Job Description

Government Compliance Counsel - Europe

Location: London

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 skill sets 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

The Government Compliance Counsel plays a key role in promoting Accenture’s compliance with public procurement laws, regulations and Accenture policies, with the goal of protecting the assets and reputation of Accenture. 

The Government Compliance Counsel supports the Government Compliance Officer and Director of Government Compliance with the implementation and management of Accenture’s Government Compliance program and serves as a subject matter expert on public procurement rules and Government Compliance obligations.  This includes an understanding of conflicts of interest risks when working with government clients and post-government hiring rules for current and former government employees. The Government Compliance Counsel helps the Legal team and the business understand the Government Compliance program.

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

Key Responsibilities

  • Supports the implementation and execution of Accenture’s Government Compliance program initiatives, including:

  • Development and delivery of Government Compliance training
  • Development, review and implementation of Government Compliance policies and internal controls
  • Planning and drafting Government Compliance communications with internal stakeholders
  • Working with senior management and outside counsel to conduct risk assessments, recommend improvements to the Government Compliance program, and support the implementation of adopted recommendations
  • Working with internal stakeholders to build Government Compliance and monitoring tools to help Accenture executives flag, escalate and mitigate compliance risks.
  • Provides objective, focused, practical advice and solutions to Accenture businesses and Legal Professionals regarding compliance with public procurement rules and Government Compliance obligations, Accenture’s Code of Business Ethics, Accenture’s Government Compliance policies, and all other related policies.

  • Collaborates with Legal colleagues and the business to identify, analyze and mitigate Government Compliance risks.

  • Collaborates with Legal Mergers & Acquisitions colleagues and Corporate Development to identify, analyze and mitigate substantive Government Compliance issues.

  • Collaborates with CORE colleagues to: (a) provide thought leadership for Accenture’s Government 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 Government Compliance issues.

  • Responds to and helps manage internal audits and internal investigations related to Government Compliance issues.

  • Assists Litigation & Disputes to respond to government inquires or investigations related to Government Compliance issues.


Education:  JD or equivalent law degree (based on geography) required

Work Experience:  PQE 5 years + as a compliance attorney with expertise in public procurement rules and Government Compliance obligations, including familiarity with the EU public tender laws and procedures. Experience with a law firm or global corporation preferred.


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


Knowledge and Skill Requirements

  • Deep knowledge of public procurement rules and Government Compliance obligations, with knowledge of anticorruption and other related subject matters preferred

  • Deep knowledge of compliance and ethics framework for global corporations in connection with Government Compliance issues and programs

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

  • Good judgment, an ability to prioritize and make decisions, and the ability to see around the corner and spot risks before they materialize

  • Good business acumen, knowledge of Accenture’s business strategy (or similar business strategy at another company)

  • 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

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 710,000 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 30/03/2021

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.

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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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