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Senior Consultant - ESG - Financial Accounting Advisory Services - Zurich or Geneva

Location:  Zurich
Other locations:  Anywhere in Country
Salary: Competitive
Date:  22-Jan-2022

Job description

Requisition ID:  370985

At EY, you will have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we are 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.





In a world that’s changing faster than ever, our purpose acts as our ‘North Star’ guiding our more than 300,000 people – providing the context and meaning for the work we do every day. In doing so, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, clients and communities. Thanks to our innovative services in auditing, tax consulting as well as transaction and management consulting, we proudly drive our clients into the future.


THE PLANET NEEDS YOU! Sustainability and decarbonization are essential challenges of today’s world. Countries and corporates have pledged to reduce GHG emissions significantly to become climate neutral. In addition, decarbonization means to create long-term value for stakeholders which will ultimately not only pay-off but offer totally new business opportunities.  EY Sustainable Finance Switzerland is a holistic end-to-end service offering which is a comprehensive answer to challenges around decarbonization (from strategy development and target setting, implementation through to reporting).


What you can expect – enriching experiences that will last a lifetime

As a team member of EY Sustainable Finance in Switzerland, you will support the team in its activities with national and international clients on their way to a more sustainable corporate management, increased sustainability performance and new sustainable businesses opportunities – with passion, flexibility and a strong appetite for change. In doing so, you will take on a variety of supporting tasks:

  • Develop ideas collaboratively with clients for (more) sustainable products, services and business models
  • Support clients in developing sustainability and decarbonization strategies for their businesses
  • Support clients in implementing and measuring decarbonization reduction measures
  • Develop ideas how to adapt target operating models
  • Develop / implement and review non-financial sustainable reporting
  • Support EY teams in their go-to-market activities (incl. events, thought leadership, project proposals)


What you can contribute – skills for shaping the future

  • 3 to 5 years of professional experience in sustainability consulting or in a comparable position
  • Master’s degree in environmental science, business, environmental economics, sustainability or similar field
  • Good knowledge of sustainable products, services and business models
  • In-depth understanding of climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies, life cycle analysis is an asset
  • Good knowledge of SDGs, GHG-accounting, carbon foot printing or Life Cycle Analysis
  • High motivation and passion for sustainability, climate change and decarbonization
  • Team player and eager to learn new tools and roll-up sleeves to get the job done
  • Entrepreneurial mindset with a pragmatic approach to problem solving, dynamic working style, well organized and structured
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in German and English, French is a plus
  • A demonstrated capacity to take initiative, overcome challenges and work collaboratively through relevant work or project experience
  • The position is available immediately and targets experienced professionals. The position could be based in Geneva or Zurich; travel might be required occasionally


Stick to your plans and realize your goals with us! Design your career with EY in a culture that promotes diversity and education.

  • International multi-cultural team of highly motivated professionals
  • Constant personal development with a steep learning curve – a system of trainings, mentoring, counselling and on-the-job learning
  • Modern working environment and equipment, fostering mobile working flexibility
  • Transparent performance-based recognition and progression system
  • Acquire a fully accredited corporate MBA (EY Tech MBA) from Hult International Business School, whilst working with EY, completely free*


Your ambition is as bold as ours. As part of our high-performing teams, you’ll build the tech skillsets and growth mindsets to become the leader you want to be. The leader the world needs. Harness our scale, our tech, our teams and our culture to realize your potential. Learn from the best, surround yourself with the curious, ask better questions to seek better answers. The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build.


Make the next step and apply for this position online. Ref: 370985. For further information please contact our recruitment team (recruitment.switzerland@ey.com / +41 58 286 33 66).


* exception of EY contractors, interns and alumni.



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