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Legal and Commercial Corporate Matters Counsel

Organization: Corporate Functions/Legal & Commercial
Location: U.S. Location 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 worlds 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.
Join Accenture and help transform leading organizations and communities around the world. The sheer scale of our capabilities and client engagements and the way we collaborate, operate and deliver value provides an unparalleled opportunity to grow and advance. Choose Accenture, and make delivering innovative work part of your extraordinary career.

Professionals in our Corporate Functions run and manage Accentures internal operations and all activities across our business, from finance, HR and legal to workplace management, operations and marketing and communications. They are the engine that powers Accenture, enabling us to provide the capabilities and expertise that clients need to help them become high-performance businesses. 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 Accentures 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.

Key Responsibilities:
Prepare board resolutions, presentations and other board materials relating to company transactions, annual meetings, share plan operations and related matters; and otherwise support the board and committee meeting material preparation and distribution process
Aid in the preparation of the company's filings with, and other matters concerning, the SEC (including filings on Forms 10-Q, 10-K and 8-K, Section 16 filings, no action letters and similar items)
Aid in the preparation of the company's annual proxy/information statements, manage directors' & officers' questionnaires and participate in the planning of and preparation for shareholder meetings
Assist with Irish corporate law filings and NYSE compliance 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; prepare memoranda for internal distribution and education of these developments
Respond to internal inquiries related to SEC compliance and corporate secretarial matters
Provide support for other corporate transactions, as needed
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
Reports to: Corporate Matters Counsel Senior Managers
Supervises: Paralegals, legal assistants and other support staff

Basic Qualifications (Must-Have Skills/Experience):
J.D. from an accredited law school
Minimum of 4 years of legal experience managing securities compliance and corporate governance matters in a law firm or fast-paced corporate legal department
Preferred Qualifications:

Proven ability to efficiently manage and contribute to significant numbers of projects simultaneously
In-house experience
Experience or interest in working with international corporate and regulatory compliance issues, specifically Irish corporate law
Professional Skill Requirements:

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


Posted: 2019-11-27 Expires: 2019-12-27

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