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One of the best things about engineering is that it really can be your passport to the world. There are great travel opportunities within the industry and chances to be involved in the next big thing.

Practically every man-made product around you came from a manufacturing plant, it's a huge industry with a lot of different avenues to take. Innovation is a really big part of what engineers do. The desire to be creative and improve production and processes is an important attribute for a manufacturing engineer.
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Compliance Manager

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Education
Most of these occupations require qualifications at NFQ Levels 7 or 8 (Ordinary / Honours Degrees) but some do not.

Related Experience
A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an engineer must complete four years of college and work for several years in engineering to be considered qualified.

Job Training
Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.

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Many of these occupations involve coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

€22k > 75 
Compliance Manager
Salary Range
(thousands per year)*
€22 - 75 
Related Information:
Compliance Manager: 30 - 100
Compliance Officer: 22 - 60
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Brightwater / Morgan McKinley / Sigmar

Last Updated: July, 2015

* The lower figures typically reflect starting salaries. Higher salaries are awarded to those with greater experience and responsibility. Positions in Dublin sometimes command higher salaries.
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The National Skills Bulletin 2015 reports a shortage of compliance skills in the areas of ALM, BAEL, MiFID, IAFID, AIFMD.

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At a Glance... header image

Plans, directs, or coordinates activities of an organisation to ensure compliance with ethical or legal standards.


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Sarah Jane Higgins
Compliance Manager  

Sarah Jane Higgins is a Compliance Manager with Lidl Ireland. While studying Law & German at NUI Galway, followed by postgrad Bachelor of Laws, she started as a store assistant with Lidl. After graduation, she secured a junior project manager role in sales organisation, and worked her way up.

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Tasks & Activitiesheader image

The following is a list of the most commonly reported tasks and activities for this occupation

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Maintain documentation of compliance activities, such as complaints received or investigation outcomes.

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File appropriate compliance reports with regulatory agencies.

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Conduct or direct the internal investigation of compliance issues.

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Identify compliance issues that require follow-up or investigation.

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Report violations of compliance or regulatory standards to duly authorized enforcement agencies as appropriate or required.

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Disseminate written policies and procedures related to compliance activities.

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Conduct periodic internal reviews or audits to ensure that compliance procedures are followed.

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Serve as a confidential point of contact for employees to communicate with management, seek clarification on issues or dilemmas, or report irregularities.

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Provide employee training on compliance related topics, policies, or procedures.

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Verify that all firm and regulatory policies and procedures have been documented, implemented, and communicated.

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The following is a list of the most commonly reported work activities in this occupation.

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Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships:  Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.

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Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work:  Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.

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Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates:  Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.

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Getting Information:  Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.

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Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge:  Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.

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Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others:  Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others.

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Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards:  Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

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Analyzing Data or Information:  Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.

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Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others:  Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.

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Documenting/Recording Information:  Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.


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The following is a list of the five most commonly reported knowledge areas for this occupation.

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English Language:  Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

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Law and Government:  Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.

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Customer and Personal Service:  Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

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Administration and Management:  Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

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Education and Training:  Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.


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The following is a list of the most commonly reported skills used in this occupation.

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Monitoring:   Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

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Critical Thinking:   Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

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Reading Comprehension:   Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

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Speaking:   Talking to others to convey information effectively.

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Writing:   Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

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Coordination:   Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

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Active Listening:   Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

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Persuasion:   Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.

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Active Learning:   Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

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Judgment and Decision Making:   Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

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Organisation: The Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland
  Address: 3rd Floor, Fitzwilliam Hall, Dublin 2,
  Tel: (01) 669 8507
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Organisation: Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development in Ireland
  Address: Marine House,Clanwilliam Place, Dublin 2
  Tel: (01) 653 0400
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