Risk Security Governance Job Cover Letter

Compliance Officers, or Compliance Aids, use legal, regulatory, and accounting skills to ensure that the company’s employees conform to laws and regulations as well as industry practices and top management’s recommendations when performing their jobs.

Even today, employers still prefer to see a cover letter accompany the resumes they receive when interested candidates apply to a job posting. This is because the cover letter can give them insight into the personalities of each individual candidate and help them determine who among the crowd is the perfect fit for the job.

A sample cover letter for a Compliance Officer that articulates the skills and experience necessary to the position is shown below. Also, be sure to check out our extensive Compliance Officer resume samples.

Dear Mr. Dallas Bush:

I am an accomplished, results-oriented professional with extensive experience in creating and managing corporate-wide compliance and risk management programs as well as having implemented these initiatives across global organizations. My background includes a proven track record of consistently establishing cost-saving initiatives and offers a firm grasp of all aspects of asset management and protection, including physical security, audit and compliance, and operational risk management for large organizations. Adept at utilizing broad based skills to enable easy collaboration among varying facets, I have created more operationally efficient, secure, and synergistic organizations.

I posses an extensive background and expertise in Risk Management for federal groups such as FEMA, Department of Homeland Security, and Department of the Environment. I have served as an adjunct instructor and trainer specializing in OSHA training. I have also led several construction/infrastructure projects for the public sector.

My leadership style focuses on engaging team members to communicate, dynamically solve problems and deliver the highest quality solutions. I am currently seeking to provide your organization with the above skills as Compliance Officer.

A sample of key contributions includes:

  • Established a program management plan and roadmap for mid-Atlantic region catastrophic event planning program involving 2 FEMA regions and 8 states.
  • Maximized risk assessment planning and gap analysis for incident response and first-responder occupational safety planning, procedures, and training for local governments.
  • Achieved US Secret Service Commendation for participation in EOC planning for the 2010 International Nuclear Summit as Lead Emergency Liaison Officer in Washington, DC.
  • Provided oversight and direction as Chief Advisor and Program Manager for the implementation of the District of Columbia Emergency Response Plan (DERP). Led teams in risk control and emergency program management including occupational safety, risk assessment, and hazards analysis for a large city department.

As a detail oriented individual with a passion for excellence, I am adept at listening to clients’ needs, then analyzing and implementing the best designed solution. I am effective and comfortable communicating with all levels of stakeholders. My unique background makes me a strong leader for major change projects. I have devoted my career to developing proven Operational Risk Management strategies in order to meet or exceed client expectations.

Please accept this letter and enclosed resume as an introduction to my skills and background. For a more detailed presentation of my offerings, feel free to contact me at your earliest convenience to schedule a conference. Thank you in advance for your consideration and I look forward to our conversation.


Katherine Aguilar, MBA, PMP

[email protected] / 123-456-7890


A dynamic Information Security Leader offers a proven track record of success in managing large teams (up to 100 staff) in security, technology, and business functions, working to secure data, intellectual property, and other corporate assets. Provides strategic vision for operational security while guiding daily operations and policy implementation. Identifies, researches, analyses, and resolves issues related to risk mitigation and project success. Builds and leads high-performance teams in completing complex assignments while providing virtual collaboration with international and remote teams.

Core Strengths: Strategic Planning – Team Leadership – Communications – Risk Management – Corporate Governance – Reporting – Budgeting – Process Improvement – Operations


  • Managed an information security program aimed at increasing the maturity model for company’s operation in Australia, Canada, and India; achieved significant gains in detecting and protecting against threats as a result.
  • Led Project Managers in implementing hardware aspects of $20M in IT infrastructure projects.
  • Created a coded nomenclature to substitute for company names to indicate FEMA region, infrastructure sector, location, and company to maintain anonymity for the voluntary participants.


Company Name – City, State
Manager, Business Security Office (2012 - 2017)

  • Built and managed a team of senior Information Security Analysts in partnering with Company Name in four countries as well as the retail, digital, and corporate systems lines of business.
  • Coordinated with Security Architecture and Security Engineering to standardize a security stack; worked with global locations to identify local partners capable of assisting in raising locations to meet those standards.
  • Owned responsibility for multiple programs involving implementing robust protection of companywide data.
  • Achieved synergy of effort and benefit to cost in leveraging licensing internationally to apply WHQ technologies to global locations where capable.

Company Name – City, State
Senior Military Analyst (Contract Position) (2010 - 2012)

  • Worked on eight-member team to define cyber security policies and end-user awareness training requirements.
  • Researched and analyzed requirements for all personnel with regards to knowledge of cyberspace operations, predominantly in Cyberspace Defensive Operations.

Company Name – City, State
Project Manager (2006 - 2009)

  • Provided project management for multiple IT initiatives simultaneously, working to increase productivity and eliminate operational vulnerabilities; also provided reporting and operational analysis as needed.
  • Drafted and executed scope change contract documents for Varian Medical Systems.

Company Name – City, State
Technology Manager, Portfolio Manager, Program Manager (2004 - 2006)

  • Managed IT support staff in delivering deskside support, provided portfolio management for service delivery to application delivery staff, and directed the project management team during tenure.
  • Oversaw up to 80 client support IT analysts in 32 states, with an annual operational budget in excess of $7M.
  • Provided remote oversight of IT staff involved in build out of 50+ Sprint PCS retail locations in 24 states.


M.B.A. – University Name / B.S., Computer Science – University Name

Certified Information Security Manager – ISACA / Holds a Current Top Secret Security Clearance

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