This article was originally featured on AGRC’s blog. You can find it here: Wanted: Compliance Officers – The Association of Governance, Risk and Compliance (AGRC)
It is fair to say that new consumer-focused compliance requirements are emerging seemingly daily. Corporate accounting mandates, anti-money laundering laws, directives and ongoing legislation changes at a national and international level mean that the demand for officers to ensure companies adhere to these requirements is also increasing apace. Finding candidates for these roles is challenging, given that such individuals will need to demonstrate a strong knowledge of financial laws, experience in managing risk and a whole raft of soft skills to go with these technical abilities.