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ESG Global Reporting Lead

KPMG Canada

This is a Contract position in Ottawa, ON posted June 20, 2021.

Overview You’ve got big plans.

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With the support to do things differently, grow personally and professionally and bring your whole self to work, there’s no limit to the impact you can make.

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About KPMG International and the Global Resource Centre KPMG is a global organization of independent professional services firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services.

We operate in 146 countries and territories and in FY20 had close to 227,000 people working in member firms around the world with FY20 revenue at more than US$29.22B.

The Reporting and Analysis team, within Global Finance, is accountable for collecting and analyzing KPMG’s key network data across a wide range of financial and non-financial KPIs.

We play a vital role in informing KPMG’s global strategy through effective financial planning, performance management reporting and strategic analysis.

Our external reporting remit is currently expanding to enhance KPMG’s ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) reporting.

To this end, we are working closely with KPMG’s Global Corporate Affairs function, with their role in protecting and enhancing KPMG’s reputation through corporate citizenship, public policy and communications.

We believe that improved corporate reporting, which better reflects natural, social and human capitals, is vital to better align with the Sustainable Development Goals and hence to create a more inclusive, prosperous, sustainable and resilient world.

Stakeholders expect ever greater transparency and expanding the breadth and depth of ESG reporting is a key enabler of our global collective strategy.

We aspire to lead by example, both as a reporting advisor and as a key member of the external groups which have enhanced the practices around ESG reporting.

The Director, Integrated / ESG Reporting will be responsible for driving the information that supports KPMG’s Global ESG reporting
– what data we collect, how we collect it, data validation, the emerging analysis and ultimately how we report the metrics externally.

They will be accountable for providing cohesive recommendations around the ESG data strategy and agreeing the necessary changes with senior stakeholders throughout the organization.

Enhanced data definitions and collection processes will be required, with an initial focus in “project mode”.

Thereafter requirements will evolve and be subject to continuous improvement.

The Director will also help to enhance KPMG’s wider external reporting, engaging in a constant dialogue with Corporate Affairs as a Business Partner.

What you will do Develop the scope and boundary for ESG reporting and related external reporting, considering the feasibility, complexity and internal and external stakeholder interest in the reporting against key metrics Ongoing monitoring of best practice ESG reporting, calling upon a wide range of inputs and drivers, including those developed by the external groups which KPMG participates in, such as: International Integrated Reporting Council Global Reporting Initiative IFRS Foundation Capitals Coalition Impact Management Project IASB’s Better Reporting Initiative World Economic Forum International Business Council’s Stakeholder Capitalism Metrics.

Participate in relevant Working Groups focused on ESG reporting projects Maintenance and management of a clear project plan for new reporting requirements and processes and the communication of status updates to all key stakeholders.

Assessment and recommendation of reporting frameworks, metrics and methodologies.

Agree data requirements to support the external reporting and communication strategies.

Develop data process collection and best practices for the ESG data sets Develop the data dictionary and collection guide for ESG metrics.

Maintenance of all timetables around data collection and reporting.

Review of data received from the network to assess completeness and accuracy.

Advanced critical thinking and analysis to develop the “value added” insight to help craft compelling external messages.

Reporting of summarised data in a clear, engaging way.

Liaison with Corporate Affairs to ensure a clear and consistent message emerges from the data, to guide the narrative of our external reporting.

Development of action plans to continuously improve ESG reporting.

Documentation of each step of the process and the lessons learnt, so that our client service teams can share experience and lessons from our ESG reporting journey.

Delivery of other information to the Corporate affairs team in support of other external reporting, such as Inclusion and Diversity, ensuring interdependencies are effectively managed.

To deliver the reporting for other internal KPIs that are interdependent with ESG reporting.

Also, to help drive the target setting processes required to assess status and trends.

What you bring to the role Knowledge of reporting frameworks and methodologies including GRI, SASB, IIRC, the WEF IBC Stakeholder Capitalism metrics and the GHG Protocol.

Data analysis skills
– financial and non-financial.

A solid grasp of performance metrics / KPIs and target setting.

Exceptional stakeholder management, communication, influencing and presentation skills.

Database skills.

Data extraction and manipulation.

Ability to articulate new database requirements to IT individuals.

Project management and an understanding of project lifecycles.

Advanced skills in PowerPoint, Word and Excel.

The ideal candidate would have specific experience in sustainability reporting in a delivery, auditing or consultative role.

Consideration will however still be given to candidates with an exceptional track record in financial or regulatory reporting, as long as they can demonstrate a core understanding of (and passion for) the underlying ESG drivers.

Experience of working in an international or diverse cross-cultural environment is essential.

Adept at managing KPIs and the data needs to support them.

Comfortable with complexity and finding a new path, with strong business acumen.

