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 !

As Specialist, Data & AI Compliance, you have an important role in supporting Accenture’s new global Data & Applied Intelligence compliance program, reporting to and in close cooperation with the Ethics & Compliance Manager. The program will ensure Accenture meets contractual obligations, legal and regulatory requirements as well as voluntary commitments made in the fields of data governance and applied (artificial) intelligence, with a strong focus on bringing Accenture’s values and culture to life.

This role will support our activities to design, build and maintain a strong compliance program which sits next to our mature data privacy program. A specific focus will be on ensuring alignment of the two programs and the support of joint program elements. The Data & AI program will be established in 2022 and should very soon be operational while we will further extend it in 2023 and beyond. You will work closely with the Data & AI Compliance, Data Privacy, Global Services Legal and Responsible AI teams. It is a full-time role that will be filled by an experienced professional able to demonstrate expertise and interest in the areas of digital, technology, governance and compliance.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Monitor legislative and regulatory activities, trade association policy work, voluntary commitments and similar developments related to data, artificial intelligence and data privacy;

  • Identify requirements and good practice that are aligned to our existing programs or might require enhancements of our compliance programs;

  • Draft and maintain Accenture standards and controls reflecting legal, regulatory and policy requirements as well as best practices;

  • Translate requirements, standards and policy documents into practical guidance;

  • Manage email communication, frequently asked questions etc. to provide timely and pragmatic advice;

  • Support client facing work such as client assessments and contracts;

  • Support the documentation of AI systems and solutions with a focus on high risk ones;

  • Provide advice to ensure data and AI compliance issues are considered at the outset of new services, offerings, projects, products and initiatives;

  • Keep abreast of technology trends and developments and their impact, and develop and deliver guidance and training for internal audiences;

Build and maintain strong and trusted relationships with internal stakeholders, in particular with legal, risk, information security and business teams


Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Demonstrated command of data governance and artificial intelligence, and related policy, laws and regulations;

  • Has worked supporting a compliance program, ideally at multinational organization and/or in the digital, AI or technology space;

  • Proven ability to operationalize and implement strategy and policies;

  • Demonstrated ability to identify, understand and assess trends and developments in data governance and AI, such as the proposed EU AI and digital packages, and to explain issues in a practical, results-focused manner;

  • Ability to synthesize complex analysis into clear and consistent recommendations;

  • Ability to prioritize and make decisions, and possess a high level of common sense, including the ability to see around the corner and spot risks before they materialize;

  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills with the ability to interface, and develop relationships, with all levels of management and staff, and work cross-culturally.

Behaviours and Attributes

  • Highly motivated and proactive, with the ability to articulate program scope and mission;

  • Curiosity for learning about new technology, industry best practices, and areas of risk, analyzing and turning new insights into concrete action;

  • Strong commitment to ethics, values and company culture;

  • Committed to building and maintaining a consistent global program;

  • Building and maintaining a network of good working relationships both internally and externally; and

  • Fluent in English.

Education and Qualifications:


  • law degree (based on geography) or M.Sc. or comparable degree in (business) informatics, data science, information management, or adjacent subjects;

  • Relevant certifications (such as in data privacy, data governance, audit, AI, Information Security) considered a plus.

Work Experience: 

  • Minimum 2-3 years of experience in a (ideally global) compliance and ethics/governance function;

  • Knowledge of data governance, data management principles, strategies and frameworks;

  • Knowledge of and experience in monitoring legal and regulatory trends and developments and translating those into actionable requirements;

  • Strong project management and organizational skills would be considered a plus.

Work Requirements:     

  • No travel required; 

  • Must have ability to effectively work with others remotely, manage a schedule with global stakeholders.

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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