Job Description

Organization: Corporate Functions/Legal

Location: US negotiable

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 Description

The Anticorruption Counsel plays a key role in promoting Accenture’s compliance with global and local anticorruption laws, regulations and Accenture policies, with the goal of protecting the assets and reputation of Accenture. 

The Anticorruption Counsel supports the Managing Anticorruption Counsel – Senior Anticorruption Counsel of Anticorruption with the implementation and management of Accenture’s anticorruption compliance program and serves as a subject matter expert on anticorruption laws.  The Anticorruption Counsel helps the Legal team and the business understand the anticorruption compliance program.

The Anticorruption Counsel will coordinate with and leverage expertise from all teams within CORE, Global Contracting, Contract Management, and outside counsel, as necessary.

Key Responsibilities

  • Implements and manages Accenture’s anticorruption compliance program (Leadership; Standards & Controls; Training & Communication; Auditing, Monitoring & Response; and Risk Assessments).

  • Drives the implementation of Accenture’s anticorruption compliance program initiatives, including:

    • Development and delivery of anticorruption compliance training;

    • Development, review and implementation of anticorruption policies and internal controls;

    • Planning and drafting anticorruption compliance communications with internal stakeholders;

    • Working with senior management and outside counsel to conduct risk assessments, recommend improvements to the anticorruption compliance program, and support the implementation of adopted recommendations; and,

    • Working with internal stakeholders to build anticorruption compliance and monitoring tools to help Accenture executives flag, escalate and mitigate corruption risks.

  • Provides objective, focused, practical advice and solutions to Accenture businesses and Legal Professionals regarding compliance with anticorruption laws, Accenture’s Code of Business Ethics, Accenture’s anticorruption policies (Policies 0150 and 1327), and all other related policies.

  • Collaborates with Legal colleagues and the business to identify, analyze and mitigate anticorruption risks;

  • Collaborates with Legal Mergers & Acquisitions colleagues and Corporate Development to identify, analyze and mitigate substantive anticorruption law issues;

  • Collaborates with CORE colleagues to: (a) provide thought leadership for Accenture’s anticorruption compliance efforts generally by staying abreast of compliance industry best practices and changes in laws and regulations, and (b) assist in the development of related policies to address business and legal requirements;

  • Conducts localized training on anticorruption law issues;

  • Responds to and helps manage internal audits and internal investigations related to anticorruption law issues;

  • Assists Litigation & Disputes to respond to government inquires or investigations related to anticorruption law issues;

  • Provides additional support, and assumes additional responsibilities, as may be directed by the Managing Anticorruption Counsel – Senior Anticorruption Counsel of Anticorruption; and,

  • Operates in a cost-effective manner consistent with relevant Accenture policies.

Relationships 

Reports to:  Managing Anticorruption Counsel – Senior Anticorruption Counsel of Anticorruption 

Relationships:  Global Ethics & Compliance Team, other CORE and Non- Contracting legal teams, Global Contracting Team, Contract Management, Legal M&A team, other subject matter experts, outside counsel
 

Work Requirements:  Some travel required at times, but with the ability to work with and manage resources remotely



Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:

  • Education:  JD or equivalent law degree (based on geography) required

  • Work Experience:  Minimum of 5 years of experience as an anticorruption law attorney

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Deep knowledge of anticorruption laws and regulatory systems around the world;

    Deep knowledge of compliance and ethics framework for global corporations in connection with anticorruption law issues and programs;

  • Extensive experience developing anticorruption compliance programs, including preparing policies and internal controls; conducting anticorruption training; responding to government investigations; and drafting and reviewing contracts;

Professional Skills:

  • Good judgment, an ability to prioritize and make decisions, and a high level of common sense, including the ability to see around the corner and spot risks before they materialize;
    Good business acumen, knowledge of Accenture’s business strategy (or similar business strategy at another company if experienced hire);

  • Ability to synthesize complex legal analysis into clear recommendations;

  • Good executive presence and the ability to work effectively with the senior business leaders at Accenture, partners from law firms;

  • Strong writing and negotiation skills; and,

  • Fluent in English; Proficiency in an additional geographically relevant language is preferred.

  • 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 - $227,600 and information on benefits offered is here.



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