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Senior ESG Reporting Manager

Employer
QBE Insurance
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jun 2, 2024

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Job Function
Accounting/Audit/Tax
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Primary Details
Time Type: Full time

Worker Type: Employee

Senior ESG Reporting Manager

London or Leeds

Permanent (Hybrid)

The Opportunity

QBE Europe is looking for a Senior ESG Reporting Manager to join a well-established financial reporting team in our London or Leeds office. We are looking for an individual with an interest and background in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG") matters, who can help develop and deliver our ESG reporting agenda. As a key part of the team implementing QBE's sustainability strategy, this role will drive the ESG external reporting agenda, leading the development and implementation of external reporting and risk measures and disclosures, helping QBE meet its statutory and regulatory sustainability reporting obligations.

As a self-starter, and natural networker and communicator, you will work collaboratively across the organisation to develop and implement sustainability reporting for QBE, working alongside several teams within FAL (Finance, Actuarial & Legal).

Your New Role

As part of the Finance Function, reporting to Head of Financial Reporting, you will be required to develop QBE's ESG external reporting agenda by:
  • Understanding and contributing to QBE's Sustainability Strategy, assuming responsibilities for the developing ESG reporting in support of this.
  • Translating UK and European ESG reporting developments into a QBE reporting plan, and then lead its implementation.
  • Understanding and developing QBE's response to sustainability reporting standards and developments, most notably TCFD/CFD, CSRD ESRSs, IFRS S1 & S2, along with PCAF, NZIA, and Climate Wise; developing disclosures complying with requirements.
  • Working with key functions such as underwriting, operations, risk, and investments to help develop methodologies and processes to generate information to support external sustainability reporting.
  • Support the data gathering process, providing oversight of data providers and recommend additional data sources with a view to bring non-financial reporting on a par with wider financial reporting processes.
  • Act as the go to person in relation to ESG Reporting and liaise with the Head Office on ESG.
  • Develop qualitative and quantitative monitoring and reporting (including KPIs) to embed ESG Reporting in Underwriting and Investment in line with PCAF and NZIA net zero protocol.
  • Support on climate risks and opportunities assessment, development and embedding across QBE.
  • Assist in any Audit, Compliance, and Regulatory assessments.
  • Maintain a thorough knowledge of the QBE process, trends, development and themes researched and documented from an ESG Reporting perspective.
About You

For this role there are some important qualifications and experience we need you to have. These include:
  • A qualified accountant with a minimum of 10 years PQE
  • A firm understanding of industry standards and regulatory developments
  • Experience in implementing reporting change
  • A minimum of 2-3 years of experience in the sustainability industry with a focus on understanding and developing processes to help comply with sustainability standards
  • Experience in sustainability strategy, policy and framework rollout.
  • A team player who is genuinely passionate about creating an impact in the sustainability space
  • As a self-starter, and natural networker and communicator,
  • Methodical and structured in your work to drive and project manage the journey;
  • Analytical, enjoy problem solving and can explain complex data in simple terms;
  • Strong critical thinking and demonstrated ability to manage complexity and ambiguity in a fast pace environment
  • A strategic mindset with an eye for commercial development and the ability to credibly opine on sustainability frameworks
  • Understands the value of diversity in the workplace and is dedicated to fostering an inclusive culture in all aspects of working life so that people from all backgrounds receive equal treatment, realize their full potential and can bring their full, authentic selves to work; and Willing to embrace and live QBE core values.
Why QBE? At My Best

At QBE, we want our people to feel rewarded and inspired to perform at their best, that's why we have created At My Best". It's our connection, our way of showing we have your back. We understand that one size doesn't fit all and that priorities can change depending on your life stage. That is why our blend of wellbeing initiatives and benefits offer flexibility to suit what matters most to you. It's in the culture of our business, our QBE DNA, to support our people. Everything we do is underpinned by our QBE DNA - because we know it's not just what we do that matters, it's how we do it that makes the difference. In addition to this, we also offer flexible parental leave for both parents and have several employee network groups that support and empower our diverse workforce.

At QBE, we view our people as our most precious asset. We understand the importance of fostering a work environment that is responsive to the changing needs of today's workforce. QBE aims to build a workplace that is fair and inclusive because we want to attract and retain the best people to do the job, we have adopted flexible working across the company and welcome this conversation (https://qbeeurope.com/careers/flex-qbe/).

Some of the award's QBE are proud to have won, been a finalist for, and shortlisted for include;

5-star Diversity, Equity and inclusion (DEI) awards, 2023 Winner - Insurance Business Canada

Employer of the Year 2022 Winner - Insurance Insider

British Claims Awards 2022 Winner - InsurTech Award

Insurance Times Claims Excellence Awards 2022 Winner - Claims Product Solution of the Year

Working Families Best Practice Awards 2021 Finalist for: Best COVID-19 Response

Insurance Post British Insurance Awards 2022 Shortlisted for: Best Customer Care, Diversity & Inclusion Initiative of the Year 2022, Specialist Insurer of the Year (for Construction), General Insurer of the Year

We are proud to have partnerships with organisations such as Stonewall and Working Families, and our commitment to the Women in Finance Charter, the UN Women's Empowerment Principles and Race at Work charter helps keep us accountable and transparent.

Inclusion of Diversity

We are striving to create a workplace culture where all our people feel included, and we are committed to building a diverse workforce that is reflective of the communities we operate in.

We know that diversity of thought, background and experience enables better decision making, improves the quality of our delivery and helps us to meet the needs of our customers.

ESG & Sustainability

At QBE, we believe that integrating sustainability into our business helps us deliver on our purpose of enabling a more resilient future. Our three key focus areas include fostering an orderly and inclusive transition to a net-zero economy, enabling a sustainable and resilient workforce and partnering for growth through innovative, sustainable and impactful solutions. For further information regarding QBE's sustainability targets, including our net-zero pledges and inclusion of diversity targets, and our award-winning impact investment initiative 'Premiums4Good', please visit our Sustainability homepage and read our latest Sustainability Report ( Link ).

About QBE

We can never really predict what's around the corner, but at QBE we're asking the right questions to enable a more resilient future - helping those around us build strength and embrace change to their advantage.

We're an international insurer that's building momentum towards realising our vision of becoming the most consistent and innovative risk partner.

And our people will be at the centre of our success. We're proud to work together, and encourage each other enable resilience for our customers, our environment, our economies and our communities.

With more than more than 11,000 people working across 27 countries, we're big enough to make a real impact, but small enough to provide a friendly workplace, where people are down-to-earth, passionate and kind.

We believe this is our moment - what if it was yours too?

Your career at QBE - let's make it happen!

To find out more about why you should work for QBE, visit our careers website.

What next?

If you have a passion to contribute to QBE's vision of enabling a more resilient future for our customers and the community, we encourage you to apply! Simply click the apply" button to submit your CV and other relevant documents, and a member of our friendly Talent Acquisition team will be in contact to discuss your interest further if you meet the requirements of the role.

Please make the Talent Acquisition aware should there be any reasonable adjustments that may need to be made for the interview and the remainder of the recruitment process.

APPLY NOW and let's make it happen!

How to Apply:

To submit your application, click "Apply" and follow the step by step process.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

QBE is an equal opportunity employer and is required to comply with equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction it operates.

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