The average salary for an Entry-Level Financial Controller is C$69,053 per year.

C$49,958 - C$88,771
C$50K
C$69K
C$89K
MEDIAN: C$68,578
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C$18.00 - C$54.04
C$18
C$25
C$54
MEDIAN: C$24.57
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National Salary Data (?
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C$0C$32KC$64KC$96K
Salary
C$49,958 - C$88,771  
   
Bonus
C$7.95 - C$10,106  
Profit Sharing
C$0.00 - C$10,113  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$48,148 - C$94,275  
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 336
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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C$0C$29C$58C$87
Hourly Rate
C$18.00 - C$54.04  
   
Overtime
C$0.00 - C$86.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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C$0C$60KC$120KC$180K
Bonus
C$7.95 - C$10,106  
   
Profit Sharing
C$0.00 - C$10,113  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$48,148 - C$94,275  
Country: United States | Currency: CAD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 39

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National Average: C$69,097

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Financial Controller Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Financial Controller in Vancouver:
"Create and or follow systems."
Listen to your trainer carefully, look back at old work to figure out how things are done, follow systems.

Financial Controller in Halifax:
"Long hours - generally 45-50 hrs per week now, used to be 60."
Manage time carefully; Follow the cash flow.

Financial Controller in Kelowna:
"Beware of workload of a publicly traded corporation."
Working in Canada for a European publicly traded corporation is almost double the work to meet budgets & reporting deadlines. Foreign exchange and European expectations very demanding. While position is interesting, there are lots of factors that don't allow for current growth of the company and it's employees.

Financial Controller in Victoria:
If you love accounting, be careful of how far you advance. Upper management is less about accounting and more about managing people.

Financial Controller in Toronto:
"Get A Degree."
You can be the best at what you do but without a degree of a designation, your employer will not adequately compensate the value you bring to an organization.

Financial Controller in Toronto:
"Advice."
- Work hard. - Learn as much as you can the industry as well as the company.

Financial Controller in Concord:
Stress level is comfortable, as I have a very supportive supervisor; however, daily responsibilities are high because he works part-time or from home most of the time. Time management is very important in this job, therefore the main focus of every task is efficiency. Human resources are very limited, so wise allocation of work and smart delegation is essential. The company has grown in the last couple of months tremendously (4 companies merged together), and the newly joined ownership creates some difficulty in decision-making and managing the financial function. Communication and professionalism is critical in this situation. Technical knowledge of the operational side is a huge asset, as the merge resulted in a mix of very different experiences and processes.

Key Stats for Financial Controller

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 57 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
37%
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Skills That Affect Financial Controller Salaries

Cash Flow Management
▲3%

Budget Management
▲1%


▼0%

Senior Financial Management
▼0%

National Average
C$69,000



Forecasting
▼3%


Microsoft Word
▼8%

Microsoft Office
▼9%



Human Resources
▼10%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 15%
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