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15 OKR examples for Compliance Manager

What are Compliance Manager OKRs?

The Objective and Key Results (OKR) framework is a simple goal-setting methodology that was introduced at Intel by Andy Grove in the 70s. It became popular after John Doerr introduced it to Google in the 90s, and it's now used by teams of all sizes to set and track ambitious goals at scale.

Writing good OKRs can be hard, especially if it's your first time doing it. You'll need to center the focus of your plans around outcomes instead of projects.

We have curated a selection of OKR examples specifically for Compliance Manager to assist you. Feel free to explore the templates below for inspiration in setting your own goals.

If you want to learn more about the framework, you can read our OKR guide online.

Our Compliance Manager OKRs examples

You will find in the next section many different Compliance Manager Objectives and Key Results. We've included strategic initiatives in our templates to give you a better idea of the different between the key results (how we measure progress), and the initiatives (what we do to achieve the results).

Hope you'll find this helpful!

OKRs to enhance processes to support accurate and timely compliance reporting

  • ObjectiveImprove accuracy and efficiency of compliance reporting processes
  • Key ResultAchieve 100% on-time submission of compliance reports through improved project management and accountability
  • TaskImplement consequences for missed deadlines
  • TaskAssign individual responsibility for each report
  • TaskDevelop clear project timeline with deadlines
  • TaskConduct regular progress review meetings
  • Key ResultReduce compliance reporting errors by 20% through improved data gathering and validation
  • TaskImplement automated data validation processes
  • TaskEstablish clear data entry and reporting protocols for all stakeholders
  • TaskConduct regular audits of compliance data for accuracy
  • TaskTrain compliance reporting team on proper data gathering techniques
  • Key ResultIncrease compliance reporting accuracy by 15% through staff training and quality control checks
  • TaskEstablish quality control checks for compliance reporting procedures
  • TaskReview and revise reporting templates, instructions, and documentation to reduce errors
  • TaskDevelop and implement a comprehensive staff training program
  • TaskProvide ongoing coaching and feedback to staff to improve accuracy
  • Key ResultImplement automated compliance reporting processes to reduce reporting time by 30%
  • TaskImplement automation tools and procedures to streamline reporting
  • TaskTest and optimize automated compliance reporting process
  • TaskIdentify compliance reporting requirements
  • TaskAssess current reporting process and areas of improvement

OKRs to enhance internal controls for a zero-deficiency internal audit

  • ObjectiveEnhance internal controls for a zero-deficiency internal audit
  • Key ResultTrain all relevant personnel on the updated internal control processes
  • TaskIdentify personnel requiring updated controls training
  • TaskSchedule training sessions for identified personnel
  • TaskConduct evaluation post-training for effectiveness
  • Key ResultSuccessfully pass the internal audit with zero major findings
  • TaskConduct pre-audit checks to identify potential issues
  • TaskRegularly review and update company policies and procedures
  • TaskTrain staff on audit procedures and expectations
  • Key ResultImplement 100% of internal control recommendations from the previous audit
  • TaskReview past audit's internal control recommendations
  • TaskCreate an implementation plan for all recommendations
  • TaskCarry out the implementation plan effectively

OKRs to streamline and enhance compliance review and implementation process

  • ObjectiveStreamline and enhance compliance review and implementation process
  • Key ResultTrain 90% of staff on new compliance procedures for efficient implementation
  • TaskSchedule mandatory training sessions for untrained staff
  • TaskAssess understanding through a post-training evaluation
  • TaskIdentify staff members yet to receive compliance training
  • Key ResultAchieve 100% compliance status in all internal and external audits
  • TaskImplement regular compliance training for all staff
  • TaskPerform routine internal checks and audits
  • TaskSwiftly address any non-compliance issues found
  • Key ResultReduce time spent on compliance reviews by 30% whilst maintaining process quality
  • TaskPrioritize and streamline existing review processes
  • TaskImplement automated software for efficient compliance review
  • TaskTrain staff on effective review techniques

OKRs to ensure compliance and adaptability of Finance department for long-term success

