Job Description

Organization: Corporate Functions/Human Resources

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  

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.

Human Resources professionals develop and execute HR strategies, programs and services across one or more parts of the employee lifecycle to attract, develop and retain a highly engaged and differentiated workforce that enables the execution of human capital and business strategies.

Job Description

Global Recruiting Policy & Compliance Senior Manager

As an empowered decision maker on the Global Recruiting team, the Policy & Compliance Manager role is critical to ensuring Accenture’s recruitment function is run with consistency, transparency, and compliance to Accenture’s core values and code of business ethics.   Our people fuel our business, and Accenture competes fiercely, but fairly, for talent and must always adhere to global and local labor laws and regulations. 

Your role will be grounded on a deep understanding of our recruiting policies and processes. By utilizing your innate interest in compliance, you will spot risks and issues within the recruiting function and will work with the recruiting teams to course-correct tools, procedures, and behaviors to align with formal policies.  Because of the ever-changing nature of labor laws and regulations, you will work with Accenture Legal to keep recruiting policies relevant in the global and local markets. 

While you have a keen ability to grasp the “black and white” nature of policy and compliance, you also appreciate that sometimes our work is “in the grey area” and you are able to effectively communicate with stakeholders to educate them on policy, impacts of non-compliance, and help them navigate to a responsible solution for their unique challenge.  This key component of the role will involve meeting, negotiating with, and influencing Client Account Leads in the business, Contract Management experts, lawyers, HR leaders, and others in leadership roles at Accenture.

As the manager for recruiting policies and legal compliance, you and your team will help to protect the company’s reputation and brand image by prioritizing regulatory compliance in our recruiting function.  Because of Accenture’s unwavering commitment to business integrity, our company has been named as a World’s Most Ethical Companies honoree 15 times. 

If you want to make a difference in Recruiting at Accenture, we look forward to meeting you.

What type of work will you do?

  • Manager and escalation point of contact for recruitment policy-related inquires, audits and escalations

  • Supervise at least one direct report and partner closely other team members in the recruiting compliance space, including the At Hire  Global Background Checks Leader and Manager for Workday R&O Legal & Security

  • Collaborate and liaise with global and local Legal, Employee Relations, Recruiting and HR teams

  • Meet and negotiate with Client Account Leads and other business leaders to ensure compliance with policies “on the ground”

  • Policy reviews to assess market relevancy and ensure compliance to global and local legislations

  • Review and advise on requested policy changes, working with the Global Policy team to document and publish periodic updates

  • Outreach to designated advocates to communicate and educate local recruiting teams on policy awareness, risks, issues, and key changes to tools, procedures, or behaviors

  • Audit response, resolutions and risk mitigation, including action plan management responses, process updates for all recruitment related policies and other downstream impacted activities

  • Review tools, procedures, and recruiter behaviors to ensure Data Privacy adherence and GDPR compliance

  • Communicate with global stakeholders at all levels on policy and compliance matters

  • This is a global role that will require working flexible hours to accommodate need to interact with stakeholders in different time zones.  


    Basic Qualifications:

    • Minimum of 8 years of experience in overseeing a complex function which involves people compliance and/or policies in a global environment

    • Minimum of 2 years of experience in managing senior level stakeholders for mutual success

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Sharp attention to detail, especially in written communication

    • Demonstrated experience with program management and continuous process improvement

    • Functional expertise in recruitment or employee relations

    • Experience with policies and/or compliance at Accenture or in a similar environment

    • Knowledge of GDPR or other legal or regulatory guidance  

    • Proven track record of driving influence even with limited authority

    • Bachelor’s degree preferred

    Professional Skills:

    • Demonstrated capability of working with an entrepreneurial mindset

    • Self-driven with a keen sense of how to manage change and ambiguity

    • 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 $110,376 - $235,200 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.

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    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.

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