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Ethics Programs Operations Associate Manager

Job Location: IL - Chicago, VA - Arlington

Regional Description: Midwest

Job Number: 00615055


- Job description

Organization: Corporate Functions/Legal
Location: Chicago, IL,  Arlington, VA
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
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 Description


Provides program management and other operational and substantive support for Accenture’s global ethics programs, such as the Code of Business Ethics, required ethics and compliance curriculum planning and course development, policies initiatives, personal conflicts of interest management, and communications and awareness.


Key Responsibilities:




  • Work with Ethics Programs lead and/or leadership to manage projects and programs which are strategic to achieving desired business outcomes
  • Create and manage work plans, deliverables, budgets, due dates, key dependencies, in order to ensure program objectives are being met
  • Manage to project or program objectives, goals and action plans used to drive the program to completion 
  • Execute limited operational program assessments to identify inefficiencies in an effort to improve systems and procedures
  • Provide recommendations for improving program structure and/or delivery 
  • Provide insight and input into required business case definition and project objectives
  • Manage a portion of the design and implementation of various programs or initiatives
  • Identify change management implications related to project or program impacts  
  • Provide consistent reporting on program status to ensure all stakeholders are informed



Code of Business Ethics


  • Manage changes and updates to existing content
  • Program manage initiatives to innovate the Code of Business Ethics


  • Assist in the development, drafting, and rationalization of company policies
  • Program management of policy-related initiatives
  • Assist in planning and drafting communication plans and individual communications related to Ethics & Compliance and related initiatives
Required Ethics & Compliance Training
  • Manage the annual curriculum development process and work with HR Learning & Talent Development and Accenture Learning organizations on the development and rollout of annual training
  • Program management of efforts to continuously improve and innovate Ethics & Compliance training
  • Assist in development and program management of flagship annual Ethics training course
  • Develop and manage to Ethics Programs budgets
  • Support regular reporting against internal controls



Reports to: Director of Legal Services, Ethics Programs

Supervises: None

Internal Relationships: Legal (Corporate Investigations, Employment Law, Corporate Matters, etc.), HR, Accenture Learning, Procurement

  • Basic Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's Degree 
    • Minimum of 5+ years of Project Management experience
    • Minimum of 3 years assisting in the management of corporate ethics and compliance programs for a large organization (experience in policies oversight and drafting is a plus)
    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Business and technical background
    • Experience managing multiple small to medium projects and initiatives
    • Experience in program management and budget management
    • Experience in change management principles and approaches
    • Experience assisting in the management of corporate ethics and compliance programs for a large organization
    • Understanding of process design concepts and methodologies
    • Program management skills
    • Analytical skills; collects and researches project data
    • Understanding of data analytics and predictive behavior
    • Basic finance and operating model knowledge
    • Excellent writing and editing skills
    • Excellent oral and written communications and presentation skills
    • Very proficient in Excel and PPT along with other MS tools
    Professional Skills:
    • 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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