  • ObjectiveEnsure compliance and adaptability of Finance department for long-term success
  • Key ResultIdentify and prioritize areas for automation and digitization within the Finance department
  • Key ResultImplement updated financial policies and procedures to meet regulatory requirements
  • TaskRevise and update financial policies and procedures to align with regulatory standards
  • TaskConduct a comprehensive review of existing financial policies and procedures
  • TaskIdentify gaps between existing policies and regulatory requirements
  • TaskCommunicate and train employees on the updated financial policies and procedures
  • Key ResultTrain all Finance department staff on new compliance protocols and best practices
  • TaskSchedule a training session for all Finance department staff
  • TaskConduct role-playing exercises to practice implementing the best practices
  • TaskAssess the knowledge and understanding of staff through a post-training evaluation
  • TaskDevelop training materials and resources for the new compliance protocols
  • Key ResultDevelop a roadmap for integrating emerging technologies to future-proof Finance operations

OKRs to enhance Credatec's internal procedures for superior efficiency

  • ObjectiveEnhance Credatec's internal procedures for superior efficiency
  • Key ResultReduce process cycle times by 15% by streamlining internal systems
  • TaskImplement tech solutions for improved operations
  • TaskIdentify inefficiencies within current process cycles
  • TaskTrain employees on the updated systems
  • Key ResultBoost employee productivity by 20% through improved operational guidelines
  • TaskMonitor and evaluate adherence to improved operational guidelines regularly
  • TaskOrganize workshops to train employees on new operational guidelines
  • TaskImplement a clear, comprehensive operations manual for all employees
  • Key ResultIncrease policy compliance rate by 10% through regular training and assessment
  • TaskRemediate policy violations through targeted training
  • TaskImplement regular assessments to measure compliance
  • TaskDevelop a structured policy compliance training program

OKRs to implement and maintain SOCII compliance measures

  • ObjectiveEnsure ongoing SOCII compliance
  • Key ResultConduct regular testing and auditing to assess SOCII compliance status
  • Key ResultTrain and educate all relevant teams on SOCII compliance regulations and best practices
  • Key ResultMonitor and promptly address any SOCII compliance gaps or violations identified
  • TaskEstablish a dedicated team to promptly address and resolve any identified SOCII compliance issues
  • TaskImplement corrective measures to address identified SOCII compliance gaps promptly
  • TaskConduct regular audits to identify any SOCII compliance gaps or violations
  • TaskMaintain a vigilant monitoring system to detect any new SOCII compliance violations
  • Key ResultImplement and maintain necessary controls and processes to meet SOCII requirements
  • TaskConduct initial assessment of current controls and processes to identify gaps
  • TaskDevelop and document new controls and processes to fulfill SOCII requirements
  • TaskRegularly monitor and evaluate controls and processes to ensure ongoing compliance
  • TaskTrain and educate employees on the importance and execution of SOCII controls

OKRs to streamline financial application processes through process orchestration

  • ObjectiveStreamline financial application processes through process orchestration
  • Key ResultDecrease average process execution time by 20% compared to previous quarter
  • Key ResultAchieve 100% compliance with regulatory requirements in financial process orchestration
  • TaskImplement necessary process changes and updates to ensure 100% compliance
  • TaskIdentify gaps in regulatory compliance and develop corrective action plans
  • TaskContinuously monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the revised financial process orchestration
  • TaskConduct a thorough review of current financial process orchestration practices
  • Key ResultEnsure process orchestration platform uptime of 99.9% for seamless application integration
  • TaskConduct regular disaster recovery tests to ensure seamless application integration in case of failures
  • TaskRegularly update and patch the process orchestration platform for improved stability and performance
  • TaskImplement a proactive monitoring system to quickly identify and resolve potential issues
  • TaskSet up a redundant infrastructure for the process orchestration platform
  • Key ResultIncrease cross-application data integration rate to 95% for financial processes
  • TaskConduct a thorough audit to identify barriers to cross-application data integration
  • TaskContinuously monitor and refine integration processes to ensure high data integration rate
  • TaskProvide comprehensive training to employees on using integrated data systems effectively
  • TaskImplement standardized data formats and protocols to streamline data integration processes

OKRs to implement a robust compliance training program

  • ObjectiveImplement a robust compliance training program
  • Key ResultDesign and launch comprehensive training modules for 90% of employees by end of quarter
  • TaskIdentify necessary knowledge areas for training module design
  • TaskDevelop comprehensive training programs for identified areas
  • TaskDeploy training modules for use by employees
  • Key ResultAchieve 80% passing scores in post-training assessments
  • TaskRegularly monitor and feedback on trainee performance
  • TaskDevelop comprehensive study materials for post-training review
  • TaskImplement consistent tutoring or study sessions
  • Key ResultReceive positive feedback (at least 75% satisfaction rate) from the participants
  • TaskEncourage participants to provide feedback
  • TaskDevelop engaging, relevant content for participants
  • TaskContinually improve based on feedback received

