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Legal and Commercial Corporate Matters Counsel

Job Location: Location Negotiable

Job Number: 00608350

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- Job description

Organization: Corporate Functions/Legal
Location: negotiable - Eastern and Central Time Zones
 
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With approximately 435,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.

 

People in the Corporate Function career track contribute to the running of Accenture as a high- performance business through specialization within a specific functional area, and grow into internally focused roles by deepening their skills and/or developing new skills within an internal functional area.

 

Legal and Commercial Services professionals deliver and coordinate legal, contract and commercial advice and counsel in support of Accenture's or our clients' business, working to manage and mitigate risk and ensure ethical behavior and compliance with laws and company policies. 
 

Job Summary:

 

Responsible for (1) supporting Accenture’s board of directors; (2) preparing filings, internal communications and memoranda relating to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission regulations, U.S. and Irish regulations, and stock exchange listing requirements; and (3) overseeing other corporate governance matters relevant to the corporate secretarial function. 

 

Key Responsibilities:  

  • Prepare board resolutions, presentations and other board materials relating to company transactions, annual meetings, share plan operations and related matters; and otherwise support the board and committee meeting material preparation and distribution process
  • Aid in the preparation of the company's filings with, and other matters concerning, the SEC (including filings on Forms 10-Q, 10-K and 8-K, Section 16 filings, no action letters and similar items)
  • Aid in the preparation of the company's annual proxy/information statements, manage directors' & officers' questionnaires and participate in the planning of and preparation for shareholder meetings
  • Assist with Irish corporate law filings and NYSE compliance matters, including with regard to director independence and related party transactions
  • Review the company's websites and other communications for compliance with SEC and other regulations
  • Research current topics within the areas of corporate law, securities and finance; prepare memoranda for internal distribution and education of these developments
  • Respond to internal inquiries related to SEC compliance and corporate secretarial matters
  • Provide support for other corporate transactions, as needed
  • Help to organize and manage the team's internal databases of research and filing information
  • Develop internal guidelines, toolkits, policies and packaged knowledge on various legal and business issues
  • Manage both in-house and outside legal resources

Relationships:  

  • Reports to: Corporate Matters Counsel Senior Managers
  • Supervises: Paralegals, legal assistants and other support staff

Basic Qualifications (Must-Have Skills/Experience):   

  • J.D. from an accredited law school
  • Minimum of 3 years of legal experience managing securities compliance and corporate governance matters in a law firm or fast-paced corporate legal department

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proven ability to efficiently manage and contribute to significant numbers of projects simultaneously 
  • In-house experience
  • Experience or interest in working with international corporate and regulatory compliance issues, specifically Irish corporate law

Professional Skill Requirements:

  • Strong time management, prioritization, and organizational skills
  • Comfortable interfacing with senior leadership and Board of Directors
  • Detail oriented, organized, reliable with a relentless focus on outcomes
  • Independently manage drafting of documents and correspondence
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to explain complex securities and finance matters in comprehendible manner to company executives
  • Demonstrated leadership in professional setting; either military or civilian
  • Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration in a professional setting; either military or civilian

Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture. 

 
Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.
 
Accenture is an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
 
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Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.
 
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