Job Description

Organization: Corporate Functions/Legal and Commercial

Location: Austin, Texas


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 469,000 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:

Key Responsibilities: 
  • Lead the development and implementation of regional government relations strategies that advance business and corporate objectives in the Southwest region of the United States 
  • Lead the inclusion of community engagement and corporate citizenship initiatives in the Southwest region as part of political outreach and engagement
  • Facilitate and advance Southwest region leadership engagement in the public arena, driving relationship development with leading state and local policymakers, as well as other senior government officials, trade associations, and think tanks in the region
  • Build deep relationships with state and local government and elected officials, industry trade associations, stakeholder organizations, think tanks, alliance partners and industry representatives in the region
  • Represent the company’s interests, and manage outside consultants’ engagement and advocacy before state legislatures, local governments, key state and local government officials, regulators, stakeholder organizations, trade associations, and think tanks in the region
  • Lead the development and implementation of a Southwest region political engagement strategy
  • Work collaboratively with our Southwest region business and Marketing/Communications teams to identify and create impactful policy positioning opportunities at the intersection of government and business
  • Work with Legal and Marketing/Communications teams to monitor, analyze, and report on key issues impacting the company and our offerings, managing reputational and enterprise risk to the company
  • Leverage appropriate external resources, including trade associations, consultants, stakeholder organizations, and think tanks, for advocacy and other initiatives to advance priorities and objectives
  • Work collaboratively with North American and global government relations teams to identify and create opportunities that advance shared priorities and objectives
  • Track, analyze, report and engage as necessary on impactful key state and local legislative measures and regulatory policies
  • Monitor the regional political environment, including key state and local political campaigns, ballot initiatives and bond measures



Reports to: 


Senior Manager, State and Local Government Relations – North America                           


Regional External Relationships:           


Governors and state administration officials

State and local legislators and legislative staff

State and local external lobbyists, political and policy consultants

State and Local Political and Trade Associations 

State and Local Industry representatives

Outside ethics counsel


Work Requirements:


Position based in Austin, Texas

Travel within the Southwest region required along with occasional national travel for relevant conferences


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Minimum of 8 years of Government Relations (Legislative, Regulatory, Policy and Corporate) experience
Preferred Skill Requirements:
  • Deep understanding of state and local legislative organizations and processes, as well as policies and policymakers of interest and importance to the company
  • Advanced degree preferred
  • Ability to translate regional business goals into results through the development and execution of an effective advocacy strategy, and a robust political relationship development program
  • Ability to leverage internal staff, subject matter experts and external consultants to advance strategies and objectives
  • Strong public speaking and presentation skills, for both internal and external audiences
  • Strong writing and legislative/policy analysis skills
Professional Skills:
  • Reputation for having the highest ethical standards and integrity
  • Understanding of business offerings of operating groups and service lines as well as company’s client
  • Proven ability to organize, manage and deliver on metrics of major projects on a deadline and within a budget
  • Proven ability to effectively handle multiple complex projects and issues on the legislative and regulatory fronts
  • Proven ability to work with senior company executives, colleagues, elected officials, policymakers, regulatory officials, and industry contacts
  • Proven ability to lead and manage others to advance overall government relations objectives of the office and the company
  • Strong team building and conflict resolution 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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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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