What is Compliance?

Compliance is all about making sure that an organisation is following their internal policies and external regulations.

A compliance professional is responsible for making sure a company is following these rules. At a foundational level you will:


Keep up to date with laws, regulations and internal policies


Maintain and update the company’s internal policies and procedures


Work with other departments to ensure compliance across the business


Educate staff on the need for compliance


Conduct investigations and highlight areas of concern


Perform risk assessments

What Compliance Job Opportunities Are There in Jersey?

Jersey’s strong regulatory framework sets it apart from other International Finance Centres. The strength and expertise of our compliance professionals is a key component of this.

There is a wide range of compliance roles in Jersey span the whole industry and roles tend to range across:

  • Financial crime/Money Laundering
  • Regulatory Supervision
  • Internal audit
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Risk and Assurance

Compliance roles can include:

  • Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO)
  • Money Laundering Compliance Officer (MLCO)
  • Risk Officer/Manager
  • Internal Auditor
  • Regulatory Supervisor
  • Risk Assurance Consultant

What Skills Do I Need?

Because the industry is so diverse, there are a wide range of professional qualifications that can be gained depending on which career path you choose. The most common qualifications include:

QualificationProfessional Body
International Diploma in ComplianceInternational Compliance Association (ICA)
International Certificate in Financial Services RegulationChartered Governance Insititute UK and Ireland (CGI)
International Certificate in AMLInternational Compliance Association (ICA)
Certified Anti-Money Laundering SpecialistCAMS

It’s not just about your qualifications but your soft skills too. We asked the finance firms we work with what skills they are most looking for when hiring compliance professionals and they responded:

  • Integrity
  • Honesty
  • Ability to balance interpretation of regulations with business objectives
  • Attention to detail
  • Analytical skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Communication skills
  • Conviction in your own judgements

What Should I Do Next?

Business Directory ›

If you are ready to kick-start your career in compliance you can find out more about the companies that are currently operating in this field through Jersey Finance’s Business Directory.