What's it like to be a Compliance Officer?
A Compliance Officer is responsible for ensuring a company’s practices are compliant with any relevant laws, regulations and licensing requirements. They advise key stakeholders on a range of matters including compliance; auditing; health and safety; financial and other types of risk, and legislation.
Tasks and duties
- Conducting internal reviews and audits to ensure compliance procedures are followed.
- Coordinating and attending meetings with directors and stakeholders.
- Coordinating and conducting internal risk assessments and identifying, assessing and managing risks.
- Coordinating and conducting internal investigations into compliance issues.
- Ensuring company activities, products, policies and documentation are compliant with company, state and federal regulations.
- Reporting to board and management on matters of risk, compliance and legislation.
- Ensuring record management systems are kept up to date.
Compliance Officers have advanced administrative skills and an eye for detail. They work for companies in a broad range of industries, often in heavily regulated industries like health care, financial services, mining and logistics.
What can I earn as a Compliance Officer?
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How to become a Compliance Officer
- Complete a relevant qualification. This could be a Certificate IV in Compliance and Risk Management (10131NAT), or a Diploma of Quality Auditing (BSB51615).
- Explore opportunities to further your career and skills by undertaking a bachelor degree majoring in a relevant field such as law, finance or economics.
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