Corporate Compliance

What do they do?

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

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Some typical job duties include:

  • Conduct periodic internal reviews or audits to ensure that compliance procedures are followed.
  • Maintain documentation of compliance activities, such as complaints received or investigation outcomes.
  • File appropriate compliance reports with regulatory agencies.
  • Identify compliance issues that require follow-up or investigation.
  • Report violations of compliance or regulatory standards to duly authorized enforcement agencies as appropriate or required.
  • Disseminate written policies and procedures related to compliance activities. 

Most Important Occupational Skills:

Basic Skills

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Critical Thinking
  • Monitoring

Technical Skills

  • Operations Monitoring 
  • Operations Analysis

Social Skills

  • Coordination
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Persuassion

 Systems Skills

  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation

Problem Solving Skills

  • Complex Problem Solving 

Resource Management Skills

  • Time Management
  • Management of Personnel Resources
  • Management of Financial Resources

Just the Facts

  • Salary range: $40,000-$115,000 +
  • Education and Professional Requirements: Entry — Bachelor's degree or multiple years related work experience; Managerial — Bachelor's degree, multiple years related work experience, professional certification; Executive — Bachelor's degree, many years related work experience, professional certification, post-graduate degree preferred
  • Possible career path: Compliance Officer > Compliance Manager > Director of Compliance

Click here to view the complete Corporate Compliance Career Pathway. 

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