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Director, Environmental Sustainability Accounting

Scarsdale, NY

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Title and Summary

Director, Environmental Sustainability Accounting

Mastercard is looking for an experienced and innovative regulatory reporting Director to join our Environmental Sustainability team. The Sustainability Accounting Director will be a key leader in shaping and executing our climate accounting strategy. This role involves overseeing the development and implementation of climate and energy accounting policies, managing reporting processes, and providing strategic guidance to ensure the alignment of financial and sustainability objectives. This role will lead a team that is responsible for compiling, quantifying, and preparing environmental and climate data related to our operations and value chain, including aligning with entity level reporting and transfer pricing. The Director should be an organized, detail-oriented professional with a keen eye for accuracy and an understanding of finance and corporate regulations. The ideal candidate should have an advanced degree in finance, accounting, or a related field, as well as significant prior experience leading a team. We are looking for someone who can bring a strategic and analytical mindset to this new role, with the ability to interpret complex data with regulatory experience. The successful candidate should have excellent communication skills, the ability to prepare regulatory documentation, controls, identify potential gaps, knowledge and experience with EU taxonomy reporting for sustainable initiatives, serve as the SME, the ability to work with and build relationships with all stakeholders.

Strategic Leadership:
- Develop and implement the company's sustainability accounting strategy in alignment with overall business goals.
- Provide leadership and guidance to the sustainability accounting team.
Sustainability Accounting Reporting:
- Lead the preparation of comprehensive sustainability reports, ensuring compliance with relevant reporting frameworks (e.g., GRI, SASB, TCFD, CSRD, SEC, ISSB).
- Stay abreast of emerging reporting standards and best practices to enhance reporting processes.
Stakeholder Engagement:
- Engage with internal and external stakeholders to understand their expectations regarding sustainability performance reporting, serving as the SME.
- Represent the company in sustainability forums and maintain relationships with key stakeholders.
Integration of Sustainability Factors:
- Collaborate with finance and other departments to integrate sustainability factors into financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting processes.
- Develop and implement mechanisms to track and report on financial performance as it relates to sustainability.
Regulatory Compliance:
- Ensure compliance with evolving sustainability reporting regulations and standards.
- Monitor changes in reporting requirements and adjust processes accordingly.
- Monitor and review financial data tied to GHG emissions and identify any discrepancies

All About You:
Master's degree in accounting, Finance, Sustainability, or a related field. Advanced degree or professional certifications (e.g., CPA, CMA, sustainability-related certifications) preferred.
Prior experience in sustainability accounting, financial reporting, or a related field.
Strong understanding of sustainability reporting frameworks and standards.
Proven leadership and management experience.
Excellent communication and stakeholder engagement skills.

In the US, Mastercard is an inclusive Equal Employment Opportunity employer that considers applicants without regard to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disabled or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you require accommodations or assistance to complete the online application process, please contact and identify the type of accommodation or assistance you are requesting. Do not include any medical or health information in this email. The Reasonable Accommodations team will respond to your email promptly.

Corporate Security Responsibility

All activities involving access to Mastercard assets, information, and networks comes with an inherent risk to the organization and, therefore, it is expected that every person working for, or on behalf of, Mastercard is responsible for information security and must:

  • Abide by Mastercard's security policies and practices;
  • Ensure the confidentiality and integrity of the information being accessed;
  • Report any suspected information security violation or breach, and
  • Complete all periodic mandatory security trainings in accordance with Mastercard's guidelines.
In line with Mastercard's total compensation philosophy and assuming that the job will be performed in the US, the successful candidate will be offered a competitive base salary based on location, experience and other qualifications for the role and may be eligible for an annual bonus or commissions depending on the role. Mastercard benefits for full time (and certain part time) employees generally include: insurance (including medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, disability, life insurance), flexible spending account and health savings account, paid leaves (including 16 weeks new parent leave, up to 20 paid days bereavement leave), 10 annual paid sick days, 10 or more annual paid vacation days based on level, 5 personal days, 10 annual paid U.S. observed holidays, 401k with a best-in-class company match, deferred compensation for eligible roles, fitness reimbursement or on-site fitness facilities, eligibility for tuition reimbursement, gender-inclusive benefits and many more.

Client-provided location(s): Harrison, NY, USA
Job ID: Mastercard-22331_R-214243-dc11eb06d3188f41a7b12b9fe01f2132
Employment Type: Other

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • FSA
    • FSA With Employer Contribution
    • HSA
    • HSA With Employer Contribution
    • Fitness Subsidies
    • On-Site Gym
    • Pet Insurance
    • Mental Health Benefits
    • Virtual Fitness Classes
    • Health Reimbursement Account
  • Parental Benefits

    • Birth Parent or Maternity Leave
    • Non-Birth Parent or Paternity Leave
    • Fertility Benefits
    • Adoption Assistance Program
    • Family Support Resources
    • On-site/Nearby Childcare
    • Adoption Leave
  • Work Flexibility

    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Remote Work Opportunities
    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Commuter Benefits Program
    • Casual Dress
    • Happy Hours
    • Snacks
    • Company Outings
    • On-Site Cafeteria
    • Holiday Events
    • Some Meals Provided
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Paid Vacation
    • Paid Holidays
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Leave of Absence
    • Volunteer Time Off
  • Financial and Retirement

    • 401(K) With Company Matching
    • Performance Bonus
    • Relocation Assistance
    • Financial Counseling
    • Stock Purchase Program
  • Professional Development

    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Promote From Within
    • Mentor Program
    • Access to Online Courses
    • Lunch and Learns
    • Internship Program
    • Work Visa Sponsorship
    • Leadership Training Program
    • Associate or Rotational Training Program
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Employee Resource Groups (ERG)
    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program