Compliance Australia – Corporate & Risk Consulting
Compliance Australia
Compliance Australia offers a variety of products and services relating to corporate governance, regulatory compliance, business ethics and risk management. We support most sectors of the finance industry, including banking, investment banking, funds management, insurance, superannuation, financial planning and stockbroking, as well as commercial, resources, infrastructure and industrial organisat...
Governance Advisory Services
"Corporate governance is “the framework of rules, relationships, systems and processes within and by which authority is exercised and controlled in corporations”. It encompasses the mechanisms by which companies, and those in control, are held to account. Corporate governance influences how the objectives of the company are set and achieved, how risk is monitored and assessed, and how per...
Compliance Consulting
At Compliance Australia we offer a wide range of services relating to regulatory compliance. Our Consultants and Associates have a proven track record and are well qualified to provide expert assistance in each of these areas: Compliance Programs Our core skill is in the design and implementation of compliance programs to meet regulatory, industry and self regulatory standards, using the Au...
Risk Consulting
"Today, risks don't fit into easy categories or emerge from pre-determined place. They assault from all sides. It may surprise you to know that at least half of all corporate crises are caused by senior management action rather than external forces. I firmly believe that the most successful, least crisis-prone businesses will be those whose boards have shown firm resolve and taken decisive act...
Ethics Consulting
At the heart of every effective corporate governance, regulatory compliance and risk management program is a robust ethical culture. Our Director of the Business Ethics Centre, Professor Stephen Cohen, is widely regarded as one of the most experienced consultants in the field of applied business ethics in Australia. Compliance Australia, trading as the Business Ethics Centre, offers a rang...

Compliance Australia

Posted By: Compliance Australia on September 5, 2010 in Compliance Consulting, Compliance Risk Management Solutions, Finance News - Comments: No Comments »

Compliance SydneyCompliance Australia offers a variety of products and services relating to corporate governance, regulatory compliance, business ethics and risk management. We support most sectors of the finance industry, including banking, investment banking, funds management, insurance, superannuation, financial planning and stockbroking, as well as commercial, resources, infrastructure and industrial organisations.

Over time our services have evolved to reflect the increasing focus on corporate governance and enterprise risk management in conjunction with regulatory compliance. We now offer a fully integrated Governance, Risk and Compliance program for directors and senior managers, including benchmarking, performance enhancement and executive coaching at a strategic level combined with operational policies, procedures, support and training.

Compliance Consulting

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ASXAt Compliance Australia we offer a wide range of services relating to regulatory compliance. Our Consultants and Associates have a proven track record and are well qualified to provide expert assistance in each of these areas:

Compliance Programs

Our core skill is in the design and implementation of compliance programs to meet regulatory, industry and self regulatory standards, using the Australian Standard AS 3806 as a reference point. Our main focus has been on compliance with the Corporations Act, the Trade Practices Act and the Anti Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing Act. Each program is designed to reflect the specific legal and regulatory obligations of our client using a risk based approach, so that those issues of the greatest relevance and concern receive the most focus. We work closely with stakeholders within the business to ensure that once we hand over the program there are sufficient resources and internal knowledge to manage the program going forward. Alternatively for smaller clients we offer ongoing compliance support to maintain the integrity of the program.

Financial Service Licences

We have a wealth of experience in assisting clients in making applications to ASIC for new AFSL licences or for variations to licences. If necessary we are able to design and implement the underlying compliance and risk management programs to support the licence applications and we can also source Responsible Managers, Directors and Compliance Committee Members if required.

Anti Money Laundering

Since the introduction of the Anti Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing Act in 2006 we have consulted widely on the establishment of Part A and Part B AML/CTF Compliance Programs, including risk assessments and training. We also conduct independent reviews and reporting as required under the Act. Click here to see our full suite of AML/CTF service offerings.

Compliance, Audit and Risk Committees

Our Director Greg Goodman has acted as Chairman and member of numerous compliance, audit and risk committees over the last twelve years, including statutory compliance committees under the Managed Investment Act. If you are looking for a new committee member Greg is available and we can also source additonal committee members if necessary. We also provide committee charters and advice on the make up and functionality of committees as part of our governance framework consulting.

