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Compliance Officer Job Description

A compliance officer is someone whose job is to ensure that the operations of an organization comply with required rules, regulations and laws. Their job involves interpreting and implementing required policies, procedures and laws, checking for issues of non-compliance and reporting them to management.

A compliance officer should be inquiring, observant, firm and impartial, and have the ability to think critically and solve problems. They should have good understanding of their organizations laws and ethics. They should also be able to conduct research, prepare and present reports, and analyze and explain procedures, laws and regulations.

Pursue a career as a compliance officer if you are interested in monitoring people or organizations to ensure they follow required rules and regulations.

What does a Compliance Officer do?

Compliance officers may do some or all of the following:

Working Conditions

Compliance officers usually work normal office hours, but may sometimes work overtime and weekends. They work in offices, factories, and workshops.

What is Required to Become a Compliance Officer?

A bachelor's degree is usually the minimum requirement for entry level positions in the field. Some companies may prefer to hire candidates with a degree in disciplines such as accounting, business administration, or law, while others may prefer to hire candidates with a degree in disciplines related to their trade.

Knowledge, Skills and Attributes

Compliance officers need to have:


Alternative Careers

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