Assistant Controller (Financial) Salary

Assistant Financial Controllers in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent around half of Assistant Financial Controllers. Salaries average out to around $64K annually and spread from $40K to $102K per year. Total cash compensation for Assistant Financial Controllers runs from $40K to $102K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $14K and profit sharing that can reach almost $11K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. There are more female Assistant Financial Controllers who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 68 percent. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$42,908 - $97,752

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$13.20 - $35.88

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$42,908 - $97,752  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,879  
Profit Sharing
$715 - $11,454  
Commission
$0.00 - $3,500  
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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$40,151 - $102,250  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 898
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$13.20 - $35.88  
   
Overtime
$17.38 - $38.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,879  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $3,500  
Profit Sharing
$715 - $11,454  
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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$40,151 - $102,250  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 108
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Job Description for Assistant Controller (Financial)

An assistant controller is responsible for managing the finances of an organization. Usually reporting to a controller, the assistant controller is part of a supervisory team that oversees an organization's accounting and bookkeeping. Assistant controllers are needed in any large organization that has a significant budget. Jobs for assistant controllers can be found in private industry, as well as in federal, state, and city governments, in hospitals and clinics, and in non-profit organizations.

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Assistant Controller (Financial) Tasks

  • Review and edit statements to align with business requirements and industry standards.
  • Assist in the preparation and reporting of financial statements for an organization.

Common Career Paths for Assistant Controller (Financial)


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Assistant Financial Controllers may progress into high-paying roles like VP of Finance, where median compensation is $136K annually. It is not unusual for an Assistant Financial Controller to become a Financial Controller or an Assistant Controller.

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Popular Skills for Assistant Controller (Financial)


Survey results imply that Assistant Financial Controllers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Financial Analysis, Financial Reporting, Financial Applications, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Accounts Receivable, Quickbooks, and Accounts Payable. Those educated in Accounts Payable tend to be well versed in Financial Reporting.

Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Controller (Financial)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $54K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $67K. Assistant Financial Controllers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $71K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $64K by contrast.

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Experience Affects Assistant Controller (Financial) Salaries




National Average
$64,000


Skills That Affect Assistant Controller (Financial) Salaries


Financial Reporting
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Microsoft Excel
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Financial Applications
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Windows Operating System General Use
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National Average
$64,000

Microsoft Office
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Accounting
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Payroll Administration
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 199 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 15%
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