Ability to direct offshore resource to complete underlying data collection and modelling.

Experience of transformational change, arising from the introduction of new technologies or processes.

A track record of implementing forward-thinking approaches, with strong influencing skills.

Effective interaction with senior business leaders, with an ability to establish strong relationships, both internally and externally.

Proven experience as a ”self-starter”
– ability to independently identify practical solutions.

Role model ethical and collaborative working behaviours.

Masters or Professional Designation, such as accounting Minimum 12 years of experience in Reporting & Analysis, in a delivery and/or consultative role Our Values, The KPMG Way Integrity, we do what is right | Excellence, we never stop learning and improving | Courage, we think and act boldly | Together, we respect each other and draw strength from our differences | For Better, we do what matters KPMG in Canada is a proud equal opportunities employer and we are committed to creating a respectful, inclusive and barrier-free workplace that allows all of our people to reach their full potential.

A diverse workforce is key to our success and we believe in bringing your whole self to work.

We welcome all qualified candidates to apply and hope you will choose KPMG in Canada as your employer of choice.

If you have a question about accessible employment at KPMG, or to begin a confidential conversation about your individual accessibility or accommodation needs through the recruitment process, we encourage you to contact KPMG’s Employee Relations Service team for support at email: cdnersteamkpmg.ca or phone: 416-777-8002 or toll free 1-888-466-4778 Option 3.

For general recruitment-related inquiries, please contact the HR Delivery Centre at cafmcdnhrsthotlinekpmg.ca.Knowledge of reporting frameworks and methodologies including GRI, SASB, IIRC, the WEF IBC Stakeholder Capitalism metrics and the GHG Protocol.

Data analysis skills
– financial and non-financial.

A solid grasp of performance metrics / KPIs and target setting.

Exceptional stakeholder management, communication, influencing and presentation skills.

Database skills.

Data extraction and manipulation.

Ability to articulate new database requirements to IT individuals.

Project management and an understanding of project lifecycles.

Advanced skills in PowerPoint, Word and Excel.

The ideal candidate would have specific experience in sustainability reporting in a delivery, auditing or consultative role.

Consideration will however still be given to candidates with an exceptional track record in financial or regulatory reporting, as long as they can demonstrate a core understanding of (and passion for) the underlying ESG drivers.

Experience of working in an international or diverse cross-cultural environment is essential.

Adept at managing KPIs and the data needs to support them.

Comfortable with complexity and finding a new path, with strong business acumen.

Ability to direct offshore resource to complete underlying data collection and modelling.

Experience of transformational change, arising from the introduction of new technologies or processes.

A track record of implementing forward-thinking approaches, with strong influencing skills.

Effective interaction with senior business leaders, with an ability to establish strong relationships, both internally and externally.

Proven experience as a ”self-starter”
– ability to independently identify practical solutions.

Role model ethical and collaborative working behaviours.

Masters or Professional Designation, such as accounting Minimum 12 years of experience in Reporting & Analysis, in a delivery and/or consultative roleDevelop the scope and boundary for ESG reporting and related external reporting, considering the feasibility, complexity and internal and external stakeholder interest in the reporting against key metrics Ongoing monitoring of best practice ESG reporting, calling upon a wide range of inputs and drivers, including those developed by the external groups which KPMG participates in, such as: International Integrated Reporting Council Global Reporting Initiative IFRS Foundation Capitals Coalition Impact Management Project IASB’s Better Reporting Initiative World Economic Forum International Business Council’s Stakeholder Capitalism Metrics.

Participate in relevant Working Groups focused on ESG reporting projects Maintenance and management of a clear project plan for new reporting requirements and processes and the communication of status updates to all key stakeholders.

Assessment and recommendation of reporting frameworks, metrics and methodologies.

Agree data requirements to support the external reporting and communication strategies.

Develop data process collection and best practices for the ESG data sets Develop the data dictionary and collection guide for ESG metrics.

Maintenance of all timetables around data collection and reporting.

Review of data received from the network to assess completeness and accuracy.

Advanced critical thinking and analysis to develop the “value added” insight to help craft compelling external messages.

Reporting of summarised data in a clear, engaging way.

Liaison with Corporate Affairs to ensure a clear and consistent message emerges from the data, to guide the narrative of our external reporting.

Development of action plans to continuously improve ESG reporting.

Documentation of each step of the process and the lessons learnt, so that our client service teams can share experience and lessons from our ESG reporting journey.

Delivery of other information to the Corporate affairs team in support of other external reporting, such as Inclusion and Diversity, ensuring interdependencies are effectively managed.

To deliver the reporting for other internal KPIs that are interdependent with ESG reporting.

Also, to help drive the target setting processes required to assess status and trends.