Assistant Controller (Financial) Salary

Assistant Financial Controllers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with more than half bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $65K per year on average but can range from $40K to $104K per year. Overall cash earnings for Assistant Financial Controllers stretch from $40K on the lower end to $104K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $15K from bonuses and $11K from profit sharing. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Assistant Financial Controllers report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$42,276 - $99,377
(Median)
$42K
$65K
$99K
MEDIAN: $65,258
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$12.83 - $31.31
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$13
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$31
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$42,276 - $99,377  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,757  
Profit Sharing
$100.67 - $10,716  
Commission
$0.00  
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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$39,856 - $103,658  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 770
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Hourly Rate
$12.83 - $31.31  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$0.00 - $38.89  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,757  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$100.67 - $10,716  
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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$39,856 - $103,658  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 86
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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 $137K 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)


Assistant Financial Controllers seem to wield many 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 pay less than market rate include Accounts Receivable, Quickbooks, and Payroll Administration. For most people, competency in Accounts Payable indicates knowledge of Financial Reporting.

Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Controller (Financial)

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


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $55K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $68K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $71K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $67K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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Experience Affects Assistant Controller (Financial) Salaries




National Average
$65,000


Skills That Affect Assistant Controller (Financial) Salaries

Financial Analysis
up arrow 4%

Financial Reporting
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Microsoft Excel
0%

Financial Applications
0%

National Average
$65,000

Microsoft Office
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Accounting
up arrow 6%




Payroll Administration
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 137 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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