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Senior Legal Counsel



Sydney, NSW, Australia
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Company Description

Hi. We’re OFX, a global provider of online, international payment services. We solve the complexity of moving money and enable better decisions. Headquartered in Sydney with offices worldwide, we’re a customer-focused business that is all about inspiring customer confidence.

At OFX, you’ll have the opportunity to reach beyond your role and function across disciplines. Make use of your diverse skill set at a business that values your expertise and turn your potential into reality.

Job Description

Purpose of your role

We have a new opportunity for a Senior Legal Counsel as part of our global Legal Team. The OFX office is in Sydney (with flexible working arrangements in place), and we are also happy to consider remote work arrangements from locations across Australia.

This role is part of the global Legal Team and is responsible for working closely with the Senior Legal Counsel responsible for each of the regions to support the Chief Legal Officer and Company Secretary to manage legal risk within the business, providing broad ranging corporate and commercial legal support to the business.

What you’ll be doing

  • Providing legal advice and consultation to senior management in relation to a variety of corporate, commercial, legal, licensing and regulatory issues
  • Working with the Global Executive Team and the OFX Group board in relation to key strategic and commercial initiatives
  • Managing legal risk and advising on global regulatory changes and the impacts on compliance obligations, including payments regulations and sanctions advice, and working with financial services regulators across the regions
  • Supporting the launch of new products and capabilities, including the new client platform and business transformations
  • Drafting, reviewing and updating a range of commercial contracts, with clients, partners and service providers
  • Drafting, reviewing and updating product and customer terms and conditions and policies including the privacy policy
  • Drafting and reviewing internal policies and procedures to ensure consistency and regulatory compliance
  • Undertaking such other duties as maybe required from time to time as are consistent with the responsibilities of the role and the needs of OFX


  • Law degree with superior academic credentials from a nationally-recognised law school
  • Current Australian practicing certificate

Knowledge, skills, experience

  • 7 years+ PQE
  • Experience as a lawyer in a top tier law firm
  • Previous inhouse experience is beneficial but not essential
  • Financial services (payments) experience is ideal but not essential
  • Exceptional analytical, written and oral communication and relationship-building skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with directors, senior management and other employees from all parts of the Company and an ability to present a highly professional image when representing the Company
  • A commercial and pragmatic attitude
  • Ability to take initiative in bringing value from a legal perspective
  • Strong negotiation and problem-solving skills
  • Must be able to work independently and efficiently in a demanding, fast-paced, fluid environment handling multiple tasks and projects concurrently while maintaining the highest standards and attention to detail

Additional Information

What it's like working at OFX

We’re OFXers because we want to make a difference. We see challenges as opportunities and we’re not afraid to roll up our sleeves to get stuff done. We’re committed to making things easier for our clients, pushing boundaries and continuing to move with the times so that we can continue to inspire confidence every day and through every transaction.

We operate as one team, cross-functionally and globally, to drive outcomes that deliver excellence for our customers. We're curious self-starters who love learning and sharing our knowledge with others. We embrace change and use our initiative and resilience to overcome challenges.

  • Always keep learning. We offer a wide range of learning and career development opportunities to help every OFXer build their capacity and career, with leadership training, secondments, internal mobility and access to a large library of online learning.
  • Make a difference. Through our Make a Difference program, we encourage OFXers to give back to causes and communities that are important to them. We celebrate this with an annual volunteer day, which OFXers can use together or individually, as well as matched giving and the opportunity to nominate charity of choice every quarter.
  • Reward and recognition. We recognise a job well done. OFXers are encouraged to celebrate their peers’ effort, technical expertise or support through a range of global and regional channels and awards, including quarterly and annual awards, milestones and shout outs.
  • Showing our social side. Our Good Vibes employee-led committees around the globe organize events to help keep our employees engaged inside and outside the office. Whether it’s a wellbeing activity, end of year celebration, or a monthly team get-together, our team wants you to feel welcome!
  • Benefits that mean something. We offer a range of fantastic benefits, primary and secondary gender neutral carer parental leave (16 weeks) or birthday leave, you'll feel well-supported at OFX.
  • A great work environment. Enjoy work-life balance and flexibility with our hybrid work model, in an inclusive, diverse and non-hierarchal culture.

At OFX, we are committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive and accessible workplace where we value, respect, and encourage our people to be their authentic selves. With an employee base as diverse as the clients we serve, we know that fostering an inclusive workplace is fundamental to our continued success. If you require accommodation for any portion of the recruitment and hiring process, please email us at [email protected].

We encourage you to apply if this role aligns with your career aspirations.