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Principal Consultant – Corporate Carbon Accounting

Role: Principal Consultant – Corporate Carbon Accounting

Location: Remote - USA or Canada based

Practice Area: Climate

Contract: Full-time

Remuneration Range: $100,000 - 120,000 USD / $102,500 - 120,000 CAD

Key Responsibilities: 
  • As a subject matter expert, provide supervision, guidance and technical leadership to clients as well as colleagues on leading practices, standards, and trends, incorporating this knowledge into consulting projects, proposals and the evolution of new services. 
  • Develop and deliver proposals with client managers and generate your own leads with new and existing clients, demonstrating an understanding of the client’s business and creative scopes of work to achieve their goals.
  • Lead and grow client relationships acting as the primary point of contact and developing a trusted advisor relationship with clients, with a relentless focus on helping them be successful in defining and achieving their sustainability goals. 
  • Concurrently manage several projects across their lifecycle and be responsible for these projects providing high value to our client while being on time and budget. Perform line management responsibilities for direct reports, including conducting performance reviews and goal setting, and providing mentorship and guidance on career path development. 
  • Actively demonstrate thought leadership through, for example, presenting on webinars and participating in leading forums. 
About Anthesis:
Anthesis is the sustainability activator. Proud to be a B Corp, we seek to make a significant contribution to a world which is more resilient and productive. We do this by working with cities, corporates, investors and other organisations to drive sustainable performance. We develop financially driven sustainability strategies, underpinned by technical expertise and delivered by innovative collaborative teams across the world.
Anthesis has clients across all industry sectors and supports some of the world’s largest multinationals such as Amazon, Cisco, The North Face, and Target. The company brings together 1,100+ experts operating in 42 countries around the world and has offices in Andorra, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Middle East, the Philippines, Portugal, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, the UK, and the US.

At Anthesis Group, we are truly committed to putting people and our planet at the heart of all we do.

We encourage all employees to contribute their ideas, perspectives, and experiences to help us create an inclusive and equitable workplace. By embracing diversity and providing equal opportunities, we believe we can drive innovation, foster creativity, and achieve our shared goals. So, if you’re ready to be a part of something truly extraordinary, then we want you! Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identify, national origin, age, pregnancy, martial status, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Together, we can continue to build a diverse and inclusive workforce where everyone has an equal opportunity to succeed and thrive.

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Summary of Role:

We are looking for a highly motivated Principal Consultant to support our growing GHG Accounting and Reporting service in North America. Your role will be client-facing and you will lead consulting projects and business development efforts to create inventories of scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions. Your projects and clients may span a diverse set of industries, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to boutique brands and start-ups. You will leverage our service teams and subject matter experts to ensure clients receive our best solutions and technical advice. You will be joining an engaged, collaborative community that approaches its work with energy and optimism.

We are a leading and innovative provider of corporate greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting and reporting services (scopes 1+2+3), delivered by a global team of over 80 practitioners and led by industry-recognized experts. We have a track record in successfully addressing cutting-edge issues, including the calculation of supply chain and other scope 3 emissions. We have deep connections and partnerships with NGOs and other standard-setting organizations that help shape the corporate accounting field. We deploy start-of-the-art technologies for data collection, carbon footprint development and data visualization, including via internally-developed platforms. And we offer complementary advisory services that support our clients throughout their net zero journey, in such areas as climate action plan development, carbon markets, renewable energy, climate risk and ESG strategy.

Key Requirements:

  • 6+ years’ experience in corporate GHG emissions accounting across multiple sectors, acquired either in-house or in a consultancy environment
  • Proficiency in calculating and reporting scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions, with demonstrated experience in key topic areas, including setting inventory boundaries, accounting for renewable energy, and accounting for supply chain emissions using multiple approaches (EEIO, LCA, supplier-specific data)
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting GHG inventories with organizations across multiple sectors (retail, manufacturing, financial, energy, etc.)
  • Understanding of Life Cycle Assessments and Product Carbon Footprints
  • Familiarity with carbon accounting and reporting standards and programs (e.g., ISO 14064, GHG Protocol, TCR)
  • Knowledgeable about current and emerging policy and regulatory drivers of GHG emissions disclosure and management in North America. Preferred experience includes familiarity with SBTi’s emerging FLAG guidance and an understanding of SEC reporting requirements.
  • Knowledgeable about, and experience with a subset of, carbon management enterprise software solutions
  • Experience with third-party audits of inventories, and with auditors/assurance providers
  • Experience in broader ESG strategy, data analytics, and/or preparation of corporate disclosures (CDP, GRI, SASB) a plus.
Knowledge, Education & Desired Qualifications:
  • Professional presence with the ability to quickly establish personal credibility and demonstrate expertise
  • Strong communication and consulting skills
  • Effective time management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to respond positively to pressure and take a flexible approach to a dynamic, fast moving and changing work environment.
  • Able to work on virtual teams across different time zones
  • Our ideal candidate will be someone who really wants to flourish in a technical analytics environment at the leading edge of sustainability.


  • Comprehensive and competitive group health, dental, and vision insurance plans for you and your dependents
  • FSA (Flexible Spending Account) benefit (US only)
  • Anthesis provides 100% Basic and Voluntary Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance benefit.
  • In addition, Anthesis covers 100% of Short & Long‐Term Disability Insurance benefits.
  • Anthesis provides a 3% contribution into retirement plans, and you may elect to contribute more each pay period with a pre‐tax deduction up to a certain cap.
  • Anthesis provides Employee Assistance Program and Travel Insurance
  • Annual allotment of PTO, in addition to 56 hours of sick leave, paid company paid holidays, and more.
  • Work within a highly motivated team in an innovative and rapidly growing global company.
  • Opportunity to have a direct impact and be a key part of the growth and development of the business and the team.
  • Work collaboratively on projects that have an impact on the sustainability and climate change goals/challenges for clients.
  • Opportunity to work alongside of, collaborate with and learn from sustainability Subject Matter Experts (SME) who are passionate about the work they do and the impact Anthesis can have