PwC Sustainability/ESG Director in San Jose, California
Industry/Sector: Not Applicable
Time Type: Full time
Travel Requirements: Up to 60%
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 Director, 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:
Support team to disrupt, improve and evolve ways of working when necessary.
Arrange and sponsor appropriate assignments and experiences to help people realise their potential and support their long-term aspirations.
Identify gaps in the market and spot opportunities to create value propositions.
Look for opportunities to scale efficiencies and new ways of working across multiple projects and environments.
Create an environment where people and technology thrive together to accomplish more than they could apart.
I promote and encourage others to value difference when working in diverse teams.
Drive and take ownership for developing connections that help deliver what is best for our people and stakeholders.
Influence and facilitate the creation of long-term relationships which add value to the firm.
Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.
A career with our Sustainability-Future of Reporting services will enable you to help clients meet evolving stakeholder expectations for transparency on environmental, social and governance topics. You’ll work with clients to understand and navigate reporting standards (e.g. SASB, Integrated Reporting, GRI, TCFD), develop processes, controls and technology to support reporting and provide independent assurance over ESG disclosures to help clients keep pace with capital market expectations.
Job Requirements and Preferences :
Basic Qualifications :
Minimum Degree Required :
Required Fields of Study :
Accounting, Accounting & Finance, Environmental Law, Environmental Science, Finance, Journalism, Management Information Systems & Accounting, Management Information Systems, Computer and Information Science, Computer and Information Science & Accounting, Economics, Economics and Finance, Economics and Finance & Technology, Business Administration/Management, Engineering, Accounting & Technology, Mathematics, Sustainable Resource Management
Minimum Years of Experience :
8 year(s) of non-financial auditing, risk assessment/process assurance consulting, sustainability or ESG consulting and/or implementing IT solutions focused on enhancing corporate reporting
Certification(s) Required :
Before starting at PwC full-time, will have sat for and passed the primary credential exam appropriate for relevant practice area, such as having 150 credit hours to sit for the CPA exam in certain states, CIA exam, CISA exam or completing the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board’s FSA Part II exam.
Preferred Qualifications :
Degree Preferred :
Preferred Knowledge/Skills :
Demonstrates thought leader-level abilities with, and/or a proven record of success directing efforts in providing services related to sustainability and non-financial reporting on environmental, social and governance issues, including the following areas:
Non-financial reporting, information technology, processes and controls;
Current and emerging reporting frameworks which may include Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, International Integrated Reporting Council Framework, Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures, and the Global Reporting Initiative;
Subject matter specialization to develop or support the development of thought leadership; and,
Key internal operational processes of a professional services firm, e.g., engagement economics, billing and collection, opportunity and lead management, performance appraisals, time reporting, personal independence and compliance requirements.
Demonstrates thought leader-level abilities with, and/or a proven record of success directing efforts in executing engagements regarding controls around the non-financial reporting and sustainability processes within a professional services firm or large enterprise as a consultant, auditor or business process specialist which includes a proven record of success with managing the following:
Leading sustainability related advisory or assurance projects associated with systems implementations, business process transformation projects and external audits;
Developing solutions to issues and leading the coordination, planning and execution of projects;
Leveraging extensive abilities to communicate effectively with all levels of management and staff;
Identifying, creating and leveraging relationships to forge new service opportunities and taking such opportunities through the sales cycle, including leading proposals and oral presentations that result into awarded contracts;
Understanding negotiations and persuasion to sell potential new service opportunities;
Leading teams to generate a vision, establish direction and motivate members, create an atmosphere of trust, leverage diverse views, coach staff, and encourage improvement and innovation;
Exhibiting extensive project management skills, including developing and overseeing the successful execution of project plans, budgets, deliverables, staffing, billing and collections; and,
Training, developing thought leadership and sharing leading practices on sustainability processes and controls.
At PwC, our work model includes three ways of working: virtual, in-person, and flex (a hybrid of in-person and virtual). Visit the following link to learn more: https://pwc.to/ways-we-work.
PwC does not intend to hire experienced or entry level job seekers who will need, now or in the future, PwC sponsorship through the H-1B lottery, except as set forth within the following policy: https://pwc.to/H-1B-Lottery-Policy.
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