  • Track record of supporting companies develop their ESG strategy and reporting

The location

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The skills we look for

Our people are curious and put quality first and foremost. They are inclusive and invest in themselves and their teams. They adapt to new challenges with flexibility, agility and intelligence. They speak up, role modelling constructive challenge whilst also being open to challenge themselves. They take pride in their profession, their work and their passion to deliver to the highest quality.


Valuing Difference. Driving Inclusion.

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 because creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business, enabling us to solve important problems and deliver value to our clients. We encourage an inclusive culture where people can be themselves, are valued for their strengths and are empowered to be the best they can be. As an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we also support different ways of working offering flexible working arrangements. Learn more here about our work to support an inclusive culture.