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About Accenture
 
Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology and Operations services—all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centres. Our 506,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities. Visit us at www.accenture.com.

Key Responsibilities

You will act as a trusted advisor to senior Business leadership, collaborating with senior stakeholders across the Business, Legal and other Corporate Functions to:

  • Assess existing portfolio and new products and service offerings and guide them to market in a legally compliant manner with appropriate risk mitigations (contractual, operational, technical) and lead up teams of Legal and other members as needed (e.g. Insurance, Tax, Finance, Responsible Business) to conduct risk analysis of new areas that the Business would like to expand into, including developing appropriate risk mitigation strategies;

  • Work with Accenture’s regulatory and compliance counsel & Government Relations to apply regulatory and compliance advice, including future-looking projections of any anticipated regulatory changes potentially impacting the business;

  • Help evaluate prospective acquisition targets on behalf of Strategy & Consulting, and shape post-merger integration strategies;

  • Play a key role in escalations and Accenture’s overall governance and risk management policies & processes; and

  • Develop and roll out training to increase expertise of Legal, and Business teams, as needed.



Qualifications

Knowledge Skills and Experience

  • Minimum 8 yrs. relevant experience in a corporate or law firm setting, with strong commercial, IP/IT and data compliance/governance experience and broad legal knowledge (e.g. spanning employment, litigation, corporate law and governance), and extensive experience of analysis and synthesis of complex facts and situations to achieve outcomes;

  • Experience in advising on the development and launch of new technology products, from ideation through to go-to-market, and deal shaping and innovative commercial modelling expertise;

  • Ability to develop trusted relationships with senior Business leaders, particularly for functions that have not worked extensively with Legal;

  • Strong program management and pathfinding skills, leading diverse teams to achieve defined outcomes, and ability to influence and manage multiple stakeholders and other parts of Legal to drive successful results; and

  • Experience in co-ordinating and overseeing the activities of external counsel and managing legal budget.

You will also have opportunities to hone your functional skills and expertise in an area of specialization.  We offer a variety of formal and informal training programs at every level to help you acquire and build specialized skills faster. Learning takes place both on the job and through formal training conducted online, in the classroom, or in collaboration with teammates. The sheer variety of work we do, and the experience it offers, provide an unbeatable platform from which to build a career.
 
Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis as protected by applicable 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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