what does a controller do?

What does a controller do?

  • Controllers oversee accounting departments, audits, and responsible for internal accounting controls.

  • Monitor financial performance of the company.

  • Gather and analyze financial statements.

  • Develop and support company's financial controls and strategic initiatives.

  • Support accounts receivable and accounts payable departments.

  • Prepare operating budgets including the preparation of payroll for personnel.

  • Communicate accounting health to executives and key stake holders.

  • Collaborate with HR team and stay abreast on HR regulations and policies.

Common Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or related required

  • Accounting designation such as CPA or CA usually required

  • Previous experience in a senior accounting or financial management role

  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

  • Ability to work personnel on all levels

  • HR experience a plus

National Average Salary

The average salary for a Controller is $96,367 per year in the United States in 2019.

*Our salary estimates are based data collected anonymously and varies greatly by experience, location, industry and other factors. These estimates should only be used as a guideline and only given to the for the purpose of general comparison only.


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