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ESG reporting manager

Specialism: Audit and assurance

What is an ESG reporting manager and what do they do?

This is a specialised branch of external audit, whereby assurance is provided over the sustainability/ESG (environmental, social and governance) reports produced by the organisation. This requires knowledge of the key (non-financial) reporting frameworks such as GRI (Global Reporting Initiative), TCFD (Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures) CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project) and GHG (Greenhouse Gas Protocol), as well as experience of undertaking audits in line with ISAE 3000 and ISAE 3410 (International Standards on Assurance Engagements). The manager will run and monitor the progress of the audit, as well as ensuring that junior members of the team are fully briefed and coached through their roles. 


While the accountancy profession offers diverse career options and paths, the core capabilities required to perform at the highest standards remain the same - irrespective of skill level or job role.

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Continuing professional development at ACCA

A commitment to life-long learning is a vital part of your ACCA membership; it unlocks the full potential of your career choices - and drives forward the profession.

We deliver a wide range of CPD resources tailored to different areas of expertise - and an ever-changing profession. Our, and your, commitment to quality CPD ensures you will have the most up-to-date skills to perform at the highest standard. 

So, get started (or restarted) and take a look at our curated list of the most relevant CPD resources to secure and succeed in this role.

Further qualification

Certificate in Sustainability for Finance (Cert SF)

By completing this certificate, you will be able to: ​

  • explain why sustainability is important to society, to organisations, and to finance professionals
  • evaluate business value chains, business models and business practices for sustainability and related issues
  • define climate change risks and the associated financial implications, and understand the reporting frameworks for climate risk disclosures ​
  • explain the UN SDGs, their significance for organisations in terms of risks and opportunities, and the definitions of impact
  • explain why ESG issues are important for your organisation and evaluate processes and systems for collecting, analysing and reporting ESG information​
  • explain why sustainability analytics is important for your organisation and evaluate the approach for compiling, analysing and interpreting ESG data.
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Online course

Climate Finance

Created in collaboration with CFA Institute, this course provides an introduction to climate change and its related economic and environmental impacts, with a particular emphasis on the role of finance professionals in creating and implementing solutions to the global issues in this space. It is a practical and applied digital course designed to support business, finance and accounting professionals as well as any individual seeking practical guidance around climate change and climate-related finance matters.

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How does the ACCA qualification support this job role?

From a combination of exams, ethics and experience, the ACCA Qualification will boost your employability and performance at every stage of your career journey.

Here we have listed some elements of the ACCA Qualification that will help you perform at the highest standard in this job role.