Corporate Counsel

Location: London, ON

VersaBank is an entrepreneurial, growing, Schedule 1 Chartered Bank with over $1.8 billion in assets. We provide innovative financing solutions to high quality borrowers including large corporations and public sector organizations. We are a branchless bank that raises deposits through a nationwide network of dedicated financial planners and deposit brokers.

VersaBank (VB) shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Supported by outside counsel, the work of the Bank’s legal department is focused on securities, corporate and regulatory law. The successful candidate will be a solution driven team player and will work closely with senior management.

This position will provide legal advice to VersaBank and prepare/review legal documentation relating to its various endeavors. The position also supports the evaluation, review and management of business initiatives, and has a role in the development/improvement of internal policies and procedures in response to legal and regulatory requirements. You would also fulfil all disclosure requirements with the securities commission and stock exchanges as well as ensure all corporate filings are complete.

The successful incumbent will also serve as a focal point for communication with the Boards of Directors, senior management and security holders. You will also play a key role in the execution and administration of all critical corporate matters. Responsibilities include advising the Board on all matters of corporate governance, preparation of agenda and meeting notices and management proxy circulars.

This position will also advise VersaBank on adherence to privacy and anti-spam (CASL) laws, maintain a Privacy Code and CASL policy, and to ensure an appropriate level of awareness of privacy and CASL obligations throughout the Bank. You will also report to the Board of Directors on all privacy related matters.

This position is located in the Banks’ head office of London, Ontario and reports directly to the CFO. The Corporate Counsel position has two direct reports, those being a Law Clerk and a Legal Assistant.

The ideal candidate is a lawyer in good standing that also has an MBA or HBA degree. At least five years working experience is required, preferably in the financial services industry, and a minimum of three years public company experience would be an advantage.

You have a solution driven orientation and also have a proven ability to work effectively with senior management, Boards of Directors and regulators. You possess superior analytical and decision-making skills as well as excellent verbal and written communication skills and strong organizational skills. This position will appeal to a motivated team player with an attention to detail who is committed to learning and thrives in a very busy, dynamic and technology oriented environment.

We offer a competitive compensation package that includes outstanding benefits and participation in an attractive incentive award program.

If working for a ‘non-traditional’ bank with an entrepreneurial flair with its head office in London appeals to you we encourage you to apply in confidence to [email protected] For more information on VersaBank, please visit our website at Inquire further and find out why VersaBank could be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for.

Please be advised that only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.