New Zealand Law Society - Principal Solicitor Investments

Principal Solicitor Investments

Looking for your next step? Thinking about change? Join the Legal team at ACC! We have an exciting opportunity for a Principal Solicitor who loves breadth, complexity, and advising on issues that matter to New Zealanders. If you enjoy working with dynamic-thinking and passionate individuals, then this is the role for you.

Mō tenei tūrana mahi - About this role

The Principal Solicitor Investments plays a critical role advising and assisting ACC's Investments Group with complex strategic and operational matters regarding the management and investment of ACC's reserves portfolios, one of New Zealand's largest investment funds. You will advise on a wide range of issues including debt and equity capital markets, private markets, corporate governance, and compliance. You will also from time to time advise the wider ACC on corporate and commercial matters.

We can support this role being based in either Auckland or Wellington.

Ko wai koe - About you

Youll be confident and credible advising in a large Crown Entity. Your collaborative and inclusive style will enable to you to work with the Investments Group and Legal team, as well as form many partnerships across ACC which will enable the provision of high-quality trusted advice.

To succeed in this role, you'll have the following:

  • LLB and a current New Zealand Law Society practising certificate or eligibility to hold one
  • Significant post qualification experience, with strong experience on investments related law
  • Strong understanding of investment products covering both private and public markets
  • Experience in providing advice on complex, multi-faceted issues, and the ability to deliver strategic and operation advice
  • High level of expertise in financial markets legislation and governance structures
  • High level of commercial and financial acumen
  • Initiative, self-motivation, and self-awareness
  • Experience briefing, in writing and in person, at Ministerial/Chief Executive/senior management level
  • Previous exposure to boards and board dynamics, including experience of board reporting
  • Experience leading, coaching and mentoring junior lawyers.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent problem solving and time management skills
  • An understanding of ACCs legislation would be beneficial

To add value to ACC in this role you'll also bring:

  • high integrity, values, and a spirit of service
  • experience working with a range of technical experts.
  • the ability to robustly apply public sector disciplines as well as business and commercial nous.

Working at ACC:

We know that a diverse and inclusive team helps us meet the needs of our customers and we welcome candidates from every ethnicity, national origin, gender identity, age, and those with a disability or who have additional mental health needs. It is important to us that people are free to be themselves at work.

Here are some ways we encourage that:

  • Employee networks to support our colleagues from diverse backgrounds
  • The option to explore flexible working that suits your needs and ours
  • Development opportunities in te reo Māori me ngā tikanga

For a detailed position description, please visit our website.

The base salary range for this role is $137,401 - $193,978 with appointment depending on skills and experience and internal relativities. ACC also offers nine percent superannuation.

Applications close at 9am on Monday, 25 September 2023 and can only be accepted when submitted through our ACC careers website.

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