Senior Manager Sustainability Reporting (Sector focus: Industries)

Location:  Diegem
Other locations:  Anywhere in Country
Salary: Competitive
Date:  16 May 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  1451678

Welcome to the dynamic world of Assurance at EY where you’re not just embarking on a career, but you will cultivate your expertise to shape tomorrow. At Assurance, we’re all about inspiring confidence. We deliver audits that meet evolving needs and provide valuable insights and transparency through leading global platforms and technologies. When it comes to accounting and financial reporting challenges, we assist organizations to innovate and streamline for effective solutions.

Within Assurance you will immerse yourself in an exciting spectrum of clients and renowned brands, granting you unvaluable exposure to international business landscapes. We’ve harnessed cutting edge data analysis tools that streamline your daily tasks. Join us in building a better working world.

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


The Opportunity: Your Next Adventure Awaits?


Long-term value is created by focusing on a broad set of stakeholders, with a distinct purpose in mind, to sustain a future-proof business. Today, societies demand greater responsibility from the organizations they work for, buy from and invest in. Organizations that effectively anchor their approach to long-term value with an authentic purpose are best positioned to measure, demonstrate and benefit from the value they create.

In response to this, we are looking for high-performing, innovative, and enthusiastic candidates to join our growing team intent on helping clients to identify, measure and report on the non-financial performance metrics which are most relevant to their business. 

This role will place you at the heart of a high-performing, dynamic, agile EY CCaSS team that is committed to helping clients build long-term value.

As Senior Manager, you will be helping our clients to achieve their sustainability ambitions. Your expertise will help the main actors in different industries to mitigate risks while addressing environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance and ensuring compliance with the existing and new reporting standards.

This opportunity will enable you to work with leading organizations at a senior level and interact with EY colleagues globally and across service lines. There will also be ample opportunities to work across different areas within the wider team.


Your Key Responsibilities


For our corporate clients, you will: 

  • Develop new business opportunities in the field of Responsible Finance
  • Set up sustainability strategy plans
  • Support their sustainability journey, from strategy and implementation to reporting
  • Advise, prepare and review non-financial reports
  • Ensure compliance with the new reporting Directives (such as CSRD, EU Taxonomy)
  • Perform ESG due diligence
  • Manage project teams


Your Profile


Skills and attributes for success:

EY is looking for a talented Senior Manager to help clients respond to issues across the sustainability agenda. Key desired attributes from candidates include:

  • Knowledge and experience of business strategy and operations, with either a strong financial background and/or experience in the field of decarbonization strategies, impact measurement, and non-financial reporting
  • Passion to help clients improve their sustainability in the long term by driving the development of intangible value drivers such as talent, innovation, corporate governance, and the creation of societal value
  • Keen interest in helping clients better understand, measure, quantify, and articulate the (long-term) value they create for investors and other stakeholders ability to learn and quickly understand new concepts outside your area of expertise
  • Ability to think strategically, but also identify, develop, and implement practical solutions
  • Strong technical, quantitative, and analytical skills and the ability to solve new problems
  • Strong interpersonal and stakeholder management skills, with excellent written and verbal communication
  • Ability to network effectively within large organizations and build relationships with colleagues and clients
  • Ability to lead new business development by highlighting potential opportunities for new engagements and responding to tenders


Your background:

You have a background in or experience with:

  • Advising (C-level) clients on insights and strategies related to long-term value and/or corporate strategies in general
  • Advising (C-level) clients on insights and strategies related to sustainability, including climate change risk, (climate) impact measurement and management, EHS risk and compliance, and responsible investment
  • 7+ years’ experience in ESG strategy and non-financial reporting frameworks
  • Exposure to financial and non-financial reporting and/or regulatory reporting
  • Knowledge of the CSRD (Corporate Social Responsibility Directive) and the EU taxonomy
  • Exposure to finance functions at corporate institutions – e.g. strategy, policy, procedures and controls – or an understanding of the policies, procedures and controls needed to support non-financial reporting
  • Working and effectively communicating with team members with different technical backgrounds
  • Development of other team members by sharing knowledge, delegating work, and (in)formal coaching and counseling
  • Degree in a relevant discipline, for example, engineering, sustainable development, environmental science, chemistry or finance and economics: relevant professional qualifications are an advantage
  • Understanding of key sustainability issues and trends and how they link to business value
  • Full working proficiency in Dutch (mandatory), French, and English (mandatory).
  • Prior consulting or high-impact industry experience is an advantage.

What’s In It For You


  • EY Family – you become part of the EY Family providing you with all the necessary skills, training and opportunities; enabling you to grow to your fullest potential.
  • Attractive remuneration package - We offer an attractive remuneration package; including a company car and charging card, iPhone plus subscription, health insurance, pension plan, meal vouchers, and eco vouchers.  Thanks to our flex plan it is possible to choose what you value most. 
  • Flexible working arrangements - We are proud of our flexible working arrangements. We will actively support you in building a successful career and delivering excellent client service without sacrificing your personal priorities. We offer flexible working hours and working from home multiple days per week is possible.
  • Inspiring work environment - At EY we are dedicated to providing you with an inspiring work environment. A work environment that allows you to further develop your skills and enables you to fulfill your true potential.
  • Learning & personal growth - You will benefit from an onboarding program, receive extensive training and will be coached by a counselor. We offer a clear career path tailored to your unique skills with necessary guidance.  
  • Fun - By joining our EY- teams, you can participate in team activities, and companywide events and enjoy a drink during our monthly after-work drink.  
  • Sustainability - We have a fleet of hybrid and electric cars. Our flex plan makes it possible for you to choose the most sustainable option for you. You can also opt for a train subscription or lease a bike.
  • Diversity & Inclusion - At EY we are passionate about the inclusion and support of individuals of all groups; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or disability status.
  • Location - All of our offices are easily accessible by public transport and/or by car and have parking space. They all have parking spaces and charging stations are provided.
  • Best Workplace – You will be part of the 2023 number one rated Best Workplace (Great Place to Work).

Here at EY, you’ll have the chance to build a truly exceptional experience. We’ll empower you with the latest technology, surround you with high-performing teams, and provide the global scale and diverse and inclusive culture you need to discover your full potential. Through our coaching and training programs, you’ll develop the skillsets you need to stay relevant today and in the future – all while building a network of colleagues, mentors, and leaders who will be on the journey with you at EY and beyond.