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Senior Consultant Sustainable Finance - Actuarial Services

Location:  Amsterdam
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  20-Nov-2022

Job description

Requisition ID:  495341

Senior Consultant Sustainable Finance - Business Consulting (EY Actuarial Services)

EY has made Sustainable Finance one of its key strategic priorities and we have now increased our ambition go further to ensure we play our part in helping protect and preserve the planet. We believe that sustainability is both good for business and good for the planet, offering opportunity to create and protect value, and we are passionate to help our clients transition to a more sustainable economy. Taking action to protect the planet is core to our purpose of building a better working world and one of the ways we create long term value for our people, clients and society.


At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, being part of a company with a global scale, the right level of support, an inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all. What will be your legacy? 


The opportunity

EY is looking for a Senior Consultant to join the Sustainable Finance consulting team with EY Actuarial Services. The team advises and supports clients in financial services on defining, embedding, achieving and monitoring their sustainability goals. We are looking for an experienced professional to support the delivery on client projects, with an initial focus on climate risk stress testing and related topics, whereby the scope can broaden beyond the Environmental topic in future years towards Social and Governmental (full ESG spectrum).


Typical clients include asset managers, banks, insurers and pension funds. The team works closely with the C-suite at our clients, where we support and advise them on their sustainability journey from start to finish. Typical client projects include supporting the client in defining sustainability targets, benchmarking their ambitions against competitors, ensuring their compliance with (new) regulatory requirements and assessing the impact of climate risk scenarios. The Senior Consultant in Sustainable Finance brings enthusiasm and creativity to help the team in providing our clients with innovative insights and, in doing so, make a meaningful contribution to a more sustainable financial services industry.


As a Senior Consultant you will support the team in delivering the exceptional service quality our clients have come to expect. Your focus on climate risk stress testing means that you will play an essential part in mobilizing our clients to transform their business and ensure their license to operate. You will work closely with other senior professionals, both in the Sustainable Finance team and in other service lines, including operational, risk, technology and strategy professionals. You value your own professional development, and you will be given ample opportunity to receive formal an on-the-job training to grow your skillset.


You will become part of an enthusiastic, ambitious and diverse Sustainable Finance team. As the financial services industry transitions to a greener, more socially inclusive operating model, the needs of our clients continuously evolve. You will become part of a dynamic team that strives to continuously operate at the forefront of the industry.


Your key responsibilities


  • Contribute to Sustainable Finance projects, with an initial focus on climate risk stress testing. Take responsibility for your part in the project by producing high quality work and enabling our team to deliver exceptional client service.
  • Develop and maintain productive working relationships with client contacts to help grow our Sustainable Finance business.
  • Be a proactive member of the team by sharing responsibility for client deliverables, supporting senior team members with your expertise and proactively sharing your insights across competencies.
  • Support senior team members with their activities in international Sustainable Finance teams by effectively communicating and liaising with teams across Europe and beyond.
  • Work across competencies and build strong relationships with other professionals in EY Actuarial, Business Consulting, and other service lines.
  • Be proactive and come up with creative ideas to help the Sustainable Finance team continuously develop new and innovative solutions.
  • Contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment that values different perspectives to fuel innovation, foster collaboration and strengthen relationships.
  • Maintain an educational program to continually develop personal skills


Skills and attributes for success

Do you want to make an impact? Do you want to work on one of the biggest challenges our world is currently facing? We are interested to hear from people with the right attitude for the job! That’s naturally entrepreneurial people that feed on, and contribute to, the energy of a thriving global team. You’ll need a balance of technical, analytical and commercial skills, a creative approach to work and strong communication skills. If you’ve got big ambitions to help the financial services industry transition to a greener economy, as well as the confidence to voice them, this role is for you.


To ideal candidate has

  • 3-5 years of experience in financial services, either as part of an institution; in an advisory or business consulting capacity to such organizations or with a regulatory body / standards setter.
  • Experience in Sustainable Finance, preferably with a focus on climate risk stress testing. Demonstrable affinity with (international) rules and regulations on Sustainable Finance is a strong plus.
  • A strong academic background including at least a Master's degree in (quantitative) finance, econometrics or actuarial sciences, or relates masters with a strong affinity to Sustainability like hydrology.
  • Eagerness to support senior team members in business development, drafting proposals, reports and developing commercial initiatives.
  • Experience in executing complex projects, managing relevant stakeholders.
  • A strong drive for personal development and focus on development of the people he/she is working with on an ongoing basis.


What we offer

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development. At EY, your competencies and your areas of interest will determine your future, plus we offer you:

  • Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.
  • Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.
  • Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.
  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.


Find out more on about the many benefits to which you are entitled as employee at EY.

If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build. 

EY | Building a better working world 

EY exists to build a better working world, helping to create long-term value for clients, people and society and build trust in the capital markets. Enabled by data and technology, diverse EY teams in over 150 countries provide trust through assurance and help clients grow, transform and operate. Working across assurance, consulting, law, strategy, tax and transactions, EY teams ask better questions to find new answers for the complex issues facing our world today.


An (online) assessment and a pre employment screening are part of the application procedure. 
Due to laws and regulations, and because EY (and in some cases its clients) has high demands on the reliability and integrity of its employees, every new employee will be screened. Depending on your rank the pre employment screening could contain the following: Certificate of Conduct (in Dutch: VOG) or - if requesting a Dutch VOG is not possible - Criminal Background Check of the country you are currently living or have lived during the last five years,  integrity questionnaire, verification of ID, diploma’s and/or work experience and consultation of the Dutch insolvency registry.


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