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Climate Change And Sustainability Services - Senior Manager - Johannesburg

Johannesburg, Gauteng, ZA

Company: Ey

Category: Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations

Published on 2022-05-26 06:04

At EY, we believe sustainability is the innovation opportunity of our lifetime. Enterprises and people are inspired now more than ever to do the right thing, to collaborate, innovate and accelerate to a more sustainable future. Our Climate Change and Sustainability Services (CCASS) team is growing exponentially, and as a Senior manager youll play a key role in that growth. Working across all industries, youll develop your career through exceptional diverse experience spanning both delivery of assurance engagements over a variety of non-financial reports and broader ESG consulting in a dynamic and purpose-led team. Your key responsibilities The nature of this role means no two projects will be the same. That means youll need to think on your feet and challenge existing practices to develop answers to complex issues. Youll also be collaborating with colleagues across multiple service lines and disciplines to provide our clients with integrated solution, so a key part of your role will be to build relationships and develop talent. In a modern hybrid working environment supported by cutting-edge technology, travel and on-site work will still be required from time-to-time as you will be meeting with key clients and overseeing engagement teams. Skills and attributes for success The successful candidate will have extensive experience in ESG audit and assurance as this will be a large focus of their role, though there will be significant opportunities to contribute to the broader sustainability services that we offer to our clients, spanning climate change and ESG advisory, non-financial reporting, more traditional EHS assessments and outcomes measurement. Excellent audit skills and experience at a senior manager level (>5 years post-articles, >2 years at a senior management level) Experience leading large, complex / multi-location engagements across a range of industries, experience in the extractive and financial sectors would be advantageous Extensive experience in performing / leading ESG assurance engagements in a medium / large audit firm in accordance with ISAE (Revised), with a strong technical understanding of ESG issues and metrics/ KPIs and good practice frameworks such as GRI Collaborating with partners & clients to influence their approach to ESG and integration into their business strategy, balancing risk and client expectations Understanding of the key sustainability (e.g. environmental, health & safety, energy, carbon management, etc.) issues and drivers and how they link to business and long-term value creation Ensuring our Engagement team thoroughly understands our clients unique needs, ambitions and expectations Building relationships with colleagues across multiple service lines to provide a seamless integrated service Managing performance and identifying opportunities to improve our products and processes Experience in supervising, developing and performance managing talent Commercial and leadership skills combined with entrepreneurial mind set. To qualify for the role you must have A CA(SA) with an audit focus Strong technical writing skills and advanced risk management knowledge A passion for sustainability with a proven track record in sustainability assurance An understanding of the marketplace, as well as commonly used terminology, processes and tools and the confidence and ability to research and resolve emerging client issues, regulations, frameworks and guidelines A proven record of excellence when managing, mentoring and improving a team of high-performing colleagues Ideally, youll also have Specific expertise in the one of the ESG dimensions Specific experience in integrated reporting Advanced certifications

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