MNP LLP

Legal Counsel (Term Position)

Position ID
2017-3452
Position Type
Fixed Term Contract
CA-AB-Calgary

DIFFERENT BY DESIGN

At MNP we pride ourselves on being different – it’s our entrepreneurial drive that sets us apart. It’s the same drive that’s helped us become Canada’s fastest growing national firm. We foster collaboration, value your ideas, promote based on talent, live balanced lifestyles and make time for FUN. We are one firm, one team, collaborating to support you wherever you want to take your career.

 

Join the momentum. We are seeking a Legal Counsel for our growing Legal team for a one-year term beginning December 2017. MNP is a leading national accounting, tax and business consulting firm in Canada. Providing insight and guidance, our Legal team serves as in-house counsel and supports the firm’s legal, human resource and regulatory responsibilities. With a focus on minimizing legal and reputational risk, we foster a culture where MNP team members consider, analyze and understand the risks associated with our business and continuously strive to minimize those risks.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

Performance Expectations

  • Work closely with business units to provide legal counsel and support in a broad range of practice areas
  • Conduct legal research and provide advice to various department heads and executives
  • Draft concise emails and legal documents
  • Identify legal issues, research and analyze complicated situations quickly and develop practical solutions in an efficient and timely manner
  • Develop good working relationships with a variety of stakeholders and work effectively with outside counsel
  • Write briefs on regulations, legal/compliance matters and other ad hoc legal issues to support the firm’s legal position and provide guidance to teams
  • Help develop legal policies
  • Develop a thorough understanding of MNP’s services, businesses and industry
  • Contribute to the development of new ideas and approaches to improve work processes

Credentials

  • Minimum of two (2) years post-call legal experience
  • Ability to influence and negotiate effectively and be a persuasive advocate
  • Knowledge of Civil Code (Quebec), employment law, privacy law and/or IP law is an asset
  • Proficiency in French is considered an asset

Core Competencies and Personal Characteristics

  • Integrity – professional whose honesty, integrity, confidentiality and high ethical standards contributes to effective leadership and optimal business relationships
  • Energy – displays enthusiasm, optimism, drive and passion while maintaining a high level of productivity and a balanced lifestyle
  • Diversity – understands the importance of different backgrounds, perspectives and experiences and is respectful of individual differences
  • Communication – effectively expresses ideas and conveys information in business writing, conversations and interactions with others
  • Client Service Excellence – understands the importance of quality client service by being courteous, responding to client requests in a timely manner and monitoring satisfaction
  • Teamwork & Relationship Development – works collaboratively with team members in order to achieve a common goal and develops, maintains and strengthens relationships with others, both inside and outside the Firm
  • Accountability – takes responsibility for one’s own performance by setting clear goals and tracking progress against those goals; is highly organized and uses personal judgement and decision making
  • Flexibility – effectively manages multiple assignments, adapts to changing priorities and is able to work independently or as part of a team

TOTAL REWARDS

Our Firm encourages a balanced lifestyle and offers competitive pay that suits the way our team members work and play!

 

MNP proudly serves and responds to the needs of our clients in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Through partner-led engagements, we provide a collaborative, cost-effective approach to doing business, with innovative strategies to help organizations succeed across the country and around the world.

 

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