Compliance jobs

A Compliance Manager coordinates the creation, review and implementation of policies and procedures established by the agencies that regulate the company. Compliance Managers apply and interpret audit and compliance requirements for various departments, interact with external auditors on matters related to audits of the organisation's internal controls and assess potential fraud activity and develop fraud detection tools. The most in-demand Compliance Managers are those with a solid background in statistical, analytical and organisational skills.

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The responsibilities of a Compliance Manager vary dependent on industry but typical responsibilities are as follows:

  • Conducting compliance risk assessment training workshops
  • Conducting internal reviews and audits
  • Conducting environmental audits to ensure the company meets environmental requirements
  • Advising internal management and business partners on the implementation of compliance programs
  • Developing risk management strategies
  • Following up on compliance issues that require investigation
  • Evaluating compliance systems and ensuring adequate software is in place 
  • Reporting on compliance


A bachelor’s degree in the following fields will be beneficial for a career in compliance:

  • Business studies
  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Management

That said, employers are likely to consider applicants who hold degrees in the field of the industry they’re working in.

Compliance Managers must have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. An analytical mind is also a must, and the ability to manage and prioritise work.

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Compliance Manager salary

A Compliance Manager earns an average salary per year of: AU$108,345.

Compliance Manager salaries range from AU$61,000 to AU$180,000.

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