FIND PERSONALIZED JOBS
Sign up to Zippia and discover your career options with your personalized career search.
×
FIND
PERSONALIZED JOBS

CONTENT HAS
BEEN UNLOCKED
Close this window to view unlocked content
or
find interesting jobs in

Log In

Log In to Save

Sign Up to Save

Sign Up to Dismiss

Sign Up

SIGN UP TO UNLOCK CONTENT

or

The email and password you specified are invalid. Please, try again.

Email and password are mandatory

Forgot Password?

Don't have an account? Sign Up

reset password

Enter your email address and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Back to Log In

Log In

Log In to Save

Sign Up to Save

Sign Up to Dismiss

Sign up to save the job and get personalized job recommendations.

Sign up to dismiss the job and get personalized job recommendations.

or

The email and password you specified are invalid. Please, try again.

Email and password are mandatory

Already have an account? Log in

reset password

Enter your email address and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Back to Log In

Company Saved

Answer a few questions and view jobs at that match your preferences.

Where do you want to work?

Job Saved

See your Saved Jobs now

or

find more interesting jobs in

Job Dismissed

Find better matching jobs in

Become An Assistant Controller

Where do you want to work?

To get started, tell us where you'd like to work.
Sorry, we can't find that. Please try a different city or state.

Working As An Assistant Controller

  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Getting Information
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Processing Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Make Decisions

  • $103,056

    Average Salary

What Does An Assistant Controller Do

Financial managers are responsible for the financial health of an organization. They produce financial reports, direct investment activities, and develop strategies and plans for the long-term financial goals of their organization.

Duties

Financial managers typically do the following:

  • Prepare financial statements, business activity reports, and forecasts
  • Monitor financial details to ensure that legal requirements are met
  • Supervise employees who do financial reporting and budgeting
  • Review company financial reports and seek ways to reduce costs
  • Analyze market trends to maximize profits and find expansion opportunities
  • Help management make financial decisions

The role of the financial manager, particularly in business, is changing in response to technological advances that have substantially reduced the amount of time it takes to produce financial reports. Financial managers’ main responsibility used to be monitoring a company’s finances, but they now do more data analysis and advise senior managers on ways to maximize profits. They often work on teams, acting as business advisors to top executives.

Financial managers also do tasks that are specific to their organization or industry. For example, government financial managers must be experts on government appropriations and budgeting processes, and healthcare financial managers must know about topics in healthcare finance. Moreover, financial managers must be knowledgeable about special tax laws and regulations that affect their industry.

The following are examples of types of financial managers:

Chief financial officers (CFOs) are accountable for the accuracy of a company’s or organization’s financial reporting, especially among publicly traded companies. As head of a company’s entire financial department, they manage the lower level financial managers. They oversee the company’s financial goals, objectives, and budgets.

Controllers direct the preparation of financial reports that summarize and forecast the organization’s financial position, such as income statements, balance sheets, and analyses of future earnings or expenses. Controllers also are in charge of preparing special reports required by governmental agencies that regulate businesses. Often, controllers oversee the accounting, audit, and budget departments of their organization.

Treasurers and finance officers direct their organization’s budgets to meet its financial goals. They oversee the investment of funds and carry out strategies to raise capital (such as issuing stocks or bonds) to support the firm’s expansion. They also develop financial plans for mergers (two companies joining together) and acquisitions (one company buying another).

Credit managers oversee their firm’s credit business. They set credit-rating criteria, determine credit ceilings, and monitor the collections of past-due accounts.

Cash managers monitor and control the flow of cash that comes in and goes out of the company to meet the company’s business and investment needs. For example, they must project cash flow (amounts coming in and going out) to determine whether the company will have a shortage or surplus of cash. 

Risk managers control financial risk by using strategies to limit or offset the probability of a financial loss or a company’s exposure to financial uncertainty. Among the risks they try to limit are those that stem from currency or commodity price changes.

Insurance managers decide how best to limit a company’s losses by obtaining insurance against risks, such as the need to make disability payments for an employee who gets hurt on the job or the costs imposed by a lawsuit against the company.

Show More

Show Less

How To Become An Assistant Controller

Financial managers typically have a bachelor’s degree and 5 years or more of experience in another business or financial occupation, such as an accountant, securities sales agent, or financial analyst.

