General Counsel and Company Secretary

Prospa, Sydney

We take the work out of getting a business loan

We’re a passionate team of brilliant achievers, and together we’re using technology to take the small business finance industry next level. Our mission is to keep small businesses moving - with smart cash flow solutions right when they need them. Supporting them through ups and downs. Making their lives easier. Helping them Prosper.

The role

As General Counsel you’ll lead a talented team covering legal, compliance and operational risk and partner with the business on a broad scope of expertise. Reporting to the CFO, you’ll work closely with the Board, Remuneration and Audit & Risk Committees in your role as Company Secretary.

What you will be doing

  • Overall ownership of the legal, compliance and operational risk functions within Prospa
  • Company Secretary to the Board, Remuneration and Audit and Risk Committees
  • Ownership of the relationship with ASX and Link, including involvement in mandatory reporting
  • Negotiating, drafting and reviewing material commercial contracts
  • Monitoring and reporting on regulatory, industry and legal developments
  • Manage Group's insurance requirements, including general and financial lines insurance renewals, review of insurance clauses in contracts, and claims
  • Ownership of Prospa’s external legal advisors
  • Responsible for maintaining Prospa’s intellectual property interests and Prospa’s employee equity plan

To be successful in the role you will have outstanding knowledge of laws, regulation and obligations in the finance industry with the ability to balance commercial objectives with your legal advice. As Company Secretary you must have experience in Board and Committee governance, preferably with a listed company.

What you'll need to succeed

  • You are passionate, self-motivated and enjoy working in a high performing, dynamic environment
  • Demonstrated success as in-house counsel, within a listed company
  • Experience in the financial legal and regulatory environment preferred
  • Australian qualified lawyer with a current practising certificate 
  • Strong and demonstrated ability to balance commerciality with your legal advice
  • Experience in liaising with senior executives and Board members Highly organised with an eye for detail

Don’t let a confidence gap get in the way of submitting your application. We’d love to hear from you and see if this could be a great match.

What we offer

  • A highly competitive incentive scheme
  • Flexible ways of working
  • Seasonal programs (think free days off, themed events, swag, massages, coffee carts…)
  • Team and companywide social events
  • Volunteer leave & paid parental leave
  • Career development opportunities & study assistance
  • A chance to be a part of one of Australia’s fastest scaling tech organisations

Why Prospa?

We embrace diversity in our people and our thinking and provide a collaborative, inclusive, innovative and respectful environment. We celebrate who you are and actively provide our employees the same great experience we provide our customers.

It’s super exciting every day. Always moving. Always something new around the corner. And we’ve only just cracked the surface.

Open the door. Feel the buzz. Want in?


About Prospa

Our vision is to change the way small business owners experience finance Prospa is Australia’s #1 online lender to small businesses. Unlike traditional lenders, Prospa understands small business owners need faster finance solutions – so you can make decisions quickly and seize opportunities with total confidence.


Want to learn more about Prospa? Visit Prospa's website.