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Policies Oversight Senior Manager-Business Ethics

Job Location: Dublin

Regional Description: Ireland

Job Number: 00616919


- Job description

Job Title:         Policies Oversight Senior Manager-Business Ethics
Level:               6 - Senior Manager
Location:         Dublin

Job Summary

The Policies Oversight Senior Manager supports the Ethics Programs lead in the development, implementation, improvement and management of oversight of Accenture policies and related initiatives on a global basis. The Policies Oversight Senior Manager may also assist in the management of other Ethics Programs, such as compliance mailbox oversight and communications and awareness.

Key Responsibilities

Policies Oversight
  • Manage day-to-day oversight of Accenture policies, from initiation of requests for new policies or changes to existing policies from policy sponsors/organizations, through the review cycle to final leadership approval(s) and publication.
  • Periodically review and revise standard policy template and drafting guidelines to ensure consistent format and a simplified, direct writing style.
  • Work with policy sponsor organizations and Ethics Programs team members working on policies oversight to assist with policy drafting and editing (in accordance with standard templates and guidelines) to drive improved policy quality and consistency.
  • Drive improvements and efficiencies to the policies oversight process, e.g., through process improvements, technology solutions and improved communications with key stakeholders.
  • Drive ongoing review of the global policy on policies in collaboration with Ethics Programs lead and key stakeholders.
Policies Awareness
  • Work with Ethics Programs team and Marketing & Communications to drive awareness of policies generally, the policies site and making it easier for employees to locate policies essential to their work activities.
  • Assist policy sponsor organizations on communications plans for driving employee awareness of new policies or changes to existing policies.
  • Coordinate with Ethics Programs team any changes to the Accenture Code of Business Ethics resulting from policy changes.
  • Coordinate with other key stakeholders to carry through policy changes to other impacted resources, materials and programs.
Policies Site
  • Drive design, improvement and management of policies tools in collaboration with CIO teams (e.g., Accenture Policies Site), including improved publication, standardization and search functionality.
  • Identify opportunities to continue to improve the policies site, leveraging advances in technology.
Other Policy Initiatives
  • In coordination with policy sponsor organizations, define what should be in policies and what should not; define where non-policy material should reside (along with corresponding oversight) and drive simpler, shorter policies with broader employee applicability and improved comprehensibility.
  • In coordination with policy sponsor organizations, identify opportunities to combine and simplify overlapping, redundant or related policies.
  • Provide focused, strategic, practical advice and solutions to Ethics Programs lead and other legal and business colleagues in connection with policies oversight.
  • Drive day-to-day policies oversight team operations.
  • Lead regular meetings with key stakeholders involved in policies oversight.
  • Develop presentations and other briefing materials, as needed, for legal and business leadership.
  • Provide oversight of Ethics programs and LGSC team members providing policies oversight support; monitor workload, identify opportunities for expanded scope and support team members’ growth and career development.
  • Provide additional support, and assume additional responsibilities, as may be directed by the Ethics Programs lead.

Reports to: Ethics Programs lead
Relationships: Other member of the Ethics Programs team; other members of the global Legal Ethics & Compliance team; leadership in key policy sponsor organizations such as HR and Finance; policy reviewer and approver leadership; Marketing & Communications; CIO; outside counsel and other subject matter experts, as needed

Education:  BA required; MBA preferred

Work Experience:  10+ years of experience in policies oversight and drafting and in relevant aspects of management of corporate ethics and compliance programs for a large organization
Work Requirements:  Minimal travel required; ability to work with and manage resources remotely

Knowledge and Skill Requirements
  • Deep knowledge of compliance and ethics framework for global corporations
  • Extensive experience developing, implementing and managing corporate compliance programs, including policies drafting and oversight
  • Strong judgment, ability to prioritize and make decisions, and a high level of common sense, including the ability to identify risks before they materialize
  • Strong business acumen, knowledge of Accenture’s business strategy (or similar business strategy at another company if experienced hire)
  • Strong leadership skills, executive presence and the ability to work effectively with the senior business leaders at Accenture and law firm partners
  • Strong writing and negotiation skills
  • Fluent in English

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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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