Financial Services - ESG Regulatory Compliance - Senior Manager

London, UK
Competitive remuneration package
08 Jun 2023
30 Jun 2023
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Job description

When the financial services industry works well, it creates growth, prosperity, and peace of mind for hundreds of millions of people. No other industry touches so many lives or shapes so many futures. At EY Financial Services, we share a single focus — to build a better financial services industry, not just for now, but for the future.

Sustainability is at the heart of our EY brand. It is at the heart of our strategy, what we value and measure and what we do every day with our clients and within our own business. We are proud to be advocates of change to make businesses across the world more sustainable because we believe in long-term value. Delivering sustainable long-term value in Financial Services means new strategies, a new approach to managing risk, new products and services and new ways of engaging stakeholders.


EY is currently working across the capital markets globally with institutional investors, banking, private equity and insurance clients, developing strategies, designing and building innovative solutions to move forward on sustainable finance, meeting regulatory requirements and positioning for success in this rapidly evolving market.

You will join a team of over 1,400 climate change and sustainability practitioners globally, presenting a unique opportunity to provide assurance over clients’ ESG metrics and disclosures. We are seeking high performing ESG Regulatory Compliance Senior Managers to join our CCaSS team.

Topics we cover in CCaSS include:

  • Assurance over ESG/Climate metrics, Sustainability, and Impact Reporting
  • Sustainable finance and net zero strategies for financial services
  • Greenhouse gas reporting, including the Greenhouse Gas Protocol and PCAF
  • Climate change metrics and targets, including SBTi
  • Sustainable Finance regulatory developments, such as SFDR and EU Taxonomy
  • Responsible, sustainable and impact investment strategies and implementation
  • Climate change risk modeling and scenario analysis
  • Reporting and disclosure, including the application of TCFD, ISSB and other frameworks
  • Stewardship and engagement (active ownership)

Key responsibilities

  • Leading ESG and Sustainability reporting compliance and assurance engagements with appropriate consideration of risk and technical matters.
  • Understanding of complex client processes and designing and developing assurance procedures to address key risks,
  • Be at the forefront of reporting and assurance, supporting the market adhere to regulatory requirements and increasing trust and transparency.
  • Building and maintaining effective working relationships with clients.
  • You will be part of the UK leadership team and help set the vision and strategy of the UK, EMEIA and global sustainable finance practice of EY.
  • You will be a thought leader in the sustainable finance industry, representing EY at external events and maintaining client and stakeholder relationships.
  • You will create innovative commercial insights for clients, adapt methods and practices to fit operational team and cultural needs, and lead the development of EY’s thought leadership on industry-leading sustainable finance topics.
  • Working closely with colleagues at all levels (from interns to senior partners), you will create a positive learning culture and coach and counsel junior team members and help them to develop.
  • You will contribute to the development of EY capabilities in technical areas and engage with clients regarding the application of these methodologies to their businesses.
  • You will collaborate with colleagues outside of CCaSS to deliver multi-disciplinary and cross-geographical work.

Skills and attributes for success

As a Senior Manager within the CCaSS assurance team, it is essential that you bring the competencies that will allow you to do so.

  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Innovative and ability to keep up to speed in a high paced landscape
  • Effective in maintaining client and industry relationships
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Strong communication skills, verbal, written but also active listening
  • Motivated candidate looking to build the assurance business across financial services
  • Commercial mindset

Essential experience

We welcome applicants from a wide range of backgrounds, but are particularly interested in individuals that have the following qualifications:

  • Chartered Accountant / ACA / ACCA / ICAS qualified accountant (or international equivalent).
  • Track record of success from 8+ years of relevant experience in ESG Assurance/ Audit or other relevant experience, who has strong knowledge of the sustainability regulatory compliance agenda (CSRD, ESRS, TCFD, US SEC, UK TPT, SECR, ISSB etc.)
  • Experience running or contributing to a range of projects.
  • The ability to apply independent judgment during engagements and to support conclusions reached.
  • Comfort with combining both qualitative and quantitative analysis when solving problems.
  • Ability to identify and report issues and provide recommendations for improvements to clients.
  • Strong understanding of ESG as it relates to financial services (banking, wealth and asset management, insurance, and/or private equity).
  • An understanding of calculation methodologies for operational and financed emissions.
  • Strong academic record including a relevant degree, major in audit and minor in sustainability.
  • Market development and ability to identify opportunities and build client relationships.
  • Knowledge and understanding of key non-financial assurance standards such as ISAE 3000.

What we are looking for

We want Sustainable Finance professionals who are not just great technicians but brilliant consultants. Professionals who can build networks, spot industry trends and solve industry problems. If you are interested in being part of a growing team, serving clients and reaching your full potential, we want to hear from you!

About your new team

Our high performing team forms the nucleus of EY in sustainable finance. We are working across banking, insurance and investment to support the industry in developing strategies, designing and building innovative solutions to move forward on sustainable finance, meeting regulatory requirements and positioning for success in this rapidly evolving market.

We are part of our world-leading sustainability services team: A global team of 2,500+ of the brightest, most dedicated sustainability specialists in the market, working in all sectors across the economy. The team forms the technical heart of EY’s sustainability offerings as the world navigates this rapidly evolving agenda.

What working at EY offers

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, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings, and a wide range of discounts, offers, and promotions. Plus, we offer:

  • Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues around
  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that is right for you

EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

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