Job Description

Organization:  Accenture Federal Services
Location: Arlington, VA
Accenture Federal Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Accenture, helps U.S. federal agencies build the government of the future.  With 9,000 dedicated US employees, Accenture Federal Services is uniquely positioned to support federal agencies in shattering the status quo, achieving profound efficiencies and relentlessly delivering results.  Accenture Federal Services is a long-time and trusted resource for the federal community. Every cabinet level agency in the United States-and 20 of the country's largest federal government agencies-have worked with Accenture Federal Services to achieve outcomes and move toward high performance.  Join us and you can help our federal clients achieve what matters most, powering the services that touch the nation every day. 

The Contracting Counsel Manager will support the Accenture Federal Services (AFS) U.S. government agency customers as a Legal partner to Business and Sales leadership in shaping and executing Accenture Federal Services’ market-facing strategies.  Counsel will draft and negotiate complex transactions with U.S. Government agencies, government contractors, cloud and software providers within a corporate environment.  Counsel will also advise business partners and Company leadership on legal strategies throughout the contract lifecycle, and identify legal opportunities and risks related to business initiatives emerging issues and trends. This role requires working collaboratively with other members of the Legal team to support compliance counseling, management of bid protests, and resolution of disputes.   

Key Responsibilities:  
•Draft, negotiate and review third-party transactions to be most advantageous from a legal and business perspective
•Educate company executives with respect to legal and risk management issues
•Participate in and contribute to the development and on-going review of relevant processes, guidelines and procedures, including those relating to AFS’s contracting practices to assure the success and compliance of AFS consistent with federal contracting requirements 
•Proactively identify and communicate risk to business teams and company leadership and provide recommendations on how to mitigate that risk 
•Manage outside counsel and advise senior business clients on financially significant and complex matters  
•Maintain awareness of applicable federal regulatory changes and legal developments through the review of legal publications, on-line documentation and attendance at seminars and conferences  
•Establish and maintains strong relationships with AFS cross-functional teams and leadership
•Educate and provide guidance to contract managers, subcontract and procurement teams


Basic Qualifications:
  • U.S. Citizenship required
  • Juris Doctor with active Bar Membership
  • 5 years experience at a law firm, U.S. government, or in-house legal department
  • 3 years experience in federal procurement, applying the FAR/DFARS in the context of information technology procurement
  • Experience with the full scope of a federal procurement cycle, including market research, RFP review, Q&A, proposal development, post-award analysis, and contract negotiations 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Ability to effectively partner with business clients to jointly solve issues throughout contract life cycle
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Enjoys working in a fast-paced, collaborative business environment
  • Experience with GSA procurement 
  • Experience with contract dispute resolution and bid protests
  • Experience with workout of complex challenged contracts
  • Experience with non-FAR government procurement and commercial contracting 

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.

Applicants for employment in the US must possess work authorization which does not require sponsorship by the employer for a visa.

US Citizenship required.

An active security clearance or the ability to obtain one may be required for this role.

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration. 

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 (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status).

Accenture is a Federal Contractor and an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity 
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.
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