Sustainability Assurance - Manager

  • Full-time

Job Description

Our ESG Advisory & Assurance (Sustainability) team work with organisations to help them manage the risks and opportunities associated with non-financial issues, and to enhance all aspects of reporting and communication. We also provide assurance services for a range of non-financial disclosures, reports and regulatory filings to enhance the credibility of reported information. At KPMG we believe that business has a vital role to play in solving social and environmental problems. Our Sustainability team are innovative and forward-thinking leaders in Corporate Citizenship, harnessing the energy and capabilities of our people to achieve positive outcomes for the community. 

Your Opportunity

To support our vibrant and growing Climate Change and Sustainability services team we have an exciting opportunity for a Manager to join our team in Sydney.  

As a Manager within our team you will have the opportunity to build trusted networks with our prestigious clients, project manage assurance engagements from end to end, apply your technical knowledge in leading assurance projects, and grow your personal knowledge in this dynamic and exciting field.  

How are you extraordinary?

  • You are a relationship builder, with keen communication skills and the knack for building and managing relationships with diverse internal and external stakeholders. 
  • You are a people-person with a love of sharing your Sustainability Assurance insight and tailoring your communication appropriately for subject matter experts and clients who want to learn more. 
  • You are focused on project management and quality delivery, with an ability for big-picture thinking and the accountability to see projects through from beginning to end; such as establishing project details, performance measurement baselines, key milestones, work breakdown structures, and resource planning. 

Your Experience

At KPMG, we believe diversity of thought, background and experience strengthens relationships and delivers meaningful benefits to our people, our clients, and communities. To be considered for this opportunity, your qualifications, skills & experience could include:

  • Knowledge and experience of international sustainability frameworks and guidelines and standards.
  • Knowledge of the following would be beneficial:  International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB), Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), UN Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI), Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), Task Force on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD), Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmarks (GRESB), Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (NGER) Scheme, Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) and Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP).
  • Knowledge of and practical ability to apply International and/or Australian Auditing Standards (ISAE and ASAE) is essential.
  • Ability to conduct technical and high-quality analysis of ESG processes and data measurement, including benchmarking organisational performance.
  • Strong assurance knowledge and experience including planning, risk assessments, designing the assurance approach and procedures, testing and analysis, review, and reporting.


Applicants with tertiary qualification in science, engineering, accounting or commerce is advantageous.

Additional Information

KPMG is a professional services firm with global outreach and deep sector experience. We work with clients across an array of industries to solve complex challenges, steer change and enable growth. 

Our people are what make KPMG the thriving workplace that it is and what sets us apart is that we know great minds think differently. Collaborate with a team of passionate, highly skilled professionals who’ve got your back. You’ll build relationships with unique and diverse colleagues who will provide you with the support you need to be your best and produce meaningful and impactful work in an inclusive, equitable culture.

At KPMG, you’ll take control over how you work. We’re embracing a new way of working in many ways, from offering flexible hours and locations to generous paid parental leave and career breaks. Our people enjoy a variety of exciting perks, including retail discounts, health and wellbeing initiatives, learning and growth opportunities, salary packaging options and more.

Diverse candidates have diverse needs. During your recruitment journey, information will be provided about adjustment requests. If you require additional support before submitting your application, please contact the Talent Support Team.

At KPMG every career is different, and we look forward to seeing how you grow with us.

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