GCCM Corporate Investigator, Associate manager

  • Accenture
  • Remote
  • Sep 15, 2022
Full time Legal

Job Description

Organization: Corporate Functions/Legal

Location: US negotiable

Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology and Operations services — all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 674,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities. Visit us at www.accenture.com.  

People in the Corporate Function 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

Job Summary: 

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. 

Key Responsibilities: 

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

  • Oversee and conduct legally privileged investigations (at the direction of an attorney), 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 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 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 Corporate Investigators, 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

Relationships: 

Reports to: 

  • GCCM Regional Lead - Corporate Investigator          

Supervises:

  • Collaborate with local HR/ER/Legal professionals to effectuate investigations

Basic Qualifications:

  • Practicing attorney/JD required

  • 2 years experience conducting workplace investigations

  • 3 years experience with employment law.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Higher Degree

  • Fluency in Spanish (nice to have)

  • 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

  • Extensive experience in employee relations and workplace investigations

Professional Skills:

  • 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 in professional setting; either military or civilian

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

As required by Colorado law under the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, Accenture provides a reasonable range of compensation for roles that may be hired in Colorado. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific office location. For the state of Colorado only, the range of starting pay for this role is $78,500 - $225,900 and information on benefits offered is here.