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Legal Counsel Senior Manager

Bucharest Job No. r00195956 Full-time - Remote

Job Description

Sustainability at Accenture.

There are few things with greater promise than sustainability. At Accenture, sustainability spans beyond environmental to social and governance (ESG) issues, from transitioning to a zero-carbon economy to human rights to inclusion and diversity.

So, we have made sustainability one of our greatest responsibilities—not just because it’s the right thing to do, but also because we think that it is one of the most powerful forces for change in our generation.

We believe that sustainability unlocks new opportunities for our clients, our partners, and our people - and for the communities where we do business. To learn more about what we are doing in the sustainability space, visit and

Global Services Legal (GSL) is a group of legal professionals supporting various Accenture service lines and strategic growth initiative areas, including our sustainability business.

We are a diverse team and our team’s mission is to help our business to grow in a responsible, inclusive, and sustainable way, by providing early-stage legal advice and support in relation to the key business strategies and priorities.

The GSL Team is now looking for a Legal Professional to join GSL’s Sustainability Legal Team.

If you have a real interest in corporate responsibility and sustainability initiatives, and a good understanding of laws and regulations around sustainability (i.e. environmental and social, governance, and inclusion & diversity) – and if you love learning and could see yourself working in a fast paced, diverse workplace – then, we would love to hear from you.

Please see below some further detail regarding the role and the requirements.


Specific Responsibilities aligned to Role

The Legal Professional will team with the Global Legal Lead for Sustainability and coordinate with other Legal teams across Accenture on projects and tasks which support Sustainability Services and to build “knowledge capital” resources for internal Legal use.  The Legal Professional will work on projects including the following:

Offerings & Solutions:

  • Help to carry out a legal review and analysis of any new sustainability services, offerings, and solutions to spot any potential legal issues and risks relating to them. Make recommendations and create guidance to business that help the business to manage and mitigate the risks, while enabling desired outcomes for the business;

Regulatory Compliance:

  • Research Sustainability/ESG regulations in applicable geographies and draft business-friendly summaries and analyses of the same. Provide regulatory compliance reviews & advice to applicable geographies, including future-looking projections of any anticipated regulatory changes with potential impact on the Sustainability Services business; and

Client Opportunities:

  • Enable Accenture’s contracting legal team to efficiently handle day-to-day contracting on Sustainability Offerings. Help to create and provide contracting tools such as guidance, training and templates to Sustainability and legal teams. Support relevant Sustainability Services-related approvals and escalations.


  • Committed to contributing to an inclusive and diverse workplace
  • Good understanding of laws and regulations around sustainability, i.e. environmental and social governance, and inclusion & diversity
  • Capable of spotting potential legal issues and identifying possible solutions
  • Ability to connect with, influence and collaborate across multiple teams and stakeholders
  • Can cope with a fast-paced environment by being well-organized, flexible and a good communicator
  • Open attitude to learning, receiving feedback, and being coached
  • Used to technology, including MS Teams


  • Bachelor’s degree in Law
  • 6 to 10 years of experience at law firm or as in-house counsel and/or in legal outsourcing
  • Fluency in English (and ideally in at least one other language).

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