Extended Assurance Senior/AM - Governance & Controls (ESG and Sustainable Finance)

London, UK
Not disclosed
05 Nov 2021
05 Dec 2021
Approved employers
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Contract type
Full time
Experience level

Job description

At EY, our Financial Services Assurance Team is fully integrated, working across borders to help clients deal with issues that are critical to their success, and winning new business as a result.

The opportunity

Extended Assurance is part of our Financial Services Assurance practice and provides ongoing assurance to regulators, management and directors on the execution, governance and controls around processes not traditionally assessed within the financial statements. Current turbulent markets are driving significant changes to all firms’ internal processes and reporting requirements.

Your key responsibilities

  • You will be helping to build our team and support our clients in the provision of assurance and support services over sustainability/non-financial reporting, GHG emissions, climate change strategy and social and governance reporting metrics.
  • You will be leading key projects for our clients on a wide range of topics that we work on
  • You will create innovative commercial insights for our clients, supporting them in their journey to providing transparency to the market over their operations
  • You will work with project managers to lead teams, keeping a focus on identifying risks and escalating issues as appropriate
  • 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 across our service lines, building a strong inclusive service offering

There is a significant demand across the market to obtain assurance and support the development of integrated ESG reporting, be that reporting in line with TCFD, the UN PRB or the issuance of green bonds under the ICMA principles to name a few. Institutions are increasingly disclosing their alignment to ESG and sustainability principles through both mandatory and voluntary reporting frameworks. We support our clients and their stakeholders, by building confidence and trust in the market through the provision of assurance services.

EY’s Financial Services Extended Assurance teamwork with clients to provide assurance that an organisation’s business activities are operating effectively in addressing these challenges. This is done through the appropriate use of assurance skills, robust audit and other methodologies coupled with industry insight in the Financial Services market.

As well as working within sustainable finance, you will have the opportunity to support key market developments, supporting our clients navigate their change management agenda from a governance, risk and control perspective.

Join us and you'll work in a rapidly growing team on challenging projects and accelerate your career within an international and supportive environment. You'll also be introduced to career challenges that will take you into exciting new professional territory. As part of the Extended Assurance team, you will work on the execution of a variety of projects, including:

  • Sustainable Finance and ESG assurance
  • Internal Audit
  • Regulatory reviews
  • Process and controls
  • Financial remediation

You will work in complex multi-disciplinary teams, with responsibility for the overall execution of smaller projects and individual components of larger projects, under the guidance and direction of Managers, Directors and Partners.

Skills and attributes for success

  • We are looking for assurance professionals who have a strong background in Financial Services
  • You will use your expertise in assurance methodologies to perform engagements in compliance with the firm’s and industry standards
  • You will be flexible in your working style to encompass working both in the office, as well as client site and potentially travelling internationally
  • You should have experience of working in assurance, risk or controls projects either as an auditor or consultant
  • Knowledge and experience of working in a dynamic, demanding environment is essential
  • Individuals who can demonstrate intellect, drive and focus, and the ability to succeed at EY

To qualify for the role, you must have

  • External audit or internal controls/audit experience
  • Proven experience of working effectively in a team
  • Evidence of working in an assurance related role either in a professional services firm or in industry with a blue-chip employer
  • Industry specialism in Financial services, either in Banking & Capital Markets, Wealth & Asset Management, or Insurance
  • An understanding and passion to support clients make their business more sustainable in an ever-changing world where doing business is increasingly shaped by social purpose; climate change, effective governance and the creation of long term inclusive value.

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Practical experience of regulatory topics including Prudential Reporting, Structural Reform; new internal audit innovation; and/or Business audit skills
  • Professional qualification ACA/ CA/ ACCA / US CPA qualified (ICAEW, ICAS, Irish Institute or equivalent international qualification) or an equivalent in industry, ACCA, CIMA

What we look for

Your goal will be to help clients achieve their potential - and you can expect to do the same. As part of a supportive team, you'll have the opportunity to progress and build knowledge that will make a difference to your CV - and to your entire career.

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, coaching and feedback 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’s 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.

Please note: Prior to finalising your application, you will be asked to provide personal information across several dimensions of diversity and inclusiveness. The information you provide is kept entirely confidential and will not be used to evaluate your candidacy. We collect this data to help us analyse our recruitment process holistically and implement actions that promote diversity and inclusiveness. While optional, we encourage you to provide this information to hold us accountable towards our goal of building a better working world. Read more about our commitment to diversity & inclusiveness here. We ask because it matters!

About EY

We’re building the workplace of the future at EY – a place that’s smarter, more inclusive, more dynamic and more flexible. We're embracing change and helping our clients to adapt - to create more inclusive economic growth. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.

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

Join us in building a better working world.

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