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Senior Manager - Sustainability reporting

Posted: 8 Jun 2021 Closes: 9 Jul 2021
London Competitive
Permanent & Full-time PwC_214722WD-int

The GACS (Global Accounting Consulting services) is focused on below expertise:

Financial reporting (IFRS)
Sustainability reporting

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 Global ACS (GACS) Central team, part of Global Assurance Risk and 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. The GACS Central Team is the first point of call for GACS teams from around the world that want to consult on complex technical issues.

This recruitment is part of PwC's response to the accelerated evolution in non-financial reporting:
Priority of 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 information
  • Importance of TCFD for many countries: UK, France, Australia
  • The move by the IFRS Trustees to create a Sustainability Standards Board and
  • Implementation of the green taxonomy and new Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (revision of Non-Financial Reporting Directive) by the European Union.

You will be involved in:
  • Coordinating Sustainability group projects:
  • Building a network of experts
  • Anticipating agenda topics, drafting instructions and minutes and follow-up action plans
  • Defining milestone 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. 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.
  • Contribute to Sustainability thought leadership and knowledge management
  • External and internal communication on Sustainability reporting updates
  • Contributions to training conferences and publications
  • 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

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 GACS 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, and in particular the Sustainability Services
  • 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 teams through consultations/client missions and learn to analyse, explain and report on current events and their implications.
  • Follow the projects and discussions of standard setters(IASB, EFRAG...) and regulatory bodies (IOSCO, ESMA...)
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated 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 points 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.
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