Assistant Controller (Financial) Salary

Assistant Financial Controllers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — a little more than half have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $41K to $105K per year, median earnings come to $67K annually. Final cash compensation to Assistant Financial Controllers varies from around $41K to approximately $105K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $15K and $10K, respectively. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Work is enjoyable for Assistant Financial Controllers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most Assistant Financial Controllers survey respondents are women (72 percent). The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$42,872 - $101,435
$43K
$67K
$100K
MEDIAN: $66,680
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$14.54 - $31.71
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MEDIAN: $20.79
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$42,872 - $101,435  
   
Bonus
$516 - $14,964  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,271  
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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$41,107 - $105,386  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 423
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.54 - $31.71  
   
Overtime
$21.07 - $36.98  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$516 - $14,964  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,271  
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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$41,107 - $105,386  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 48

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Assistant Controller (Financial)


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Assistant Financial Controllers who go on to become VPs of Finance may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for VPs of Finance is $139K annually. Becoming a Financial Controller or an Assistant Controller is a common transition from an Assistant Financial Controller role.

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Popular Skills for Assistant Controller (Financial)


Assistant Financial Controllers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Financial Analysis, Financial Applications, Financial Reporting, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and Quickbooks. The majority of those who know Financial Analysis also know Microsoft Excel and Accounts Payable.

Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Controller (Financial)

Pay by Experience for an Assistant Controller (Financial) has a positive trend. An entry-level Assistant Controller (Financial) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 129 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Assistant Controller (Financial) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 151 salaries. An experienced Assistant Controller (Financial) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 174 salaries. An Assistant Controller (Financial) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 102 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $66,342

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Assistant Financial Controllers, busy Denver offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 46 percent above the national average. Assistant Financial Controllers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+35 percent), Rockville (+30 percent), Chicago (+30 percent), and Portland (+28 percent). The lowest-paying market is Miami, which sits 37 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Employers pay around 15 percent less in Louisville and 10 percent less in Salt Lake City, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Key Stats for Assistant Controller (Financial)

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 87 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
22%
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Experience Affects Assistant Controller (Financial) Salaries

▲11%

▲8%

National Average
$66,000

▼1%

▼19%

Skills That Affect Assistant Controller (Financial) Salaries




National Average
$66,000

Microsoft Excel
▼1%

General Ledger Accounting
▼4%


Month-End Close
▼7%


▼10%


Accounting
▼10%

Payroll Administration
▼10%



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 87 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 14%
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