OKRs to implement effective vulnerability management processes

  • ObjectiveStrengthen our vulnerability management procedures
  • Key ResultReduce high-priority vulnerabilities by 30% through consistent scanning and patching
  • Key ResultTrain all employees on vulnerability management best practices and create an awareness program
  • Key ResultImplement a continuous vulnerability scanning process for all systems and applications
  • Key ResultDevelop and implement a comprehensive vulnerability management policy based on industry standards

OKRs to enhance MFA capabilities and user access review process

  • ObjectiveEnhance MFA capabilities and user access review process
  • Key ResultConduct user access reviews for 100% of active accounts
  • TaskResolve any inappropriate access findings
  • TaskIdentify all active accounts in the system
  • TaskReview access privileges for each account
  • Key ResultImplement an advanced MFA system with at least 95% successful user authentication rate
  • TaskMonitor and improve authentication success rate post-implementation
  • TaskIdentify a reliable advanced MFA system to install
  • TaskPlan and execute staff training on the MFA system
  • Key ResultTrain all employees on new MFA capabilities and access review processes to boost compliance by 90%
  • TaskPlan a comprehensive training on new MFA capabilities for all employees
  • TaskMonitor and track compliance rates, aiming to achieve a 90% increase
  • TaskConduct the training, focusing on access review processes

OKRs to improve the effectiveness and security of Identity Access Management (IAM) initiatives

  • ObjectiveImprove the effectiveness and security of Identity Access Management (IAM) initiatives
  • Key ResultReduce IAM-related security incidents by 20%
  • TaskImplement multi-factor authentication for IAM systems
  • TaskUpdate and enforce strict password policies
  • TaskConduct regular IAM security training sessions
  • Key ResultImplement two-factor authentication for all employee IAM accounts
  • TaskPurchase and install selected two-factor authentication software
  • TaskTrain employees on how to use the new authentication process
  • TaskResearch suitable two-factor authentication software for IAM accounts
  • Key ResultIncrease IAM user compliance rate by 30%
  • TaskImplement stricter IAM user permission policies
  • TaskProvide regular IAM user compliance training
  • TaskRegularly audit and correct non-compliant IAM users

OKRs to ensure compliance through complete closing of audit findings for data governance

  • ObjectiveEnsure compliance through complete closing of audit findings for data governance
  • Key ResultAchieve 100% closure of existing data governance audit findings
  • TaskImplement corrections and verify completion
  • TaskReview all existing data governance audit findings
  • TaskDevelop a detailed rectification plan
  • Key ResultConduct two training sessions on data governance improvements and achieve 90% staff attendance
  • Key ResultImplement improvements highlighted from audit findings in 80% of relevant areas
  • TaskTrack and document all changes made
  • TaskIdentify areas needing improvement from audit findings
  • TaskPrioritize implementing changes in 80% of these areas

OKRs to obtain ISO 27001 certification

  • ObjectiveAchieve ISO 27001 certification
  • Key ResultAddress all identified non-conformities and implement corrective actions promptly
  • TaskMonitor the progress of implemented corrective actions and report any deviations promptly
  • TaskDevelop a corrective action plan outlining steps to resolve each non-conformity
  • TaskReview and document all identified non-conformities from the assessment
  • TaskAssign responsible individuals to execute the corrective actions within specified timelines
  • Key ResultPass the external audit with no major findings and obtain ISO 27001 certification
  • TaskConduct regular internal audits to ensure ongoing compliance with ISO 27001 requirements
  • TaskWork closely with external auditors to address any findings and promptly resolve them
  • TaskImplement necessary security controls and procedures to address identified gaps
  • TaskReview existing security controls and identify gaps or areas for improvement
  • Key ResultConduct a successful internal audit to ensure compliance with ISO 27001 requirements
  • TaskDevelop and implement corrective actions for identified non-compliance issues
  • TaskConduct interviews and surveys to gather feedback from employees on compliance practices
  • TaskAssess and document the effectiveness of existing security controls
  • TaskReview and update company policies to align with ISO 27001 requirements
  • Key ResultImplement necessary security controls to comply with ISO 27001 standards

