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Sustainability Assurance - Manager

KPMG Australia
Sydney, NSW (AU)
Competitive + benefits
Closing date
7 Jun 2024

Job Details

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.


How we grow starts with you, and we believe how you grow matters. Join our ranks of change makers to solve important problems, together.

KPMG Australia is part of a global network providing extensive services across a wide range of industries and sectors. Our people collaborate, share their expertise and create innovation as we partner with clients to solve complex challenges, empower change, drive, disruption and growth. We look for talented people with the potential to make an extraordinary difference for our clients, our firm and our communities.

At KPMG you have the opportunity to work with some of Australia’s (and the world’s) leading business enterprises, major public sector entities and not-for-profits. You might work with smaller enterprises and innovative start-ups.


Do work that matters

  • We’re committed to supporting world change, with a US$1.5 billion Ethical, Societal & Governance investment and a commitment to net-zero carbon emissions by 2030.
  • Our Nature Positive Challenge encourages innovation in nature and bio-diversity.
  • In Australia, our employees have given back through 9,000 hours of volunteering to date.
  • We’ve also provided 19,695 hours of pro-bono support to communities around us.

Make your mark

  • At KPMG we nurture and recognise individual talent and provide an environment and opportunities where people can flourish personally and professionally and be recognised for their contribution and ongoing development.
  • Professional membership fee payments to support your network and growth

Learn for a Lifetime: Imagine. Learn. Grow.

  • In our pursuit to develop our workplace learning culture and support the career progression of world class talent, we’ve made a significant investment in the KPMG Eclipse Academy - shifting the way we collaborate, innovate, and learn to unleash incredible opportunities for our people, clients and communities.
  • We enable our people to continued learning through Degreed which provided employees access to over 150,000 learning resources, includes courses, videos, book, articles and podcasts

Come as you are

  • For our firm, we know Great minds think differently. That’s why an inclusive culture that encourages diversity is embedded in how we do business. We want our people to thrive and grow with us. And we acknowledge that not everyone has the same access to opportunities. So, we’ve brought in a range of programs and networks to create a safer, more inclusive and unbiased workplace.

Thrive with us

  • Workplace flexibility - We're a family friendly workplace thanks to our equal opportunity policies.
  • Competitive salaries - Accelerate your career growth. Have transparency around your future career path, with a strong recognition and reward culture.
  • Gender pay gap - We’re committed to removing gender pay gaps and investing in programs to develop female talent and leadership.
  • Parental leave - We offer 26 weeks of flexible paid parental leave regardless of gender.
  • Mental health program - We’re proud of our equitable and inclusive workplace that prioritises the mental health and well-being of everyone at KPMG.
  • Perks and discounts - Enjoy savings on home and professional services, entertainment, cars, white goods, travel, dining, accommodation and more.

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

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