Legal Counsel Senior Manager at Accenture
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Posted on   2024-01-15
Delhi,Delhi, Delhi, India

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Job Description

Accenture is a worldwide professional services firm with industry-leading strengths in digital, cloud, and security. We provide Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology, and Operations services, all supported by the world's greatest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centres. Every day, our 674,000 employees fulfil the promise of technology and human innovation by serving clients in over 120 countries. We believe in the potential of transformation to generate value and shared success for our clients, employees, shareholders, partners, and communities. Please visit us at

People in the Corporate Function contribute to Accenture's success as a high-performance firm by specialising in a specific functional area, and they advance to internally focused roles by deepening and/or creating new capabilities within an internal functional area.

Legal and Commercial Services specialists provide and organise legal, contract, and commercial guidance and counsel in support of Accenture's or our clients' businesses, managing and mitigating risk while ensuring ethical behaviour and compliance with laws and company standards.

Imagine being a part of a team that helps transform world-class organisations and communities!

Accenture places innovation at the heart of everything we do, and when combined with our core values of client value creation, one global network, respect for the individual, the best people, integrity, and stewardship, we offer careers that provide unparalleled opportunities for career advancement and job satisfaction.

Ethics and Compliance are part of Legal's CORE (Compliance, Operations, Regulatory, and Ethics) group. Our professionals collaborate closely with other Legal teams, corporate and business units to ensure we do business responsibly and compliantly, and to help bring our values to life every day, with a focus on establishing and sustaining trust with our people, clients, suppliers, and partners.

Key Responsibilities


The Ethics and V&A Compliance Senior Counsel  role will lead two Ethics programs and teams in Accenture?s Ethics & Compliance function in Legal, with managerial oversight of (1) Accenture?s program around addressing personal conflicts of interests of Accenture employees and (2) identifying and advising on Ethics & Compliance (E&C) risks related to Accenture?s ventures and acquisition activities, including designing, implementing and monitoring post-close mitigation actions. Additionally, the role assesses the effectiveness of the integration of acquisitions into Accenture?s E&C program and culture by tracking acquisitions across the deal life cycle, from due diligence to post-merger integration (PMI) and after the transition to Accenture systems at go-live/cutover.


Responsibilities include:

  • Managing Accenture?s intake tool for personal conflicts of interest, tracking and advising leadership on precedents, managing a small team responsible for triaging request for approvals (particularly around outside activities such as involvement with boards of directors), and working with the business and Legal stakeholders to tee up recommendations around approvals for Accenture Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel and other leaders;
  • Evaluate information about acquired businesses (including risks arising from business profile, offerings, services, geography, clients and partners) for risks related to the anticorruption, anti-money laundering, competition law, data privacy, government compliance, trade compliance and related compliance programs;
  • Collaborate with E&C SMEs, V&A Legal Leads and V&A Legal Integration teams to design risk assessments (calibrated to a deal?s risk profile risk) and request information for review, both during pre-close due diligence and during the integration phase;
  • Identify risks, design mitigations and oversee the implementation of PMI plans with V&A Legal Integration teams and other teams involved in PMI.
  • Assess the integration of acquired companies into Accenture?s E&C Program and culture in order to assess the effectiveness and impact on the ethical culture of the acquisition, including, but not limited to: analyzing E&C training trends, identifying focus areas with monitoring teams, coordinating with investigations teams and HR teams to review trends in incidents and other indicators of ethical culture, reviewing post-merger audits and other efforts to assess an acquisition?s transition to Accenture; and
  • Effectively work remotely with global teams, to provide advice and guidance in an engaged, business focused and pragmatic manner.

Work requirements:

  • Travel required as needed (likely <10%)
  • Must have ability to effectively work with others remotely, manage a schedule with global stakeholders.


Basic qualifications:

  • Law degree.
  • Authorized to practice law and in good standing in the country stated in the requisition.
  • Minimum of 7 years of legal or other relevant experience in a large multinational firm or corporation with experience in the area of ethics and compliance.
  • Ability to work in the country stated in the requisition, or ownership of obtaining those credentials prior to an agreed start date.


Preferred qualifications:


The role requires an attorney with significant Ethics & Compliance experience who understands the current risk landscape and trends in (1) personal conflicts of interest and (2) compliance investigations and actions in the context of M&A, and who can translate legal risks to the realities of post-merger integration in a complex, multinational company. Such knowledge and experience would also be transferrable to help guide other E&C risk assessments and priorities.


  • Subject matter expertise around on personal conflicts of interest and their risks to large, complex global organizations
  • Understanding of legal standards and processes related to U.S. (e.g., Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Trade Commission, etc.) and other regulatory agencies
  • Experience with DOJ or other government investigations and/or enforcement actions, including those related to venture and acquisitions activities
  • Attorney with prior law firm, corporate in-house or government legal experience, or the equivalent legal experience
  • Understanding of ethics and compliance best practices and risks involved in merger and acquisition activity, including integration of acquisitions and joint ventures into ethics and compliance programs
  • Ethics & Compliance programs experience in areas of anticorruption, government compliance, anti-money laundering, competition law, data privacy, and/or trade compliance

Professional skills:

  • Highly motivated and proactive with curiosity for learning about compliance best practices and areas of risk
  • Collaborative, methodical, and strategic in approach to solving problems and evaluating risks; adapts nimbly to changing needs within the organisation
  • Ability to effectively communicate with peers and executives at all levels of the organisation
  • Consistently apply good judgment and prioritize tasks
  • Understand the value of diversity and recognize the strengths that different styles, innovative perspectives and experiences bring to Accenture
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Excel, Word and Outlook)
  • Fluent in English

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