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Legal & Compliance Managers

Descriptions & Duties

  • Legal & Compliance Managers plan, direct, and coordinate the activities of an organisation to ensure compliance with ethical or regulatory standards. They are responsible for maintaining documentation of compliance activities, conducting or directing internal investigation of compliance issues, reporting violations of compliance or regulatory standards, reviewing communications such as securities sales advertising to ensure compliance with standards or regulations, disseminating and analysing new or revised laws and regulations, and researching on organisation's overall compliance issues, providing training on compliance related issues, as well as implementing all aspects of regulatory compliance.

Generic Competencies

Physical Abilities

Physical abilities

  • Physical strength
  • Eye hand coordination / precision / dexterity


Importance:1 (Max:5) 

Skill is rarely required


Technology Skills

Technology skills

  • Computer literacy
  • Application of technology


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Cognitive Abilities

Cognitive abilities

  • Creativity
  • Visualisation
  • Logical thinking


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Comprehension And Expression

Comprehension and expression skills

  • Reading comprehension
  • Oral / written expression


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Social Skills

Social skills

  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Organisation And Execution Skills

Organisation and execution skills

  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Judgement
  • Decision making


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving skills

  • Ability to solve simple and complex problems effectively and efficiently


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Management Skills

Management skills

  • Leadership
  • Management of finance / time / people / other resources


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Trade Specific Competencies

Research and investigative skills

Legal & Compliance Managers must be able to apply good research and investigative skills to conduct legal research.

General Requirements

Academic qualification

  • A recognised bachelor's degree in law discipline, or equivalent


  • 6 to 8 years of relevant work experience

Career Path & Salary

Private Sector

Monthly Salary $15,000-$40,000

Monthly Salary $20,000-$70,000

Monthly Salary $30,000-$90,000

Monthly Salary $70,000-$160,000

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Work Environment

  • Legal & Compliance Managers generally work in offices. They usually work normal office hours. They may sometimes need to work overtime to monitor project progress and to ensure deadlines are met.

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