Junior Legal Executive

AZA Finance logoAZA Finance

May 13

AZA Finance is an established provider of currency trading and cross-border payment solutions which accelerate global access to frontier markets through an innovative infrastructure. By leveraging cutting edge technology in our flagship products, AZA is able to significantly lower the cost and increase the speed of business payments to, from and across frontier markets.

Our API product provides both wholesale currency purchase and retail settlement via our robust API while our Web-Based platform is our B2B over-the-counter product that caters to businesses with wholesale currency needs, especially those paying partners and suppliers.

Our partners utilise our hybrid financial infrastructure and deep local knowledge to manage liquidity and send payments to dozens of bank networks, mobile money operators and payments aggregators across Africa. Licensed by the UK’s FCA and the Bank of Spain, AZA is a market-maker in every major African currency. AZA was founded in 2013 and now has offices in Nairobi, Lagos, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Kampala and Dakar.

Job Description

Company Summary

AZA Finance is one of the largest non-bank in Africa and an established provider of Payments, FX and Treasury providing cross-border payment solutions which accelerate global access to frontier markets through an innovative infrastructure. By leveraging cutting edge technology with our proprietary technology, AZA Finance is able to significantly lower the cost and increase the speed of business payments to, from and across frontier markets.

Our API product provides both wholesale currency purchase and retail settlement via our robust API while our Web-Based platform is our B2B over-the-counter product that caters to businesses with wholesale currency needs, especially those paying partners and suppliers.

Licensed by the UK’s FCA and the Bank of Spain, AZA Finance is a market-maker in every major African currency. AZA Finance was founded in 2013 and now has offices in Nairobi, Lagos, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Kampala, Accra, Durban and Dakar.

Job Summary

As the Junior Legal Executive, your responsibility will be assisting in the drafting, reviewing and assisting in negotiating of contracts, understanding regulation, helping to mitigate legal risk and reporting to certain regulatory authorities, assisting in the preparation and upkeep of specifying internal governance policies and regularly monitor compliance, research and evaluate different risk factors regarding business decisions and operations.

So, we’re looking for an empathetic young leader, with the relevant experience and skills, to help maintain and build the vision for excellent standards in the legal department, and to instil a customer-centric culture at AZA.

This is an exciting opportunity to help take Africa’s leading digital FX company to the next level.

This role will be based in London, UK

Responsibilities

  • Conducting ad hoc legal research
  • Assisting with drafting, reviewing and approving of letters, contracts, internal policies/procedures and other legal documents etc
  • Assisting in the creation, collation and regular updating of legal reports/files
  • Creating presentations and spreadsheets
  • Arranging meetings, preparing/updating agendas for meetings and tTaking notes duringat meetings
  • Assisting with statutory filings globally for compliance and corporate matters etc
  • Maintaining current knowledge of legislative amendments and regulatory updates relevant to the business in the applicable jurisdictions
  • Assisting in preparation of training materials as well as presentations to internal stakeholders e.g. other teams and the Board
  • Assisting with the updating of template agreements
  • Working closely with the Head of Legal on specific projects including preparing corporate governance documents and assisting with the dissolution of entities
  • Liaising with work colleagues, internal/external stakeholders, external lawyers, regulators and other third parties locally and abroad
  • Assisting in the general ad hoc day to day legal work
  • Handling correspondence
  • Junior lawyer, law graduate or qualified paralegal
  • Excellent time management and prioritization skills, meeting deadlines to meet stakeholder/regulator expectations
  • General knowledge of legal principles and contract law
  • Good research and drafting skills
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Good attention to detail
  • Discretion
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Problem-solving ability
  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills with effective communication at all levels of the organization
  • Interest in technology and cross border payments an advantage
  • Proficiency in English language (written and verbal)
  • Great career development opportunities in a fast growing Fintech Company
  • Ownership: All team members are empowered to bring ideas and make a difference in a dynamic and casual work environment
  • Workplace pension contribution
  • 24 days statutory paid annual leave in addition to local public holidays, plus an extra day for birthdays. Including 4 days for Christmas/New Year break
  • Company funded private medical insurance: dental, medical, and optical services coverage based on your jurisdiction
  • 2x - 3x Group life insurance depending on your jurisdiction
  • Performance bonus / equity incentives plan
  • Growth: Access to a personal growth budget (Permanent/FTEs Only)
  • Mentorship & buddy program
  • Complimentary breakfast, snacks & drinks
  • Team building and happy hours events
  • Employee mental health support
  • A One-time work from home allowance
  • Employee referral program

AZA Finance is an equal opportunity employer and will consider every qualified applicant for employment. AZA Finance does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability

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