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Climate Risk Data Management Consultant

Brussels, Belgium
Closing date
Mar 5, 2024

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Job Function
Risk Management
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
At Finalyse, our aim is to support our clients incorporating changes and innovations in valuation, risk and compliance. We share the ambition to contribute to a sustainable and resilient financial system. Facing these extraordinary challenges is what drives us every day. Our people are empowered to design and implement efficient value chains and pragmatic solutions. Acting as one team with our partners and clients, we bring a unique mix of financial and technological know-how. At Finalyse, every client and employee is unique. This distinctive blend of expertise, team spirit and fairness has contributed to more than 35 years of successful projects and trustful relationships.

At Finalyse, we believe that each member is unique and that diversity enriches us in many ways. We strive for an inclusive working environment that pursues mutual respect for each other's beliefs and backgrounds.

The Role

We are looking for a highly skilled and motivated climate risk data analyst to join our team.

Gathering climate risk related data is one of the main data challenge for banks for the years to come. In front of booming regulatory requirements and market pressure, banks need to gather, store and aggregate new sustainability metrics (overcoming data availability issues) and design a new set of methodologies and proxies to deal with the uneven quality of those metrics.

The ideal candidate will combine strong data analytical skills with understanding of climate risk concepts and regulatory reporting solutions. As a hands-on data manager, he will be able to implement solutions that not only meets data quality standards but, most of all, business requirements that are meaningful for Climate risk managers.

  • You participate to or lead engagements of our Risk Advisory practice for our banking clients to help them implement Climate risk reporting solutions and underlying data infrastructure.
  • You participate to or lead climate risk engagements for our banking clients.
  • You assist our clients in the processing and reporting of climate risk related reports: from data collection, enrichment of sustainability metrics and proxies, calculations and reporting.
  • You analyze a complex and changing set of regulation to advise banks on how to consistently measure and report on their climate impact.
  • Your role will cover a wide range of responsibilities such as conducting workshops with business users, gathering business requirements, defining both functional & technical requirements. You will also guide and support the needed IT-testing.
  • Your design a conceptual data model to store sustainability metrics (Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions, geolocations) at the right level of granularity.
  • You are able to deep dive into details and investigate reconciliation issues with other reporting systems, such as accounting systems or other source systems.
  • You advise our clients on how to implement data governance policies and procedures.
  • You develop and maintain documentation for all data-related processes, including data lineage, data dictionary, data quality, in order to comply with BCBS 239 standards.
Must-have requirements
  • You have an MA or MSc in management sciences, applied economics or computer sciences.
  • You have at least 2-4 years of experience in financial institutions with a strong understanding of banking business, climate risk, financial products and how data and regulatory reporting processes interact.
  • You have outstanding analytical skills.
  • You are proficient in SQL, SAS or Python or other programming languages.
  • You are familiar with BCBS 239 and its requirements for data governance, data quality, and risk management.
  • You are able to work autonomously in a result-oriented environment.
  • Good communication, writing and presentation skills with the ability to explain sophisticated issues in a simple but professional way.
  • You are fluent in English (both verbal and written).
Nice to have
  • Knowledge of European risk regulation related to climate risk (Taxonomy, CSRD, Pillar III, STE,...) or overall knowledge of the prudential regulatory framework (FINREP, CRR2, CRR3, Basel IV).
  • First-hand experience with Agile ways of working is a plus.
We offer
  • The opportunity to join a diverse, multinational, dynamic team of talented and passionate individuals with a broad range of analytical and technical skills.
  • An excellent working environment with a space for defining your own specialization and career within our flat and flexible structure.
  • The opportunity to take initiatives and responsibilities quickly in a fast growing company.
  • Extensive training programs adapted to your personal needs, both on technical matters as well as on softs skills.
  • Coaching and mentoring by more experienced colleagues.
  • Flexible working arrangements - remote/hybrid work mode and 9/10 or 4/5 possible time schedules.
  • Attractive remuneration package and extralegal benefits (health insurance, pension benefits, mobility package, etc.)
  • Travel opportunities inside European countries.

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