This newly formed role joins our Sustainability Advisory Team. The team was created in 2023 to build Cooper Parry’s sustainability capacity, acting as an incubator for sustainability advisory services. We are now gearing up for the official launch with ambitious growth plans! To help us get this off the ground at scale we are on the lookout for an experienced and talented Assistant Manager.

Our sustainability team are set to double in size this year with even more potential for growth next year. If your frame of mind is to develop yourself and the team, then there is bags of opportunity here. Perfect for someone with a passion for sustainability, keen to get in the mix and strive to be the best you.


A day in the life of a Sustainability Advisory Assistant Manager:

  • Leading sustainability reporting engagements following key sustainability reporting frameworks and standards (i.e. SECR, CRFD/TCFD, CSRD/ESRS, EU taxonomy, etc.)
  • Leading sustainability assurance engagements including report assurance, readiness services and other assurance related services across all industries
  • Taking ownership for all aspects of engagement delivery working with the manager on scoping, programme and team selection through to delivery, quality management and budgetary control
  • Developing thought leadership and market eminence related to sustainability & ESG
  • Building technical knowledge across the wider Cooper Parry internal teams
  • Specialities in the Sustainability team cover: ESG Assessments, Carbon Accounting, ESG Assurance and Reporting, B Corp Certification Support

About you…

You will have a desire to work as part of a high performing team covering a range of sustainability matters in a dynamic environment.

You must be committed to providing exceptional customer service and building effective working relationships with clients. You need to be adaptable and versatile, with confidence and composure to present, respond to questions, network and guide/train team members through thought leadership.

You will be/have…

  • ACA/ACCA qualified with recent practice experience
  • Working knowledge of sustainability reporting frameworks and standards e.g. SECR, CRFD/TCFD, CSRD/ESRS, EU taxonomy
  • Working knowledge of assurance frameworks using ISAE 3000/3410
  • Articulate, able to explain the benefits of incorporating ESG across a company’s strategy
  • The ability to explain concepts to technical and non-technical users through top notch communication, both verbal and written
  • Good level of understanding of carbon accounting spanning scopes 1-3, and a technical knowledge of carbon reporting legislation and standards. (i.e. GHG Protocol, SBTi NetZero Standard) would be an advantage

About us…

We’re straight-talking and put people and relationships before products and services. This is what’s made us the fastest growing firm of accountants in the UK… and our vision is to continue.

Over the last couple years alone, we have achieved some fantastic feats:

  • Ranked No.1 in the Accountancy Age Mid-Tier Power Index
  • Placed Top 3 in the mid-size category at the Inspiring Workplace Awards and 13th overall at the Inspiring Workplace Awards, against all businesses of all sizes across Europe, Middle East & Africa
  • B Corp certified! Measuring and improving our impact beyond business for a brighter tomorrow
  • Best Companies No.1 Accountancy Firm to work for in the UK & No.30 Best Large Company to work for 2023


What’s in it for you…

We put our people at the heart of our culture. If our people love working here then they do amazing work, that’s why we offer things like:

  • Supported development with tailored training to help you learn and progress
  • Open Holidays – unlimited paid annual leave to take what you need to feel well rested
  • We are currently undertaking a 100-80-100 trial, otherwise known as a “4 day work week trial” to reduce our working hours by 20%
  • A truly flexible approach to hybrid working
  • Empowered and entrusted to do what you do best
  • An amazing wellbeing offering to support your physical, mental, spiritual, and financial health
  • Volunteering opportunities to work closer with local communities and charities
  • Alongside an array of benefits and perks all nicely packaged on our CP Pay & Perks platform


We know everyone performs their best when they feel welcomed and supported to bring their whole selves to work. As an equal opportunities’ employer, we will work with you to ensure you have all you need to achieve your best.

Get in touch if you have any questions about our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion or about accessibility/accommodations during your application process.