Senior Accountant/Consultant

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Competitive salary
16 Sep 2020
17 Sep 2020
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Qualified accountant

This is a Calgary based position for professionals with between 2 - 5 years of relevant industry or consulting experience.

KPMG's Sustainability practice has a pan-national presence with a multi-disciplinary team of professionals servicing Canadian and International clients. The team delivers advisory and assurance services across a wide variety of sectors including Oil & Gas, Financial Services, Mining, Utilities, Chemicals and more.

The successful candidate will support managers and partners in leading the delivery of high quality sustainability and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) related services. Working in a team, the Senior Consultant will advise clients on measuring and improving performance on sustainability parameters, estimating Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission inventories, building sustainability strategies,

What you will do

Client Services Engagements

• Assist clients in identifying material ESG issues, develop relevant KPI's and disclose their ESG performance in sustainability / ESG reports
• Assist engagement teams in conducting benchmarking analysis of leading Canadian and global sustainability practices and disclosures
• Assist clients in the estimation of Scope 1, 2 and 3 GHG inventories including an understanding of global frameworks such as GHG Protocol, CDP, TCFD etc.
• Provide assurance on ESG data including GHG emissions, air emissions, water usage etc. for ESG disclosures as well as provincial / federal programs
• Support in identifying climate risk and mitigation strategies for clients including development of climate scenarios, identification of physical and transitional risks and climate-related disclosure to meet investor expectations.

Business Development

• Support business development regionally and nationally within the practice through development of proposals, responses to RFP's and market research
• Support development of KPMG's profile within the marketplace through industry involvement, contribution to internal and external publications, and assistance with presentations at conferences and industry events.

Practice Development

• Contribute to the overall skills enhancement and experience of the team
• Candidates will be encouraged to continuously expand their own professional skills and knowledge

At times, business needs arise and employees are required and agree to work beyond their normal work day or work week to fulfill the accountabilities of their job. Likewise, from time to time, people need extra time to devote to personal matters, and our flexible approach provides for this.

What you bring to the role

• A Bachelor's degree in Science, Engineering, Sustainability or Business. Candidates with CPA/ pursuing CPA can also be considered, with relevant experience
• A Master's degree is preferred, but not mandatory for candidates with substantial relevant work experience
• 2-5 years of relevant experience in ESG or sustainability in industry or consulting (preferably with exposure to the energy and natural resources sector)
• Experience with GHG quantification and assurance frameworks (e.g. ISO 14064 or ISAE 3000/ 3410). Experience with audit of non-financial information with public entities is preferred for CPA's
• Knowledge of leading sustainability frameworks (GRI, SASB, CDP, TCFD, Integrated Reporting etc.) and ESG issues. Knowledge of federal/ provincial GHG regulations is preferred but not necessary
• Experience in drafting reports and deliverables for senior management and executives
• Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
• Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to interact with senior management
• Proven capability of working within a multi-disciplinary team as well as independently manage tasks
• Strong technical, analytical and problem-solving capabilities
• Proven track record at 'juggling' multiple and competing priorities
• Ability to independently work from a home environment during COVID-19 restrictions
• Ability to travel within Canada and abroad, as necessary, for selected client engagements and internal meetings once COVID-19 restrictions are fully lifted.

Learn more about where a career at KPMG can take you.

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 is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in its workforce. KPMG encourages applications from all qualified individuals and will accommodate applicants' disability-related needs, up to the point of undue hardship, throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Any assessment and selection materials or processes used during the recruitment process will be available in an accessible format to applicants with disabilities, upon request. If you require a disability-related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact KPMG's Employee Relations Service team for support at email: or phone: 416-777-8002 or toll free 1-888-466-4778 Option 3. KPMG will consult with all applicants with disabilities who request accommodation during the recruitment process to ensure that the accommodation provided takes into account the applicant's individual accessibility needs.

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