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Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Internal Audit (IA) Senior Manager at Deloitte

Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Internal Audit (IA) Senior Manager

Deloitte Grand Rapids, MI Full-Time
Mitigating the impacts of climate change is a monumental task. Yet, we know progress is possible if we act collectively. It is vital that we all (business and society) take urgent and immediate action. To do our part to help the world achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement, Deloitte's World Climate strategy is focused on driving responsible climate choices within our organization and beyond. As a part of this commitment, Deloitte has established a Sustainability, Climate & Equity (SC&E) practice that provides our clients a broad range of risk and advisory services focused on today's most pressing environmental, social, and governance (ESG) needs. With the focus on climate change, societal impacts, and stakeholder influence, companies are increasingly focusing on decarbonization, assessing their potential risks, and reducing their environmental footprint. A career in the SC&E practice will provide you with the opportunity to provide high-value SC&E services to some of the world's largest companies in a variety of industries.

Our SC&E team is seeking an IA Senior Manager who is interest in leading ESG-focused client engagements, including developing ESG internal audit programs and risk assessment, performing business process mapping, executing testing steps, identifying control gaps, and providing opportunities that improve ESG program integrity.

The team

The SC&E team works across the global firm to identify nascent trends in the marketplace, define the unique value that Deloitte can bring to its clients, build a centralized go-to-market strategy, and develop the mechanisms required for innovation, acceleration, demand generation, and market capture.As a part of this team, you will focus on ESG Internal Audit, where RFA professionals combine various industry backgrounds and a passion and interest in ESG to impact on internal audit profession and drive value for our clients. Deloitte's culture is collaborative, transparent, and inclusive. As part of this firm and team, you will build your arsenal of professional skills to think bigger, work smarter, and lead better.

Work you'll do

As an ESG IA Senior Manager, you will have dual responsibilities for delivering client work in the ESG space while building our internal IA ESG capabilities.

As it relates to client service, the IA ESG Senior Manager will be expected to manage client relationships and provide industry insights and experience in the domains of ESG and Internal Audit while leading the team to execute steps across the Internal Audit Lifecycle, including:

+ Deliver ESG-centric internal audits to determine whether ESG related activities and risks are being appropriately identified, considered, assessed, and documented.

+ Conduct a current state program assessment of organization's overarching ESG efforts to identify potential enhancement opportunities.

+ With increased expectations around ESG metrics and disclosures, build a SOX-like framework to identify risks and controls, document process flows, and identify potential improvement opportunities.

+ Execute traditional assurance activities on ESG related metrics and disclosures to determine completeness and accuracy.

+ Curate and deliver innovative and collaborative training sessions to deepen understanding of the ESG landscape

In terms of building our internal IA ESG capabilities and go-to-market perspectives, you will be expected to lead the team to develop and deliver different facets of our strategic roadmap, including but not limited to initiatives related to talent and resource management, branding strategy, eminence development, and learning & development, and expected to identify go-to-market opportunities and participate in proposals for new clients to win in the marketplace.



+ Bachelor's degree required in Accounting, Business, Finance, or related field

+ 8+ years of internal audit advisory work experience, including supervisory experience, with industry focus a plus;

+ Industry background: Consumer, Financial Services, and Energy, Resource & Industrials (ER&I)

+ Expertise or deep understanding of in ESG-related topics including the various frameworks and standards including GHG Protocol, SASB, GRI and TCFD.

+ Strong record of delivering business development and growth in an emerging service line

+ Proven experience in managing client relationships

+ Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and deliver commitments on time and budget

+ Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

+ Ability to travel 30% - 50%, on average, based on the work you do and the clients and industries/sectors you serve.

+ Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship, now or at any time in the future.


+ Familiarity with ESG ratings, such as MSCI, ISS, S&P, etc.

+ Experience working with ambiguity

+ Ability to manage and motivate team members at all levels

+ Strong technical, quantitative, and analytical skills

+ Certifications including: CPA, CIA, and/or PMP

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.

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