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General Counsel / Chief Compliance Officer

Flex

Flex

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Remote
Posted on Wednesday, December 6, 2023
Flex is building a finance super app for business owners — reimagining every single aspect of the financial workflow and financial services for any entrepreneur. The company is growing 35% MoM and is on track to achieve cash flow positive by early 2024. Flex is focused on the long tail of the market, especially undigitized industries like construction and logistics, with >$1.2T in card spend annually still up for grabs. 90% of its customers come from incumbents like BofA and AmEx.
Flex is a fully remote company and this role can be performed from anywhere.
Role Overview:
In this dual capacity role, you will helm Flex's legal and compliance departments, providing top-tier counsel and ensuring adherence to all regulatory and legal requirements. Your guidance will be vital in navigating the legal complexities of the fintech industry while fostering a culture of compliance throughout the company.
Key Responsibilities:
· Develop and oversee the legal and regulatory framework for the company's operations, ensuring compliance across all functions.
· Act as the primary legal advisor on all major business transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, and partnerships.
· Design and implement an effective compliance program that identifies and mitigates risk, ensuring alignment with financial regulations.
· Lead internal audits and investigations, report findings, and recommend remedial actions.
· Manage the drafting, negotiation, and execution of contracts, ensuring they meet legal, regulatory, and company standards.
· Serve as the point of contact for all regulatory bodies and external legal counsel.
· Facilitate a company-wide understanding of legal and compliance issues through training and communication.
Qualifications:
· J.D. from an accredited law school with current bar admission.
· Minimum of 8 years' experience in a legal and compliance role within the B2B fintech or B2B banking/credit-card services sector in the United States. At least 3 years in a Fintech startup.
· Demonstrated expertise in the legal and regulatory environment of financial services, including knowledge of consumer lending laws, payments, and anti-money laundering (AML) regulations.
· Strategic mindset with the ability to lead complex projects and cross-functional teams.
· Proven track record of balancing legal/compliance requirements with business objectives.
· Outstanding interpersonal skills, with the ability to influence and engage stakeholders at all levels.
What We Offer:
· A visionary founding team with elite backgrounds and substantial industry experience.
· A substantial Series A round, providing ample growth and opportunities.
· A culture that supports remote work and values connection through semi-annual offsites.
· Support from leading Silicon Valley venture capitalists and industry insiders.
· An attractive compensation package, including comprehensive benefits and perks.
Interested? We'd love to hear from you
At Flex, we value passion, determination, and honesty. Even if you don't fully match the job specifics, we encourage you to apply. Unusual career paths and unique skills can help you stand out. We believe diversity drives our success.