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South Africa Manager: ESG Assurance

  • Location
    (SOUTH AFRICA) and Johannesburg
  • Job Reference
  • Functional Area/Experience
    Business, Accounting & Finance / 1 Year

Job Description & Qualifications

A career in our Sustainability practice, within Risk Assurance Compliance and Analytics services, will provide you with the opportunity to assist clients in developing analytics and technology solutions that help them detect, monitor, and predict risk. Using advanced technology, we’re able to focus on establishing the right controls, processes and structures for our clients to ensure that decisions are based on accurate information and assure that information provided to third parties is accurate, complete, and can be trusted.

Our team helps organisations plan, source, deliver, finance and measure the wider impact of products and services. We’re helping to future proof businesses by making them more resilient and sustainable. You’ll focus on identifying and prioritising sustainability issues, setting goals that support alignment and integration of the sustainability vision into overall corporate strategy, and implementing processes, controls, systems, and dashboards to measure progress for consistent and accurate reporting.To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be a purpose-led and values-driven leader at every level. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.

As a Senior Manager, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:

  • Encourage everyone to have a voice and invite opinion from all, including quieter members of the team.
  • Deal effectively with ambiguous and unstructured problems and situations.
  • Initiate open and candid coaching conversations at all levels.
  • Move easily between big picture thinking and managing relevant detail.
  • Anticipate stakeholder needs, and develop and discuss potential solutions, even before the stakeholder realises they are required.
  • Contribute technical knowledge in area of specialism.
  • Contribute to an environment where people and technology thrive together to accomplish more than they could apart.
  • Navigate the complexities of cross-border and/or diverse teams and engagements.
  • Initiate and lead open conversations with teams, clients and stakeholders to build trust.
  • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.

Role Summary:

We believe that challenges are better solved together. That's why you'll join a diverse, global community of solvers - an unexpected mix of people that come together to build trust in society and solve important problems. In a place where you are encouraged to lead with your heart and values. And where your unique skills are developed and put to work in unexpected and exciting ways, superpowered by technology.

Qualifications / Certifications required:

CA (SA) (qualified or trained) / Internal audit (qualified or trained) / BCom

Experience required:

Minimum of 12 months post article experience in related field, i.e., sustainable development, financial and non-financial assurance of ESG reports, integrated reports.

Responsibilities of role:

To support sustainability and integrated reporting client engagements, mainly in the areas of auditing of contents of sustainable development reports and providing advice on sustainability issues.

Skill sets required:

Auditing of sustainable development reports includes the auditing of systems, controls and quantitative and qualitative data and information, along with assessing the report content. Candidate should have practical and technical experience in ESG reporting, GRI Standards, SASB, Climate Bonds and/or Green Bond verification, TCFD and sustainability report assurance (ISAE3000).

Specific outputs with regard to client assignments include:

  • Ensuring proper and timely documentation of fieldwork, including the audit of key performance indicators.
  • Identifying weaknesses in procedures, systems and controls.
  • Assessing and analysing information obtained and interpreting findings.
  • Performing gap analysis between current state and desired future state.
  • Attending and documenting meetings with Senior Execs and Board members
  • Compiling management reports
  • Leading site visits
  • Coaching junior team members

Job Skills/Competencies Required

  • Aware of auditing methodology and documentation
  • Strong technical skills in the area of sustainability principles
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including written documents
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Attention to detail and willingness to work overtime.
  • Career driven with strong focus on personal development
  • Building and sustaining relationships
  • Being passionate about customer service
  • Being curious – learning, sharing and innovating
  • Demonstrating courage and integrity
  • Acquiring and applying commercial and technical expertise
  • Being open-minded, practical and agile with change
  • Willing to travel

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