ILANZ, In-House Lawyers Association of New Zealand


Senior Corporate Lawyer - Financial Crime - BNZ - Auckland

He Waka Eke Noa | Creating Great Together

Here at BNZ, it's about more than just banking. We believe in supporting our local communities and designing customer led solutions that change the way people manage their money. For our people this means we create an environment where you can try new things, deliver innovative solutions and be empowered to put your energy into being you.


Te Kaiurungi | About the Role

The Senior Corporate Lawyer will be a key part of our in-house Legal Services team providing legal support and advice for BNZ's financial crime risk and operations functions (particularly AML/CFT), anti-bribery & corruption, FATCA/CRS and sanctions. Leading our legal support for BNZ's obligations in relation to financial crime and anti-money laundering, you will develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders to ensure we are delivering on our compliance programmes and initiatives.

The hours for this role are 18.75 hours per week.


Ō Pūkenga | About You

You'll bring with you previous experience in a top tier New Zealand law firm or large corporate organisation, with a background in providing support and advice on financial crime and money laundering, or complementary legal expertise. You'll possess strong technical skills with knowledge in anti money laundering, sanctions, anti-bribery and corruption, and/or FATCA/CRS.

You will be a highly skilled communicator with demonstrated success in influencing stakeholders and a high level of motivation and passion to secure positive outcomes for our customers and each other.


Nau mai ki te Pēke o Aotearoa |Working at BNZ

At BNZ, we're passionate about building and sustaining a high-performance culture that motivates our people to deliver exceptional results.

We know that every BNZer is unique, with a wide range of goals, ambitions, and lifestyles, so we offer a wide range of benefits and working styles to suit you.

· Oranga | Wellbeing: Your wellbeing is important to us. When we're at our best, physically and mentally, in and out of work, we can truly create great things together. We're here to support you to be your best with a number of wellbeing initiatives.

· Whakatā | Leave: We all need a bit of time off every now and then. At BNZ we're proud to offer the generous leave options you need and deserve - whether it's for a special occasion, an unexpected event, or an extended vacation.

· Whakatā | Flexibility: We're big on helping you balance life and work. We offer a range of flexible working options that help you be your best, wherever you're based. Talk to us about how we can make this work for you.

Your employment will start with us during a period of community transmission of Covid-19 throughout New Zealand. As a business operating in that environment, we have responsibilities under the Health and Safety Act 2015 to reduce the risk that our workers might catch or transmit Covid-19 while at work.

Being fully vaccinated against Covid-19 is therefore a condition of entry into any of our premises, and any employees not fully vaccinated against Covid-19 will be required to work remotely.


Haere mai ki Te Pēke o Aotearoa | Come to the Bank of New Zealand

If you're ready to join a supportive team of BNZers who are passionate about the work they do and the results they achieve, then apply now and let's create great together.

Given that the end of year summer holiday period is not far away, please note we may be delayed in screening applications. We will therefore look to start reviewing applications again from mid-January.

If you would like to know more about Life at BNZ and how you can help re imagine banking for our customers, please visit or click HERE to submit your confidential application.


Applications for this role will close at 11:55pm on Sunday, 23 January 2022.