Job Description

Your career is about what you want to be and who you want to be. It’s about bringing your skills, your curiosity and your best true self to your work.

Here, you’ll match your ingenuity with the latest technology to make incredible things.

In Accenture Operations we rethink the way people work and businesses perform by harnessing the power of rich data for decision-making, innovative technology, and advanced machine intelligence.

In an era where people are critical to success, join a team that prioritizes human ingenuity and fosters a workforce where technology elevates people (not the other way around), freeing them up for more creative thinking and exciting work.

Every day is a process of growth!

The Compliance & Ethics Counsel Manager, Data Privacy is a full-time manager role to be filled by a qualified lawyer with at least 5 years’ relevant experience in data privacy (DP).   The role is part of the Data Privacy team in Legal and has a focus on supporting our strategic initiatives, such as important projects driven by new and changing privacy laws and regulations. The role reports to a Compliance & Ethics Counsel Associate Director, Data Privacy. Individuals with relevant data privacy experience at a global company in the technology, IT and security sector and those holding privacy certifications (e.g., CIPP) are preferred.

Core responsibilities:

As part of the Strategic Initiatives functional group (“tower”) within Accenture’s global Data Privacy team, the role has the following data privacy responsibilities:

  • Develop and provide privacy guidance to various internal stakeholders, including Geographic Compliance Counsel and Data Privacy team leadership, with regard to the implementation and interpretation of new or changing privacy laws and regulations;

  • Perform data privacy risk assessments and reviews;

  • Work with stakeholders, including Geographic Compliance, to identify any need for enhancements of the data privacy program in light of new requirements;

  • Develop and implement standards, procedures, data privacy training and awareness materials;

  • Lead or participate in complex or cross-functional privacy projects;

  • Provide regular reporting and updates to Data Privacy and Legal leadership;

  • Manage external consultants and law firms as needed.

Specified Duties Include:

  • Effectively work with a diverse team of data privacy and other legal professionals and business teams remotely, providing advice and guidance in an engaged, business focused and pragmatic manner

  • Advanced project management skills

  • Communicate and liaise regularly with different internal and external stakeholders, including GCC, CIO and Information Security

  • Liaise with outside counsel and internal stakeholders

  • Create and deliver documentation of assessments and regular reports to leadership and third parties

  • Stay abreast of legal and regulatory developments related to the scope of the role

  • Actively foster and promote a privacy culture within the organization.


  • Reports to:  Compliance & Ethics Counsel Associate Director, Data Privacy.


Key Relationships: 

  • Legal, including Market Unit teams, Global Services Legal, Global Contracting; Contract Management, Geographic Compliance & Corporate, and Government Relations, as well as external counsel

  • Information Security organization, including the Client Data Protection (CDP) program

  • Geographic leadership and key business leadership

  • Security consulting practice

  • Related subject matter experts (e.g. security professionals, government compliance, records retention managers, Data Privacy & Information Security Leads)


Work Experience and Required Skills:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a global data privacy role, preferably in a global company, and with the management of a global data privacy program

  • Expert in regulatory principles governing data protection and privacy at global level

  • Understands relevant company policies and exercises sound judgment; timely escalates to line manager

  • Expertise as a trusted advisor in the area of data privacy and data security

  • Project management and operational skills

  • Ability to think out of the box

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively across various levels and structures

  • Experience in developing and delivering trainings and presentations

  • Consistent verbal, written and interpersonal skills with the ability to interface with all levels of management and staff; ability to explain complex concepts to non-expert audiences

  • Team player

  • Curiosity to understand, adapt to, and manage rapid change

  • Adapts nimbly to changing needs within the business.

Work Requirements:  

  • Limited travel required as needed (usually <10%). 

  • Must have ability to effectively work with others remotely, manage a schedule across time zones


  • J.D. or equivalent

  • CIPP or comparable credentials

  • Admitted to practice law

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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