Education

A bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, economics, or business administration is often the minimum education needed for financial managers. However, many employers now seek candidates with a master’s degree, preferably in business administration, finance, or economics. These academic programs help students develop analytical skills and learn financial analysis methods and software.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Professional certification is not required, but some financial managers still get it to demonstrate a level of competence. The CFA Institute confers the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) certification to investment professionals who have at least a bachelor’s degree, 4 years of work experience, and pass three exams. The Association for Financial Professionals confers the Certified Treasury Professional credential to those who pass an exam and have a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Financial managers usually have experience in another business or financial occupation. For example, they may have worked as a loan officer, accountant, securities sales agent, or financial analyst. 

In some cases, companies provide formal management training programs to help prepare highly motivated and skilled financial workers to become financial managers.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Financial managers increasingly are assisting executives in making decisions that affect their organization, a task which requires analytical ability.

Communication skills. Excellent communication skills are essential because financial managers must explain and justify complex financial transactions.

Detail oriented. In preparing and analyzing reports such as balance sheets and income statements, financial managers must be precise and attentive to their work in order to avoid errors.

Math skills. Financial managers must be skilled in math, including algebra. An understanding of international finance and complex financial documents also is important.

Organizational skills. Financial managers deal with a range of information and documents and so they must stay organized to do their jobs effectively.

Show More

Show Less

Do you work as an Assistant Controller?

Assistant Controller Jobs

NO RESULTS

Aw snap, no jobs found.

Add To My Jobs

Do you work as an Assistant Controller?

Help others decide if this is a good career for them

Average Length of Employment
Controller 5.0 years
Accounting Manager 4.2 years
Finance Controller 3.6 years
Interim Controller 1.3 years
Top Employers Before
Controller 11.1%
Accountant 10.2%
Bookkeeper 2.2%
Auditor 2.0%
Manager 2.0%
Top Employers After
Controller 26.8%
Accountant 6.3%
Consultant 4.1%
Manager 2.1%
Bookkeeper 1.6%

Do you work as an Assistant Controller?