Compliance Support Services

We have a number of clients to whom we provide ongoing compliance support services, ranging from maintenance of policies and procedures, training, support for compliance and risk committees, as well as the provision of more permanent part time compliance employees. We can also provide regular independent monitoring and reporting to boards, senior management and regulatory agencies on issues such AML and Trade Practices compliance.

Policies and procedures

We offer an integrated package of compliance and risk management policies and procedures. We maintain the policies and ensure that they reflect your changing business needs as well as being up to date with regulatory changes. They can be purchsed outright or we can host them for you online for an annual licence fee.

Training

An integral part of every governance, compliance and risk program is the need to communicate an organisation’s obligations and expectations to stakeholders. Whilst this is a very important step in ensuring the efficacy of such programs, it is often the case that training and education are handled poorly or overlooked altogether. Our consultants have many years experience in designing and implementing training programs that are tailored to the needs of our client. They are not “text book tutorials” but are based around the specific products, services and issues that affect our client. Normally our training sessions are delivered in small, interactive workshop sessions at our client’s premises to maximise the impact and minimise the disruption. Our training covers most regulatory obligations, including Corporations Act, Trade Practices, AFSL licencing and Anti Money Laundering as well as business ethics. Most of our trainers are Certificate IV accredited.

Training

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Risk Management TrainingEvery Corporate Governance, Compliance and Risk Management program should include structured training and education for directors, management, employees and service providers. For those organisations subject to the licensing regime under the Corporation’s Act, the Trade Practices Act and the Anti Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing Act there are more prescriptive training and competency requirements that must be satisfied.

At Compliance Australia we can provide training programs for a wide range of topics including:


  • Anti Money Laundering
  • Directors Duties
  • Trade Practices
  • Business Ethics
  • AFSL Licencing
  • Market Misconduct, including Insider Trading
  • Continuous Disclosure
  • Responsible Manager duties
  • Occupational Health & Safety
  • Privacy

We have found that the most effective approach to training involves tailored solutions delivered face to face with our clients in small group sessions. As most of our consultants are accredited, experienced trainers we are able to design and implement practical training programs that provide excellent value.

Ethics Consulting

Posted By: Compliance Australia on March 1, 2010 in Finance News, Training - Comments: No Comments »

Risk and Ethics consutling
At the heart of every effective corporate governance, regulatory compliance and risk management program is a robust ethical culture.

Our Director of the Business Ethics Centre, Professor Stephen Cohen, is widely regarded as one of the most experienced consultants in the field of applied business ethics in Australia.

Compliance Australia, trading as the Business Ethics Centre, offers a range of services related to ethics and corporate culture, including:

Ethics Frameworks
We assist with the design of the overall ethical framework by clearly articulating responsibility for establishing and maintaining the corporate culture. We start with ensuring ownership by the Board, its sub-committees and senior management and then develop a framework which identifies responsibility for communication, training, monitoring and reporting.

Codes of Conduct & Ethics
We have extensive experience in drafting codes of ethics and conduct. We also assist in the implementation of codes throughout an organisation through workshops, online and face to face training and case studies.

Ethics Audits
A consultative service where we work with our client to align their values as professed by the board and senior management and values as actually perceived by various stakeholders, such as shareholders, customers and employees. In the process of an ethics audit we develop and implement processes to maintain the agreed corporate values. The objective is to ensure that all stakeholders share a common sense of purpose and beliefs.

Monitoring & Reporting
We can assist with the development of compliance, whisteblowing, complaints handling, employee feedback and breaches of codes of conduct and ethics; and reporting mechanisms for senior management and the board.

Training & Education
The most effective way to promote responsible behaviour is to develop an ongoing education program for all levels throughout an organisation, including the board and senior management. We assist in the design and ongoing conduct of ethics awareness programs.

Investigations
We have assisted a number of organisations following ethical breakdowns by conducting investigations following regulatory breaches, negative publicity and beaches of internal or industry codes.

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