Enterprise Legal: Corporate Securities Counsel - Manager (Chicago, IL)
Accenture - Chicago, IL

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Organization: Enterprise/Legal

Location: Chicago, IL

**Must be currently based in or near Chicago, IL or be willing to relocate there on your own**

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workforce is the engine that powers Accenture, enabling us to provide the capabilities and expertise that clients demand to help them become high-performance businesses. As our internal workforce, they continually build shareholder value by: efficiently managing and supporting all activities across our business, protecting the assets and reputation of Accenture, ensuring that we have the people and technology needed to execute our business strategy, developing and increasing awareness of our brand, and providing a range of skills to support our client teams, outsourcing units and other businesses.

The people in our Enterprise workforce play a leading role in our strategic and operational programs, acting as the agents of change within Accenture itself. They work in a wide range of functional areas including: human resources, marketing and communications, finance, legal, IT, facilities and services, research, business operations and sales development, and must continually evolve to meet the ever-changing demands of the marketplace to achieve higher performance both for ourselves and our clients.



practice provides or manages all legal advice and support to Accenture. We provide objective, focused, practical advice and solutions, based on an understanding of the law and Accenture's business. We work closely with each engagement team to find ways to maximize revenues and manage risk.

Job Summary:
Primary job responsibilities include: (a) draft filings, internal communications and memoranda relating to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission periodic filings and securities offerings as well as U.S. local and foreign regulations, including stock exchange listing requirements; (b) assist and oversee share registrar, equity compliance matters and insider trading restrictions; and (c) assist with matters relating to the board of directors and the corporate secretarial function. This individual would work with internal subject matter experts in related areas as well as with outside corporate attorneys and paralegals to deliver legal support in these areas and to ensure compliance with Accenture internal controls and external regulatory requirements.

Key Responsibilities:
Aid in the preparation of the company's periodic filings with, and other matters concerning, the SEC (including Forms 10-Q and 10-K, no action letters and similar items, as well as other U.S. local and foreign regulations, including stock exchange requirements).

Aid in the preparation of the company's annual proxy/information statements, manage directors' & officers' questionnaires and participate in the planning of and preparation for shareholder meetings.

Manage relationships for the processing of the company's periodic filings with outside vendors such as the financial printer, the transfer agent and proxy solicitors.

Prepare and file Section 16 filings for the company's directors and executive officers.

Prepare board resolutions and related board materials relating to company transactions, annual meetings, share plan operations and related matters.

Assist with client finance and treasury operations matters, including negotiating guarantees.

Review the company's websites and other communications for compliance with SEC and other regulations.

Research current topics within the areas of corporate law, securities and finance; prepare memoranda for internal distribution and education of these developments.

Respond to internal inquiries related to SEC compliance and corporate secretarial matters.

Help to organize and manage the team's internal databases of research and filing information.

Develop internal guidelines, toolkits, policies and packaged knowledge on various legal and business issues.

Primary relationships:
The Corporate Securities Counsel will work and coordinate with the Senior Corporate Matters Counsel, who report to the Director of Corporate Matters.

Secondary relationships:
Includes the following groups:
Treasury and Finance


Share Plan Operations

Investor Relations

Corporate Communications

Transfer Agent

Financial printers, proxy solicitors, etc.


Basic (Must-Have) Qualifications:
JD required

Work Experience:
Minimum of 3 years of experience with securities offering and reporting matters, SEC filings and management of SEC filings.

Minimum of 3 years of experience working at either at a law firm or in a fast-paced corporate legal/transactional environment.

Work Requirements: Minimal travel may be required.

Preferred Skills:
Understanding of securities laws commensurate to experience level

PowerPoint proficiency

Professional Skill Requirements:
Proven ability to efficiently manage and contribute to a significant number of projects simultaneously

Ability to communicate effectively and work within a closely managed team environment

Strong due diligence and project management skills

Ability to independently manage the drafting of documents and correspondence

Ability to develop creative and solution-oriented approaches to issue resolution

Ability to follow-through on commitments made and in a responsive and timely manner

Strong time management, prioritization, and organizational skills

Excellent oral and written communication skills

High level of attention to detail

**Relocation assistance not provided; must be able to relocate to Chicago, IL on your own**

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.

Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status).

Accenture is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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