Assistant Controller (Financial) Salary

A little more than half of Assistant Financial Controllers in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $41K to $107K per year, and the average comes out to $67K per year. Cash earnings for Assistant Financial Controllers — which occasionally include more than $15K from bonuses and more than $10K from profit sharing — stretch from around $41K to approximately $107K. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly more than half. Female Assistant Financial Controllers make up most of the survey respondents at 74 percent. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Assistant Financial Controllers. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$43,380 - $102,019
$43K
$67K
$100K
MEDIAN: $66,868
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$14.40 - $33.59
$14
$21
$34
MEDIAN: $20.66
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$0$106K
Salary $43,380 - $102,019
Bonus $900 - $14,769
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,391
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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$41,240 - $106,712
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 409
Hourly Data $0$36
Hourly Rate $14.40 - $33.59
Overtime $21.07 - $36.98
Annual Data $0$106K
Bonus $900 - $14,769
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,391
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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$41,240 - $106,712
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 51

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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 may progress into high-paying roles like VP of Finance, where median compensation is $139K annually. An Assistant Financial Controller may also move into a role as a Financial Controller or an Assistant Controller.

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Popular Skills for Assistant Controller (Financial)


Assistant Financial Controllers seem to require a rather large skill set. 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. Most people 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: $66,512

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

For Assistant Financial Controllers, working in the bustling city of Denver has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Assistant Financial Controllers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+34 percent), Rockville (+30 percent), Chicago (+30 percent), and Portland (+28 percent). Assistant Financial Controllers' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Assistant Financial Controllers in Miami bring in salaries that are 37 percent lower than the national average. Employers in Louisville and Salt Lake City also lean toward paying below-median salaries (15 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively).

Assistant Controller (Financial) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Assistant Controller (Financial)?

Assistant Controller (Financial) in Reno:
"Love my job."
Pros: My own boss.
Cons: Stressful at times.

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Key Stats for Assistant Controller (Financial)

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 96 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
24%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Assistant Controller (Financial) Salaries

▲10%

▲8%

National Average
$67,000

▼1%

▼19%

Skills That Affect Assistant Controller (Financial) Salaries




National Average
$67,000

Microsoft Excel
▼1%


General Ledger Accounting
▼5%

Month-End Close
▼8%


▼10%


Accounting
▼10%

Payroll Administration
▼10%



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 96 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 16%
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