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11-9199.02 - Compliance Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization to ensure compliance with ethical or regulatory standards.

Sample of reported job titles: Business Practices Supervisor; Compliance Coordinator; Compliance Engineer-Products; Compliance Manager; Compliance Officer; Compliance Review Officer; Corporate Operations Compliance Manager; Director of Compliance; Director, Global Ethics & Compliance and Assistant General Counsel; Internal Review and Audit Compliance

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Tasks  |  Tools & Technology  |  Knowledge  |  Skills  |  Abilities  |  Work Activities  |  Detailed Work Activities  |  Work Context  |  Job Zone  |  Education  |  Credentials  |  Interests  |  Work Styles  |  Work Values  |  Wages & Employment  |  Job Openings

Tasks

  • 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.
  • Identify compliance issues that require follow-up or investigation.
  • Report violations of compliance or regulatory standards to duly authorized enforcement agencies as appropriate or required.
  • Disseminate written policies and procedures related to compliance activities.
  • Conduct periodic internal reviews or audits to ensure that compliance procedures are followed.
  • Serve as a confidential point of contact for employees to communicate with management, seek clarification on issues or dilemmas, or report irregularities.
  • Provide employee training on compliance related topics, policies, or procedures.
  • Verify that all firm and regulatory policies and procedures have been documented, implemented, and communicated.
  • Discuss emerging compliance issues with management or employees.
  • Keep informed regarding pending industry changes, trends, and best practices and assess the potential impact of these changes on organizational processes.
  • Advise internal management or business partners on the implementation or operation of compliance programs.
  • Consult with corporate attorneys as necessary to address difficult legal compliance issues.
  • Direct the development or implementation of compliance-related policies and procedures throughout an organization.
  • Monitor compliance systems to ensure their effectiveness.
  • Prepare management reports regarding compliance operations and progress.
  • Provide assistance to internal or external auditors in compliance reviews.
  • Design or implement improvements in communication, monitoring, or enforcement of compliance standards.
  • Assess product, compliance, or operational risks and develop risk management strategies.
  • Collaborate with human resources departments to ensure the implementation of consistent disciplinary action strategies in cases of compliance standard violations.
  • Oversee internal reporting systems such as corporate compliance hotlines and inform employees about these systems.
  • Review communications such as securities sales advertising to ensure there are no violations of standards or regulations.
  • Verify that software technology is in place to adequately provide oversight and monitoring in all required areas.
  • Advise technical professionals on the development or use of environmental compliance or reporting tools. Green Task Statement
  • Conduct environmental audits to ensure adherence to environmental standards. Green Task Statement
  • Develop or implement environmental compliance plans for programs, such as air quality, storm water, wastewater treatment, hazardous waste management, pollution prevention, or solid waste management. Green Task Statement
  • Direct environmental programs, such as air or water compliance, aboveground or underground storage tanks, spill prevention or control, hazardous waste or materials management, solid waste recycling, medical waste management, indoor air quality, integrated pest management, employee training, or disaster preparedness. Green Task Statement
  • Evaluate testing procedures to meet the specifications of environmental monitoring programs. Green Task Statement
  • Review or modify policies or operating guidelines to comply with changes to environmental standards or regulations. Green Task Statement

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Tools & Technology

Tools used in this occupation:

  • Desktop computers
  • Laser fax machine — Laser facsimile machines
  • Laser printers — Computer laser printers
  • Notebook computers — Laptop computers
  • Personal computers
  • Photocopiers — Photocopying equipment
  • Special purpose telephones — Multi-line telephone systems

Technology used in this occupation:

  • Analytical or scientific software — Data analysis software; Horwath Software Magique; StataCorp Stata Hot technology
  • Calendar and scheduling software — Scheduling software
  • Compliance software — 80-20 Software Leaders4; Actimize Brokerage Compliance Solutions; Oracle Enterprise Governance, Risk, and Compliance Manager; Thomson Reuters Paisley Enterprise GRC (see all 47 examples)
  • Data base management system software — Database management software
  • Data base reporting software — SAP BEx Report Designer
  • Data base user interface and query software — Microsoft Access Hot technology
  • Desktop publishing software
  • Document management software — Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat Hot technology
  • Electronic mail software — Email software; IBM Notes Hot technology ; Microsoft Outlook Hot technology
  • Graphics or photo imaging software — Microsoft Visio Hot technology
  • Human resources software — Human resource information system HRIS
  • Information retrieval or search software — LexisNexis Hot technology
  • Internet browser software — Apple Safari; Microsoft Internet Explorer; Mozilla Firefox; Web browser software
  • Medical software — Healthcare common procedure coding system HCPCS Hot technology
  • Office suite software — Microsoft Office
  • Operating system software — Microsoft Windows
  • Presentation software — Microsoft PowerPoint Hot technology
  • Project management software — Microsoft Project Hot technology ; Microsoft SharePoint Hot technology
  • Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel Hot technology
  • Tax preparation software — Tax accounting software
  • Word processing software — Microsoft Word

Hot technology Hot Technology — a technology requirement frequently included in employer job postings.

