Compliance managers work to identify where issues with legality and ethics within a company are taking place, and then will fix these problems quickly and effectively. Depending on where these problems occur, serious compliance problems may result in legal consequences or firing of the individual breaching compliance within the company. Compliance managers work with upper levels of management to ensure strategies are in place to deal with compliance problems when they occur before the reputation and integrity of the company and its staff are jeopardized.
Apart from working with upper management, compliance managers are responsible for creating and enforcing plans of action related to ethical and legal behaviour within the company. Compliance managers must also assign different sections of the amount of work that needs to be done by other members of the compliance team, as well as setting up team and group meetings and the materials that will be discussed during the assigned time. Along with creating and organizing short-term goals for their department, compliance managers must create long-term goals and plans for methods that will ensure no illegal activities occur within the workplace