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ESG Audit Senior Director- Remote

Company: RSM US LLP
Location: New York
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

RSM's purpose is to deliver the power of being understood to our clients, colleagues and communities through world-class audit, tax and consulting services focused on middle market businesses. The clients we serve are the engine of global commerce and economic growth, and we are focused on developing leading professionals and services to meet their evolving needs in today's ever-changing business environment.RSM's Environment, Social, and Governance ("ESG") Assurance Services practice helps companies and organizations, both private and public sector, execute on their ESG reporting mandates through utilizing an industry-focused, analytical, transparent, and data driven approach. We assess, identify, strategize, and provide industry insights to enable companies to determine their ESG measurement, plan their next steps concerning ESG, and integrate ESG into their operational and strategic decision making. We provide our clients with the confidence and understanding to navigate the ESG landscape, including risks, trends, and opportunities, becoming their first-choice advisor throughout their ESG journey.RSM's ESG Assurance Services practice makes use of our assurance methodologies and technology solutions to carry out a variety of ESG attestation projects for clients across key industries such as financial services, consumers, energy, industrials, real estate and construction, health care, technology and more.We are looking for an ESG & Climate Change Senior Director to lead our climate change, adaptation/resilience, GHG modelling services and provide leadership, mentorship, and best practice knowledge to our ESG Assurance and Advisory Services teams and across the firm. The candidate must be able to demonstrate industry expertise and experience in carbon emissions inventories, setting science-based targets ("SBT") and leading GHG quantification and verification projects.Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development of a practice focused on operational climate risk assessment and quantification of climate-related impacts, target-setting and decarbonization strategy and implementation, TCFD implementation and related disclosures, and GHG emissions quantification and reporting including attestation for clients
  • Provide overall leadership on client engagements focused on climate mitigation and decarbonization strategy development (including SBTs), identification of emissions pathways, and carbon reduction opportunities
  • Play a leadership role in developing solutions for our clients to effectively develop carbon inventories and decarbonization strategies
  • Work with our financial services leadership team to support financial institutions, asset managers including private equity groups and insurance companies to better integrate climate related considerations into their risk management and due diligence practices and processes
  • Provide overall technical leadership in conducting climate scenario analysis for corporate clients under the TCFD framework, including physical and transition risk modelling
  • Support client relationships and business development initiatives including identifying new target clients, and developing "go to market" strategies
  • Mentor and coach team members to their highest potential and work with leadership to develop and execute on a broad-based knowledge plan to develop and train audit, tax and consulting professionals on the development of carbon inventories and climate risk analysis
  • Play a key role in driving the firm's internal sustainability program
  • Be "in-the-market", which includes presenting at key conferences, technical seminars and industry events to build eminence as a thought leader and drive demand for our servicesBasic Qualifications:The ideal Senior Director is a seasoned professional with a track record of delivering high quality climate and GHG-focused projects. The ideal candidate is also proficient in people and time management, enjoys overseeing and educating peers, is an involved team player, has excellent communication and project management skills, as well as the ability to execute on projects within strict deadlines.
    • A Masters level degree in climate change, environmental economics, sustainability, climate policy, engineering or comparable professional experience
    • 7+ years of ESG / sustainability assurance, consulting and/or climate / GHG quantification and inventory development (carbon accounting, carbon measurement techniques and calculation methods for Scopes 1, 2 and 3 - including financed emissions and value chain assessment techniques and methods)
    • Expertise in Life Cycle Assessments ("LCA")
    • Deep experience working with leading ESG frameworks and standards (e.g., Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, Global Reporting Initiative, Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures)
    • Expert knowledge of carbon accounting standards (ISO 14064, GHG Protocol and its variants, PAS 2050) and understanding of carbon neutrality standards such as PAS 2060
    • Experience and expertise in developing SBTs in compliance with Science-Based Targets Initiative
    • Understanding of climate models, databases, projections, and regulatory requirements, as well as carbon reporting and accounting software
    • An ability to explain complex topics (climate change, economics) clearly to non- technical professionals and apply technical concepts and techniques to real world situationCurrently, RSM does not intend to hire candidates for entry level positions who will need, now or in the future, RSM sponsorship through any non-immigrant visa category such as the H-1B, H-1B1, E-3, O-1, or TN. RSM is committed to providing equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities. If you require a reasonable accommodation to complete an application, interview, or otherwise participate in the recruiting process, please call us at 800-274-3978 or send us an email at The firm offers a competitive benefits package, base compensation, and an employee bonus program for eligible roles based on individual and firm performance per program guidelines.Base compensation ranges can be found between the ranges noted below in the posting,and an actual offer can vary based upon on role, hiring location, and qualifications.For additional information on RSM's total rewards, visit our website at . If required by applicable law or client policy, you may be required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or have an approved accommodation. You want your next step to be the right one. You've worked hard to get where you are today. And now you're ready to use your unique skills, talents and personality to achieve great things. RSM is a place where you are valued as an individual, mentored as a future leader, and recognized for your accomplishments and potential. Working directly with clients, key decision makers and business owners across various industries and geographies, you'll move quickly along the learning curve and our clients will benefit from your fresh perspective. Experience RSM US. Experience the power of being understood. RSM is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.

Keywords: RSM US LLP, New York , ESG Audit Senior Director- Remote, Accounting, Auditing , New York, New York

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