Job Description Template: Chief Compliance Officer

How to use this template: Expertly craft a post for the open Chief Compliance Officer position at your organization using this BambooHR job description template as a guide. Simply work with your hiring managers to customize each section to fit your company’s vision for this role.

Chief Compliance Officer Job Description

Full-Time | Remote/Hybrid/Onsite | Location

$110,000–$120,000 (Suggested salary range for this role per Payscale)

Why [Company]?

Introduce your organization in 3–5 sentences. This is the perfect place to explain what you do and why your company is a great place to work! For example, here's our bio:

Our mission is simple: we want to set people free to do meaningful work. People love our software—and it turns out that people love working here, too. BambooHR has been recognized as a "Best Company to Work For," and we're proud of our team for creating software that makes an impact in the lives of HR pros and employees all over the world.

About Your Role

Give a general overview of what this person will do at your company. For example:

As our chief compliance officer, you'll guide our company through a variety of legal and ethical complexities. Your work ensures we operate within legal frameworks while upholding our core values of integrity and trust. You'll play a key role in maintaining our reputation for transparency and ethical business practices by developing compliance programs, managing risk, and leading educational initiatives for our organization.

What You'll Do

List specific job responsibilities. For example:

  • Develop and implement comprehensive compliance programs
  • Identify and manage legal risks across our organization
  • Create, enforce, and review company policies
  • Conduct training sessions on compliance standards and best practices
  • Perform regular compliance audits and prepare detailed reports
  • Serve as a key advisor on compliance issues to senior management
  • Lead internal investigations into compliance breaches and recommend corrective action
  • Communicate with stakeholders about key regulatory initiatives and developments
  • Stay updated on relevant laws and regulations affecting our business
  • Foster a culture of ethical conduct and integrity

What You'll Need to Get the Job Done

List what a qualified candidate needs to do their job effectively. For example:

  • Bachelor’s degree in law, finance, business administration, or a related field
  • 3–5 years of experience in a compliance role
  • Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional (CCEP) designation or a similar certification
  • Deep understanding of industry regulations
  • Proven ability to develop and implement compliance policies and procedures
  • Excellent leadership qualities and team- management expertise
  • Experience in conducting and overseeing internal audits and investigations
  • Ability to navigate complex legal issues and provide clear, actionable advice

What Will Make Us Really Love You

List the soft skills or "nice-to-haves" that will help your candidate be successful. For example:

  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and analytical skills
  • Advanced knowledge of global compliance standards beyond local and federal laws
  • Experience in implementing technology-driven compliance solutions
  • Ability to lead diversity and inclusion initiatives within compliance frameworks
  • Demonstrated experience in crisis management and ethical decision-making
  • Master’s degree preferred

What You'll Love About Us

Describe your company's benefits, culture, work environment, and anything else that makes your organization stand out. For example:

At our company, we're more than just a team we're a family that values every team member’s well-being and growth. You're joining an inclusive, vibrant culture where everyone's input is valued, and you'll have access to benefits that reflect our dedication to employee satisfaction, support, and success. Our competitive compensation package includes the following:

  • 401(k) with employer match: Invest in your future with our supportive retirement plans.
  • Healthcare coverage: We offer extensive medical, dental, vision, and mental health services, so you can prioritize your health.
  • Generous PTO and remote work: Balance work and life with flexible scheduling and a supportive remote environment.
  • Professional development: We invest in your growth with reimbursements for career advancement.
  • Parental leave: Embracing new family members with open arms, our paid parental leave policy covers birth or adoptive parents and spouses.
  • Charitable contributions: We double down on your generosity through our donation matching plan.

More About Our Company

Add your equal employment opportunity (EEO) statement, a note about required background checks, and other things a candidate may want to know before applying. For example:

Our company is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, and other characteristics protected by federal, state, or local law.

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