Associate, Corporate Sustainability Reporting

BlackRock, Inc.

Associate, Corporate Sustainability Reporting

Salary Not Specified

BlackRock, Inc., Edinburgh

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Remote working

, 6 Jun | Get your application in now before you're too late!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: 59d071ce7f414eebb95ebc08c9fe4d6c

Full Job Description

  • Maintaining compliance with entity level sustainability reporting requirements, including working with internal teams to draft reporting, establishing appropriate governance structures to obtain approval and sign off and creating and owning process documentation for each regulation.

  • Performing readiness for upcoming sustainability reporting requirements, including monitoring SEC, ISSB and EFRAG advancements.

  • Partnering with Financial Controls Reporting / Internal Audit / External Auditors to build out controls' framework for sustainability reporting and implementing controls in AuditBoard.

  • Preparing materials for presentation at key committees such as Corporate Sustainability Disclosure Committee, Board/Audit Committees, Risk/Regulatory oversight committees etc.

  • Preparing materials and participating in presentations to further educate internal stakeholders on the regulatory sustainability reporting agenda and value prospect of team

  • Liaising with internal and external audit for BlackRock corporate sustainability regulatory reporting

  • Establishing robust 'audit-ready' support for corporate sustainability disclosures

  • Preparing team newsletter

  • Supporting stakeholder queries directed to the team

  • Contributing to team meetings and enhancing team governance

  • Other BAU activities, ad hoc tasks and project work as required


  • Development Value:

    This position will allow the individual to become involved in a new and exciting area of corporate reporting with excellent opportunities for expanding their network outside of finance. GCSC is a small team so there will be many opportunities to get involved in all aspects of the team's output. The role will also offer insight into Green House Gas reporting protocols and how sustainability is impacting BlackRock beyond finance.

    As this is an emerging area of Corporate Reporting, some competencies are required whilst others would be advantageous but are not prohibitive to being successful in the role.

    Required
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities in a rapidly evolving reporting environment

  • Excellent powerpoint skills and strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel/Office

  • Experience in analysing and impact assessing principles-based standards/regulations

  • Experience of report writing at a standard suitable for external publication

  • Ability to clearly and confidently communicate in verbal and written form with colleagues of different levels

  • Strong understanding of robust reporting controls including design and implementation

  • Highly organized and methodical with the ability to manage multiple deliverables


  • Advantageous
  • Prior experience/strong interest in sustainability reporting

  • Experience/understanding of Green House Gas protocol

  • Experience in reporting of non-financial data, CA/ACA qualified or equivalent qualification (desirable not essential)

  • 4 years plus of accounting/policy experience (Ideally Financial Services)

  • Organised and methodical, possessing attention to detail, good analytical skills and the ability to work to tight deadlines

    BlackRock EMEA Finance consists of Finance professionals in disciplines such as Financial Planning and Analysis, Treasury, Tax, Regulatory Reporting, Accounting Operations and Corporate Accounting. This role forms part of the Edinburgh based Controllers Group and sits within the Global Corporate Sustainability Controllers (GCSC) team. GCSC is a new team with responsibility globally for both voluntary and mandatory sustainability reporting impacting BlackRock's corporate entities, as well as collation and ownership of Blackrock's Greenhouse Gas Inventory.


  • In its day-to-day activities the Edinburgh based team has significant interaction with the US based Corporate Sustainability team which has responsibility for, amongst other things, accelerating the firm's environmental sustainability efforts. The team also offers excellent opportunities to interact with a broad array of BlackRock teams, including: the Government Affairs & Public Policy Group, BlackRock Transformation Office, Risk and Quantitative Analysis, Legal and Compliance, Governance, Sustainable & Transition Solutions and Financial and Prudential Reporting, as well as the other global Finance teams.

    Purpose/Background:

    An accountant/sustainability specialist is required to join the GCSC team based in Edinburgh, reporting into the regulatory sustainability reporting VP. The team currently comprises 5 employees, including the Director, leading the team. The team brings new responsibilities to finance and has ownership of sustainability disclosures impacting BlackRock at the corporate entity level whilst also establishing a control and governance framework and identifying and impact assessing upcoming regulations., BlackRock's hybrid work model is designed to enable a culture of collaboration and apprenticeship that enriches the experience of our employees, while supporting flexibility for all. Employees are currently required to work at least 4 days in the office per week, with the flexibility to work from home 1 day a week. Some business groups may require more time in the office due to their roles and responsibilities. We remain focused on increasing the impactful moments that arise when we work together in person - aligned with our commitment to performance and innovation. As a new joiner, you can count on this hybrid model to accelerate your learning and onboarding experience here at BlackRock.

    About BlackRock

    At BlackRock, we are all connected by one mission: to help more and more people experience financial well-being. Our clients, and the people they serve, are saving for retirement, paying for their children's educations, buying homes and starting businesses. Their investments also help to strengthen the global economy: support businesses small and large; finance infrastructure projects that connect and power cities; and facilitate innovations that drive progress.

    This mission would not be possible without our smartest investment - the one we make in our employees. It's why we're dedicated to creating an environment where our colleagues feel welcomed, valued and supported with networks, benefits and development opportunities to help them thrive.

    To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of employee benefits including: retirement investment and tools designed to help you in building a sound financial future; access to education reimbursement; comprehensive resources to support your physical health and emotional well-being; family support programs; and Flexible Time Off (FTO) so you can relax, recharge and be there for the people you care about.