Senior Legal Counsel at Plenti

Legal & Compliance, Full-time, Sydney sydney legal full-time
Posted 11 days ago

Why Plenti?

Because you should have the opportunity to make an impact on a business and in doing so, carve out the career you are passionate about. Joining Plenti is taking control of your personal growth and choosing to work with some of the best and brightest minds. It is accepting that industry change is inevitable and it's better to be the one driving it than it is to be trying to catch up.

With this mindset we've come a long way in a few years… achieving things like: winning over 30 awards for positively changing how people access finance; helping over 15,000 households install solar on their roofs; increasing our lending by over 100% over the last year; and adding >50 new staff to the team over the past year.

Our ambitions are huge and we've only just begun...

Who are we?

We come from a diverse range of backgrounds, both professionally and personally. We are always open to new ideas and believe success comes through collaboration and challenging ideas. We are passionate about what we do but believe that for one to truly foster this passion you have to look after yourself as well.
What is Plenti?

Plenti is a fast-growing fintech, helping its customers achieve their life goals by delivering fast and fair automotive, renewable energy and personal loans. Plenti is on a mission to be Australia’s best lender.

What’s the role?

Reporting to the General Counsel and Company Secretary, you’ll join a high-performing legal and compliance team to provide support and advice to Plenti business units on legal and compliance issues with a particular focus on consumer credit and financial regulatory frameworks, privacy law, disputes (including EDR), and AML/CTF matters.

What will you be responsible for?

Legal and compliance advice: Working directly with the business to advise on a range of legal and compliance matters covering consumer credit and financial services law, consumer law, privacy law, and AML/CTF regulation.

Hands on engagement in key product initiatives and transactional work: You will be directly supporting the growth of a fast paced and leading fintech in advising the business on any legal considerations regarding new products, services and features.. You will play an integral role in providing project and product teams with advice and pragmatic solutions taking into account regulatory requirements. You will also play a key role in supporting our Treasury team in our securitisation program. 

Corporate advisory and commercial matters: You will be a trusted resource for general commercial requests originating from the business which will include drafting and reviewing a wide array of commercial agreements, including non disclosure agreements, introducer agreements with loan referral partners, memorandums of understanding and commercial agreements with partners and service providers. You will also be required to review and draft and maintain loan contracts for consumer (regulated and unregulated) and commercial borrowers across the Group’s various funding sources.

Governance: Assisting the company secretary with preparation of board and committee papers and providing assistance in governance related matters concerning the Group.

Litigation, regulatory engagement and disputes: Provide assistance as required in relation to litigated matters, regulator inquiries and interactions and customer disputes.

Monitoring of legal & regulatory changes: You will be expected to stay abreast of upcoming regulatory reforms, and keep the Group aware of such matters, as well as preparing and implementing required changes in consultation with your Compliance colleagues to ensure compliance is achieved at all times.

What will make you successful in this role?
• Tertiary qualifications in law and admission to practice in NSW or another State or Territory
• Minimum 6 years’ PQE
• Fast learner with solid written communication and problem-solving skills
• An ability to work autonomously as well as engage with others in a team environment
•  A capacity to work on multiple tasks simultaneously
•  A commercial approach to problem solving with stakeholder management skills
• Demonstrated experience in banking and financial services law
• Thorough knowledge of the consumer credit regulatory framework
• Thorough knowledge of financial services legislation including the Corporations Act and AML/CTF Act and Rules.
• Experience with managed investment schemes
• Experience in advising on matters relating to the Australian Consumer Law.
Applications close 28 September at 11:59pm AEST.

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 rewards.

If being in a dynamic industry as part of a market-leading fintech sounds like you, then come help us positively reshape Australia’s financial eco-system. Our start-up culture fosters innovation, entrepreneurship, leadership and your career progression. We have a purpose our people believe in, and genuine values that come from deep within our business.

Flexible working arrangements? Celebrating wins together (and sharing the odd loss!)? Tick, tick. It's all part of a workplace culture that is hardworking but fun and supportive of our people and their goals as we work together to build Australia’s best lender.