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Glossary definition: Compliance Manager/Officer

Compliance Manager: Ensuring Regulatory Compliance

A Compliance Manager/Officer is a person who is responsible for ensuring that an organization is adhering to all applicable laws and regulations, as well as internal policies and procedures. They are responsible for developing, implementing and managing the organization's compliance program, which includes developing, communicating and enforcing the organization's policies and procedures, monitoring the organization's activities to ensure compliance, training staff on compliance issues, investigating and responding to compliance-related issues, and providing advice and guidance to management and staff on compliance matters. Compliance Managers/Officers also work with external organizations to ensure that the organization's activities are in line with applicable laws and regulations, and may be responsible for preparing and submitting reports to regulatory bodies.