Job Description

Compliance & Ethics Counsel Manager

Location: London

Career Level:  Manager

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Job Summary:

The Compliance & Ethics Counsel Manager, Data Privacy is a full-time manager role to be filled by a qualified person with at least 5 years of relevant experience in data privacy, information security and related assessments. The role is part of the Data Privacy team in Legal. It has a focus on supporting our strategic initiatives which include data privacy compliance risk assessments on a global and local basis. An important area of risk assessments is US HIPAA compliance so experience in that field is a must. As many tasks are project related, project management skills are key to the role. The role reports to a Compliance & Ethics Counsel Senior Manager, Data Privacy. Individuals with relevant data privacy experience at a global company in the technology, IT and security sector are preferred. IAPP’s CIPP certification(s) or equivalents are preferred.

Core responsibilities:

As part of the Strategic Initiatives functional group (“tower”) within Accenture’s global Data Privacy team, the role has the following data privacy responsibilities:

  • Design, plan and manage risk assessments in the area of data privacy on a global and local level (incl. HIPAA Security Risk Assessments) in collaboration with other Data Privacy team members, other internal stakeholders and leadership

  • Create and deliver documentation of risk assessments and regular reporting to leadership and third parties

  • Design, plan and manage the remediation activities resulting out of such risk assessments

  • Develop and provide privacy guidance (including US HIPAA) to various internal stakeholders including Accenture’s corporate functions and Data Privacy team leadership

  • Manage external consultants and law firms as required to carry out risk assessments

  • Be responsible for developing and delivering relevant procedures, data privacy training and awareness materials, as well as tools, templates, resources and guidance materials

  • Lead or participate in complex or cross-functional privacy or data management/governance projects

  • Participate and assist in maintaining or updating HIPAA privacy program elements and related documentation

  • Build and maintain strong and trusted relationships with internal and external stakeholders, in particular with legal and business teams, and with clients and external counsel, as needed

  • Stay abreast of legal and regulatory developments including court decisions and HHS guidance related to the scope of the role

  • Effectively work with a team of data privacy and other legal professionals and business teams remotely, providing advice and guidance in an engaged, business focused and pragmatic manner

  • Actively foster and promote a privacy culture within the organization

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Education and Required Experience:

  • J.D. or equivalent in law, business administration or information technology

  • Experience in a data privacy or information security practice in a global multinational company

  • CIPP, CIPM, CIPT, CISSP and/or CISM preferred

Additional Work Experience and Required Skills:

  • Expertise as an assessor, consultant or legal advisor in the area of data privacy and security

  • Project/program management and operational skills

  • Ability to think out of the box

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively across various levels and teams

  • Experience with the management of a global data privacy program

  • Demonstrated experience of HIPAA and related laws and regulations advisory

  • Extensive experience with data privacy legal compliance or counselling

  • Knowledge of data protection laws related to security and protection of sensitive data

  • Experience in preparing and delivering trainings and presentations

  • Consistent verbal, written and interpersonal skills with the ability to interface with all levels of management and staff

  • Good judgement skills

  • Team player with the ability to engage teams and encourage a collaborative environment

  • Adaptability to changing needs within the business

What’s in it for you

At Accenture in addition to a competitive basic salary, you will also have an extensive benefits package which includes 30 days’ vacation per year, private medical insurance and 3 extra days leave per year for charitable work of your choice!

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 624,000 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

Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity, or any other basis as protected by applicable law.

Closing Date for Applications 31/12/2021

Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, colour, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected applicable law.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

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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