Job Description

Anticorruption Counsel

Location: UK

Salary: Competitive plus excellent benefits

Career Level: Manager

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. With our thought leadership and culture of innovation, we apply industry expertise, diverse skills and next-generation technology to each business challenge.

We believe in inclusion and diversity and supporting the whole person. Our core values comprise of Stewardship, Best People, Client Value Creation, One Global Network, Respect for the Individual and Integrity. Year after year, Accenture is recognized worldwide not just for business performance but for inclusion and diversity too.

“Across the globe, one thing is universally true of the people of Accenture: We care deeply about what we do and the impact we have with our clients and with the communities in which we work and live. It is personal to all of us.” – Julie Sweet, Accenture CEO

Job Summary

The Anticorruption Counsel plays a key role in promoting Accenture’s compliance with global and local anticorruption laws, regulations and Accenture policies, with the goal of protecting the assets and reputation of Accenture.

The Anticorruption Counsel supports the Managing Anticorruption Counsel – Senior Anticorruption Counsel of Anticorruption with the implementation and management of Accenture’s anticorruption compliance program and serves as a subject matter authority on anticorruption laws. The Anticorruption Counsel helps the Legal team and the business understand the anticorruption compliance program.

The Anticorruption Counsel will coordinate with and maximise expertise from all teams within CORE, Global Contracting, Contract Management, and outside counsel, as necessary.

Key Responsibilities

  • Implements and leads Accenture’s anticorruption compliance program (Leadership; Standards & Controls; Training & Communication; Auditing, Monitoring & Response; and Risk Assessments).

  • Drives the implementation of Accenture’s anticorruption compliance program initiatives, including:

  • Development and delivery of anticorruption compliance training;

  • Development, review and implementation of anticorruption policies and internal controls;

  • Planning and drafting anticorruption compliance communications with internal collaborators;

  • Working with senior management and outside counsel to conduct risk assessments, recommend improvements to the anticorruption compliance program, and support the implementation of adopted recommendations; and,

  • Working with internal partners to build anticorruption compliance and monitoring tools to help Accenture executives flag, highlight and mitigate corruption risks.

  • Provides objective, focused, practical advice and solutions to Accenture businesses and Legal Professionals regarding compliance with anticorruption laws, Accenture’s Code of Business Ethics, Accenture’s anticorruption policies (Policies 0150 and 1327), and all other related policies.

  • Collaborates with Legal colleagues and the business to identify, analyze and mitigate anticorruption risks;

  • Collaborates with Legal Mergers & Acquisitions colleagues and Corporate Development to identify, analyze and mitigate substantive anticorruption law issues;

  • Collaborates with CORE colleagues to: (a) provide thought leadership for Accenture’s anticorruption compliance efforts generally by staying abreast of compliance industry best practices and changes in laws and regulations, and (b) assist in the development of related policies to address business and legal requirements;

  • Conducts localized training on anticorruption law issues;

  • Responds to and helps run internal audits and internal investigations related to anticorruption law issues;

  • Assists Litigation & Disputes to respond to government inquires or investigations related to anticorruption law issues;

  • Provides additional support, and assumes additional responsibilities, as may be directed by the Managing Anticorruption Counsel – Senior Anticorruption Counsel of Anticorruption; and,

  • Operates in an efficient manner consistent with relevant Accenture policies.



Qualifications

Qualifications

Work Experience: 5 years PQE as an anticorruption lawyer

Work Requirements: Some travel required at times, but with the ability to work with and lead resources remotely

Knowledge and Skill Requirements

  • Deep knowledge of anticorruption laws and regulatory systems around the world;

  • Deep knowledge of compliance and ethics framework for global corporations in connection with anticorruption law issues and programs;

  • Extensive experience developing anticorruption compliance programs, including preparing policies and internal controls; conducting anticorruption training; responding to government investigations; and drafting and reviewing contracts;

  • Good judgment, an ability to prioritize and make decisions, and a high level of common sense, including the ability to see around the corner and spot risks before they materialize;

  • Ability to synthesize sophisticated legal analysis into clear recommendations;

  • Good executive presence and the ability to work effectively with the senior business leaders at Accenture, partners from law firms;

  • Strong writing and negotiation skills.

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, Technology and Operations services and Accenture Song — 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 accenture.com.

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 30/06/2022

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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