Legal Counsel

| Greater Denver Area

Our Purpose

Small business makes the world go around – it's the heart of the global economy. At Xero we want millions of small businesses to thrive through beautiful software, advice and connections. We aim to make being a small business more efficient and profitable, and more enjoyable too. 

How you'll make an impact

As Xero is constantly growing and striving for excellence, we're looking for an experienced, adaptable and passionate Legal Counsel. You will be responsible for partnering with the business and providing legal advice in relation to legal matters affecting the organization, as well as ensuring that all our operations are compliant with relevant laws. 
You will report to the Denver-based GM Legal and Business Advisory and work closely with the wider global Legal team, external advisors and strategic partners to support Xero's legal and compliance function in the region.
Of course, this position description is just a guide – you'll be expected to be flexible and perform any other duties as reasonably required of you by your Manager and this position description is likely to evolve and develop over time.

What you'll do

  • Work as an integrated part of the global legal team to provide legal services on global or platform matters including procurement, product support, customer support, and security

  • Work closely with Xero's commercial team in your region to help drive strategic relationships and initiatives for Xero locally, but with a global mindset

  • Provide advice to senior managers on legal aspects of their defined areas (including security, sales/marketing, customer experience, and product)

  • Drive and/or manage within the global legal team projects to manage workflow, improve operational efficiency, achieve global and regional education and training, and enable compliance.
  • Contribute to internal policy and process development

  • Review, negotiate and draft key legal documents, such as vendor supply agreements, marketing partner agreements, data exchange agreements, integration agreements, and procurement contracts

  • Ensure the business is informed and compliant with any relevant existing or proposed laws that may impact the operations of the business

  • Liaise and collaborate with legal team peers in all areas and regions to deliver holistic legal function outcomes. Liaise with and manage Xero's external legal advisors, as required

  • Assist with investigating and responding to inquiries from law enforcement agencies and regulators

  • Assist with any M&A activity, as required


Success looks like
Working closely with the GM Legal and Business Advisory, global legal team members, local and global management, strategic partners, and external advisors to support and manage Xero's legal function in your local region.
What you'll bring with you

Critical competencies

  • Strong drafting, analytical, and interpretation skills
  • Strong commercial acumen and a pragmatic approach
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Ability to take a proactive and creative approach to managing/solving legal issues
  • Collaborative, growth and innovation mindset
  • Ability to convey complex legal matters in a digestible, plain-english format
  • Keenness to develop meaningful relationships across the business through personable stakeholder engagements 

Experience

  • 5+ years experience (prior in-house legal experience desirable)
  • Admitted to practice law in the State of Colorado, or admitted to the Bar of another state with the ability to become authorized to practice in-house in the State of Colorado prior to commencement of employment
  • Experience providing legal advice to companies in the technology sector
  • Experience with international commercial transactions (desirable)
  • Experience with financial services regulation (desirable)
This is an outstanding opportunity in a dynamic, fast paced, growth-orientated business.If you meet the above criteria, then we'd like you to be a part of the next chapter of the Xero success story. At Xero, we encourage diversity, foster innovation and reward success.

Xero is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Sales & Marketing
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    • SalesforceCRM

Location

Just a quick walk from Union Station, our US HQ is located in the heart of Denver's LoHi neighborhood surrounded by local shops and restaurants.

An Insider's view of Xero

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Getting things done for our customers is always top of mind, but Xero understands that starts from taking great care of ourselves as well. Having the ability to work from home when needed, wellness days, and events like office walks and 10 minute massages show that life (and living it!) helps us contribute and innovate better at work.

Carissa

Product Owner

What projects are you most excited about?

Right now, I'm most excited to work on our Denver Roadshow. I've worked with our Colorado Account Manager to connect with Colorado's leading accounting and bookkeeping firms and drive attendance to this event right here in Denver. Our goal is to build up our network and educate the community on all Xero has to offer!

Sophia

Account Manager

What makes someone successful on your team?

If you’re hungry to learn more, have a brilliant idea, or are passionate about a particular project, just dive in head first. Xero values people who are do-ers, who want to roll up their sleeves and #champion an initiative through from beginning to end.

Becky

Integration- GTM Lead

What are Xero Perks + Benefits

Xero Benefits Overview

Xero offers a variety of benefits aimed at helping our employees maintain their physical, financial and mental wellbeing, allowing them to bring their best selves to work each day

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Xero allows employees to set aside pre-tax dollars for medical and dependent care expenses. $2,650 annual limit for healthcare FSA
Disability Insurance
Xero's long and short term disability plans provide income protection at 60% of annual base salary
Dental Benefits
Cigna dental PPO plan
Vision Benefits
VSP vision plan
Health Insurance Benefits
Xero offers a variety of health plans including Cigna HSA, Cigna PPO, and Kaiser HMO for Colorado and California employees
Life Insurance
Provided to Xero employees at no cost. Coverage for each employee of 2x annual base salary up to $500,000
Wellness Programs
Xero will fund up to $300 annually in employee health reimbursement account to be used toward a health improvement activity including gym membership, mental, physical or financial health
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Xero will match 100% on the first 3% contributions plus 50% match on next 2% of contributions
Company Equity
All Xero employees are granted Restricted Stock Units at a certain percentage of their base salary which vests over a 3 year period
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Eight weeks paid leave for primary caregiver. Two weeks of paid leave for secondary caregiver
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Xero offers 21 days of paid time off, 5 wellness days, as well as 11 paid holidays per calendar year. We also participate in a company wide shut down between Christmas and New Years Day
Paid Volunteer Time
Xero encourages employees to give back to our communities by providing 8 hours of paid volunteer time per year
Paid Holidays
11 paid holidays per calendar year
Paid Sick Days
Each employee is granted 5 wellness days per year in addition to our generous PTO
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
You'll typically catch our employees rocking jeans and a Xero t-shirt!
Commuter Benefits
Set aside pre and/or post tax dollars for commute related transit, parking and bike expenses
Company Outings
Annual holiday party, as well as a summer celebration!
Game Room
Video games and ping pong table in lounge
Stocked Kitchen
You find a variety of fruit, chips, nuts, snack bars, sodas and iced tea in the Xero kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Breakfast each Tuesday and lunch every Thursday from a variety of local vendors
Happy Hours
Happy hour starts every Friday at 4!
Fitness Subsidies
Our monthly health reimbursement plan can be used towards your fitness membership or a variety of other health related wellness programs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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