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Corporate Contracting Strategic Counsel-Associate Director

Job Location: Dublin

Regional Description: Ireland

Job Number: 00574721


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Job title: Corporate Contracting Strategic Counsel-Associate Director

Level: 5

Location: Dublin


Job description:


Join Accenture and help transform leading organisations and communities around the world. The sheer scale of our capabilities and client engagements and the way we collaborate, operate and deliver value provides an unparalleled opportunity to grow and advance.


Join Corporate Functions and you will become part of a diverse team which offers the essential expertise that enables all of our employees to deliver high performance to our clients. Our Corporate Functions professionals work in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, Legal, Marketing and Communications, CIO, Information Security, and Geographic Services.


Whether you work directly with clients or manage important internal initiatives and efforts, you’ll find amazing opportunities to make a measurable difference.



What responsibilities will you have?

  • Lead, and assist in leading, the development, governance, deployment, training and strategy with respect to Accenture’s contracting standards and processes applicable to complex client facing transactions globally
  • Collaborate with leaders of other Accenture functions to improve transactional outcomes through an AIL cross-functional Centre of Excellence based in Dublin
  • Review and draft contracts for complex client facing transactions
  • Review and draft language to adapt contracts subject to the law and jurisdiction / venue of other countries - to ensure alignment with Irish law
  • Required to work as a leader and as part of legal and cross-Accenture teams
  • Oversee, counsel, guide, train and support junior lawyers
  • Stay abreast of legal developments - in Ireland, the EU and globally - affecting the company, its clients and industries, and synthesize the information to incorporate it into company's transactional practices
  • Educate company executives in regard to legal and risk management issues
  • Represent company's interests and interface directly with client counsel and negotiating teams
  • Strategize with company executives on key strategic contracting issues
  • Counsel, advise, and consult company executives based on accurate interpretation of contract documents and the facts of a business opportunity
  • Develop internal guidelines, toolkits, and packaged knowledge on various legal and business issues
  • Develop subject matter expertise in one of more areas that benefit Legal and/or our business
  • Support, promote and implement Legal Group initiatives

What skills & experience are we looking for?

  • Strong transactional experience in consulting, systems integration, digital services and outsourcing areas in roles with increasing responsibility.  Such experience should be in a law firm or in a fast-paced corporate legal/transaction group for an IT services and/or similar business
  • Experience or proven aptitude to understand and address multi-jurisdictional legal and commercial issues
  • Proven ability to efficiently manage a large volume of transactions
  • Strategic thinker and implementer
  • Understanding of basic principles of Finance, Accounting, Marketing, and Management
  • Understanding of Intellectual Property issues as they apply to consulting, systems integration, and outsourcing transactions
  • Ability to present creatively alternatives and proposed solutions under time pressure
  • Highly responsive and follows through on commitments
  • Strong time management, prioritization, and organizational skills
  • Ability to apply judgment and communication skills to influence senior stakeholder
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proficient in MS Office suite of products
  • Grasp of and strong interest in new age technology e.g. digital, analytics and cloud
  • Private practice experience desirable

What academic qualifications do you need?

Qualified Solicitor/Barrister with a strong PQE  

What’s in it for you?


All of our Corporate Functions professionals receive comprehensive training covering business acumen, technical and professional skills development. We offer a variety of formal and informal training programs at every level to help you acquire and build specialised skills faster. Learning takes place both on the job and through formal training conducted online, in the classroom, or in collaboration with others. The sheer variety of work we do, and the experience it offers, provide an unbeatable platform from which to build a career.


What are the next steps?


If this sounds like the ideal role, career and company for you, click below to apply.


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 at

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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