ESG Assurance Manager (Stakeholder Assurance)

Recruiter
PwC
Location
London (Central)
Salary
Competitive
Posted
04 Jul 2022
Closes
01 Aug 2022
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly office
Salary band
Competitive
Hours
Full Time

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. 


ESG at PWC

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), is a term that covers a range of issues facing the world today. At PwC, it’s an opportunity to have a purposeful career to positively contribute to one of the most pressing problems of our time by helping to reshape the whole economy and the society in which we live.

Through speed, collaboration, and imaginative thinking we’re helping our clients to build trust in the climate transition by building credibility of non-financial and climate reporting, helping clients to transform sustainably, ensure the transition to Net Zero is fair, and ensuring our own business is ready to meet the challenge and sharing this story with our clients.

As part of The New Equation, PwC is investing $12bn globally over the next 5 years, creating over 100,000 new jobs with a particular focus on strengthening our ESG capabilities across the firm. We’re working with our world-leading Sustainability & Climate Change practice to embed ESG into our market-leading services, bringing the best of our firm together to help our clients. Together, we can build good businesses for a stronger world. Join us on this journey as we create real, transformative impact.

About the team

Within PwC’s Stakeholder Assurance practice, you'll have the opportunity to work with a market leading team and across a diverse portfolio of clients, from owner managed businesses, private equity backed companies, up to large multinational and listed groups.

We work with well-known clients across a broad range of industries including entertainment and media, pharmaceuticals, technology and communications, energy, utilities and mining, retail, hospitality and leisure, business services, construction and real estate.

We also work across the third sector, spanning a number of government and public sector clients and charities. You’ll also have the opportunity to work on global projects, collaborating with PwC colleagues and clients all over the world.

About the role

Working in PwC's Stakeholder Assurance team you will help to provide independent assurance on many areas of business performance and information over complex subject matters (including impact, carbon emissions and other sustainability reporting).

The impact of Non-financial reporting assurance has never been more important, with the rise of climate related disclosures and calls for increased transparency and industry comparability. The role involves directly interacting with our clients, developing an understanding of their objectives, risk management priorities, regulatory environment, and the diverse needs of critical stakeholders to gain a detailed understanding of our clients’ reporting strategy in order to provide non-financial assurance.

PwC Stakeholder Assurance professionals bring the right mix of assurance experience, industry-specific knowledge and highly technical specialised skill sets independently assure non-financial reporting which increasingly is just as important as financial reporting to a business. Our approach provides flexibility with the right knowledge to deliver relevant and focused results. We provide a full range of both limited and reasonable assurance services under standards such as ISAE3000.

In a fast-paced environment we’re looking for someone who is passionate about the role assurance plays, who has the ability to critically challenge existing reporting and help to develop the methodology used for future reporting and assurance work. 

Required Skills and experience

  • Deep understanding of ESG reporting including but not limited to Scope 1, Scope 2 and Scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions.

  • A good understanding of the current regulatory environments and interest in the future of sustainability reporting including TCFD, Green Taxonomy, SDG goals, Green Finance and the impacts that these may have on companies and their broader stakeholders.

  • Experience gained in Non- financial assurance of sustainability KPIs along with experience in relevant assurance standards such as ISAE 3000.

  • Demonstrable experience of managing assurance engagements from planning stages through to reporting.

  • Experience of identifying and effectively reporting issues and considerations to clients.

  • Strong leadership skills in conjunction with experience leading and coaching teams.

  • The ability to work effectively in different teams for varying periods of time, building good working relationships with both colleagues and client personnel at all levels.

  • Ability to work across multiple projects, prioritise and manage time effectively, along with a proactive approach to problem solving and delivering client solutions. 

  • Versatility and agility to simultaneously work with a range of clients with differing challenges across a range of industries.

  • Exceptional client relationship and communication skills.

  • Business/market development including experience of leading/ being involved with tenders and client pitches.

  • A willingness to learn new skills and help develop and innovate new client propositions.

Desired skills and experience

  • Experience of planning complex non-financial assurance engagements, risk and control identification and performing, reviewing and directing Audit testing.

  • Business/market development including experience of leading/involved with tenders/significant client pitches.

Who we're looking for

As a credible candidate you will have a demonstrable track record of performing high quality work, exhibiting attention to detail, critical thinking and a strong ability to work with clients who potentially span all functions within client organisations across a number of different industries. The candidate will have experience in complex non-audit reasonable and limited assurance engagements against standards such as ISAE3000.

Our people are expected to be capable of applying their core skills in a variety of business situations to maximise the client value and impact. Strong project management skills are essential to be able to deliver multiple projects simultaneously and the ability to coach junior team members.


The location
Find out more about our PwC office locations.

Not the role for you?
Did you know PwC offer flexible contract arrangements as well as contingent work (ie temporary or day rate contracting)?

The skills we look for in future employees
All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, ‘The PwC Professional’ and are made up of five core attributes; whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships.

Learn more here: www.pwc.com/uk/careers/experienced/apply

The Deal
We want all of our people to feel empowered to be the best that they can be, which is why we have ‘The Deal’.
Find out more about our firmwide Employee Value Proposition: https://www.pwc.co.uk/careers/about-us/the-new-deal.html

Diversity
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.

www.pwc.com/uk/diversity

Similar jobs

Similar jobs