Audit Manager, Sustainability – GHG / Climate

Audit & Accounting | Core Audit Services
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Position Summary

Manager, Sustainability – Climate / GHG

At Deloitte, our Sustainability & ESG Services Team combines CPAs with climate specialists, providing advisory and assurance services for clients on a broad range of climate related projects including quantification of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, setting science-based reduction targets, identifying and assessing emission reduction actions, developing net-zero strategies, developing decarbonization roadmaps and more. Our committed team of Deloitte professionals bring industry-specific and valuable climate perspectives to our clients disclosing against established sustainability reporting standards or frameworks such as the GHG Protocol, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), Task Force on Climate- Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), CDP, and the International Integrated Reporting Council Integrated Reporting Framework. They understand evolving climate trends and market forces, why certain climate metrics are important from both a financial and risk perspective and have experience in advising companies as they establish and mature their corporate sustainability journey from initial materiality assessments through target setting and goal achievement.

As a Climate Sustainability Manager, you will be responsible for managing and delivering multiple climate related services leveraging support from across Deloitte. Leading with a focus on quality, candidates in the role will be responsible for a full range of activities including:

  • Manage project scope, schedule, and budget; effectively communicate issues and solutions with teams and clients through effective written and verbal communication
  • Oversee and guide the Deloitte team as they develop strategies, review client data and conduct stakeholder interviews, glean insights, and construct and present deliverables
  • Lead end-to-end GHG emissions measurement and target setting projects (SBTi & Net Zero) across the full spectrum of Scope 1,2 & 3 emissions, identify and develop abatement strategies and actionable decarbonization insights
  • Identification of climate risks and opportunities through scenario analysis across multiple time-horizons, deep understanding of RCPs, SSPs and scenario analysis best practices
  • Deep understanding and demonstrated experience with Science Based Target Setting
  • Support corporate reporting in line with recognized ESG standards, frameworks and regulatory bodies such as the GHG Protocol, GRI, SASB, TCFD, PCAF, CDP, SEC and CSRD
  • Identify opportunities for engagement value creation based on a deep understanding of client challenges and an independent point of view
  • Manage existing client relationships and networks while also independently driving new market opportunities through the end-to-end bid process
  • Coach and develop the skills and capabilities of project team members to enhance their performance and support them in their career development

The team

Our team culture is collaborative and encourages team members to take initiative and seek on-the-job learning opportunities. Diversity of background, education and experience are critical to our ability to respond to the rapidly-evolving needs of our clients and core to our talent strategy. While quality is our top priority, our Sustainability & ESG Services professionals are committed to excellence, and to enhancing the trust of the investing public and capital markets. By focusing on innovation, Deloitte continues to raise the bar on quality and deliver greater value to our clients. Learn more about Deloitte Audit.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Sustainability, Energy, Environmental Studies, Business, Sustainability, Economics, Public Policy, Earth Sciences or a related discipline
  • 6+ years of direct professional experience from a top-tier consulting firm, NGO or corporate role with demonstrated project management responsibilities
  • Demonstrated experience leading climate change related projects, target setting, carbon abatement and scenario analyses along with general sustainability and environmental consulting services
  • Deep understanding of climate target setting, climate and sustainability related protocols and regulatory frameworks, emissions factors and GHG calculations
  • Ability to travel 30%, on average, based on the work you do and the clients and industries/sectors you serve
  • Limited immigration sponsorship may be available


  • Strong record of delivering business development and growth in an emerging service line
  • Sustainability certification (e.g., GRI or SASB’s Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting credential a plus) or certified public accountant (CPA) with relevant sustainability experience
  • Familiarity with ESG ratings (e.g., MSCI, Sustainalytics, ISS, S&P)
  • Familiarity or experience in any of the following fields is preferred: circular economy, sustainable finance, ESG due diligence, climate scenario analysis, LCA and / or ESG governance.
  • Experience with International Climate Related Regulations
  • Sound understanding of climate risks across various industry sectors
  • Experience with Data Analytics, Basic Scientific Software Programming, data visualization, technical communications and data driven decision support
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities, including leading teams and managing projects through budget analysis, status reporting and issue management
  • Experience applying standards, procedures, and processes to implement management system and/or regulatory requirements
  • Ability to think laterally and adapt previous experience and solutions to new projects
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic team and environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively to internal and external stakeholders, including C-Suite executives and industry leaders
  • Experience working independently on multiple assignments or engagements, even in a virtual environment

The wage range for this role takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to skill sets; experience and training; licensure and certifications; and other business and organizational needs. The disclosed range estimate has not been adjusted for the applicable geographic differential associated with the location at which the position may be filled. At Deloitte, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. A reasonable estimate of the current range is $95,900 - $214,500.

You may also be eligible to participate in a discretionary annual incentive program, subject to the rules governing the program, whereby an award, if any, depends on various factors, including, without limitation, individual and organizational performance.

Our people and culture

Our diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture empowers our people to be who they are, contribute their unique perspectives, and make a difference individually and collectively. It enables us to leverage different ideas and perspectives, and bring more creativity and innovation to help solve our client most complex challenges. This makes Deloitte one of the most rewarding places to work. Learn more about our inclusive culture.

Professional development

From entry-level employees to senior leaders, we believe there’s always room to learn. We offer opportunities to build new skills, take on leadership opportunities and connect and grow through mentorship. From on-the-job learning experiences to formal development programs, our professionals have a variety of opportunities to continue to grow throughout their career.

As used in this posting, "Deloitte" means Deloitte & Touche LLP, a subsidiary of Deloitte LLP. Please see for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries. Certain services may not be available to attest clients under the rules and regulations of public accounting.

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.

Requisition code: 130179


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