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Global Assurance Quality - Corporate Reporting - Senior Manager - ESG

Employer
PwC
Location
London (Central)
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
9 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. 


The CRS (Corporate Reporting Services) network, formerly known as the Global ACS (GACS) team, is focused on the following expertise:

  • Financial reporting (IFRS); and

  • Sustainability reporting 

It is made up of specialist consultants who analyse and decode current Sustainability related events, interpret and take positions on complex issues, answer technical questions by interpreting and giving views on standards and develop our influence on the Sustainability market.

As part of the development of our team, we are looking for a Senior Manager, who would be core to our Sustainability reporting team which is building our expertise in this rapidly evolving area.

The Senior Manager would support the activities of the Sustainability Reporting Topic Team (SRTT), and of the Sustainability Reporting Oversight Group (SROG). 

We are looking for an experienced Sustainability reporting and/or IFRS person to join our team, with the enthusiasm to get involved and a willingness to learn. You will be joining the GAQ-CRS team, part of Global Assurance Quality, working from your home territory. There is also an opportunity to structure this role on a 50:50 basis, with the remainder of your time spent in your home team. 

Context:

Investors and broader stakeholders are increasingly demanding more strategic, holistic information about long term value creation and a company’s wider impact on society. There is an urgent need for sustainability reporting to be reported in a way that is globally consistent, comparable and trusted. The SRTT has been created in the CRS Network (and led by the SR team within GAQ-CRS) to address this need. The Sustainability Reporting Oversight Group, comprising a team of senior Sustainability leaders across the PwC network, has been formed to oversee the Topic Team’s activities.

This recruitment is part of PwC’s response to the accelerated evolution in sustainability reporting:

  • Priority focus on climate risk and sustainable development issues within the reporting market

  • Increased stakeholder expectations on the Sustainability performance of companies, and the related reporting requirements.

  • Standardisation of Sustainability frameworks and standards

  • The announcement of the creation of the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) by the IFRS Foundation Trustees and the publication of two proposed standards;

  • Implementation of the green taxonomy and new Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) (revision of Non-Financial Reporting Directive) by the European Union;

  • The issue of draft European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS) by the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) and the adoption of standards expected in 2023 and application in 2024 and;

  • The ISSB’s development of an IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Taxonomy for digital reporting

You will be involved in:

  • Coordinating Sustainability group projects: 

  • building a network of experts and specialists

  • anticipating agenda topics, drafting instructions and minutes and follow-up action plans

  • defining milestones and keeping up to date with the progress of ongoing projects 

  • coordinating at a local and regional level and coordinating with various cross-border functions and expertise (e.g. CRS (formerly known as ACS), ESG experts, CMAAS, methodology, auditors)

  • identifying opportunities to leverage local initiatives

  • defining our internal policies 

  • Help shape the future of Sustainability reporting standards by leading response letters to standard setters on discussion papers and exposure drafts and providing updates on other sustainability reporting frameworks

  • Contribute to Sustainability thought leadership and knowledge management:

  • External and internal communication on Sustainability reporting updates such as blogs and points of views

  • Producing frequently asked questions to be debated at global working groups

  • Contributions to training conferences and publications. 

  • Building up and upskilling the network through creating awareness, and supporting engagement and technical teams

  • Maintaining knowledge management materials on Viewpoint

  • Respond to consultations and enquiries from teams across the network, providing guidance on the most complex and high profile Sustainability reporting issues in conjunction with partners in the team

Join our growing team and enjoy the "PwC Experience". 

What you can expect from the job:

  • Help shape the direction of travel – We are at the forefront of the Sustainability Reporting developments. You will have exposure to, and interactions with, standard setters and regulators. 

  • Enhance Relationship skills – We are connected to the various Sustainability and CRS teams around the world. You will develop an extensive network of senior contacts across the firm as well as interact with partners and directors on a daily basis and gain unique insight as to how the network applies Sustainability reporting standards

  • Work with all the PwC services involved in Sustainability reporting

  • Interact with the international network of PwC experts on Sustainability reporting

  • Build Leadership skills – We are driving the network’s views.  You will be contributing to our responses to exposure drafts and discussion papers, managing differing viewpoints and building consensus, and draft thought leadership pieces. You will contribute to debates within the international PwC network and regulatory bodies to develop PwC technical positions

  • Develop problem solving skills – We are faced with a diverse range of reporting challenges from across the world every day. You will build advanced analytical skills that can also be applied beyond solving technical issues.

  • Become an expert in Sustainability reporting area – You will bring your expertise to the consultations and thought leadership and learn to analyse, explain and report on current events and their implications. 

  • Follow the projects and discussions of standard setters (IASB, ISSB, EFRAG…) and regulatory bodies (IOSCO, ESMA, SEC…)

  • Influencing (marking our technical footprint and our influence on the market) and participating in major events for the development of PwC (conferences, training, publications)

  • Work with territory sustainability teams to have a consistent approach to standards and interpretations.

What we expect from you: 

  • Graduate of a business school, engineering school, or postgraduate degree.

  • At least 7 years of successful experience in an audit firm or a listed company or in a company with Sustainability and/or IFRS exposure.

  • A good working knowledge of sustainability reporting standards and / or international financial reporting standards. 

  • Demonstrate ability to think conceptually and find creative solutions to complex issues. 

  • Strong influencing and team working skills with both peers and senior individuals, a passion for communication

  • A willingness to challenge point of views and opinion, through presenting logical arguments. 

  • Assertive, flexible, proactive, and self-motivated with a desire for learning. 

  • Good organisational skills with the ability to multitask, be flexible and recognise changing priorities.

Keywords : sustainable development, ESG, non-financial reporting, Sustainability reporting, TCFD, GRI, SASB, CDSB, Taxonomy, NFRD, CSRD, international standards, IFRS, ISSB, IFRS S1, IFRS S2


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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. 

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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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