Organizations' employees must adhere to internal guidelines, and the organization must conform to governmental regulations as well. The regulatory compliance officer is in charge of ensuring those rules are known and followed. These managers may work for a specific organization or for a government agency; their duties may vary depending on the position. However, basic duties include conducting consistent and/or random monitoring to inspect an organization's operations, assess how compliant these operations are with rules and regulations, and offer feedback to those being inspected and those in charge so that appropriate changes may be made. Compliance officers also examine reports of activities that may indicate non-compliance and follow up on them. They complete reports for their employer as well, and they may be required to make formal presentations to managers. Regulatory compliance officer's must have a thorough understanding of the regulations related to their hiring organization; they must keep up to date on changes to those rules as well.
Requirements for regulatory compliance manager positions vary by employer. A bachelor's degree in a related field may be required; a law degree may be required as well. Previous experience in a similar position is generally required or preferred. Regulatory compliance managers must pay strong attention to detail, have excellent problem solving skills, and be able to assess situations and departments objectively.
Regulatory Compliance Manager Tasks
Develop, disseminate, and enforce regulatory strategies, policies and guidelines.
Conduct feasibility and user test cases to identify, resolve, or escalate problems.
Collaborate with technical and operational personnel to refine and enforce compliance.
Compile and evaluate regulatory submissions like reports, renewals, variations, maintenance logs, etc.