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We asked Lisa Berry from McDonald's to give some advice for people considering this job:

Lisa Berry

Restaurant Manager

McDonald's

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Lisa Berry

My advice would be it is definitely a job where if you work hard and maintain your ambition you can have a satisfying career.

I think the biggest misconception is that McDonald's is only a job and stop gap to something else.

You will need patience, drive and commitment and be able to adapt to change. The skills you will learn with this job will be lifelong skills.

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Compliance Manager

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€25k > 95
Compliance Manager
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(thousands per year)*
€25 - 95
Related Information:
Compliance Manager: 40 - 95
Compliance Officer: 25 - 60
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Sigmar / Brightwater / CPL / Robert Walters / Hudson / Abrivia / Lincoln

Last Updated: March, 2017

* 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.
Shortage Indicator

The National Skills Bulletin 2016 reports a shortage of skills in the area of:

Compliance & risk: experienced (5 years+) regulatory affairs and insurance compliance professionals; auditors.

-2%
Occupational Category

Accountants & Tax Experts

Also included in this category:

Chartered and certified accountants; management accountants; tax consultants and advisers; tax inspectors

Number Employed:

37,900

Part time workers: 9%
Aged over 55: 12%
Male / Female: 51 / 49%
Non-Nationals: 13%
With Third Level: 97%
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Plans, directs, or coordinates activities of an organisation to ensure compliance with ethical or legal standards.


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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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