Company Secretary | 3 days per week

Xinja

Xinja is building an Australian, independent 100% digital bank designed entirely for mobile. We are building a business with our customers and designed in their interests. Neobanking will disrupt the existing banking model and create a whole new generation of experiences.

Now…let’s talk about you:

We’re looking for a superstar Company Secretary to advise the board and its committees on governance matters as we scale at pace.

You’ll report directly to the General Counsel, who reports to the CEO and will play an active role in advising the board on good practice in corporate governance while promoting the compliance framework to safeguard the integrity of our organisation.

You’ll need to be comfortable working with ambiguity, be able to work individually and collaboratively as part of a broader team, be able to think analytically and communicate your ideas clearly.

You should know that we do things a little differently at Xinja.   We are looking for someone who is willing to take “the road less travelled” in the next step in their career and are happy working in a flat, non-hierarchical structure.  As a next generation bank, we see corporate governance & compliance as core to ensuring we meet promises and deliver for our customers. So you should be comfortable working in a fast-paced changing environment where the customer’s needs are truly central to everything we do.

Our 10 golden rules

To be successful at Xinja you are going to need to be happy working with our 10 golden rules

  1. No dickheads… However good they may be. No dress code, but sometimes you need to look smart 🙂 . No power trips because of a hierarchy. Intellect, customer experience and implementation is all that matters.
  2. Everything is in the cloud.
  3. We use real time data to evaluate our business and we reward staff on a quarterly basis with an entirely discretionary profit share. No one gets a share of the profit if our investors aren’t making money and our customers aren’t happy.
  4. We are here to make money, that’s why we exist, and we don’t screw people over to do it. We don’t lie to our clients in person or in marketing. We don’t engage in immoral lending; if our grandmother would think it was wrong, then it is. We aim to make lots of money ethically and we are proud of it.
  5. No one is entitled to work at Xinja. It is a huge honour to represent people’s hopes of a new bank and we earn that honour every day.
  6. We look after our people bloody well. We stand by them if they are in genuine need.
  7. We are truthful and direct with each other. Everyone says what they think in a robust, challenging, edgy environment. That means we won’t be the right place for everyone to work, and that’s ok.
  8. We only hire people better than us. We never, ever settle because we need a body. We do psychometric testing to get the best people, every time.
  9. About half our team, executive and board will be female, if they aren’t we aren’t recruiting the best people. We actively seek all types of diversity combined with brilliance.
  10. If you discriminate against someone because of who they love/sleep with, you’re a dickhead… Please see rule 1.


Day to day, you’ll:

  • Act as the corporate governance champion of Xinja;
  • Monitor that board and committee policy and procedures are followed; 
  • Coordinate the timely completion and despatch of board and committee papers and minutes; 
  • Ensure that the business at board and committee meetings is accurately captured in the minutes while helping to organise and facilitate the induction and professional development of directors.
  •  Advise the board on good practice in corporate governance and the way we discharge duties, run meetings and make decisions;
  • Promote the compliance framework to safeguard the integrity of our organisation; 
  • Counsel the board on standards of ethical and corporate behaviour;
  • Organise board performance reviews and policy formation;
  • Maintain risk management and corporate responsibility matters; and
  • Manage director induction and director insurance; and notify ASIC of any changes to our location, business, directors, issues or shares, or financial reports.

You should apply if:

  • Are excited by the prospect of building a new bank;
  • Have minimum 5 years’ experience working as a Company Secretary in the Australian financial services industry;
  • Have a deep understanding of Australian Banking regulation and compliance requirements;
  • Are a quick learner, highly motivated and goal-oriented, comfortable working in tight timeframes and able to utilise sound judgement;
  • Are comfortable leading by example, care about people and want to make sure that genuine customers get the best experience possible;
  • Are a quick learner and thrive when there’s ambiguity
  • Are looking for a part time opportunity, equivalent to 3 days per week

It’s a bonus but not required if you have:

  • Experience working at a start-up
  • BEAR understanding and experience

A new frontier:

  • At Xinja, we believe in embedding the brand in every customer experience, and therefore marketing is core to what we do. Developing the best neobank in the country is an exciting and challenging task. Our ethos is based on a win-win with our customers; if they do well, so do we. 
  • We believe it’s time Australians had access to the kind of technology that just allows them to get a lot more out of their money, with less angst.  We are for profit and for purpose.
  • We extend that attitude to our people and our partners. We have an inclusive and diverse culture where we look after our staff, and trust them with significant responsibility, but support them well. This is a great opportunity to be part of building a great company, and a fabulous brand, AND learn heaps along the way.

If you’re up for this:

Please email your CV to ​[email protected]

And check out the hiring process we go thru here

Download the full job description here

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