The Overseas Investment Office is currently going through an exciting period of change and the Monitoring and Enforcement team has been identified as an important part of the Overseas Investment Office’s future success. Candidates with a legal, investigator, compliance and/or forensic accounting background are sought to contribute to the development of the team capability and active sharing knowledge and expertise.
The Overseas Investment Office is a regulatory unit within LINZ’s Crown Property business group which administers New Zealand’s overseas investment legislation. In addition to assessing applications for consent from overseas persons who want to invest in sensitive New Zealand assets, the Overseas Investment Office also monitors conditions of consent and investigates and enforces breaches of the overseas investment legislation through the Monitoring and Enforcement team.
The monitoring and enforcement specialists will investigate suspected breaches of the overseas investment legislation and take appropriate enforcement measures. As part of the wider Overseas Investment team they will also work with those analysing the applications for consent.
- Using investigative and commercial knowledge and experience to identify and gather information in order to carry out investigations, interviews, and obtaining/providing evidence. Also review monitoring and compliance reports, and reporting on the findings
- Managing investigations and enforcement files
- Providing analysis as to possible breach of the Overseas Investment legislation and appropriate enforcement action, including working with the Crown Law Office/Crown Solicitor
- Instructing experts where necessary for investigation and monitoring purposes
- Assisting to prepare briefings for the Ministers’ offices
- Providing general information to overseas investors and others about the overseas investment rules
- Previous practical experience in a legal (in particular - commercial/company law, litigation, property/land law, regulatory/enforcement law, public law), investigation, compliance or forensic accounting role
- Experience working with complex business structures and transactions
- Demonstrated ability to effectively question and interview persons to gather information and intelligence.
- Proven relationships management skills with the ability to quickly build rapport and to manage a range of external and internal relationships
- Relevant qualification, preferably in law or accounting
LINZ offers the opportunity to develop your skills and expertise as part of a multi-disciplinary team, training and ongoing professional development.
Applications close on Friday the 22nd of July at 5pm.