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Compliance Managers

Also called: Compliance Coordinator, Compliance Manager, Compliance Officer, Director of Compliance

What they do:
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization to ensure compliance with ethical or regulatory standards.
On the job, you would:
  • Maintain documentation of compliance activities, such as complaints received or investigation outcomes.
  • File appropriate compliance reports with regulatory agencies.
  • Conduct or direct the internal investigation of compliance issues.


Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Safety and Government
  • law and government
  • customer service
  • management


Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
  • understanding people's reactions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it


  • communicate by speaking
  • communicate by writing
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems


People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Persistence
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Self Control


You might use software like this on the job:

Compliance software
  • Oracle Enterprise Governance, Risk, and Compliance Manager
  • Thomson Reuters Paisley Enterprise GRC
Project management software
  • Microsoft Project Hot Technology
  • Microsoft SharePoint Hot Technology
Electronic mail software
  • IBM Notes Hot Technology
  • Microsoft Outlook Hot Technology


Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
master's degree
usually needed

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