ILANZ, In-House Lawyers Association of New Zealand

Corporate Counsel - ANZ - Auckland

  • Auckland location
  • Intermediate Lawyer
  • Work in an award winning financial services legal team
  • 12 month fixed term opportunity

About the role 

ANZ New Zealand is the largest banking group in New Zealand and with size comes responsibility. Join us in our commitment to deliver a sustainable and prosperous future for all of New Zealand. 

We have an exciting opportunity for an intermediate lawyer to join our award winning and highly regarded Legal Group to assist in managing legal risk in relation to the Transaction Banking business unit. Transaction Banking, which is part of the Institutional division of ANZ New Zealand, provides trade finance, clearing and cash payment and management solutions to ANZ’s customers both here in New Zealand and in other countries.

Reporting to the Associate General Counsel - Institutional, this role focuses on working with the Transaction Banking business unit to achieve its objectives by ensuring quality, timely, commercially relevant and cost effective legal services  are provided, ensuring legal risks are mitigated where they arise and that appropriate governance is followed.

You will work closely with other Institutional lawyers here in New Zealand and offshore, regularly liaise with key stakeholders within ANZ in New Zealand and in other countries and externally and work collaboratively on projects that affect the wider ANZ group.

About you

To be successful in this role, you will have as a minimum an LLB qualification and a current New Zealand practicing certificate with at least 7 years post qualification experience and strong business and commercial acumen. You will come from a large/top tier law firm or a large in-house banking/finance legal team and have experience in banking/finance law.

You will be able to manage competing priorities, have worked with the senior management of organisations and be able to demonstrate your ability to gain the respect of, and influence, internal and external stakeholders.
About ANZ

Our purpose is to shape a world where people and communities thrive. That’s why we strive to create a balanced, sustainable economy in which everyone can take part and build a better life. By helping people make the most of what they have, we transform ideas, hard work and ambition into reality.

ANZ recognises the value of an inclusive and diverse work environment. We take pride in the diversity of our people and encourage applications from diverse candidates. Our recruitment decisions are based on the key inherent needs and requirements of each role, and candidates are selected based on their unique strengths and characteristics.

The ANZ values are the foundation of how we work and support our customers.

  • Integrity – We are honest and fair
  • Collaboration – We work together for the customer
  • Accountability – We take ownership and get things done
  • Respect – We care for all those we serve
  • Excellence – We challenge ourselves to be better

We work flexibly at ANZ. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you.

ANZ recognises the importance of flexible working, watch our story to see how ANZ aims to meet the needs of our customers and to attract and retain the best people in a changing world

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You may apply for this role by visiting ANZ Careers and search for the reference number NEW036573.