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Treasurers, Controllers, and Chief Financial Officers

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Plan, direct, and coordinate the financial activities of an organization at the highest level of management. Includes financial reserve officers.

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The controller job description for a company or organization is often that of the highest level accounting professional in a given office, region, or organization depending on the needs and size of the company. A controller job description generally includes monitoring all financial activities, conducting audits as needed, creating high level financial reports for board and stockholders, and implementing accounting methodologies to make an organization more efficient. In some companies there is a chief financial officer (CFO) above the controller while the controller acts as a checks and balances higher manager. In a bank or accounting firm one may find many controllers with very specialized functions or split among various departments. In a controller job description, education requirements might include an advanced degree in finance, accounting, or economics.

Salary surveys conducted by PayScale have shown that Controller Job Salaries are largely affected by years of experience in the field as well as Type of Certifications earned. For a more personal look at a controller job description, read "Financial Controller: Accounting Salaries" over in the Salary Stories blog. You'll find the real-life story of Misty Cargill, a financial controller with 10 years of experience in the field.

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