Beretta Australia is a leading distributor of some of Australia’s most iconic brands within the firearms and outdoor sporting goods industry.

The primary objective of the Compliance Officer is to ensure the company’s policies, procedures, code of conduct, safety standards and firearm regulation are up to date and in compliance with relevant standards (including ISO), regulations and laws.

This position requires a strong understanding of compliance principles and the ability to evaluate and enhance internal controls to drive continuous improvement.

The successful candidate will have excellent attention to detail and a demonstrated proficiency in project management and stakeholder management, as related to updating policies & procedures to ensure relevant compliance. A history of experience working within the regulatory framework of the National Firearms Agreement (NFA) will be highly valued.

Further, the position will be responsible for the development, implementation and execution of training related to employee health & safety.

Role Responsibilities:

Align Policies and Procedures with relevant firearm regulatory requirements:

  • Ensure that company policies and procedures align with the requirements of all state and federal firearm regulations.
  • Stay updated on changes in all state and federal firearm regulations and standards, and incorporate them into the organisation’s policies and procedures.

Maintain specific certification standards:

  • Maintain the suite of Quality Management System Standards that ensure continued ISO certification (9001, 4801 and 14001).
  • Maintain accreditation standards for the Defence Industry Security Program (DISP)’

Maintain OH&S Safety Standards:

  • Ensure compliance with OH&S safety standards.

Evaluate Design and Operating Effectiveness of Internal Controls:

  • Assess the design and operating effectiveness of internal controls to mitigate risks.
  • Identify weaknesses or areas for improvement and recommend appropriate control enhancements.
  • Implement monitoring mechanisms to ensure ongoing compliance and effectiveness.
  • Working with HR and managers to make sure documents are up to date before Audits

Participate in Training and Development:

  • Engage in training and development opportunities to enhance skills and performance in compliance and quality assurance of employees.
  • Stay informed about industry best practices, regulatory changes, and emerging trends.
  • Apply acquired knowledge to improve organisational compliance processes.
  • Conduct induction and training of new employees for compliance-related matters.

Simplify Policies, Procedures, and Systems:

  • Review existing policies, procedures, and systems to assess their clarity, applicability, and effectiveness.
  • Simplify complex policies and procedures to ensure easy implementation by all staff.

Collaborate with relevant departments to ensure consistency and alignment across the organisation.

Monitor adherence to firearm regulatory guidelines and standards throughout the organisation.

Provide guidance and support to staff in understanding and implementing firearm regulatory requirements.

Conduct Internal Auditing:

  • Perform operational internal audits to assess compliance with policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Identify areas of non-compliance and recommend corrective actions.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of internal controls and operational processes.
  • Prepare Internal Audit Reports that are concise, insightful and value-adding, which communicate findings, recommendations, and action plans to management.
  • Track the implementation of audit recommendations and ensure timely resolution.

General Administration/Office Work:

  • Perform general administrative tasks related to compliance and quality assurance.
  • Maintain accurate records, files, and documentation.
  • Ensure licences & registrations are renewed before due dates.
  • Support the development and implementation of compliance-related projects and initiatives.
Key Selection Criteria:
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to take complex information, interpret risk and performance data, and present it to a range of audiences in an easy-to-understand way.
  • Process orientated and driven.
  • High level of analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Sound understanding of internal control requirements.
  • Great work ethic, honesty, flexibility and integrity.
  • Relevant industry experience and/ or knowledge of firearms & hunting will be highly regarded.

MUST be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Australia.
National Police check and fingerprint registration are required.

  • Minimum 2+ years’ experience in quality, risk and compliance roles.
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications and/or a Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field (e.g., Business Administration, Governance, Risk, Compliance, Auditing, Quality Assurance and OHS).
  • Relevant industry experience related to firearms legislation is highly preferred.