Assistant Controller Demographics

Gender

Female

48.9%

Male

48.7%

Unknown

2.4%
Ethnicity

White

61.5%

Hispanic or Latino

15.2%

Black or African American

11.3%

Asian

8.3%

Unknown

3.7%
Show More
Languages Spoken

Spanish

50.0%

French

9.3%

Chinese

6.6%

German

5.3%

Mandarin

4.5%

Russian

4.2%

Italian

3.7%

Portuguese

2.9%

Japanese

2.1%

Greek

1.9%

Hindi

1.3%

Korean

1.3%

Cantonese

1.3%

Vietnamese

1.1%

Polish

1.1%

Arabic

1.1%

Tagalog

0.8%

Romanian

0.5%

Bulgarian

0.5%

Hungarian

0.5%
Show More

Assistant Controller Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

21.7%

Hofstra University

5.7%

Pace University - New York

5.3%

Northeastern University

5.0%

DePaul University

4.6%

Strayer University

4.5%

University of Utah

4.3%

University of Houston

4.3%

Georgia State University

4.3%

Villanova University

4.2%

Arizona State University

4.2%

Southern New Hampshire University

4.1%

George Mason University

4.0%

Florida International University

3.8%

Florida Atlantic University

3.7%

Fairleigh Dickinson University

3.7%

Michigan State University

3.5%

Utah State University

3.2%

Liberty University

3.2%

Texas A&M University

3.2%
Show More
Majors

Accounting

52.9%

Business

27.0%

Finance

9.9%

Management

2.1%

Economics

1.1%

Education

0.7%

Marketing

0.6%

Computer Science

0.6%

Taxation

0.6%

Human Resources Management

0.5%

Business Economics

0.5%

Hospitality Management

0.5%

Health Care Administration

0.4%

Computer Information Systems

0.4%

Psychology

0.4%

International Business

0.4%

Political Science

0.4%

Law

0.4%

Project Management

0.4%

Liberal Arts

0.3%
Show More
Degrees

Bachelors

53.0%

Masters

29.7%

Other

10.4%

Associate

3.8%

Certificate

1.9%

Doctorate

0.7%

Diploma

0.2%

License

0.1%
Show More

Job type you want
Full Time
Part Time
Internship
Temporary

Real Assistant Controller Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Assistant Controller First Reserve Corporation, LLC Greenwich, CT Oct 10, 2016 $273,000
Assistant Controller First Reserve Corporation LLC Greenwich, CT Nov 01, 2014 $247,500
Assistant Controller First Reserve Corporation LLC Greenwich, CT Dec 01, 2012 $224,000
Assistant Controller Oz Management, LP New York, NY Aug 14, 2015 $215,000
Assistant Controller The Associated Press New York, NY Mar 31, 2011 $210,000
Assistant Controller Oz Management, LP New York, NY Aug 17, 2014 $200,000
Assistant Controller First Reserve Corporation L.L.C. Greenwich, CT Jan 17, 2011 $193,000
Assistant Controller Kabam, Inc. San Francisco, CA Jun 08, 2015 $165,000
Assistant Controller Abbott Laboratories Santa Ana, CA Feb 10, 2014 $161,082
Assistant Controller, Operations/Regulatory GE Capital Corporation Stamford, CT Sep 30, 2014 $160,000 -
$170,000
Assistant Controller 500 Startups Management Company, LLC Mountain View, CA Aug 17, 2016 $155,000
Assistant Controller Stubhub, Inc. San Francisco, CA Feb 01, 2013 $150,000
Assistant Controller Dc09, LLC Duluth, GA Mar 24, 2016 $143,832 -
$160,000
Assistant Technical Controller, US Gaap Reporting Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Inc. Boston, MA Sep 29, 2015 $141,500
Assistant Controller Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management, Inc. Boston, MA Jun 04, 2013 $95,800 -
$165,700
Assistant Controller First Protocol New York New York, NY Jul 23, 2015 $95,000
Assistant Controller First Protocol New York, NY Aug 01, 2015 $95,000
Assistant Controller K-Swiss, Inc. Westlake Village, CA Aug 01, 2012 $95,000
Assistant Controller K-Swiss, Inc. Westlake Village, CA Oct 01, 2013 $95,000
Assistant Controller DLA Bekaert Corporation Marietta, GA Oct 01, 2011 $94,587
Assistant Area Controller Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. Miami, FL Jan 03, 2016 $94,280
Assistant Area Controller KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Hapeville, GA Sep 12, 2016 $77,064
Assistant Controller LINC Government Services, LLC Hopkinsville, KY Sep 01, 2012 $76,500
Assistant Controller (Casino Finance) Imperial Pacific International CNMI Jan 11, 2016 $75,200 -
$100,000
Assistant Controller Sweeney Harkin Carpentry & Drywall Corp. Islandia, NY Aug 16, 2011 $75,000
Assistant Controller Ecotality North America Phoenix, AZ Nov 04, 2011 $75,000
Assistant Controller Nabors Alaska Drilling, Inc. Anchorage, AK Jun 30, 2011 $74,900
Assistant Controller Diligence, Inc. New York, NY May 16, 2013 $74,844

No Results

To get more results, try adjusting your search by changing your filters.

Show More

How Would You Rate The Salary Of an Assistant Controller?

Have you worked as an Assistant Controller? Help other job seekers by rating your experience as an Assistant Controller.

Top Skills for An Assistant Controller

Show More

  1. Payroll
  2. Account Reconciliations
  3. General Ledger Accounts
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Slashed payroll processing time by 40% by automating commission calculations and eliminating complex and problematic compensation policies.
  • Maintained timely and accurate general ledger account reconciliations, oversaw treasury management, and handled fixed asset tracking and reporting.
  • Reconciled balance sheet and general ledger accounts for all hotel assets and liabilities in a decentralized accounting environment.
  • Support internal and external auditors in completing audit reviews, including regulatory auditors.
  • Establish working relationships with banks and brokerages that facilitate efficient and accurate movement of assets domestically and internationally.

How Would You Rate Working As an Assistant Controller?

Are you working as an Assistant Controller? Help us rate Assistant Controller as a Career.

Top Assistant Controller Employers

Jobs From Top Assistant Controller Employers

Assistant Controller Videos

What Does a Warehouse Inventory Control Clerk Do? : Career Advice & More

Career Advice on becoming a Group Financial Controller by Nick H (Full Version)

Day in the Life of a CPA with Sarah Coffey, CPA -- Inside INCPAS 2.5

Related to your recently viewed content