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Knowledge

  • English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Law and Government — Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
  • Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Administration and Management — Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

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Skills

  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Persuasion — Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
  • Instructing — Teaching others how to do something.
  • Learning Strategies — Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
  • Negotiation — Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
  • Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Systems Analysis — Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
  • Systems Evaluation — Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.

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Abilities

  • Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  • Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
  • Information Ordering — The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
  • Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
  • Category Flexibility — The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
  • Fluency of Ideas — The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
  • Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.

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Work Activities

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards — Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
  • Documenting/Recording Information — Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
  • Analyzing Data or Information — Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
  • Developing and Building Teams — Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
  • Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others — Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used.
  • Interacting With Computers — Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings — Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events — Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
  • Performing Administrative Activities — Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork.
  • Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
  • Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others — Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others.
  • Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others — Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization — Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail.
  • Training and Teaching Others — Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.
  • Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People — Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.
  • Provide Consultation and Advice to Others — Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-, or process-related topics.
  • Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
  • Coaching and Developing Others — Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.
  • Developing Objectives and Strategies — Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them.
  • Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information — Estimating sizes, distances, and quantities; or determining time, costs, resources, or materials needed to perform a work activity.
  • Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.

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Detailed Work Activities

  • Maintain regulatory or compliance documentation.
  • Determine operational compliance with regulations or standards.
  • Communicate organizational policies and procedures.
  • Communicate with government agencies.
  • Conduct financial or regulatory audits.
  • Liaise between departments or other groups to improve function or communication.
  • Conduct employee training programs.
  • Maintain knowledge of current developments in area of expertise.
  • Confer with organizational members to accomplish work activities.
  • Develop operating strategies, plans, or procedures.
  • Develop organizational policies or programs.
  • Advise others on business or operational matters.
  • Manage control system activities in organizations.
  • Monitor organizational compliance with regulations.
  • Prepare reports related to compliance matters.
  • Monitor organizational procedures to ensure proper functioning.
  • Implement organizational process or policy changes.
  • Examine marketing materials to ensure compliance with policies or regulations.
  • Analyze risks to minimize losses or damages.
  • Develop emergency response plans or procedures.
  • Develop computer or information systems.
  • Evaluate green operations or programs for compliance with standards or regulations.
  • Advise others on legal or regulatory compliance matters.
  • Conduct environmental audits.
  • Develop sustainable organizational policies or practices.
  • Manage environmental sustainability projects.

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Work Context

  • Electronic Mail — 99% responded “Every day.”
  • Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — 100% responded “Every day.”
  • Telephone — 100% responded “Every day.”
  • Face-to-Face Discussions — 84% responded “Every day.”
  • Freedom to Make Decisions — 67% responded “A lot of freedom.”
  • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — 63% responded “Extremely important.”
  • Contact With Others — 65% responded “Constant contact with others.”
  • Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — 66% responded “Very important results.”
  • Work With Work Group or Team — 70% responded “Extremely important.”
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work — 35% responded “Some freedom.”
  • Deal With External Customers — 61% responded “Extremely important.”
  • Duration of Typical Work Week
  • Frequency of Decision Making — 43% responded “Every day.”
  • Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — 58% responded “Very high responsibility.”
  • Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — 46% responded “High responsibility.”
  • Spend Time Sitting — 48% responded “Continually or almost continually.”
  • Coordinate or Lead Others
  • Time Pressure — 57% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.”
  • Frequency of Conflict Situations — 45% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.”
  • Letters and Memos — 18% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.”
  • Importance of Repeating Same Tasks — 60% responded “Very important.”
  • Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions — 22% responded “Less than half the time.”
  • Physical Proximity — 54% responded “I work with others but not closely (e.g., private office).”
  • Deal With Unpleasant or Angry People — 45% responded “Once a year or more but not every month.”
  • Level of Competition — 41% responded “Moderately competitive.”

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Job Zone

Title Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed
Education Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
Related Experience A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.
Job Training Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
Job Zone Examples Many of these occupations involve coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, database administrators, graphic designers, chemists, art directors, and cost estimators.
SVP Range (7.0 to < 8.0)

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Education


Percentage of Respondents
Education Level Required
66   Bachelor's degree
14   Master's degree
9   Post-baccalaureate certificate Help

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Credentials

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Interests

Interest code: CER

  • Conventional — Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
  • Enterprising — Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
  • Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.

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Work Styles

  • Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
  • Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
  • Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
  • Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical.
  • Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
  • Self Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
  • Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
  • Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
  • Concern for Others — Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
  • Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
  • Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
  • Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
  • Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
  • Social Orientation — Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job.
  • Independence — Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
  • Innovation — Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.

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Work Values

  • Achievement — Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.
  • Support — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical.
  • Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages data collected from Managers, All Other.
Employment data collected from Managers, All Other.
Industry data collected from Managers, All Other.

Median wages (2015) $50.41 hourly, $104,850 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2014) 986,000 employees
Projected growth (2014-2024) Slower than average (2% to 4%) Slower than average (2% to 4%)
Projected job openings (2014-2024) 255,400
State trends Employment Trends
 
Top industries (2014)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data external site and 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

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