OKRs to achieve compliance with industry standards and regulations

  • ObjectiveAttain regulatory compliance with industry standards
  • Key ResultPass all required audits with no major findings or violations
  • Key ResultAchieve 100% compliance with all applicable regulations and standards
  • Key ResultImplement and maintain a comprehensive compliance monitoring program
  • Key ResultTrain 100% of staff on updated compliance policies and procedures

OKRs to achieve 100% compliance with relevant industry regulations and standards

  • ObjectiveEnsure regulatory compliance in all operations
  • Key ResultEstablish a system for continuous monitoring and reporting of compliance status
  • TaskDefine metrics to track compliance
  • TaskSchedule regular compliance audits
  • TaskEstablish communication protocol for reporting
  • TaskDesign compliance reporting dashboard
  • Key ResultAchieve 100% compliance with all relevant regulations and standards
  • TaskStay up-to-date with changes to regulations and standards
  • TaskConduct regular audits to ensure compliance
  • TaskProvide ongoing training to employees
  • TaskImplement measures to address non-compliance
  • Key ResultDevelop and implement an updated compliance training program for all employees
  • TaskLaunch new compliance training program online and in-person
  • TaskEvaluate effectiveness of updated program through employee feedback and assessments
  • TaskConduct a needs assessment to identify compliance training gaps
  • TaskCreate new, engaging training materials for all job functions
  • Key ResultConduct a full audit of all operations and identify areas of regulatory risk
  • TaskIdentify gaps in compliance procedures and create action plan
  • TaskReview each operation for compliance risks
  • TaskConduct training on regulations and compliance procedures
  • TaskEvaluate existing controls and their effectiveness

Best practices for managing your Compliance Manager OKRs

Generally speaking, your objectives should be ambitious yet achievable, and your key results should be measurable and time-bound (using the SMART framework can be helpful). It is also recommended to list strategic initiatives under your key results, as it'll help you avoid the common mistake of listing projects in your KRs.

Here are a couple of best practices extracted from our OKR implementation guide 👇

Tip #1: Limit the number of key results

The #1 role of OKRs is to help you and your team focus on what really matters. Business-as-usual activities will still be happening, but you do not need to track your entire roadmap in the OKRs.

We recommend having 3-4 objectives, and 3-4 key results per objective. A platform like Tability can run audits on your data to help you identify the plans that have too many goals.

Tability Insights DashboardTability's audit dashboard will highlight opportunities to improve OKRs

Tip #2: Commit to the weekly check-ins

Don't fall into the set-and-forget trap. It is important to adopt a weekly check-in process to get the full value of your OKRs and make your strategy agile – otherwise this is nothing more than a reporting exercise.

Being able to see trends for your key results will also keep yourself honest.

Tability Insights DashboardTability's check-ins will save you hours and increase transparency

Tip #3: No more than 2 yellow statuses in a row

Yes, this is another tip for goal-tracking instead of goal-setting (but you'll get plenty of OKR examples below). But, once you have your goals defined, it will be your ability to keep the right sense of urgency that will make the difference.

As a rule of thumb, it's best to avoid having more than 2 yellow/at risk statuses in a row.

Make a call on the 3rd update. You should be either back on track, or off track. This sounds harsh but it's the best way to signal risks early enough to fix things.

Building your own Compliance Manager OKRs with AI

While we have some examples below, it's likely that you'll have specific scenarios that aren't covered here. There are 2 options available to you.

Best way to track your Compliance Manager OKRs

Your quarterly OKRs should be tracked weekly in order to get all the benefits of the OKRs framework. Reviewing progress periodically has several advantages:

  • It brings the goals back to the top of the mind
  • It will highlight poorly set OKRs
  • It will surface execution risks
  • It improves transparency and accountability

Spreadsheets are enough to get started. Then, once you need to scale you can use a proper OKR platform to make things easier.

A strategy map in TabilityTability's Strategy Map makes it easy to see all your org's OKRs

If you're not yet set on a tool, you can check out the 5 best OKR tracking templates guide to find the best way to monitor progress during the quarter.

More Compliance Manager OKR templates

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OKRs resources

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