Compliance Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization to ensure compliance with ethical or regulatory standards.

Median Annual Wage: $105,060

Education: Bachelor's degree (66%); Master's degree (14%); Post-baccalaureate certificate (9%)

Projected Growth: Slower than average (3% to 7%)

Related Job Titles: Compliance Officer; Compliance Manager; Compliance Coordinator; Business Practices Supervisor; Compliance Engineer-Products; Compliance Review Officer; Corporate Operations Compliance Manager; Director of Compliance; Internal Review and Audit Compliance; Director, Global Ethics & Compliance and Assistant General Counsel

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Source: O*NET OnLine information for Compliance Managers.

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  • File appropriate compliance reports with regulatory agencies.
  • Conduct or direct the internal investigation of compliance issues.
  • Identify compliance issues that require follow-up or investigation.
  • Serve as a confidential point of contact for employees to communicate with management, seek clarification on issues or dilemmas, or report irregularities.
  • Conduct periodic internal reviews or audits to ensure that compliance procedures are followed.
  • Disseminate written policies and procedures related to compliance activities.
  • Report violations of compliance or regulatory standards to duly authorized enforcement agencies as appropriate or required.
  • Provide employee training on compliance related topics, policies, or procedures.
  • Verify that all firm and regulatory policies and procedures have been documented, implemented, and communicated.
  • Discuss emerging compliance issues with management or employees.
  • Keep informed regarding pending industry changes, trends, and best practices and assess the potential impact of these changes on organizational processes.
  • Advise internal management or business partners on the implementation or operation of compliance programs.
  • Consult with corporate attorneys as necessary to address difficult legal compliance issues.
  • Direct the development or implementation of compliance-related policies and procedures throughout an organization.
  • Monitor compliance systems to ensure their effectiveness.
  • Prepare management reports regarding compliance operations and progress.
  • Provide assistance to internal or external auditors in compliance reviews.
  • Design or implement improvements in communication, monitoring, or enforcement of compliance standards.
  • Assess product, compliance, or operational risks and develop risk management strategies.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Compliance Managers.

  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Compliance Managers.

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