Job Description

Key Responsibilities

You will act as a trusted advisor to senior Business leadership, collaborating with senior stakeholders across the Business, Legal and other Corporate Functions to:

  • Assess existing portfolio and new products and service offerings and guide them to market in a legally compliant manner with appropriate risk mitigations (contractual, operational, technical) and lead up teams of Legal and other members as needed (e.g. Insurance, Tax, Finance, Responsible Business) to conduct risk analysis of new areas that the Business would like to expand into, including developing appropriate risk mitigation strategies;
  • Work with Accenture’s regulatory and compliance counsel & Government Relations to apply regulatory and compliance advice, including future-looking projections of any anticipated regulatory changes potentially impacting the business;
  • Help evaluate prospective acquisition targets on behalf of Strategy & Consulting, and shape post-merger integration strategies;
  • Play a key role in escalations and Accenture’s overall governance and risk management policies & processes; and
  • Develop and roll out training to increase expertise of Legal, and Business teams, as needed.

Knowledge Skills and Experience

  • Minimum 8 yrs. relevant experience in a corporate or law firm setting, with strong commercial, IP/IT and data compliance/governance experience and broad legal knowledge (e.g. spanning employment, litigation, corporate law and governance), and extensive experience of analysis and synthesis of complex facts and situations to achieve outcomes;
  • Experience in advising on the development and launch of new technology products, from ideation through to go-to-market, and deal shaping and innovative commercial modelling expertise;
  • Ability to develop trusted relationships with senior Business leaders, particularly for functions that have not worked extensively with Legal;
  • Strong program management and pathfinding skills, leading diverse teams to achieve defined outcomes, and ability to influence and manage multiple stakeholders and other parts of Legal to drive successful results; and
  • Experience in co-ordinating and overseeing the activities of external counsel and managing legal budget.

Behaviours and Attributes

  • Commitment to a creative, inclusive, and diverse workplace
  • Resilient, demonstrating comfort adapting to new circumstances in a dynamic and demanding workplace and comfortable with ambiguity, and with exceptional organizational and communication skills;
  • Self-motivated, enjoy working hard and being continually challenged, willing to work global hours where necessary and to travel occasionally;
  • Pragmatic and client-focused - enjoying talking to colleagues, understanding their requirements and helping problem solve to balance risk with commercial considerations; and
  • Emotionally intelligent, able to deal with people from different countries, cultures and backgrounds and with varying skill sets. You will need to be able to understand different viewpoints, motivations and thought processes to attain a legally appropriate business solution.



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About Accenture

Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology and Operations services—all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 699,000  people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities. Visit us at www.accenture.com

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Adelaide,Brisbane,Canberra,Melbourne,Perth,Sydney

At Accenture, our philosophy is anchored in recognising that our people are multi-dimensional. We take an intersectional human approach to create a work environment where all people feel like they can bring their authentic selves to work, every day.

We believe that equality drives innovation. Our commitment to accelerating equality starts at the top with our board and CEO and extends across every part of the company. This comes to life when our people own the equality agenda, making it part of their jobs – every decision, every day – and feel free to speak up and to act.

We do not tolerate discrimination because of differences, such as age, ability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, religion, or sexual orientation. We want a workplace that is inclusive and diverse to that end we are setting bold goals and taking comprehensive action. To achieve these goals, we collect information that allows us to track the effectiveness of our Inclusion and Diversity programs.

COVID-19 update:  The safety and well-being of our candidates, our people and their families continues to be a top priority. Until travel restrictions change, interviews will continue to be conducted virtually. 

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