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Senior Consultant - Sustainability Disclosure Hub

Melbourne, Australia
Closing date
May 18, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
What if your career could have a lasting impact on you, and the World?

At EY we believe that whoever you are, your uniqueness helps us stand apart. We bring together extraordinary people, like you, to build a better working world.

The Opportunity

We are seeking Senior Consultants based in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide to join us in our recently established Sustainability Disclosure Hub (the Hub). The Hub is a collaboration between our Climate Change and Sustainability Services (CCaSS) team and our core Audit Practice to respond to the emerging mandatory reporting requirements which will impact our clients and businesses more broadly.

The objective of the Hub's delivery team is to deliver work as it relates to mandatory reporting requirements (which will mostly be assurance).

We are already the leading sustainability consulting practice in Oceania (including more than 200 passionate professionals within CCaSS) and have a strong focus on the technical development of our teams and developing the next generation of sustainability and audit professionals.

About the Hub

The EY Sustainability Disclosure Hub offers practical guidance to assist companies across the region prepare for mandatory reporting of climate and sustainability-related reporting. Headed by Oceania market-leading financial and non-financial reporting professionals, the Sustainability Disclosure Hub brings together EY capability locally and across the globe - coupling financial and non-financial reporting strategy, readiness and assurance capabilities that have an intimate knowledge of the work of the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) and local market insights, including the development of the climate-related disclosure requirements by the Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB) and New Zealand's External Reporting Board (XRB).

At EY we also walk the talk. We are carbon negative and are on-track to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. We have recently been recognised as one of the Top 100 Companies in Sustainability and described as 'ambitious innovators' in the market. We recognise that the ESG and decarbonisation imperatives are central to 'Building a Better Working World' and are committed to supporting our clients and communities in managing the transition - which now includes our work coming out of the Hub.

What's in it for you?

In the role you'll focus on non-financial assurance across the above-mentioned locations. This will include:
  • Executing and leading delivery as part of sustainability assurance teams including collaborating, coaching and training team members in good sustainability disclosure, measurement and assurance practices
  • Having strong attention to detail and maintaining a focus on quality and risk management
  • Drive the ongoing implementation and innovation of EY's non-financial assurance practices including the incorporation of firm wide technology solutions
  • Fostering a collaborative and high performing team environment while applying technical expertise of non-financial audit and reporting to direct project teams on delivery of EY's Hub services

What we're looking for:

Here's our 'wish list' but don't worry if you don't tick all the boxes. We're interested in your strengths, what you want to learn, and how far you want to go.
  • Tertiary qualification, such as in commerce or business, engineering or environmental sciences, economics, social sciences, law, or organisational development
  • Experience in financial or non-financial assurance highly desirable, including a deep understanding of assurance processes and techniques, as well as underlying sustainability subject matter, with a strong understanding of non-financial assurance standards and frameworks such as the ASAE 3000/ ISAE 3000/ NGER / ISSB & ASRS
  • Experience in financial assurance is relevant, including a deep understanding of assurance process and techniques, with a risk based and critical mindset
  • Deep understanding in sustainability subject matter is highly regarded, including areas of environmental, social and governance factors, management approaches and leading disclosure
  • Strong client engagement skills, including delivering clear messages verbally and strong written communication skills
  • Excellent project management skills (including excellent time-management, problem-solving, multi-tasking and organisational abilities)

What we can offer you
  • Explore how a career at EY is yours to build at
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  • Learn about our commitment to DE&I at
  • Discover the various ways our benefits can cater to your needs, across wellness, financial wellbeing, and family-friendly policies which include 26 weeks gender neutral paid parental leave at

Acknowledgement of Country

EY acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands on which EY offices are located around Australia. We pay our respects to their cultures, and to their Elders - past, present, and emerging. Find out more about our vision for reconciliation at

Apply now... we're over 9,000 perspectives in Australia and we're ready to welcome yours.

Diversity, equity, and inclusiveness (DE&I) are core to who we are, how we work and how we live our values. We hold a collective commitment to continue to drive an environment where all differences are valued, practices are equitable, and everyone experiences a sense of belonging - where people are inspired to team and lead inclusively in their interactions every day. We encourage applications from people of all ages, nationalities, abilities, cultures, sexual orientations, and gender identities and are committed to providing an equitable and barrier free recruitment experience for all. We encourage you to share any support and adjustments you need to be your best and participate equitably in our recruitment process. We understand sharing your needs with us can be daunting, so if you have questions before or during your application, we welcome you to get in touch at Anything you tell us will be kept completely confidential.

The exceptional EY experience. It's yours to build

EY | Building a better working world

Our preferred applicant will be required to undertake employment screening by EY or our external third-party provider.

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