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ESG Assurance Manager (Stakeholder Assurance)

Employer
PwC
Location
London (Central)
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
4 Feb 2023

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Salary band
Competitive
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly office
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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. 


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.


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The Deal
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Our commitment to you
We’re committed to building a culture that empowers all of our people to thrive and feel a sense of belonging at PwC. Learn more.

Application support
If you’re a person with a disability, if you’re neurodivergent, or if you have a condition that you believe may affect your performance during our selection process, we’ll be happy to make reasonable adjustments to our processes for you. Learn more.

Company

Our values define how we do things. And our purpose is why we exist - now more than ever - to build trust in society and solve important problems for our clients and our communities. In a world we no longer recognise, we need to rely on the strength and agility of our people to help us to navigate these uncertain times.

We're committed to ensuring that care and our people's wellbeing remains central to our culture. While we may not know what’s ahead, we can do all we can to help shape the future. As we continue to navigate this unprecedented time, it’s important that we support our people, to help them take care of themselves and to ensure the right support is available when it’s needed.

For now, we ask you to join our talent network and stay in touch with what’s happening in real time, including new possibilities as they arise. Visit our website for more information on how we’re responding to this pandemic and what changes we’re making to our recruitment process. 

Stay safe and stay connected in this rapidly changing world.

PwC

Opportunities are at the heart of a career with us.   Opportunities for you to sharpen your skills, collaborate with experts, build lasting relationships and make an impact in a place where people, quality and value mean everything.

Our offer to you...

·         Be part of the world’s leading professional services network and enjoy the benefits that come with that.

·         Meet and collaborate with highly talented people from diverse backgrounds, developing new ways of thinking, creating value for you, for PwC and for our clients.

·         Work in a challenging and stimulating environment where you’ll be inspired to reach your full potential.

·         Identify and develop your skills, build on your existing strengths and discover new ones you didn’t know you had. Watch your expertise and influence grow with us.

 

The PwC deal

No matter which area of the business you choose to join, all offer the same deal.  The opportunity to grow as an individual, to meet new people, and build lasting relationships that will stay with you for life.  All whilst making an impact in a place where people, quality, and value, mean everything.  Your hard work will be rewarded with a competitive salary and a personally tailored benefits package.

 

What you need to bring to us

Your intellect, willingness to learn, ability to build relationships, put yourself in others’ shoes, while always making a positive impact with our clients and each other.

The skills, insights and connections you develop at PwC are career defining wherever your career may take you. It’s the opportunity of a lifetime. Take it.

 

 

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