Job Description

Job Title: Contracting Attorney

Career Level:  8 –Associate Manager                

Workforce:  Corporate Functions 

Skill Track:  Legal

Specialty:  Sales & Delivery – Contracting        

Recruiting Contact:

Contracting Legal Professionals (CLP) in Accenture’s Corporate Functions organisation coordinate and deliver legal, contract and commercial counsel in support of Accenture's business. CLPs identify and help manage and mitigate risk and ensure ethical behaviour and compliance with laws and company policies, while providing guidance and negotiating contracts leveraging commercial and market relevant positions.

Job Summary:

Review, draft, and negotiate several types of contractual agreements in a fast-paced corporate environment which may include: master services agreements, outsourcing agreements, statements of work, service level agreements, licensing agreements, SaaS agreements, data transfer agreements, requests for proposals and agreements involving cloud, systems integration and agile development. Team with more senior CLPs in supporting more complex contracts and deal structures. Act, and continuously evolve as, a knowledgeable and relevant advisor on legal and commercial risks associated with transactions.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Independently, and help to, structure, negotiate and close client transactions to be most advantageous from a legal and business perspective
  • Strategise with senior CLPs and internal business clients prior to client negotiations
  • Stay abreast of developments affecting the company, its clients, and industries
  • Educate and advise company executives with respect to legal and risk management issues
  • Support, promote and implement Legal Group initiatives

Relationships:

Reports to: Contracting Lead

Supervises: No direct supervisory responsibility
External Relationships: Accenture client executives and negotiating teams; Outside Counsel

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Qualifications

Qualifications:

  • Degree required
  • Authorised and licensed to practice law in at least one jurisdiction
  • Minimum 1 year of transactional experience (ideally in digital, consulting, systems integration, and/or outsourcing areas in roles with increasing responsibility, such experience should be in a law firm or in a fast-paced corporate legal/transaction group in a relevant industry

Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

  • Accomplished negotiator with an understanding of principle-based negotiation strategy and tactics including the ability to present alternatives with proposed solutions

  • Experience negotiating and drafting technology-based agreements
  • Understand basic principles of Finance, Accounting, Marketing, and Management
  • Good understanding of contracting/risk issues, including IP, as they apply to digital, consulting, systems integration, and outsourcing transactions
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills  

Work Requirements:

  • Travel required.
  • Candidates who are currently on assignment as part of the Global Careers program are not eligible for consideration.
  • Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.

Permanent Transfer Requirements:

When applying to an open internal position, all employees must meet the Permanent Transfers Requirements in Policy 500 - Permanent Position and Career Model Transfers. A summary of the employee requirements are listed below. See the policy for full information (link to policy is highlighted below).

  • Employees must meet the requirements for the position, including the minimum and/or basic qualifications and performance requirements.  
  • Employees are expected to be in their current position for a minimum of 12 months before applying to a new position.
  • If considering a cross-border position, please pay particular attention to the visa and/or work permit requirements. In most cases, employees must already possess the appropriate work authorization for the country where the position is located.
  • Employees participating in a group program for temporary international transfers, including those in the Global Careers Program (GCP), who are interested in applying to a posted internal position outside of their home location, need to comply with Policy 750 International Temporary Transfers for Groups (link to policy is highlighted below).
  • Employees applying concurrently for more than one position must make the recruiter aware of the other applications during their first interview.

Policy 500 - Permanent Position and Career Model Transfers

Policy 750 - International Temporary Transfers for Groups

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.

About Accenture 
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. We combine unmatched experience and specialized capabilities across more than 40 industries — powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. With 509,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture brings continuous innovation to help clients improve their performance and create lasting value across their enterprises. Visit us at www.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. 

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 applicable by 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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