7 days old

Senior Compliance Counsel

Organization: Corporate Functions/Legal 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 505,000 people serving clients in more than 200 cities with operations across 51 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.

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 Senior Compliance Counsel plays a key role in promoting Accentures compliance with confidentiality requirements, regulations and Accenture policies, with the goal of protecting the assets and reputation of Accenture.

The Senior Compliance Counsel supports the Managing Director Competition Law with the implementation and management of Accentures Confidentiality Compliance Program and serves as a subject matter expert on confidentiality risk mitigation. This person helps the Legal team and the business understand confidentiality-related risks, compliance and program controls.

The Senior Compliance Counsel will coordinate with and leverage expertise from all teams within CORE, Global Contracting, Contract Management, other areas of Legal, and outside counsel, as necessary.

The Senior Compliance Counsel is expected to demonstrate leadership behaviors, which include adhering to Accentures Core Values (Best People, Stewardship, Integrity, Client Value Creation, Respect for the Individual, and One Global Network). He/she is also expected to promote and practice all aspects of Accentures leadership DNA (innovate for results, advocate an inspiring vision, collaborate across the ecosystem, execute with agility, and personalize in a truly human way).

Core responsibilities

The role will focus on providing subject matter expertise and support to global business and corporate functions relating to confidentiality-related laws and regulations. It will particularly collaborate and provide legal guidance to various legal, security, and business teams regarding Accenture solutions, including addressing changes in the law that impact Accentures business.

The scope of work encompasses broad support to other parts of the Legal function, the Confidentiality Compliance Program and business stakeholders on: (1) transactional confidentiality-related matters in client contracts; and (2) confidentiality-related reviews of the companys services and offerings. This role will be responsible for developing and delivering relevant confidentiality-related trainings and communications, as well as tools, templates, resources and guidance materials.

Specified Duties Include:

+ Supports Accentures confidentiality program initiatives, including:

+ Developing and delivering of confidentiality compliance training

+ Developing, reviewing and implementing confidentiality policies and internal controls

+ Planning and drafting confidentiality compliance communications with internal stakeholders

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

+ Working with internal stakeholders to build confidentiality compliance and monitoring tools to help Accenture executives flag, escalate and mitigate confidentiality risks.

+ Provides objective, focused, practical advice and solutions to Accenture businesses and Legal Professionals regarding compliance with confidentiality-based laws and regulations, Accentures Code of Business Ethics, Accentures confidentiality policies, and all other related policies.

+ Collaborates with Legal colleagues and the business to identify, analyze and mitigate confidentiality-based risk.

+ Collaborates with Legal Ventures & Acquisitions colleagues and Corporate Development to identify, analyze and mitigate substantive confidentiality-based issues.

+ Collaborates with compliance colleagues to: (a) provide thought leadership for Accentures 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.

+ Responds to and helps manage internal audits and internal investigations related to confidentiality law issues.

+ Provides additional support, and assumes additional responsibilities, as directed by the Managing Director Competition Law.

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


Reports to: Managing Director Competition Law Relationships:

+ Legal, including Contracting, Offerings, Alliances, Geographic Operations, Digital and Strategic Offerings, Contract Management, and Government Relations, as well as external counsel

+ Geographic leadership and key business leadership

+ Security consulting practice in the region

+ Legal V&A team

+ Related subject matter experts (e.g., security professionals, PCI, government compliance, records retention SMEs)

+ Antitrust/Trade Secret professionals at client and peer companies

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

Basic Qualifications:

+ JD or equivalent law degree (based on geography) required

+ Minimum of 7 years of experience as an attorney focused on trade secret law and antitrust experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

+ Knowledge of Antitrust/Trade Secret laws and regulatory systems around the world

+ Knowledge of compliance and ethics framework for global corporations

+ Experience developing compliance programs, including preparing policies and internal controls; developing and conducting training; responding to government investigations; and drafting and reviewing contracts

Professional Skills:

+ Must have the ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and work effectively remotely and within a global team

+ Ability to work independently and collaboratively across various levels

+ 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 and knowledge of Accentures 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

+ Builds and maintains a network of good working relationships both internally and externally

+ Adapts nimbly to changing needs within the business

+ Strong writing and negotiation skills

+ Fluent in English

+ Demonstrated leadership in professional setting; either military or civilian

+ Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration in a professional setting; either military or civilian

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. Our rich diversity makes us more innovative, more competitive and more creative, which helps us better serve our clients and our communities.

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 and with Accenture. 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.

Unless expressly indicated, this role is not open in the state of Colorado.

Posted: 2021-04-30 Expires: 2021-05-30

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