Senior Manager Sustainability Accounting Processes

About the job

The Value Balancing Alliance (VBA) is an association of multinational companies, consulted by Deloitte, EY, KPMG and PwC, and supported by organizations such as the OECD, World Bank, the EU, and a widespread multi-stakeholder network with our headquarters in Frankfurt am Main.

Well-known companies such as Anglo American, BASF, BMW, Bosch, Deutsche Bank, DPDHL, Holcim, Kering, Michelin, Mitsubishi Chemical, Novartis, Otto, Porsche, Sana Kliniken, SAP, Schaeffler, Shinhan Financial Group, SK, and ZF have come together to create a standardized way to measure and compare the value of contributions made by businesses to society, the economy and the environment – a metric that is currently neither reflected in a company's accounting systems, nor in existing ESG reporting methods.

Our aim is to make the world a better place by enabling corporate decision-makers to arrive at more conscious and sounder decisions for people and the environment by quantifying and valuing non-financial impacts, while leading their businesses competitively into the future. This means comprehensively rethinking the way we achieve and measure success.

The EU commissioned us to develop a Green Accounting Standard as part of the EU Green Deal and has nominated us to the Platform Sustainable Finance (PSF) for the EU Taxonomy – a first step towards anchoring our novel approach to impact valuation in the broader economy. Our pioneering work aims to establish a uniform, internationally recognised valuation methodology for calculating reliable sustainability metrics. This non-financial impact measurement and valuation (IMV) method would be integrated into corporate accounting systems, supplementing, and further developing existing ESG reporting methods. Companies confirm the relevance of our approach, as new members are joining our ever-growing Alliance every month.

 

To support this work, we are currently seeking to hire a:

Senior Manager Sustainability Accounting Processes

 

Responsibilities

  • Act as responsible project manager and process owner to provide solutions for future business steering and sustainability (ESG) disclosures by
  • Analysing current and upcoming reporting requirements and respective data availabilities within member companies,
  • Developing a sustainability (ESG) reporting concept fulfilling the latest international, EU and national regulations in a consistent and pragmatic way,
  • Developing concepts for business steering by taking into account environmental, social, and human capitals,
  • Guiding VBA member companies in their effort to align and structure impact reporting methodologies,
  • Coordinating the application (piloting) of the impact reporting methodologies within VBA member companies, including the development of respective processes, tools, and feedback loops.
     

Profile

  • Master’s degree in business administration or corporate finance, with academic or professional experience in sustainability (non-financial reporting, ESG rating, sustainable finance, and related fields)
  • Profound know-how in financial and sustainability accounting and reporting
  • Solid experience in sustainability reporting standards incl. respective indicators and metrics
  • Solid experience in business decision making and steering
  • Strong project management and moderating skills
  • Basic know how in developing and executing training concepts
  • Extremely well structured with very strong interpersonal skills
  • Highly motivated in delivering in an agile and innovative environment
  • Fluent in English, outstanding written and verbal communication skills
     

We want you to support our mission

As part of our international team, you can expect highly motivated colleagues, an interesting work environment and plenty of opportunities to learn new things as well as flexible working hours. If you want to help us make the world a better place, send us your application in English or German, stating your earliest starting date, to katharina.horst@value-balancing.com, attention to Katharina Horst, Senior Manager Governance.

Send your application to:

Katharina Horst

Senior Manager Governance

+49 151 4638 4093 

katharina.horst@value-balancing.com