Legal and Compliance Counsel at Plenti

Legal & Compliance, Full-time, Sydney or Adelaide sydney adelaide legal full-time
Posted 23 days ago

Who is Plenti?

Plenti is a fintech lender, providing faster, fairer loans by leveraging its smart technology. Plenti is a dynamic and innovative business that is growing strongly. By continuing to deliver better customer experiences, Plenti is taking market share from incumbent players in the personal lending, renewable energy, and automotive finance markets.

We are a fast moving and ambitious business that seeks to recruit smart and capable people, who can take ownership of their role to help the business thrive. With over 200 people based in Australia, Plenti is small enough so everyone can make a difference in their role, but we have very big ambitions as a team, as we go about building Australia’s best lender.

Plenti is a founder led business that launched in 2014 and is now listed on the ASX, with annual revenue of over $200 million and a loan portfolio of over $2 billion.

What’s the role?

Reporting to a Senior Legal Counsel, you’ll join a high-performing legal and compliance team to provide support and advice to Plenti business units on legal and compliance issues across a broad range of matters, from consumer credit and financial regulatory, privacy and complaints, to general commercial work.  In addition to interesting and challenging work, you’ll get direct access to the General Counsel, senior management and the Executive Team as well as varied experience from day one.

What will you be responsible for?

•Legal and compliance advice: Provide legal and compliance advice to all of Plenti’s business units. Includes responding to ad-hoc requests, drafting policy and procedure documents, preparing responses to borrower, investor and shareholder complaints and disputes, and reviewing promotional and marketing materials.
•Strategic Partnership lead: Be the main legal and compliance support for a key strategic partnership. 
New products and features: Provide project and product teams with advice and pragmatic solutions taking into account regulatory requirements.
•Agreements: Reviewing various types of commercial agreements.
•Training and Education: Provide compliance training and education programs for employees to promote awareness and understanding of compliance issues. 
•Regulatory Compliance: Monitor changes in relevant laws, regulations, and industry standards and ensure the organization's compliance with them.
•Compliance Program: Assist the Compliance Officer in maintaining and managing the Compliance Program at Plenti.
•Risk Assessment: Assist the Compliance Officer in conducting risk assessments and audits to identify compliance risks and recommend appropriate actions. 
•Investigations: Lead or assist in internal investigations related to compliance matters, including allegations of misconduct or violations.
•Reporting and Documentation: Assist in incident and breach management and maintain accurate records, reports, and documentation related to compliance activities and incidents. 
•Collaboration: Collaborate with cross-functional teams and various business units across the business to ensure a cohesive approach to compliance 

What will make you successful in this role? 

Tertiary qualifications in law and admission to practice in NSW
•3 – 6 years’ PQE
•Knowledge of the consumer credit regulatory framework 
•Fast learner with strong communication, problem-solving and interpersonal skills
•An ability to work autonomously as well as engage with others in a team environment
•Capacity to work on multiple tasks simultaneously
•A commercial approach to problem-solving with stakeholder management skills 

Desirable but not essential  
•Knowledge of financial services law
•Knowledge of AML/CTF law
•Litigation experience

What's life like at Plenti?

Working at Plenti means joining a team that is high-performing, diverse, customer-focused and collaborative. It’s a place where everyone can “make it happen” and share in the results and success. If being in a dynamic industry as part of a market-leading fintech sounds like you, then join to help us reshape Australia’s financial eco-system for the good.

In return, you will enjoy a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship to take your career further. We offer flexible working and volunteer and study leave to develop your skills. We also have monthly social events, office snacks, company Townhalls and D&I initiatives and events to help you connect with your colleagues. 

Plenti is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people with disabilities. When you apply, let us know any reasonable adjustments you may need during the interview process so we can accommodate you.