Director, Accounting and Sustainability Reporting 

We are seeking candidates who capture and drive the transformation of the business environment and of accounting in a workplace where everyone feels valued and inspired.

Join us!


The business environment has changed fundamentally: To be competitive in the mid- and long run, we need to redefine our understanding of how business success is measured, rethink how we steer and report corporate performance, and set new incentives to drive the transformation.

The Value Balancing Alliance, together with its international member companies and partners, develops and tests new sustainability accounting methodologies based on impact thinking along the so-called double materiality – value to society and value to business. The objective is to establish a standardized methodology for uptake by international standard setters.

To ensure global uptake, we collaborate with all relevant international standard setters, accounting firms, regulators, academic and business initiatives. 


For this we are looking for a 

Director, Accounting & Sustainability Reporting


We are seeking a full-time Director to support Value Balancing Alliance’s efforts to integrate a new methodology to measure sustainability performance in day-to-day business practice, and to upskill experts and practitioners in the latest trends of reporting and accounting.

This is a unique opportunity for a candidate who wants to contribute to the economy’s sustainability transformation– working with leading companies from various industries and geographies. The director will work both with VBA leadership and alongside a wider group of top executives, experts, and practitioners from our member companies.  



  • Lead the newly established “Practitioners’ Hub” and develop strategies to manage and engage member companies that test and pilot the VBA Impact Measurement and Valuation (IMV) methodology, a central feature of VBA membership.
  • Host and drive various formats of peer exchange (peer learning, lessons learned)
  • Lead all member support activities (training, application guidance), continuously innovating and improving on existing formats.
  • Engage corporate members from day one and along their whole membership journey.
  • Communicate with other workstreams including methodology, communication and public affairs.
  • Contribute to developing business cases and VBA’s positioning towards stakeholders such as, investors, governments, standard setters, and non-profits.
  • Translate the VBA methodology into a practitioners’ language and liaise between the methodology development and practitioner teams.


Our Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will be an experienced team leader from business or academia.

This is a position for a person who excels at engaging accounting and sustainability experts and practitioners of varied backgrounds and exhibits outstanding leadership in an international environment at the intersection of business, academia, and sustainability.

  • At least 5 years of business experience
  • Master’s degree in business administration, corporate finance, financial accounting, or related fields
  • Academic or professional experience in sustainability (non-financial reporting, ESG rating, sustainable finance, and related fields)
  • Knowledge of financial and sustainability accounting and reporting, sustainability reporting standards, indicators, and metrics
  • Strong project management and moderating skills, and a sense of diplomacy
  • Basic know-how in developing and implementing training concepts and the ability to translate academic concepts into the language of practitioners.
  • Well-structured with very strong interpersonal skills.
  • Proactive and eager to deliver in an agile and innovative environment.
  • Outstanding written and spoken English. German is a plus.

The place of work is Frankfurt am Main, Germany, with flexibility for hybrid work.


What we offer

We offer a competitive salary and a purpose-driven, rewarding, and challenging job in a varied, increasingly important field of work for companies worldwide. The Value Balancing Alliance will be a unique place for you to build expertise in sustainability accounting and to connect with executives from international corporations, investment firms & consultancies as well as leading personalities from academia and advocacy. The dynamic environment and flat hierarchies promote personal responsibility and work-life balance. Our attractive office is in a prime location in the Frankfurt city center.


How to apply

If this position is the challenge you are looking for, please apply via LinkedIn or send your resume and an optional cover letter expressing your motivation to


About the Value Balancing Alliance

The Value Balancing Alliance e.V. (VBA) is a non-profit organization with the ambition to change the way company performance is measured and valued. The alliance’s objective is to create a global impact measurement and valuation (IMV) standard for monetizing and disclosing positive and negative impacts of corporate activity and to provide guidance on how these impacts can be integrated into business steering. 

VBA was founded in June 2019 and represents several large international companies, including Anglo American, BASF, Bayer, BMW, Bosch, Deutsche Bank, DPDHL, Dräger, Holcim, Kering, Kirchhoff, L’Oréal, Michelin, Mitsubishi Chemical, Novartis, Otto, Porsche, Posco, Roche, Sana Kliniken, SAP, Schaeffler, Shinhan Financial Group, SK, and ZF. The alliance is supported by the four largest accounting firms – Deloitte, EY, KPMG, and PwC – as well as by leading academic institutions. 

The Value Balancing Alliance is member of European and international initiatives and committees, such as the EU Platform Sustainable Finance, the Sustainable Finance Committee of the German government, and the International Foundation for Valuing Impacts (IFVI), among others.