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AML Legal Counsel

Job Location: Dublin

Regional Description: Ireland

Job Number: 00565941


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Job Title: AML Legal Counsel

Level: 7 - Manager

Location: Dublin


Job Summary:


The Anti-Money Laundering Counsel will work with the Director of Anti-Money Laundering to support the design, implementation and management of Accenture's global anti-money laundering compliance program. 


Scope of Responsibilities:

The Anti-Money Laundering Counsel will be expected to perform the following activities: 

  1. Assist the Director of Anti-Money Laundering with managing day-to-day elements of Accenture’s anti-money laundering compliance program.
  2. Support the design, recommendation and implementation of Accenture’s anti-money laundering compliance program initiatives and enhancements worldwide to meet business and legal requirements, including:

a.    risk assessments and risk profiles;

b.    client due diligence processes and reviews;

c.    computer-based and live training;

d.    policies, procedures and internal controls;

e.    corporate communications; and

f.     tools and metrics.


3     Support the design, recommendation and implementation of anti-money laundering compliance monitoring initiatives to help Accenture properly monitor and manage anti-money laundering risks and legal requirements.
4     Assist the Director of Anti-Money Laundering with providing advice on business opportunities that may carry anti-money laundering risks and requirements for Accenture through offerings reviews, contract negotiations, acquisition assessments and post-merger compliance planning.
5     Assist the Director of Anti-Money Laundering with staying current on anti-money laundering industry best practices, changes in laws and regulations, enforcement actions, and trends to be able to provide guidance and recommendations to senior leadership on Accenture’s efforts to mitigate its money laundering risks.
6     Provide additional support and assume additional responsibilities as may be directed by the Director of Anti-Money Laundering to assist Accenture with promoting global compliance with money laundering laws and regulations.

7   Operate in a cost effective manner consistent with relevant Accenture policies.



Reports to:  Director of Anti-Money Laundering


Relationships:  Ethics & Compliance Team, Geographic Operations, Offerings & Alliances, Corporate Investigations, Contracting, Disputes & Litigation, Finance, Legal M&A team, other subject matter experts, and outside law firms.


Basic (Must-Have) Qualifications:


Education:  J.D. or equivalent law degree (based on geography) required.


Work Experience:  Minimum of 5 years of relevant industry experience (e.g within Financial Institution, Law Firm or other In House Role)


Work Requirements:   Minimal travel required. 


Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

  1. Knowledge and understanding of compliance & ethics framework for global corporations, and of global anti-money laundering and/or other financial crime (e.g. anticorruption) legal frameworks;
  2. Knowledge of Accenture’s business vision and strategy (or similar business strategy at another company if experienced hire);
  3. Good judgment, an ability to prioritize and make decisions, and a high level of common sense;
  4. Ability to collaborate with team members and other peers within Legal;
  5. Strong writing and negotiation skills;
  6. Strong communication skills; and
  7. Fluent in English. 

About Accenture


Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions—underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network—Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With approximately 373,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us


Please note that 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.


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

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