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Compliance Officer

Bring compliance structure to an organisation and ensure obligations are met.

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.

Compliance Officer

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.
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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


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Although qualifications are not essential, employers may prefer candidates with formal qualifications in compliance or a bachelor degree in a relevant field.

  1. Complete a relevant qualification. This could be a Certificate IV in Compliance and Risk Management (10131NAT), or a Diploma of Quality Auditing (BSB51615).
  2. 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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How do Compliance Officers rate their role?
Average ratings calculated from 32 Compliance Officers surveyed on SEEK
Work-life balance
3.9
Job satisfaction
3.7
Career progression opportunities
3.5
Job security
3.8
Pay / Salary
3.7
Variety of work
3.8

Job market trends for Compliance Officers
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Compliance Officer jobs on SEEK
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Projected job growthAlert

National increase over next 5 years *
7.8%
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Latest Compliance Officer reviews

Latest reviews from 23 Compliance Officers surveyed on SEEK
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May 2021
Compliance Officer - Rewarding and Challenging
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate IV in Transport
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Heavy Vehicle Transport Regulations
The good things
This can be a very rewarding position as long as you are working for a reputable organisation in a supportive environment. With ever changing regulations in the heavy vehicle industry there will alway...
The challenges
Challenges are same as a lot of other positions where workers can be sometimes difficult or management not fully supportive.
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May 2021
Compliance is the practical side of law, so roll up those sleeves!
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Law
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Insurance
The good things
You’ll experience different aspects of the law and the practical side of implementing legislation into the business. It’s exciting work!
The challenges
Stakeholders are not always accepting of changes, and this can be challenging when implementing new processes to ensure compliance with legislation.
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