Job Description

Organization:  Corporate Functions/Legal & Commercial

Location:  U.S. (remote opportunity)

Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology and Operations services — all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 674,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities. Visit us at www.accenture.com.  

People in the Corporate Function 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, including ESG. 

Key Responsibilities:  

  • Support Accenture’s board and committee meetings, including material preparation and distribution process

  • Aid in the preparation of the company's filings with, and other matters concerning, the SEC (including Forms 10-Q, 10-K and 8-K filings, Section 16 filings, no action letters and similar items)

  • Aid in the preparation of the company's annual proxy/information statements and directors' & officers' questionnaires,

  • Participate in the planning and logistics of, and preparation for, shareholder meetings

  • Assist with ESG reporting and monitoring ESG trends and priorities

  • Assist with shareholder and proxy advisory firm engagements

  • Assist with NYSE compliance and Irish corporate law filings 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 and ESG; prepare memoranda for internal distribution and education of these developments

  • Respond to internal inquiries related to SEC compliance and corporate secretarial matters

  • 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: Board and Corporate Advisory Lead & Assistant Corporate Secretary

  • Supervises: Paralegals, legal assistants and other support staff



Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:   

  • J.D. from an accredited law school

  • Admitted to the bar and in good standing"

  • Minimum of 3 years of legal experience managing securities compliance and corporate governance matters in a law firm or fast-paced corporate legal department

Professional Skill Requirements:

  • Proven ability to efficiently manage and contribute to significant numbers of projects simultaneously 

  • Strong time management, prioritization, and organizational skills Comfortable interfacing with senior leadership and Board of Directors

  • Strong analytical and project management skills

  • Ability to juggle needs of multiple stakeholders

  • 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

As required by Colorado law under the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, Accenture provides a reasonable range of compensation for roles that may be hired in Colorado. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific office location. For the state of Colorado only, the range of starting pay for this role is$119,880 - $268,900 and information on benefits offered is here.



COVID-19 update:


The safety and well-being of our candidates, our people and their families continues to be a top priority. Until travel restrictions change, interviews will continue to be conducted virtually.


Subject to applicable law, please be aware that Accenture requires all employees to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment. Accenture will consider requests for accommodation to this vaccination requirement during the recruiting process.


What We Believe


We have an unwavering commitment to diversity with the aim that every one of our people has a full sense of belonging within our organization. As a business imperative, every person at Accenture has the responsibility to create and sustain an inclusive environment.


Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and core values. Our rich diversity makes us more innovative and more creative, which helps us better serve our clients and our communities. Read more here


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement


Accenture is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that no one should be discriminated against because of their differences, such as age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, religion or sexual orientation.


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.


Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.


For details, view a copy of the Accenture Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy Statement.


Requesting An Accommodation


Accenture is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for persons with disabilities or religious observances, including reasonable accommodation when needed. If you are hired by Accenture and require accommodation to perform the essential functions of your role, you will be asked to participate in our reasonable accommodation process. Accommodations made to facilitate the recruiting process are not a guarantee of future or continued accommodations once hired.


If you would like to be considered for employment opportunities with Accenture and have accommodation needs for a disability or religious observance, please call us toll free at 1 (877) 889-9009, send us an email or speak with your recruiter.


Other Employment Statements


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.


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


Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.


The Company will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Additionally, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the Company's legal duty to furnish information.

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