Corporate Investigator

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

 

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.  Manage and advise teams of investigative personnel assembled to address reported allegations.

 

Key Responsibilities:  

 

  • Actively conduct investigations of CC and personnel-related allegations of misconduct registered through Accenture’s various reporting channels

  • Oversee and conduct legally privileged investigations, 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 legal 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 legal 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 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

 

 

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications

 

  • Minimum 5 years litigation experience

  • Experience with employment law litigation 

  • Law degree

 

Preferred Qualifications

 

  • Preferred experience conducting and supervising investigations, including experience conducting conduct-related investigations

 

Professional 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 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 communications

  • Demonstrated leadership, teamwork and collaboration in professional setting; either military or civilian 

 

Accenture does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis covered by local law. Accenture is committed to providing employment opportunities to current or former members of the armed forces.

 

We are committed to employment equity. We encourage all people, including women, visible minorities, persons with disabilities and persons of aboriginal descent to apply.

 

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 world’s 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.


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