Lead, conduct,and oversee corporate compliance ( Code of Business Ethics or CoBE ) investigationsarising out of alleged misconduct raised through Accenture’s various CoBE reportingchannels.
Reporting to Senior CorporateInvestigator, manage notification, recording and reporting process related toinvestigations, and work with seniorcompany leadership to assess and address significant legal risks associatedwith such reports and investigations.
Manage and advise teams of investigative personnel assembled to addressreported allegations.
Key Responsibilities :
Activelyconduct investigations of CoBE and personnel-related allegations of misconductregistered through Accenture’s various reporting channels
Oversee andconduct legally privileged investigations, which includes : defining scope,reviewing documentation, developing investigative plan, notifying appropriatepersonnel, conducting interviews, compiling investigation status and reports, recommendingand implementing proper remedial measures, concluding matters appropriately
Providelegal advice to organizational leadership concerning risk and appropriate remedialmeasures related to CoBE allegations
Manage teamsof internal and external resources assembled to address and resolve allegationsof misconduct or allegations of other improper processes / practices.
Oversee,counsel, guide, train and support attorneys and other investigative personnelassembled to conduct CoBE-related investigations
Draftand / or review legal analyses to address risks of CoBE-related misconduct
Consultwith and advise HR leadership concerning nature, risks, investigation andremediation of matters
Work withregional Geographic Legal and HR Leads, Global leads of internal functions, andother Global leadership on investigations
Stay abreastof legal developments affecting investigations, rights of reportingindividuals, rights of accused, and compliance-related standards
Promptly identifyand escalate CoBE matters to Director of Corporate Investigations for handling
Developinternal guidelines on CoBE-investigation related issues
Relationships : Reports to :
Reports to : Senior Corporate Investigator
Supervisesinvestigation teams, outside counsel
External Relationships : Outside counsel
Qualifications : Education :
Education : Law degree required
Work Experience :
Preferred experience conducting and supervising investigations, includingexperience conducting Code of Ethics investigations
Experience drafting confidential legal reports, and advising seniorleadership on ethical conduct / compliance-related risks and personnel-relatedremedial action
Experience addressing governmental investigations.
Experience with employment law litigation
Work Requirements : Travel required
Knowledgeand Skill Requirements :
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
experience in litigation, government regulatory law, criminal law and labor law
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 communication skills, fluent in English