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 specialised 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. Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.
Legal professionals at Accenture deliver and coordinate legal, contract and commercial advice and counsel in support of Accenture and our clients' business objectives, working to manage and mitigate risk and ensure compliance with laws and company policies. Accenture offers a compelling mix of work and training opportunities, work environment and structure for career progression.
The Legal team provides and manages all legal advice and support to Accenture. Legal prides itself on providing objective, focused, commercially relevant advice and solutions based on a deep understanding of the law and Accenture's business. The role is dynamic and demanding with opportunities to work on leading edge technology and service offerings. The Legal team works closely with each deal team to find ways to achieve our clients’ and our own objectives in a competitive environment whilst managing risk as well as compliance with contractual obligations, policies and obligations at law.As a member of the Legal team, you are expected to be a steward for Accenture’s business and people, and an exemplar of Accenture’s core values.
Review various forms of procurement related documents (tenders, RFPs, proposals and the like) including applicable legal and contractual terms included therein for compliance with laws, internal policies, and advise deal teams on required actions in relation thereto;
Review and comment on various types of contractual documents and in consultation with business and other legal SMEs to ensure that a reasonable risk and reward profile for the parties concerned is achieved during negotiations;
Advise deal teams on shaping of the business opportunity within the transaction, taking into account legal considerations and concerns, cross-border contracting aspects and Accenture policy requirements;
Work with finance, solution and commercial teams to identify and manage issues across the transaction and architect workable solutions;
Work with deal teams to develop effective negotiating strategies;
Form part of the negotiation team and lead the legal negotiations to conclude the contractual documents;
Manage the escalation process for approval of key legal and commercial risks;
Prepare and provide briefings to legal and business approvers and other stakeholders’
Serve as checkpoint for legal and legal policy compliance matters related to proposed transactions and escalate to legal management in case of non-compliance.
Minimum 6 years post-qualifying experience.
Admitted as an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa
Experience in technology and/or relevant complex commercial transactions
Previous experience in a law firm or in a fast-paced corporate legal group (preferably but not necessarily for an IT services vendor);
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