Staff Associate (Climate Change and Sustainability Services)

EY
Montreal, QC, Canada
Position Type: 
Full-Time
Organization Type: 
Private Sector
Experience Level: 
Junior (0-4 Years)
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)
Apply By: 
ASAP

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EY’s people in more than 150 countries are committed to operating with integrity, quality and professionalism in the provision of audit, advisory, tax and transaction advisory services. We strive to help all of our people achieve their professional and personal goals through an inclusive environment that values everyone’s contributions, appreciates diversity of thought, fosters growth, and provides continuous opportunities for development. Recognized as one of Canada’s top employers, EY continually strives to be a great place to work.

 EY has a well-established Climate Change and Sustainability Services (CCaSS) practice to respond to our clients’ growing need of guidance in this area, including greenhouse gas emission verification, assurance over sustainability-related data, and sustainability strategic advisory. We are looking to expand our team of professionals focused on providing high value, independent, trusted advice to our clients as they transition to a more sustainable economy. Our clients include many of today’s leading global companies, innovative growth companies and other publicly accountable enterprises.

 We are currently seeking qualified candidates able to demonstrate strong analytical abilities for an excellent career opportunity in the provision of climate change and sustainability accounting, auditing and advisory services, at the Staff Associate level. We can help you realize your potential, as our success is based on your achievements. Our work environment is designed to help high-performing people thrive.

 EY’s commitment to the quality and integrity of our services is exemplified by the methodologies and rigorous quality controls we apply to every client engagement. We use these tools, complemented by our substantial investments in technology, knowledge, and learning resources for our professionals, to deliver high quality services to our clients and their stakeholders.

Responsibilities

Working in a team environment, assist clients in their efforts to identify, measure and appropriately manage the business and reporting risks they face as they respond to changing stakeholder expectations and environmental and greenhouse gas regulations.
Identify and communicate trends, developments, and key performance drivers relevant to the client. Demonstrate a solid understanding of the client’s industry and marketplace.
Use technology to continually learn, share knowledge with team members, and enhance service delivery.
Maintain an educational program to continually develop skills. Maintain cooperative relationships with other engagement teams.
Support client relationships, conduct business development and manage accounts.

Qualifications:

To qualify for this position with excellent potential for career advancement, candidates must have:  

Professional presence with the ability to quickly establish personal credibility and demonstrate expertise.
Ability to analyze complex or unusual issues in the context of client engagements and deliver insightful and pragmatic solutions.
Ability to undertake environmental and social audits (e.g., GHG and sustainability report assurance).
Advanced written and verbal communication skills.
A dedication to teamwork.
Strong project management skills
Ability to take a pragmatic approach to issues that underpin client relationships while demonstrating and living the firm’s values.
1-2 years of experience in sustainability (e.g., environmental consultant/auditor, environmental engineer, or corporate responsibility consultant).
A degree in engineering, environmental science and/or other appropriate academic major is desirable, preferably at the graduate level.
Previous experience for a public accounting firm or consulting practice, or particular business/industry experience is desirable.
Oil & Gas, energy, forestry and mining industry experience is an asset.