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Carbon Accountant



Data Science · Full-time
Posted on Thursday, January 5, 2023

Carbon Accountant

Start Date: March 3rd, 2023



GreenPlaces is the source of truth for business's sustainability activity. We ensure that companies' environmental reporting is compliant and help you communicate the companies’ impact to customers and investors.


GreenPlaces helps companies gain visibility and transparency into their carbon emissions so they may create sustainability plans and comply with national and international standards. GreenPlaces is seeking an experienced Carbon Accountant to assist with the completion of client’s greenhouse gas inventory reports and sustainability plans. In this role, you will directly interface and prioritize client needs and business development, and collaborate with sustainability team members and account managers to improve the overall client experience. The ideal candidate has an excellent ability to multitask, communicate effectively, is a team player, and possesses a high level of attention to detail. Experience in carbon accounting (corporate greenhouse gas inventory reporting) is a must. Experience in life cycle assessments, environmental policy, data analysis, ESG reporting, etc. is a plus.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Analyze and organize client’s data
  • Independently complete GHG Inventory reports
  • Conduct research on GHG accounting and emission reporting
  • Assist with the creation of client-specific emission reduction plans
  • Interface regularly with clients (data collection meetings, report out meetings, reduction strategy meetings, etc.)
  • Collaborating with all internal departments to address client needs/wants

Skills & Strengths

  • Problem solving

  • Proactive and resourceful

  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills

  • Experience in GHG reporting and sustainability

  • Ability to learn and adapt quickly

  • A team player, collaborative

  • Time management and multitasking skills - Ability to prioritize and handle multiple project for different clients at the same time, that might be in different stages of completion

  • Ability to work independently

  • Capable of self-led learning and process implementation

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel Experience

  • Previous independent roles in any of the following fields: Carbon Accounting, Data Analyst, Sustainability (emphasis on the environmental side of ESG), earth/environmental science (required)

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel (required)

  • Proficiency in corporate GHG accounting.

  • Significant experience writing scientific reports (required)

  • Experience conducting independent research (required)

  • Experience conducting LCAs (nice to have)

  • Experience reporting into various environmental frameworks, such as CDP, SASB, GRI, TCFD, etc. (nice to have)

GreenPlaces is an equal opportunity employer.