Compliance Manager

Align a company’s procedures and policies with internal and government standards.
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What's it like to be a Compliance Manager?

A Compliance Manager’s primary task is to ensure a company is following legal standards. They are knowledgeable about the various government and industry requirements for their company’s business to operate, assessing changes to the company for compliance, and suggesting the best workflows to maximise revenue and efficiency while following regulations. Compliance Managers work in finance, healthcare, technology, and construction.

Tasks and duties

  • Developing surveillance systems to detect internal and external policy violations.
  • Drafting and updating company policies.
  • Overseeing human resources in implementing policies.
  • Analysing current policies for legal risks.
  • Monitoring regulatory changes and modifying best practices.
  • Consulting with management for new business ventures.

How to become a Compliance Manager

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A bachelor degree and previous work experience are required to work as a Compliance Manager. Compliance Managers should have a strong legal background, and some employers require a law degree. Attention to detail, risk analysis and organisation are key skills for the job.

  1. Graduate with a bachelor degree in business, finance, law and commerce, or another related field.

  2. Complete an internship at the legal department of a recognised company.

  3. Seek an entry-level job in the legal department, such as Compliance Assistant or Compliance Officer.

  4. Take a qualification course such as Certification in Regulatory Compliance.

  5. Consider pursuing a law degree and obtaining a Certificate in Legal Practice (CLP) or Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC). A law degree is not required for most Compliance Manager positions, but may expand your career and salary prospects.

  6. Pursue promotion to higher positions such as Senior Compliance Manager, Head of Compliance, or Chief Compliance Officer.

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Skills and experience employers are looking for

Regulatory Compliance
Internal Audit
Communication Skills
Insurance Industry
Financial Services Industry
Analytical Thinking
Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Administration
Internal Controls
Administration Management
Written English
Problem Solving
Commercial Acumen
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Latest Compliance Manager reviews

Latest reviews from 2 Compliance Managers surveyed on JobStreet.

Jun 2023
Satisfying and interesting as you have to learn everything related to your company's business venture.
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Banking
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
The good things
A Compliance Manager fulfills several functions: Monitors all operational processes and procedures using a compliance management platform/guidelines to ensure that the company complies with all legal ...
The challenges
You have to be objective and highlight non compliance by other people. Staffs may have wrong perception that Compliance Manager job is only finding fault, Normally people dont like when we tell them t...
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Nov 2022
Challenging & complex but can rewarding & satisfying
Reviewer's Qualification
Master of Business Administration
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
The good things
Every task has its own challenges and level of complexity, always something different to learn and enjoy. Takes someone with very high level of integrity and analytical skills. Opportunity to learn ab...
The challenges
It can be intimidating when facing people who deliberately violate rules and regulations and you will need full support and empowerment from top management to implement and enforce policies and codes ...
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