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The Trade Compliance Counsel – APAC plays a key role in promoting Accenture’s compliance with international trade control requirements, regulations and Accenture policies, with the goal of protecting the assets and reputation of Accenture.

The Trade Compliance Counsel – APAC supports the Senior Managing Director – Trade Compliance and the Director of Legal Services – Trade Compliance, Americas and APAC, with the implementation and management of Accenture’s Trade Compliance Program and serves as a subject matter expert on international trade controls risk mitigation. This person helps the Legal team and the business understand trade and export control related risks, compliance and program controls.

The Trade Compliance Counsel – APAC will coordinate with and leverage expertise from all teams within CORE, Global Contracting, Contract Management, other areas of Legal, and outside counsel, as necessary.

The Trade Compliance Counsel – APAC is expected to demonstrate leadership behaviors, which include adhering to Accenture’s Core Values (Best People, Stewardship, Integrity, Client Value Creation, Respect for the Individual, and One Global Network). He/she is also expected to promote and practice all aspects of Accenture’s leadership DNA (innovate for results, advocate an inspiring vision, collaborate across the ecosystem, execute with agility, and personalize in a truly human way).

Core responsibilities

The role will focus on providing subject matter expertise and support to global business and corporate functions in respect of international trade control related laws and regulations. It will particularly collaborate and provide legal guidance to various legal, security, and business teams regarding Accenture solutions, including addressing changes in the law that impact Accenture’s business.

The scope of work encompasses broad support to other parts of the Legal function, the Trade Compliance Program and business stakeholders on transactional trade compliance matters in client contracts, and trade-related reviews of the company’s services and offerings. This role will be responsible for developing and delivering relevant trade compliance training and awareness materials, as well as tools, templates, resources and guidance materials.

Specified Duties Include:

• Supports the implementation of Accenture’s Trade Compliance program initiatives, including:

o Development and delivery of Trade Compliance training
o Development, review and implementation of Trade Compliance policies and internal controls
o Planning and drafting Trade Compliance communications with internal stakeholders
o Working with senior management and outside counsel to conduct risk assessments, recommend improvements to the compliance program, and support the implementation of adopted recommendations
o Working with internal stakeholders to build trade compliance and monitoring tools to help Accenture executives flag, escalate and mitigate risks associated with international trade controls.

• Provides objective, focused, practical advice and solutions to Accenture businesses and Legal Professionals regarding compliance with international trade controls and regulations, Accenture’s Code of Business Ethics, Accenture’s Trade Compliance policies, and all other related policies.

• Collaborates with Legal colleagues and the business to identify, analyze and mitigate Trade compliance-based risk.

• Collaborates with Legal Mergers & Acquisitions colleagues and Corporate Development to identify, analyze and mitigate substantive Trade compliance-based issues.

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

• Responds to and helps manage internal audits and internal investigations related to international trade control issues.

• Provides additional support, and assumes additional responsibilities, as directed by the Senior Managing Director – Trade Compliance and/or the Director of Legal Services – Trade Compliance, Americas and APAC.

• Operates in a cost-effective manner consistent with relevant Accenture policies.


Reports to: Director of Legal Services – Trade Compliance, Americas and APAC

• Legal, including Contracting, Offerings, Alliances, Geographic Operations, Digital and Strategic Offerings, Contract Management, as well as external counsel
• Market Unit and/or Geographic leadership and other key business leadership
• Security consulting practice in the region
• Legal Ventures & Acquisitions team
• Related subject matter experts (e.g. anti-money laundering, anticorruption)
• Trade Compliance professionals at client and peer companies


Basic Qualifications Education: JD or equivalent law degree (based on geography) required Work Experience: 3-5+ years of experience as an attorney focused on trade compliance law Work Requirements: Some travel required at times, but with the ability to work with and manage resources remotely Knowledge and Skill Requirements • Knowledge of international trade controls and trade/export regulatory systems around the world • Knowledge of compliance and ethics framework for global corporations • Experience developing compliance programs, including preparing policies and internal controls; developing and conducting training; responding to government investigations; and drafting and reviewing contracts • Must have the ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and work effectively remotely and within a global team • Ability to work independently and collaboratively across various levels • Ability to prioritize and make decisions, and a high level of common sense, including 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 if experienced hire) • Ability to synthesize complex legal analysis into clear recommendations • Good executive presence and the ability to work effectively with the senior business leaders at Accenture, partners from law firms • Builds and maintains a network of good working relationships both internally and externally • Adapts nimbly to changing needs within the business • Strong writing and negotiation skills • Fluent in English 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, gender identity, or any other basis as protected by applicable law"

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