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Senior Consultant / Manager Sustainable Finance

EY FSO CFO consulting is assisting banking and insurance companies to address challenges within the finance domain. We assist our clients on a wide variety of topics. Amongst others we assist our clients to understand and manage the challenges with respect to climate change and sustainable development, and to develop their reporting and communication strategy in this domain to respond to rising stakeholder concerns.

With over €100 trillion in assets worldwide, the financial sector has a crucial role to play in the transition to a sustainable global society. Sustainable Finance is an increasingly important topic on the agenda of management and the Boards of our clients.
  • The European Action Plan relating to sustainable finance is ongoing, resulting in a cascade of regulations to be implemented in coming years. Requirements which are fragmented and voluntary today will become more structured and mandatory soon.
  • Emerging global risks due to climate change, and Covid-19, will have to be incorporated in the risk management frameworks, measured and managed.
  • The need for reporting on non-financial KPI's and sustainability performance increases as well as the need for external assurance on these reports.

The opportunity

To strengthen our growing CFO Consulting team, we are looking for people with experience in climate change and sustainability to join our team.

As an Manager Sustainable Finance, you will support players within the financial services sector with their sustainable finance agenda. In particular, you will be assisting in the design of non-financial KPI's and sustainability metrics, the integration in or implementation of a robust reporting process, design of disclosures, and the independent verification of non-financial reports in accordance with international standards. You will have a great opportunity to expand your reporting knowledge and skills, and will frequently work with other EY-teams such as our ERM, our Quantitative Risk, our Actuarial and our Assurance team.

At the same time you will have the opportunity to make a real difference within EY CFO Consulting during a time of exciting growth and help build trust in a changing economic and regulatory environment.

Your responsibilities
  • Assist clients in the development and implementation of their strategic ESG and sustainable finance initiatives
  • Research and contribute to the creation of insights for client
  • Follow up evolving regulatory requirements relating to sustainable finance.
  • Analyzing management systems and practices relating to sustainability within Finance, developing recommendations for improving management effectiveness and performance.
  • Provide technical advice to ad-hoc queries from clients and internal staff as needed
  • Support clients in developing non-financial KPI's and sustainability metrics, as well as in the design of reports
  • Assist in providing external assurance on non-financial information

To qualify for the role you must have
  • Minimum of 3 years professional experience in sustainability, sustainable finance and/or sustainable investing
  • Understanding of experience in one or more of the following: responsible lending and investment, impact investing, ESG integration, sustainable and green finance, climate risk , sustainability strategy, implementation and reporting.
  • Solid communication and presentation skills, both written and oral
  • Ability to translate complex topics into clear, comprehensible communication to a broad audience
  • Proficient level of business English and fluent in Dutch/French

What we look for

We are looking for professionals with a creative vision and the confidence to make it happen; professionals who can integrate with and influence clients from a varying range of organizations, as part of a diverse and highly driven team. If you are looking to develop your career within a truly dynamic team, where you will make a measurable difference across some of the most prestigious businesses around, this role is for you.

What working at EY offers
  • We provide extensive trainings, both on technical topics, as well on soft skills and project management
  • You will have access to new technologies and innovative equipment
  • You will learn on the job on a daily basis from more experienced professionals in our team
  • You will join a team with a dynamic mindset where teamwork is key.

We are proud of our flexible working arrangements, and we will support you to build a successful career and deliver excellent client service without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing profession might require regular travel, and at times working at client sites, we are committed to help you achieve a lifestyle balance.

Our commitment to diversity & inclusion

At EY we are genuinely passionate about inclusion and we support individuals of all groups; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or disability status.

About EY Financial Services

EY is the only major professional services firm with a dedicated financial services practice (the Financial Services Organization, FSO) integrated in the EMEIA region. An international team of over 11000 professionals are working across borders for our clients in the financial sector: Banking, Insurance and Asset Management, in all service lines: Advisory, Tax, Transactions and Assurance. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we'll make our ambition to be the top employer by 2020 a reality. Build your legacy with us. Apply today.

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