Job Description

Global Legal Network (GLN) is a group of professionals operating globally from 10 countries. It provides a broad spectrum of differentiated services - focused on delivering value and innovation. We partner with Legal teams across Accenture to build efficiencies and centres of excellence related to Legal services; and through our size, geographic spread and language diversity, the Global Legal Network is able to drive quality, agility and speed in our services, aligned to Accenture’s relentless focus on maximum efficiency and operational effectiveness.

CORE and Global Services (CGS) is a group of legal professionals working and supporting different legal areas such as Compliance, Regulatory Offerings, Ethics, Procurement, Corporate Matters and the Services Areas aligned with the new offerings and technologies such as Strategy & Consulting, Interactive, Technology, Security and Operations.

Ethics & Compliance Role Summary – To support and assist the Ethics Team. Specifically, the following programs within Ethics: Personal Conflicts of Interest and Joint Ventures & Acquisitions.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Generic Responsibilities:

  • Understand the CORE areas
  • Understand relevant company policies
  • Develop subject-matter expertise in the concerned support area
  • Act as a POC for support area
  • Understand and suggest process improvements in the support area
  • Support LTO/CIO in development of new tool or enhancement of existing one Assist team in drafting checklists and process documents
  • Directly liaison with internal stakeholders on various issues
  • Manage SharePoint and communication records
  • Identify and support any specific trainings for the team
  • Support implementation of new initiatives in CORE support area or within Legal/GLN
  • Build credible and effective relationships with onshore counsels and within GLN team
  • Support recruitment efforts for the team
  • Supervise resources, and assist GLN Team Lead in people management, as required
  • Provide coaching and mentoring to junior members of the team
  • Provide individuals with positive and developmental feedback
  • Try to ‘give back’ to GLN/Legal.

Specific Responsibilities aligned to Role:

For Conflicts of Interest:

  • Have regular checkpoints with the team
  • Manage the mailbox
  • Answer inquiries received directly by e-mail
  • Receive new requests
  • Summarize new requests and assign them to counsel
  • Send weekly follow-ups
  • Work on the constant improvement of the tool
  • Gather information and put together metrics for the Program

For V&A:

  • Send COBE Welcome Letter Communication to the correspondent contacts for each different project
  • Update the status of the letter into the tracker
  • Save a copy of e-mails sent or screenshots which contain the Ethics Letter to employees
  • Have weekly calls with Compliance and Ethics Counsel Manager
  • Ask for PMI input and follow-up with each different SME
  • Maintain the PMI Tracker updated
  • Initiate and follow-up on different compliance actions provided by SMEs
  • Keep the Project Plan updated
  • Create channels and gather Due Diligence documents for the different deals
  • Be the main point of contact among the Legal Integration Leads and SME


Qualifications

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Law (non-exclusive)

Certifications and Membership:

  • Compliance related global professional certification considered a plus

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 to 7 years of experience in a professional capacity

Work Requirements:

  • Travel may be required
  • Fluency in English (and other language, depending on geography supported) with excellent oral and written communication skills

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Good experience in generic/legal research and reporting, including project management skills, especially in the ethics and compliance area would be a plus
  • Demonstrate proactiveness, promptness, accuracy and consistency with the activities supported   
  • Demonstrate autonomy, take ownership, and drive tasks to closure
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills
  • Detail-oriented, sound judgement, organized, and adaptable
  • Strong time management, prioritization, and analytical skills
  • Able to work with internal and external teams to assist with day-to-day support, and be a good listener to understand delivery requirements
  • Understand general basic corporate business practices and commercial agreements, legal and compliance principles
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office applications (e.g. Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint)
  • Comfortable with technology and has experience in the use of tools & databases
  • Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines and deliver results with exposure to senior leadership
  • Effectively manage priorities and stakeholder expectations
  • Build trust-based relationships by delivering on commitments
  • Demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills, knowledge of legal jargon and an ability to provide appropriate advice
  • Able to effectively influence senior leadership

BEHAVIOURS:

  • Understand cross-cultures and open to work with team members across the globe
  • Understand the value of diversity and recognize the strengths that different styles, innovative perspectives and experiences bring to Accenture
  • Demonstrate inclusion and respect for all individuals regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, belief, age, disability, culture, social status and/or sexuality
  • Collaborative and persuasive; able to work well with executives and non-executive

What we can offer you?

  • Interesting and stable position in a global company
  • Professional and international work environment
  • Access to advanced knowledge bases and to advices of international expert
  • Friendly workplace environment, team bonding events, ability to participate in after work activities
  • Multisport Card and private medical care
  • Paid referral program

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.

Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.

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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