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  • Posted: May 13, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
  • KPMG is the authoritative voice in Africa - unmatched in our ability to provide excellent service to our global, regional and local clients. KPMG in Africa's footprint ensures our forward-thinking, skilled professionals understand the complexities of doing business on this continent. Our deep expertise on Africa’s contrasts and opportunities and long-s...
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    Sustainability Services Manager

    Sustainability Services requires a Manager to work with the current leadership team to deliver on the upcoming workload of assurance and advisory projects. The Manager will need to project manage the assurance and reporting engagements and direct, guide and supervise the allocated team. Furthermore, there is a need to work with the leads across the KPMG Business units to build KPMG Impact solutions in Assurance and Reporting as well as prepare and deliver on proposals.

    Key responsibilities:

    • Management and delivery of sustainability assurance and reporting engagements
    • Oversee/ conduct site visits with the team
    • Review of work performed
    • Report writing
    • Quality review of client deliverables
    • Team planning and management
    • Client liaison
    • Oversight of financial elements of projects (budget determination and management, billing, overrun negotiations with clients)
    • Responsibilities for wider unit management within the Sustainability Services team (training, finance, planning, and performance management)
    • Supporting and mentoring junior staff, both technically and personally Opportunity-led approach Job specification template This document is confidential and for internal use only
    • Creating and maintaining close working relationships with existing and potential internal and external clients In terms of these two pillars (Assurance and Reporting):
    • Actively seeking opportunities for new work, proposal development and translating these into revenue-generating projects
    • Proactively engaging with other teams within the wider KPMG to take advantage of cross selling opportunities whilst ensuring holistic client solutions
    • Ongoing relationship building, ideas sharing and support of global pursuits with other KPMG international offices
    • Ongoing personal and professional development to remain technically relevant and able to deploy applicable methodologies with confidence
    • Quality review of client deliverables

    Skills and attributes required for the role:

    • Deep understanding of Assurance standards applied (ISAE 3000 and ISAE 3410 at minimum). Familiarity with KPMG sustainability assurance methodology would be beneficial.
    • Project management skills
    • Fully Microsoft office competent, specifically Word, Excel and PowerPoint
    • Report writing and communication skills
    • Business development skills
    • Client liaison with strong relationship management skills
    • Presentation skills
    • Analytical thinker and problem-solving ability
    • Ability to multi-task and meet strict deadlines
    • Presentable, professional and confident
    •  Ability to manage stress and work under pressure.
    • Ability to work in a team environment and manage a team proactively with a can-do attitude
    • Ability to work unsupervised, be accountable and make decisions
    • Strong attention to detail/methodical/analytical.
    • Willing to travel.

    Minimum requirements to apply for the role (including qualifications and experience):

    • Undergraduate degree in either commerce, accounting, economics, development economics, finance, social science, business administration or equivalent.
    • Postgraduate diploma / degree is advantageous.
    • 3- 5 years’ experience within Assurance and Reporting of non-financial/ ESG information
    • 2- 3 years project management experience in a similar environment.
    • Detailed knowledge and experience in performing and managing external assurance and reporting engagements.
    • Detailed knowledge regarding assurance standards and ESG reporting criteria
    • Experience in advisory engagements would be advantageous
    • An understanding of the broader services offered by KPMG in order to identify internal and external business opportunities across advisory, and the ability to work across teams / business units is essential.
    • Experience in people management and business development is necessary.

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