Job Description

Legal and Commercial Services professionals deliver and coordinate legal, contract and commercial advice and counsel in support of Accenture's or our clients' business, working to manage and mitigate risk and ensure ethical behavior and compliance with laws and company policies.     


Job Summary: 

Lead, conduct, and oversee “corporate compliance” (“Conduct Counts” or “CC”) investigations arising out of alleged misconduct raised through Accenture’s various CoBE reporting channels.  Reporting to Global Conduct Counts Matters Regional Lead - Corporate Investigator, manage notification, recording and reporting process related to investigations, and work with senior company leadership to assess and address significant legal risks associated with such reports and investigations.  Manage and advise teams of investigative personnel assembled to address reported allegations.

 

Key Responsibilities:

Actively conduct investigations of CC and personnel-related allegations of misconduct registered through Accenture’s various reporting channels

Oversee and conduct legally privileged investigations, which includes: defining scope, reviewing documentation, developing investigative plan, notifying appropriate personnel, conducting interviews, compiling investigation status and reports, recommending and implementing proper remedial measures, concluding matters appropriately

Collaborate with internal and external resources assembled to address and resolve allegations of misconduct or allegations of other improper processes/practices.

Oversee, counsel, guide, train and support attorneys and other investigative personnel assembled to conduct CC-related investigations

Draft and/or review legal analyses to address risks of CC-related misconduct

Consult with and advise HR leadership concerning nature, risks, investigation and remediation of matters

Work with regional Geographic Legal and HR Leads, Global leads of internal functions, and other Global leadership on investigations

Stay abreast of legal developments affecting investigations, rights of reporting individuals, rights of accused, and compliance-related standards

Promptly identify and escalate CC matters to Regional Leads for oversight

Develop internal guidelines on CC-investigation related issues


Reports to: 

GCCM Regional Lead - Corporate Investigator

 

Supervises:

Collaborate with local HR/ER/Legal professionals to effectuate investigations, supervise outside counsel (if applicable)



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Qualifications

  • Strong interpersonal skills, strategic business acumen, confidence and capability in addressing sensitive and complicated ethical conduct/compliance and personnel-related matters
  • Experience and demonstrated capability in conducting and supervising investigations (including compliance-related investigations, employment investigations, and governmental investigations) and in drafting confidential reports and advising senior leadership on such risks
  • In-depth knowledge of local ethical/conduct/compliance-related risks, employee rights and obligations, and related laws
  • experience in litigation and labor law
  • Team oriented, yet able to work independently
  • Experienced to work in a multi-national and culturally diverse environment
  • Ability to significantly influence senior executive management decisions; commands respect of executives
  • Ability to present careful, balanced, objective, lawful and well-reasoned solutions
  • Responsive and follows through on commitments
  • Strong time management, prioritization, and organizational skills
  • Ability to influence, strong executive presence
  • Excellent oral and written communications

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.

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, 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 protected by federal, state, or local law.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

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