Associate Director, ESG Assurance Specialist

KPMG

3.5

(83)

Cleveland, OH

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Position summary

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KPMG is currently seeking an Associate Director, ESG Assurance Specialist to join our Audit team with the KPMG Delivery Network. 

KPMG Delivery Network (KDN) is a KPMG special purpose member firm offering a way for clients to leverage KPMG top talent and technology platforms through regional teams of specialists, enabling economies of scale and a new way of working that expands beyond local capability organization.

Responsibilities:

  • Represent KPMG and building the assurance brand from an international perspective
  • Participate and partially manage ESG assurance engagements, including report assurance, readiness services and other assurance related activities 
  • Build capacity within the member firms through training and knowledge sharing; enabling member firm teams to work in compliance with the latest legislation and frameworks and ensuring teams are up to date on developments on frameworks and requirements
  • Identify opportunities for KDN process improvement and standardization including work paper development and explore ways to make the process more effective and support the development of methodology and (standardized) working papers
  • Serve as a champion for the KDN ESG Assurance program 
  • Collaborate effectively with executive partners to engender support and excitement for the benefits of KDN ESG Assurance while addressing potential roadblocks

Qualifications:

  • Minimum eight years of recent and significant experience in sustainability assurance or a related field 

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university with a relevant business discipline essential or equivalent work experience, CPA or similar accreditation is preferred

  • Experience of assurance/audit work and the ability to apply this expertise from this perspective

  • Knowledge of relevant frameworks and the international regulatory and policy context, specifically knowledge of the CSRD, EU Taxonomy, ISSB, TCFD, GRI, SASB, and other relevant frameworks

  • Excellent stakeholder and client management skills; the position requires you to work with multiple teams and clients in an international context, meaning easy adaption to different international and cultural environments is required

  • Prior experience working with offshore teams and/or collaborating on special initiatives

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