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Senior Associate - ESG Assurance

KPMG Lower Gulf

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Job Title: Senior Associate - ESG Assurance

Overview

KPMG is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Senior Associate for our ESG Assurance team. The successful candidate will play a key role in planning, executing, and completing Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) assurance engagements. This role involves working closely with clients to verify and ensure the accuracy of their ESG-related data, including greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, sustainability metrics, and compliance with relevant standards and guidelines.

Key Responsibilities

  • ESG Assurance Engagements:
  • Plan, execute, and complete ESG assurance engagements in accordance with ISAE 3000 and ISAE 3410 standards.
  • Collaborate with clients to understand their ESG reporting processes and systems.
  • Data Assessment and Verification:
  • Assess and verify client data related to GHG emissions, sustainability metrics, and other ESG-related information.
  • Ensure data accuracy and reliability through detailed analysis and verification processes.
  • GHG Protocol Application:
  • Apply the GHG Protocols, including Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standards, to evaluate clients emissions data.
  • Provide guidance to clients on improving their GHG accounting practices.
  • Sustainability Reporting Compliance:
  • Ensure compliance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards for sustainability reporting.
  • Assist clients in enhancing their sustainability reporting frameworks to meet GRI requirements.
  • Green Finance Framework Evaluation:
  • Evaluate green finance frameworks and provide assurance on compliance with the International Capital Market Association (ICMA) guidelines.
  • Advise clients on best practices for green finance and sustainable investment reporting.
  • Financed Emissions Assessment:
  • Assess financed emissions in line with the Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF) guidelines.
  • Work with financial institutions to accurately measure and report their financed emissions.
  • IFRS and ISSB Expertise:
  • Utilize IFRS and ISSB related experience to deliver high-quality engagements.
  • Provide insights and recommendations based on the latest developments in IFRS and ISSB standards.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, Finance, Environmental Science, Sustainability, or related field. Advanced degree preferred.
  • Professional certification such as CPA, CA, or equivalent.
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in ESG assurance, sustainability reporting, or related field.
  • In-depth knowledge of ISAE 3000, ISAE 3410, GHG Protocols, GRI standards, ICMA guidelines, and PCAF guidelines.
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Proficiency in relevant software and tools for data analysis and reporting.
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