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Group Sustainability Officer - Finance, Data and Reporting

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Allen & York are delighted to be working with an international engineering company as they look to further expand their Corporate Sustainability Team by recruiting a Group Sustainability Controller: Finance, Data and Regulatory Reporting . With their Headquarters in the Southwest of England and a global workforce of over10,000 people, they service clients worldwide across multiple industries.


This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with a finance background who has exposure to sustainability/ESG or who wants to move into the sustainability sector and work for a growing, committed and forward thinking, global organisation and with a super Team of professionals.

With sustainability firmly at the heart of the business strategy and backed by significant investment from the CEO and Board, this newly created role will report to the Group Head of Sustainability and work closely with the Sustainability Reporting Manager and Sustainability Data Manager. Driven by the growing regulatory focus on sustainability reporting, there is a need for someone who understands the rigor applied to financial data to help prepare the company for upcoming regulatory reporting and non-financial audit requirements, and who speaks the financial language to engage with the Finance Team and other key functions, to strengthen financial planning for sustainability, as well as conduct modelling, forecasting and scenario planning, in particular for climate related risks. As such, you'll be responsible for bridging the gap between finance and sustainability, working strategically to improve reporting processes, the auditing of non-financial data and working with a range of regulatory frameworks such as TCFD, CDP, SBTi and CSRD.

You will be a qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) or be "qualified by experience" together with excellent numerical and analytical skills (modelling experience would be preferable) and sound communication skills, both written and spoken, as you'll be liaising with a range of stakeholders, both internally and externally.

You will essentially have carte blanche to develop this new role, creating processes and constantly adjusting to the emerging regulatory landscape, so your ability to adapt, be flexible and agile are important, as well as navigating ambiguity. For example, preparing for EU Taxonomy reporting (under CSRD) and the British equivalent when it comes into British Law '', which you will be leading the business on.

In addition to sitting in the Corporate Sustainability Team, who are based in company's global headquarters in the SW, the Finance Team is also based here; which you'll be working closely with. You will also have the opportunity to work with the company's Business Sustainability Teams, which are part of the wider Sustainability Function. There is a hybrid working model in place so you can agree with the Group Head of Sustainability how many days you're in the office and you don't necessarily need to live in the SW, but you will be required to attend the office at least once a week and feel that your location enables you to attend on an ad hoc basis as required.

So, if you'd like to find out more about this opportunity, please email Katie at kpereira@allen-york.com.

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