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Deals Forensic Services - Carbon Markets Director

Employer
PwC
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
25 May 2022

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Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Line of Service
Advisory
Industry/Sector
Not Applicable
Specialism
Deals
Management Level
Director
Job Description & Summary
Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), is a term that covers a range of issues facing the world today. At PwC, it's an opportunity to have a purposeful career to positively contribute to one of the most pressing problems of our time by helping to reshape the whole economy and the society in which we live.
Through speed, collaboration, and imaginative thinking we're helping our clients to build trust in the climate transition by building credibility of non-financial and climate reporting, helping clients to transform sustainably, ensure the transition to Net Zero is fair, and ensuring our own business is ready to meet the challenge and sharing this story with our clients.
As part of The New Equation, PwC is investing $12bn globally over the next 5 years, creating over 100,000 new jobs with a particular focus on strengthening our ESG capabilities across the firm. We're working with our world-leading Sustainability & Climate Change practice to embed ESG into our market-leading services, bringing the best of our firm together to help our clients. Together, we can build good businesses for a stronger world. Join us on this journey as we create real, transformative impact.
About the team

PwC's Forensic Services team comprises around 670 people in the UK, based in London, Belfast, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds, Manchester and, most recently, the South East region. The group's services are wide ranging and include dispute resolution, fraud and other financial investigations, non-financial investigations, construction claims, contract reviews and licensing management. Our group includes accountants, former regulators, civil engineers and IT specialists and we are part of a global network of over 1700 Forensic Services professionals within the global PwC network.

The role

With the ever increasing focus on ESG across all industries and sectors, the carbon market, and how to account for and report on carbon related activity, is playing an ever more important role in how companies respond. Complexity, new regulations and stakeholder pressure could present a risk of manipulation and error.

In particular:
  • Sale of carbon credits that either do not exist or belong to someone else; and
  • Exploitation of weak regulations in the carbon market to commit financial crimes, such as money laundering, market abuse, securities fraud or tax fraud.

Carbon accounting and reporting is a growing market area where Forensics would like to build on our existing capabilities to further establish ourselves as the leading practice in this area. The opportunities for Forensics include:

Carbon credit fraud investigations - Investigate specific carbon market fraud issues such as carbon credit VAT fraud.

Carbon accounting disputes requiring expert witness - Calculate damages associated with greenwashing claims and impact of carbon accounting on transactions post-deal; act as a carbon accounting expert for associated arbitration and litigation cases.

Carbon market abuse and rogue trading - Investigate market manipulation in carbon markets by utilising existing financial market abuse skills/capabilities and relying on carbon market experts.

Carbon accounting for capital projects - Apply carbon accounting to evaluate and manage the carbon credits in large-scale capital projects.

The responsibilities of the role will include:
  • Responsibility for leading the development of carbon related Forensics propositions, building our reputation as an expert in Carbon Markets across the market
  • Working closely with teams across our four competencies in a SME advisory role, supporting investigations, disputes and capital projects.
  • Working with clients to get an understanding of their challenges across their Carbon market related activities and identifying where PwC can support.
  • Working with the senior leadership team to assess opportunities for further growth and work with the team to take advantage of these.

As a Carbon Consultant, 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:
  • Supporting team to disrupt, improve and evolve ways of working when necessary.
  • Arranging and sponsoring appropriate assignments and experiences to help people realise their potential and support their long-term aspirations.
  • Identifying gaps in the market and spotting opportunities to create value propositions.
  • Looking for opportunities to scale efficiencies and new ways of working across multiple projects and environments.
  • Creating an environment where people and technology thrive together to accomplish more than they could apart.
  • Promoting and encouraging others to value differences when working in diverse teams.
  • Driving and taking ownership for developing connections that help deliver what is best for our people and stakeholders.
  • Influencing and facilitating the creation of long-term relationships which add value to the firm.
  • Upholding the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.

Essential skills and experience
  • Ability to interpret the: quantification of carbon credits and carbon market regulations / Emissions Trading Schemes, with a focus on the UK ETS and EU ETS.
  • Experience with carbon foot printing, carbon reporting, Net Zero and GHG / sustainability reporting.
  • Ability to maintain a strong client focus across multiple client engagement teams, sharing responsibility, providing support and coaching to junior team members, developing relationships, and maintaining communication with senior team members.
  • Ability to maintain new business development by highlighting potential opportunities for new engagements and responding to tenders.
  • Gather, analyse, and distribute information regarding developments in Carbon Markets to our clients and our practice.
  • Ability to network effectively within large organisations and build relationships with individuals and clients.
  • Responsible, reliable and trustworthy.

Desirable Skills & Experience Required
  • Ability to quantify carbon credits and calculate carbon VAT
  • Experience of carbon market trading, carbon accounting and pricing
  • Ability to build and interpret carbon accounting models
  • Experience of implementing carbon offset projects and application of program and methodology requirements throughout the project lifecycle
  • Strong team player self-motivated, independent-thinker

This role can be based in London or any of our regional hubs

Education (if blank, degree and/or field of study not specified)
Degrees/Field of Study required:Degrees/Field of Study preferred:
Certifications (if blank, certifications not specified)

Required Skills

Optional Skills

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Travel Requirements
Up to 60%
Available for Work Visa Sponsorship?
Yes
Government Clearance Required?
No
Job Posting End Date
Full time
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