Deloitte Senior Manager, Sustainability in Richmond, Virginia
At Deloitte, our Sustainability & KPI Services Team combines CPAs with specialists in sustainability assurance, risk, measurement, and reporting. The Sustainability team provides advisory and assurance services for clients on a broad range of aspects for clients who plan to or are already disclosing against established sustainability reporting standards or frameworks such as the GHG Protocol, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), Task Force on Climate- Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), CDP, and the International Integrated Reporting Council Integrated Reporting Framework. Our team includes specialists who bring industry-specific sustainability perspectives. These include understanding evolving ESG trends and market forces, why certain sustainability metrics are important from both a financial and risk perspective, and experience in advising companies as they establish and improve internal processes for collecting, analyzing, measuring, and reporting information.
Work you'll do
As a Sustainability Senior Manager, you will gather, analyze and distribute information regarding developments in sustainability to our clients and our practice. Other responsibilities would include:
Lead the delivery of projects for clients with a focus on:
Performing research, stakeholder engagement, and analysis as part of materiality assessments and ESG risk and opportunity analyses
Performing sustainability-related assurance procedures such as evaluating and testing processes and related controls
Support corporate reporting in line with recognized ESG standards and frameworks such as GHG Protocol, TCFD, GRI, SASB, CDP, PRI, and WEF-IBC
Participate in client meetings and assist in preparation of reports
Identify opportunities for value creation based on deep understanding of client challenges and an independent point of view
Manage client relationships and provide industry insight and experience in the domains of sustainability and social development
Develop strategy for lead identification and identification of markets/industries where practice capabilities can be applied
Work independently to drive a client pitch end-to-end and developing relevant materials
Our team culture is collaborative and encourages team members to take initiative and seek on-the-job learning opportunities. Our audit professionals are committed to excellence and to enhancing the trust of the investing public and capital markets. Quality is our top priority, and by focusing on innovation, we continue to raise the bar on quality and deliver greater value to our clients. Learn more about Deloitte Audit.
Undergraduate degree accounting or a related business discipline with focus on sustainability, climate, ESG preferred
9+ years of direct professional experience from a top-tier consulting firm, NGO or corporate role
Experience with assurance activities including internal and/or operational audit
Strong record of delivering business development and growth in an emerging service line
Deep understanding of ESG-related standards and frameworks including GHG Protocol, SASB, GRI, and TCFD.
Ability to travel 30%, on average, based on the work you do and the clients and industries/sectors you serve
Limited immigration sponsorship may be available
Sustainability certification (e.g., GRI or SASB's Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting credential a plus) or certified public accountant (CPA) with relevant sustainability experience
Familiarity with ESG ratings (e.g., MSCI, Sustainalytics, ISS, S&P)
Familiarity or experience in any of the following fields is preferred: circular economy, sustainability target setting, carbon accounting, sustainable finance, ESG due diligence, climate scenario analysis, and / or ESG governance.
Sound understanding of corporate sustainability risks across various industry sectors
Comfort with combining both qualitative and quantitative analysis to solve business problems
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and deliver commitments on time and budget
Experience applying standards, procedures, and processes to implement management system and/or regulatory requirements
Strong technical, quantitative and analytical skills
Ability to think laterally and adapt previous experience and solutions to new projects
Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic team and environment
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Strong problem solving and analytical skills
Experience working independently on multiple assignments or engagements, even in a virtual environment
Experience with leading teams and project management including budget analysis, status reporting, and issue management preferred
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.