Assistant Controller (Financial) Salary

Assistant Financial Controllers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with around half bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $64K annually on average but can range from $40K to $102K per year. Cash earnings for Assistant Financial Controllers — including $13K in bonuses and $11K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $40K to $102K depending on individual performance. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Women make up the majority of Assistant Financial Controllers (67 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over a half. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$43,001 - $97,514
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$43K
$64K
$98K
MEDIAN: $64,441
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$13.24 - $35.81
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$13
$19
$36
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,001 - $97,514  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,492  
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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$40,321 - $101,847  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 932
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.24 - $35.81  
   
Overtime
$17.51 - $38.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,492  
   
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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$40,321 - $101,847  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 109
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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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For Assistant Financial Controllers, progressing to a VP of Finance role may result in a significant raise. On average, a VP of Finance can earn $136K annually. An Assistant Financial Controller often moves on to become a Financial Controller or an Assistant Controller.

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Popular Skills for Assistant Controller (Financial)


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Financial Analysis, Financial Reporting, Financial Applications, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Accounts Receivable, Quickbooks, and Accounts Payable. Those proficient in Accounts Payable are, more often than not, also skilled in Financial Reporting.

Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Controller (Financial)

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


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $54K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $67K. Assistant Financial Controllers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $71K. For some reason, Assistant Financial Controllers with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $65K.

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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
0%

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 218 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

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: 52% employee benefits None: 15%
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