Job Description

Organization: Corporate Functions/Legal and Commercial
Location: USA (Negotiable)
 
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 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 Description:
 
Lead, conduct, and oversee “corporate compliance” (“Code of Business Ethics” or “CoBE”) investigations arising out of alleged misconduct raised through Accenture’s various CoBE reporting channels.  Reporting to Senior Corporate Investigator, manage notification, recording and reporting process related to investigations, and work with senior company leadership to assess and address significant legal risks associated with such reports and investigations.  Manage and advise teams of investigative personnel assembled to address reported allegations.
 
Key Responsibilities: 
  • Actively conduct investigations of CoBE and personnel-related allegations of misconduct registered through Accenture’s various reporting channels
  • Oversee and conduct legally privileged investigations, which includes: defining scope, reviewing documentation, developing investigative plan, notifying appropriate personnel, conducting interviews, compiling investigation status and reports, recommending and implementing proper remedial measures, concluding matters appropriately
  • Provide legal advice to organizational leadership concerning risk and appropriate remedial measures related to CoBE allegations
  • Manage teams of internal and external resources assembled to address and resolve allegations of misconduct or allegations of other improper processes/practices.
  • Oversee, counsel, guide, train and support attorneys and other investigative personnel assembled to conduct CoBE-related investigations
  • Draft and/or review legal analyses to address risks of CoBE-related misconduct
  • Consult with and advise HR leadership concerning nature, risks, investigation and remediation of matters
  • Work with regional Geographic Legal and HR Leads, Global leads of internal functions, and other Global leadership on investigations
  • Stay abreast of legal developments affecting investigations, rights of reporting individuals, rights of accused, and compliance-related standards
  • Promptly identify and escalate CoBE matters to Director of Corporate Investigations for handling
  • Develop internal guidelines on CoBE-investigation related issues
Relationships: 
 
                Reports to: 
                Senior Corporate Investigator
                                               
                Supervises:
                Supervises investigation teams, outside counsel
 
                External Relationships: 
                Outside counsel
 
Role Requirements
Travel required


Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • JD or equivalent 
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience conducting workplace investigations
  • Minimum 8 years’ experience in relevant legal function

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Preferred experience conducting and supervising investigations, including experience conducting Code of Ethics investigations
  • Experience drafting confidential legal reports, and advising senior leadership on ethical conduct/compliance-related risks and personnel-related remedial action
  • Litigation experience
  • Experience addressing governmental investigations.
  • Experience with employment law litigation
Professional Skills:
  • Fluency in English
  • Strong interpersonal skills, strategic business acumen, confidence and capability in addressing sensitive and complicated ethical conduct/compliance and personnel-related matters
  • Experience and demonstrated capability in conducting and supervising investigations (including compliance-related investigations, employment investigations, and governmental investigations) and in drafting confidential reports and advising senior leadership on such risks
  • In-depth knowledge of local ethical/conduct/compliance-related risks, employee rights and obligations, and related laws
  • experience in litigation, government regulatory law, criminal law and labor law
  • Team oriented, yet able to work independently
  • Experienced to work in a multi-national and culturally diverse environment
  • Ability to significantly influence senior executive management decisions; commands respect of executives
  • Ability to present careful, balanced, objective, lawful and well-reasoned solutions
  • Responsive and follows through on commitments
  • Strong time management, prioritization, and organizational skills
  • Ability to influence, strong executive presence
  • Excellent oral and written
  • 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.
 
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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