Job Description

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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 Labor & Employment Counsel Manager - European Immigration Counsel, has responsibility for providing immigration related legal advice, supporting immigration compliance, and ensuring effective legal support for immigration matters in Europe other than the Gallia region. They will act as the primary legal advisor on immigration law issues to executives in People Mobility, other Corporate functions, business leaders and to Legal leads.

The Labor & Employment Counsel Manager - European Immigration Counsel will be part of Accenture’s Global Legal Network, but working closely with and being supervised on a day to day basis by the Immigration Compliance Lead on Accenture’s Employment Law team.  Employment Law is responsible and accountable for Accenture’s immigration compliance program and provides legal advice regarding immigration issues.  We work with counterparts and stakeholders in the Legal Group, Mobility, Human Resources, and client delivery areas to compliantly provide necessary immigration related services. 

The Manager will be a subject matter expert in immigration law for multiple significant European countries other than Gallia (United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Mauritius) as well as demonstrate strong analytical and communication skills, an unwavering commitment to compliance, and have the business acumen to work with Accenture’s internal teams and senior leaders.  Immigration advice will cover a wide spectrum of issues, including but not limited to advice on immigration strategies and deployment models for travel requests into countries in which the Company does not have a local registered entity.

The role will have the following responsibilities across Europe:

  • Assure high quality compliance with relevant immigration laws by providing immigration law support appropriate to needs, and integrating external support as required.

  • Monitor and interpret immigration regulatory changes, advise on the impact to Accenture, and help devise and implement responsive policy/practice modifications.

  • Make recommendations on, and escalate material immigration law issues to, the Managing Director – Employment Law and Immigration, the European Market Employment Law leads and other stakeholders.

  • Work directly with outside counsel to integrate external and internal advice and recommendations.

  • Immigration advice on contract and deal-related matters, including M&A activity.

  • Immigration law analysis pertaining to Accenture’s evaluation of potential business opportunities and travel in countries in which the company does not have a local registered entity. 

  • Legal support in the event of a government audit.

  • Coordinate immigration risk reviews. Contribute to development of internal guidelines, toolkits, and packaged knowledge on legal and business issues around immigration compliance.

  • Assist with analysis and implementation for global immigration and other employment law projects, as necessary.

  • Foster seamless integration and teaming relationships with People Mobility, Employment Law, and other Legal teams.

Relationships:

Reports to:                      [GLN] and Immigration Compliance Lead

Supervises:                       No direct reports

                                       

External Relationships:     External attorney advisors

Internal / Cross-Functional Relationships: Market Unit (MU) business stakeholders, Mobility, Payroll, and Legal teams

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Qualifications

Knowledge/Skills Requirements:

Strong immigration law technical skills/expertise

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent English oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and work to tight deadlines
  • Ability to collaborate and work effectively across multi-disciplinary and distributed teams

Education: 

  • -University degree or equivalent higher education qualification
  • Legal education and applicable licensure

Work Experience: 

  • The successful candidate is anticipated to have around -- 5+ years advising/supporting high volume immigration programs at a law firm or a large multinational corporation required.
  • -Experience in immigration advisory across more than one jurisdiction preferred

Work Requirements:                                       

  • None 
  • Accenture supports flexible working arrangements

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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