Organization: Corporate Functions/Legal
Location: US negotiable
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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.
Lead, conduct, and oversee “corporate compliance” (“Conduct Counts” or “CC”) investigations arising out of alleged misconduct raised through Accenture’s various CoBE reporting channels. Reporting to Global Conduct Counts Matters Regional Lead - 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.
Actively assist and/or conduct investigations of CC and personnel-related allegations of misconduct registered through Accenture’s various reporting channels
Oversee and conduct legally privileged investigations (at the direction of an attorney), 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 advice to organizational leadership concerning risk and appropriate remedial measures related to CC allegations
Collaborate with 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 CC-related investigations
Draft and/or review analyses to address risks of CC-related misconduct
Consult with and advise HR leadership concerning nature, risks, investigation and remediation of matters
Work with regional Corporate Investigators, 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 CC matters to Regional Leads for oversight
Develop internal guidelines on CC-investigation related issues
GCCM Regional Lead - Corporate Investigator
Collaborate with local HR/ER/Legal professionals to effectuate investigations
Practicing attorney/JD required
2 years experience conducting workplace investigations
3 years experience with employment law.
Fluency in Spanish (nice to have)
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
Extensive experience in employee relations and workplace investigations
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 communications
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 $78,500 - $225,900 and information on benefits offered is here.
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