Career outlook for compliance officer
Average UK salary
Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
A compliance officer makes sure a company is following their internal policies and any outside regulations. These might come from industry bodies, international standards organisations, or the government.
Businesses which break regulations might end up in trouble with the law. This can result in hefty fines or other punishments. You'd be responsible for making sure a company is following the rules they need to.
What you might do:
- perform risk assessments
- conduct investigations and highlight areas of concern
- keep up to date with laws, regulations and internal policies
- work with other departments to ensure compliance across the business
- educate staff on the need for compliance
- maintain and update the company’s internal policies and procedures
Many industries have to follow regulations and hire compliance officers to help. You could work in:
- financial services, including financial technology (fintech)
- healthcare or pharmaceutical
- charity or not-for-profit
UK employment status
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