Senior Legal Counsel

Neo Financial

Neo Financial

Posted on Thursday, November 3, 2022

At Neo, we’re disrupting the future of finance. What matters most to us is challenging the status quo and providing a better financial future for all Canadians. We’re working everyday to reinvent the way Canadians spend, save, and grow their money - all together, in one place. We’re creating a seamless digital experience, with the modern day features you’ve come to expect. Our products speak for themselves - the Neo card was voted best cash back card in Canada and the Neo Money account was voted best bank account in Canada.

Backed by world class investors, we’ve raised $299M and are one of a few Canadian tech companies that have reached ‘unicorn’ status - valued over $1B. Check out the full story here

The Role:

Neo is looking for a full-time Senior Legal Counsel to join our team in Calgary, AB. This is a unique opportunity to support a broad range of practice areas including Neo’s commercial, regulatory employment privacy matters. Our Legal team excels in an exciting and fast-paced environment, and knows how to switch gears to adapt to any scenario. We’re motivated leaders who want to make things better, simpler and stronger. Make your mark with transformative products and technologies, alongside some of Canada’s most successful leaders and tech minds.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Provide strategic and legal advice on a broad range of practice areas including corporate/commercial, regulatory, employment and privacy matters
  • Independently structure, draft, negotiate and review complex commercial and relationship agreements with third parties, including identifying legal and business risks and collaborating on solutions
  • Anticipate and address legal issues to protect the interests of Neo and reduce exposure to legal risks
  • Draft internal policies and guidelines to ensure compliance with legal requirements
  • Support legal updates to all customer facing disclosures and agreements
  • Develop and maintain form agreements, contract management systems, and other databases
  • Develop and implement processes for efficient and streamlined operations surrounding contract negotiation
  • Conduct legal research and provide concise and fit for purpose legal advice to internal stakeholders, in a timely manner
  • Manage external legal counsel, as required

Who we’re looking for:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law (L.LB) or Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • A member of, or eligible for membership in, the Law Society of Alberta
  • A minimum of 7 years of experience in either private practice or in-house with experience in one or more of following practice areas: corporate/commercial, regulatory, consumer protection, employment or privacy
  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience in the banking, fintech or financial services sectors
  • Proven ability to think strategically and provide business units with concise analysis and recommendations
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with others
  • Strong organization and time management skills and the ability to meet short deadlines and prioritize work

About applying with us:

At Neo, you’ll be working with industry-leading technology that changes the way we live and redefines Canada’s financial future. It’s a serious deal, and we’re building a high performance, mission-driven, and fast-paced team that strives to make a difference in every Canadian's life. We value personal growth, autonomy, leadership at all levels, and the ability to learn quickly from mistakes. We’re a team: in it together, always. Join a world class team building truly disruptive technology, right here in the Canadian prairies.

Neo Financial is an equal opportunity employer. We are excited to meet with and hire the top talent out there. Successful candidates for this position will be required to undergo a security screening, including a criminal records and credit check